View Single Post
Old 01-16-2010, 06:39 AM
guitar012001 guitar012001 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 211
Default Magma Power Supply Failure Signs

Back in November of 2009, I started having my HD 192 start to go offline and lose digital clock connection from my core card and 2 accel cards that are in my Magma chassis. Mine is the older 32bit 33mhz PCI/PCIX chassis which is about 7 years old. However, when this kept happening, mostly when it was sitting idle or overnight, I would just shutdown and restart and I would be ok. Then it got to the point that it was doing this every 2-3 hours. I ran Digitest and all my cards checked out fine. I then checked my APC UPS device and noticed that the led's that showed the load had no led's lit. This meant that something was internally wrong with the UPS or I had power supply issues with my 192 and or my Magma Chassis which both were plugged into. After talking to Magma and Digi, I replaced the 320 watt, "cheapo" power supply with a slightly better 500 watt one from Best Buy and my offline/clocking issues have ceased and my entire system is more robust. Just thought I would share that with those who may be having 192 clocking and offline issues.
Mac Pro Early 2009 2.66 Quad 16gb ram, Pro Tools 10.3.8, HD6 Accel, Magma PE6R4i, Yamaha DM2000 Console, Euphonix MC Transport, Logic 9 Studio, Apogee Big Ben, Eight HD 192's, Benchmark DAC-1, Tube Tech CL1B, API, Neve, Rupert Neve, Manley Slam!, ELOP, Massive Passive, VariMu, Neumann, Peluso, A-Designs Hammer 2's & Nails, Lexicon U87, Bricasti M7, dbx, Black Lion, Warm Audio, Dynaudio
Reply With Quote