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FRS 2800 Mackie Amplifier Connection Problems

I have an FRS 2800 Mackie Amplifier. and I am having trouble with the speakon connection not making proper contact, I have tried brand new cable and the problem is still there, you have to wiggle the connector and then it works.

Also the volume is louder on one channel than the other because the XLR input on one side doesn't make proper contact either, (Same thing.... You have to wiggle the cable to even the volume and it is Brand new cable)

Is the connectors on the Amp Dodgy or what? and can I get better quality connectors to replace in the amplifier? will that help? Unit is out of warranty now anyway.

has anyone else experienced the same issue with this amp or another brand? and what can be done to resolve the issue.

Other than that. Great Amplifier

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That sounds like an internal connection problem, try getting inside the unit to where the internal wiring is connected, if you have signal coming through well thats a big plus, see if there are any loose wires or if the internal connection is damaged, would probably pay to replace the complete terminal, should be able to pick up XLR connections fairly easily from any electronic spare part dealer, trouble with this type of gear is that the connector is continually being used, so over time they do wear out or suffer damage

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