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Avalon M5 Output Level ?
Old 6th March 2014
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Avalon M5 Output Level ?


I just purchased a Avalon M5 for a very discounted price.

Great condition physically, the only thing is the Output level sits at -10 naturally when completely unplugged.
All the photo of them online I see show them sitting at -20.

Could like be a sign of something wrong internally? It seems to work fine, but I am not a pro.

Old 6th March 2014
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If it sounds good there shouldn't be a problem. The needle in the VU may have "shifted"?

You should have about 20 "clicks" when moving the Gain.
Old 9th March 2014
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You should have about 20 "clicks" when moving the Gain.
I do. Thanks for the response.

Do you know if it possible to get it fixed?
Old 9th March 2014
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Guess you want to set the needle. If you're not, like me, proficient in fixing electronic stuff you can send it to them in Orange Co., CA.
Ask for Simona & she'll give you an RA#.
Old 9th March 2014
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🎧 10 years
This is old school but sometimes a static charge can cause a meter to stick. Breath on it with your mouth wide open right on the front glass. If it's static it with go down to minimum. If not you have a DC voltage offset hitting the meter. Could be a failed meter amp or a failed blocking capacitor, not familiar with the Avalon circuit, so those are general fault descriptions.
Old 13th March 2014
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Thanks for the suggestions!
Old 13th March 2014
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🎧 15 years
Far as balanced, I think the output is to HOT.
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