Marbury wrote:I think the K6 must have been built with spot welding. Hopefully it should last me a few more years. I think the flashing led when it misses the handshake has also stopped at boot up. You had to leave it a few seconds before pressing the on switch on the pc for it to connect. If it didn’t, you had to unplug the usb and re insert for it to work.
I think (as has been stated somewhere in the other 7 pages!) that the USB port had a problem to begin with.
I have to say again though I was NOT confident about that repair and I am not at all sure it will last for very long. If an AI is important to to you friend M, I would suggest you get a backup. You probably don't want to spend another £170ish so I can certainly recommend the Behringer UMC 204HD. The mic pre amps are AS good as those on the KA6 if not maybe a little better for gain? The 204 does have its foibles. It is not as 'solid' when connetced to PCs and by that I mean you have to do a bit of juggling to get it sorted. Once done however it stays sorted. (till the next time!)
The low output level will hiss you off perhaps if your monitors are insensitive but the headphone output is quite meaty.
Of course! I would suggest another KA6 or, one of those tasty looking SSLs? (do they have MIDI ports?) but then it ain't my money!