I’ve had the MR816CSX for about 4-6 months now, I love the unit, and think highly of it. But I’ve been starting to notice some distortion when the output of the MR816 is set to 0. (I use a separate passive monitor control to control my speaker volume). I hear this when I work in Cubase 5, and also just if I’m listening from iTunes through the MR Mixer; and through my speakers, and the headphone outs on the MR.
I’m just wondering if anybody else is experiencing this as well. I’ve been noticing it much more when mastering in cubase. I notice it a lot too when pulling tracks from CD’s into cubase. The levels are all set at 0, there is no clipping, but it sounds distorted. Turn the master down, and it goes away. In iTunes, I have to either turn the master fader in the MR Mixer down, or just the volume slider in iTunes down, or it will sound distorted.
I know this isn’t the ideal interface to be mastering with, but regardless, playback at 0 with no clipping should not sound like it’s clipping. Anybody else hearing this? It’s annoying, and I don’t like turning the faders down to avoid it, and possibly loosing some bits in the process. Just wondering if maybe my unit is bad, or if this is just a defect of the product itself.