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4K,6K,8K Series / Re: Water pouring into an SSL 4000 G+
« Last post by mjlaudio on January 24, 2021, 03:34:28 AM »
I had this happen to my console, ac pan overflowed and dripped on to channel strips, only for about 10-20, min at most. I didn't have many issues in the area of the dripping, but I did have an issue where all the moisture got sucked to the little wire runs on the back of the cards. The heat shrink attracted the moisture, all my eqs were motorboating......and my center section was messed up.....i replaced all the heat shrink with water resistant stuff, cleaned all the cards.

The g+ might not have this issue, my console is an e series

4K,6K,8K Series / Re: Water pouring into an SSL 4000 G+
« Last post by radardoug2 on January 23, 2021, 11:38:48 PM »
The major problem is that the water probably wasnt that clean. And so will contaminate parts.
Also if water sat there for a while, things can corrode.
WD40 is BAD! Dont use it. Clean with meths, which will absorb water, and then evaporate.
Use in a well ventilated area.
Once you get everything dry, faults will probably develop.
Then you just have to fix them as they come up.
Were you insured? The insurance companies have people they can call on for a cleanup job.
4K,6K,8K Series / Water pouring into an SSL 4000 G+
« Last post by radiotech96 on January 23, 2021, 09:20:58 PM »
Has anyone ever had any major water leak from the ceiling pouring water into their SSL 4000 series console? What was the damage caused? What work was required to get it all cleaned and back in service? What needed to be repaired or replaced? What was the damage like? Were you able to get it repaired and working again?

I had a situation recently where fresh water from an AC unit poured into several channels of my SSL 4064 G+ console for days, if not weeks. Thankfully the console was powered off completely at that time. I dried it out and put WD-40 into the channel buss cards and faders. I am now looking to clean it thoroughly, reassemble and test it, and I wonder if anyone else on this forum has had such an issue, and how you dealt with it.

I look forward to hearing you stories.


4K,6K,8K Series / VCA solo and cut issue
« Last post by MarconeMusic on January 23, 2021, 08:15:16 PM »
Heya all!

Just got my Tangerine system and want to make sure most bits are working as they should for automation sake etc.

Now; I found an issue with the VCA solo cut area.

Vca 6 does not cut or light up the cut button when another vca signal is soloíd.
The associated channels attached to 6 are not cutting either.
Vca 6 cut does light up and the attached channels to vca 6 do cut if I press vca 6 cut button tho.

Itís a logic issue maybe?

4K,6K,8K Series / Re: Metering gone mad
« Last post by cleartrack on January 21, 2021, 11:21:09 AM »

Just wanted to post this updated schematic on the 75 card. TR4 and TR5 are both TIP150 in the later revisions.

The HA2-2645-5 op-amps have been troublesome for me and I recommend having these on hand. When they start to go the meters can start to have dim or missing segments. I strongly recommend anyone who plans to have these meters working to grab the hard to find parts like these so you can keep your meters going for years.
4K,6K,8K Series / Re: Power Sequencer
« Last post by MarconeMusic on January 19, 2021, 09:07:21 PM »
I have a specialty power supply made by a pretty awesome gear designer/ tech.
Console powers on with one click, ramps up as needed.
Also has protection in it as the original Ssl supply had, which the atomic does not.
As well as digital meters to show what draw is happening / if issues etc. 

itís a nice piece.  Looks sleek and works flawlessly!

Atomic apparently has a time Bomb in it, if one rail goes down.

If anyoneís looking to get in to an atomic, Iíd consider his psu.
4K,6K,8K Series / Re: Centre section compressor backwards?
« Last post by MarconeMusic on January 19, 2021, 09:00:46 PM »
Wonderful! Will do!

We have a bad card for sure because one of the cards makes a fulll compressed signal on turning the compressor on.  Threshold knob doesnít change anything  with that card. Full on always.
Iíll figure that one out.  It got moved to the back buss for now.
4K,6K,8K Series / Re: Lamp voltage and their position.
« Last post by MarconeMusic on January 19, 2021, 08:58:41 PM »
This is correct. From what Iíve been told recently!

Luckily I have a studer so the 24v bulbs can have a home.
The otari I have for stereo mixdown I have no clue.
But itís not connected to transport anyway.

I appreciate that info Jim!
4K,6K,8K Series / Ratio buss compresor
« Last post by Toni Quintana on January 19, 2021, 07:34:27 PM »
Hi, I own a 4024G ssl, recently I was told that the bus compressor ratios (2 and 10) are interchanged, the ratio 10 actually acts as 2 and the ratio 2 actually acts as 10.
Is this true? 
colud someone talk about it? 
maybe because of this, when I work with the ratio in 2, the compressor works a lot even with thershold high?

4K,6K,8K Series / Tape remote lamp details
« Last post by jimlfixit on January 18, 2021, 11:55:23 PM »
As far as I remember, SSL fitted 36v/20 Milli amp T5.5 bulbs in ALL their Highland switch bulbs to begin with in the late 1970ís apart from the 681 keyboard panel which was fitted with 24 volt bulbs (defaulting to Studer tape machines which were the norm then).

More on that later as SSL adjusted the DL41 and 42 track remote wiring to make the lamps light up ONLY when the tape machine went into record, rather than when the record button was actually pressed (it then needed a tally back from the tape machine to CONFIRM the tape machine was actually going into record rather than just the lamp lighting up on the console regardless).

The smaller 682 (rather than the 681) tape remote panel could have had several tape remotes on it (82E17 cards to switches) and the lamps depended on the tape machines involved when SSL got the original spec from the client.

From memory, the 681 and 682 panels had different lamps fitted as follows when SSL knew what the tape machines actually were. I remember changing various bulbs on these two panels many times to suit the tape machines used.

Studer tape machines had 24 volt lamps
Otari had 5v or 12v lamps (I can't remember)?
Some others had 12v lamps?

As someone else mentioned, the lamps on the 681 and 682 panels were powered by the tape machines via the S28E and S29E cables.

Hope this helps and clarifies things a bit. I worked at SSL from 1980 until 1987.

Jim Lassen
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