#1
The story...

I plugged in my Art tube pre with the power cable used for my m-audio keyboard. Both the pre and keyboard appeared to need a 9 volt powercable. When I plugged the pre in, the light came on and everything seemed to work fine. When I went to plug the mic into the corresponding input, I heard a loud CRACK. I looked over at the pre and there was a small tail of smoke comming out of it. I quickly unplugged the pre and let it cool down.

So these are some things I think may have caused the burn out...

1. Used a power cable not designed for the pre
2. Maybe had the input/output levels too high and didnt notice before i plugged the mic in
3. Should have plugged the pre in AFTER everything was connected

Any ideas?
#2
I don't have experience with that particular model, but the tube compressor they make seems to blow fuses without warning. I'd start there.
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#4
Quote by Max-Roach


I plugged in my Art tube pre with the......


that's your problem right there

There are too many variables but I'm assuming it was the 9v power cable. I guess I would try to find the original. If you can't find that, buy a replacement.
#5
Find original power supply
Replace tube
Replace Fuse
Give me $20
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#6
Quote by lockwolf
Find original power supply
Replace tube
Replace Fuse
Give me $20


Hah! Might as well just buy another
#7
I'm guessing it was not just a standard, generic AC cord that looked like this?



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#8
The Art Tube Pre uses a 9V AC adapter. Keyboards and most other things that use these kind of adapters are DC.


Usually, getting it the other way round (AC into a DC socket) would be much more likely to cause damage, but if you saw smoke I'd take that as a clear indication it's fried (if it was just a little puff of smoke that could have been the fuse though). Open it up and have a look inside, tell us what you see.
Unless you're very good with electronics, a repair it would be uneconomical.
#9
in other words - chuck it bud. I fried loads of things but it all added to my education of what not to do. It sucks I know.
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#10
Quote by strangedogs
in other words - chuck it bud. I fried loads of things but it all added to my education of what not to do. It sucks I know.

With you there man.

Every musician remembers the first time they discovered there's more than one '9 volts'....in my case it was a cheap digital delay pedal...