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No volume control with 2 faders on Mackie CR1604 mixer

I have an older Mackie CR1604 mixer (not the newer VLZ Pro model) that has 2 channels that don't work correctly. With the faders positioned anywhere but "off", I get output from the "mains", but I can't control the volume with the faders. With those faders completely "off", the output is zero, just like the channels that work.

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    the mians output not working

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    signal will make it up through built in compressor and show led but lost it to sub4 slider led and there is no output

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If all other functions work for those channels, the most likely problem is the fader itself. These can fail and operate more like switches rather than faders. Without witnessing the behavior, I can not state that for sure. While these mixers are not the hardest to work on, they are time consuming. The faders can be purchased from Mackie directly. If you need to have this repaired, any shop that repairs audio gear should be able to erpair this for you. Where are you located?

Dan

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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