I have had a noise problem with CH 2 of my MR816 X(OS 1.7.4) for a long time now and and am wondering if anybody may have some ideas on what may be causing it. First I will describe the issue.
The noise is very low. About -60 DB.But none of my other channels have this noise and it is annoying to have low level noise constantly going on. When I boost the preamp gain, the noise does not get raised. I keep my preamp at no gain until I need a hotter signal. After the session I return it to no gain. The noise is there with phantom power turned off.
This noise is not coming from my setup for I have disconnected it and moved it to another room with only headphones and the power brick plugged in. Steinberg recommended I do a full system restore which I did with no luck. They want me to send in the unit but I do not have the funds for that atm.
I am hoping one of you might know if a piece of hardware might be have gone bad. For example a transistor or capacitor. Maybe dust can cause this? I am willing to replace some parts if I can find them. I can solder if needed. I’m open to any ideas.
Thank you very much