@ToddOddity They just came in the mail today and I’m just going to use them all the time now. I don’t think its my current USB cables since I only have problems on the road, but I don’t want to mess with this nonsense anymore.
I had a gig on a boat in Chelsea Piers and my equipment failed due to boat wiring and my boss (since he was MC at the party) flipped out on me, despite knowing that this was an issue and I TOLD HIM about it.
So the power surged, locked up all of my gear five minutes before I was supposed to play the kids montage video (I use Serato+MixEmergency) and the splitter the company uses prioritized the audio to the 1st output (which was the TV’s audio and not our system-which I didn’t). It took me 10 minutes to come to that conclusion but I had to completely unhook and rewire their setup. I can’t have, nor do I have time for that.
@DJ_Boothe I bought 5 of those today. 2 for me, and the other three I’m donating to the company I get the most work at. They have so many problems and ain’t nobody got time for that. I don’t mind going to a venue 20 minutes earlier than the call time required just to check outlets. I forgot those existed. I’m tempted to say its an essential for mobile guys to have.
@crazycraig Yeah, I agree here. It’s going to be a pain working for the one company I’m at since I would have to check it EVERY TIME (including surge protectors) but It’s at the point where my back is against the wall here. I’m trying to keep working for them and I don’t want them to not call me back because of their own equipment messing my stuff up. It’s kind of annoying, but this is where I am.
I’m at the conclusion where a majority of the MCX-8000’s issues probably have to due with it’s need to be on clean outlets without issues. I tested some outlets in my house that I knew had issues, and was able to recreate the aforementioned problems each time.
Denon says its “few and far between” but it may just have to be that not all outlets are created equal. It’s not even a bash on Denon since it not their fault on this one. It’s a going theroy though. I’m working 4 parties this weekend (Saturday-Sunday) and they are all at different venues so I’m going to have plenty of opportunities in trying this out.