Although I’ve had a great run with the Minifuse 4 the last couple months, a couple weeks ago I had a weird problem where one of my speakers suddenly stopped having any output. It was just a soft fuzz sound instead. Thinking it was their time, as I’ve had them almost 10 years, I decided to at least try out different cables and plugs. I swapped the speakers and suddenly everything was fine. Weird!
Now, today, it happened again and didn’t go away. On unplugging the audio cable, a pop like a sudden grounding problem was heard and, curiously, as soon as I put my hand on the box, the problem stopped. I thought it was me touching the cable, so I swapped to an entirely new cable. Further testing, though, showed that I could “fix” it by resting my hand on the Minifuse box, although it only lasted about 5 seconds. Lifting my hand and the fuzz returned.
I should’ve realized something was up with the Minifuse itself once I swapped the L/R speakers, but didn’t try outputs 3/4 to see if it was the actual device. I had a Novation interface for 8 years without any issues at all, so it’s a little discouraging for the Minifuse to have a hardware problem after only two months.
Has anyone else encountered weird grounding or interference like this before? Did I just get a bad unit?