Sadly, I think some bad Karma has came my way.
Enjoyed my NPC for just over a year now, love the sound digital facilities but yesterday on switching inputs on my BHK Pre to play vinyl I was hit by a wave of loud background hiss.
Wonderful, as I’ve just cut back, saved up and invested in a new turntable.
Bad luck indeed.
Tracking the noise down, it was only on the Output with the NPC connected, and was gone when I switched it off.
Yup, hiss was back when it was back on.
Unit is powered by PS Audio AC5 power cord
Connected to my BHK Pre via balanced XLR
Rega P10 turntable has no earth wire, worked perfect before, so no ground wire connected to Unit.
Troubleshooting I have:
Moved the NPC to a different input on the BHK Pre…just the same, the hiss follows the NPC.
Double checked the settings on the Unit, nothing’s changed from before and should be ok.
What I haven’t tried and will try today:
The unit is connected via XLR balanced outs, will try unbalanced RCA’s,
Try different interconnects (Long shot, but unlikely)
Otherwise scratching my head?
I bought the Unit about 14 months ago, and assuming a 1 year Warranty I’m unfortunately just outside it, with no vinyl playback until I can hopefully fix the issue somehow or invest in a new phono stage, which at this point isn’t do-able sadly.
Ah well, no-one lost a leg at least, but sadly no UK traditional enjoying the Christmas “Best of” compilation LPs this year.
Any help/ suggestions much appreciated Guys.