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    I have X32 Rack from very first batch - about one year ago it started making occasional noise, when stage was "shaky" - I opened it up and found one bad solder-connect in PSU - the component was not inserted right, so it was having interrupt connection. After resoldering that part the unit has been flawless. Takes travelling and storage in back of truck here in northern winter and humid summer . . no issues.
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    Timo Ulkuniemi
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    • I have the very first X32 that arrived in the UK (it was used for the road-show) and it's been flawless.

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      • Hey, the new Sound Forums has a "like" button on each post and a counter for likes! That seems like a good idea.

        On-topic: I finally called Behringer Care last week as a result of posting in this thread to find out about the Producer they've had for a while. They were surprised nobody has called me.

        The problem was that it would then wouldn't talk to a wireless access point like an Airport Express. I've mentioned way earlier in the thread that I've had many problems with AE's directly connected to the console either stop working or not connect to the console when first trying, then randomly connect an hour or two or some amount of time later, and that I discovered that if I put a switch in between the AE and the console it would instantly connect and stay connected Every Single Time.

        In this case, even with a switch, it would connect and then some random time later stop connecting and never connect again. Swapping AE with Linksys EA4500 made no difference; a different Producer would connect to both modems but not the problem console.

        Sending it back to Care in July or so resulted in it working again, but checking it before a show in October had it working for an hour or so, then I watched while the image on the iPad grayed out and it was the same old problem, refusal to connect to console. So I sent it back to care in November, I think.

        Last week when I called, the tech (not a customer paperwork coordinator, but a long time tech) said they don't like AE's and don't recommend them, but had never heard of the switch solution. He said that their testing showed it worked, but when I explained my experience with the consoles and belief that the console DIDN'T work, agreed to leave it powered up over the weekend.

        He called on Monday and said that indeed it did NOT connect to their Linksys modem (which is the only one they use for testing- didn't get the number), so they will have a specialist look into it and figure out what is intermittent with that port/guts.

        I mentioned to him that the only other problem I've had is one AES50 port stopping working, and he said that was a result of using unshielded cable and having ESD (electrostatic discharge) problems and the driver for the port getting zapped. He also said in response to a question that each AES50 port has its own driver.

        I pointed out that Behringer initially recommended using any CAT5e cable that was available at every hardware store, and that their tune changed in response to problems discussed here and on another live audio forum where users had dropout problems caused by ESD, and that Brian Wynn conclusively showed that you had to use shielded cable and connectors with Ethercon shells to be immune to ESD. The tech chuckled about the hardware store part and seemed to not know about the forums discussions, but I know Uli was aware at the time.

        So there's my two big problems with the consoles which are small potatoes in the scheme of things. As I said earlier, they are great consoles and keep working (with these two exceptions). The one with the bad AES50 port is way out of warranty, fyi, and has been repurposed to a use where it won't need to use AES50 ports, which I'm happy with.

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        • Hello

          Dan wrote . . . the tech ...said they don't like AE's and don't recommend them . . .

          That is very strange - from very beginning with X32 + iPad2 I was using Airport Extreme UFO - the old round one - and later AE gen4 & 5 - never ever any issues besides when trying to control things from too far away - out of wifi-range.
          I installed one X32 Producer in a church and they bought AE 6th gen - the latest model - no issues there either in two years.
          Now I am using AE 5th gen with iPad Air2 and Google Nexus9 - both have MiMo and performance is superior - tight connection even at distance of 20 meters / 66ft


          EDIT - I just realized Dan was talking about Airport Express - and I have been using Airport Extremes - they are somewhat different beasts. Both are AE , though . . .
          Last edited by Timo Ulkuniemi; 03-08-2017, 08:27 AM.
          Nuuska
          Timo Ulkuniemi
          [email protected]
          tel +358 400 44 35 36
          skype : nuuska1
          Mr Willi Studer was THE best employer I ever had

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          • Originally posted by Timo Ulkuniemi View Post

            EDIT - I just realized Dan was talking about Airport Express - and I have been using Airport Extremes - they are somewhat different beasts. Both are AE , though . . .
            Hi Timo,

            Glad that the Extremes work reliably; are you doing DHCP or Static IP? I do Static but have no idea if that relates to anything. It also seems like having two Expresses connected together is a more reliable connection, but I don't have enough data on that at this time, since I haven't done it much in the past. I do have a setup where there are two Expresses connected by one CAT5 to the console (a Rack) and so far so good in the several times I've used it since setting up that configuration.

            Dan

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            • Does anyone know if there is any hardware limitation which would preclude some future software update from adding the ability to pick the "card outputs" from arbitrary channel points, even if it's in the usual blocks of eight. I know about (and frequently use) the P16 output trick to send channel post-fader signals to the card for recording, but I'd like to get into using the P16/Ultranet stuff for its desired purpose, and obviously I can't do both.

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