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Spotty sound from #1 channel on stanton sa 3 mixer

I have only had this mixer for about 18 months and probably only played like...10-12 gigs with it, but now when i fade left the sound may or may not come in, or may be static-y or delayed.

i called Advanced Musical Electronics and they said it would probably run about $150 to fix it and for that price maybe I should buy a new mixer.

Any ideas? thanks,
a.j.

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