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Mbox My instruments sound completely distorted when I plug into my Mbox. Wasn't doing it yesterday. Doing it today. i had used the same mbox 2 previously with spectacular results. now both inputs are super hot no matter how low i turn the input gain knobs. what is going on with this box? mbox 2, protools le 7.1 (i think, unavailable now) ?!?!?!? -jason

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    i almost have the same problem  the difference is that all knobs work well except  the mix(knob) can anyone help me ??? the mix knob is acting crazy i cant really control the overall volume.....

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Sounds to me you have a common problem of the mbox 2 blowing the maximizer. i had this happen on one and fixed it myself by purchasing new capacitors and replacing the ones on the pcb board.you can actually change a few capacitors to make it alot better. such as a mbox one with the better capacitors

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