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15081 Views 136 Replies Latest reply: Dec 12, 2007 11:49 PM by AbbeyRod
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2007 1:05 PM (in response to Edirol)I will repeat, if you plug headphones into a 250 watt jack, you will be buying new headphones. That is either NOT a headphone jack, or you're misunderstanding the numbers on it. headphone outs are 1/1000th the power of a speaker.
and with that, I'll stick to useful threads.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2007 1:07 PM (in response to HangTime)good idea, love the condesending under lines!
I never said the 250 watts was coming from the headphone jack specifically, i meant the output or power of the amp..imac intel 20inch build 8r2218 '06, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2007 1:20 PM (in response to Edirol)
love the condesending under lines!
Since you love 'em, let me add mine.
I'm not sure if you can make your comments more confusing. Keep trying, you may get there.abacus: ancient, efficient, Mac OS X (10.4)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2007 3:55 PM (in response to Windham Hillbilly)Hmm deleting and reporting comments?
I'll keep trying if you endevour to keep up your reputation for being a thread whore in a lame attempt to chase points.imac intel, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 7, 2007 8:03 PM (in response to Edirol)Edirol, As long as you use a headphone output on anything from a ipod to a 500 watt amp it will be fine. All headphone output are made to be used with headphones and you are not getting the same output that goes to a speaker output.
If you plug your ipod headphones into say a 100 watt marshall speaker-out the phones would be toast instantly. Likewise if you plug ipod headphone out into two 4-12 marshall cabs your barely going to hear a sound.20" iMac / 12" powerbook , Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2007 9:21 AM (in response to davjack)I have been in touch with the UK government trading standards helpline Consumer Direct about this. They recommend sending Apple a recorded delivery letter giving them a timescale to reply or do something about the problem. If they don't respond or the reply is unsatisfactory then Consumer Direct would look at what to do. I urge everyone in the UK affected by this to call Consumer Direct on 0845 4040506 so they get an idea of the scale of the problem.
Also, would this affect USB mics? Input sounds muffled no matter what effect I use on my Samson CO1U condenserMac mini, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2007 9:18 PM (in response to spanglehead)thats good news, Congrats on taking some effective action, Ive also reported Alesis to the fair trading board and the ACCC, maybe apple should be reported for their lack of response, support and acknowledgement of this issue and their non-responsive action of customer complaints too, Im still yet to hear back from them on any of these issues, and I seriously doubt any employee's read these lame "discussion" boards.
No doubt the die-hard Apple supremacists on here will have something to say about these claims,
god forbid someone actually discredit the holy Mac.imac intel, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2007 4:54 AM (in response to davjack)Further to my post on this.
Just wanted to let you know that I have spoken to Don Smith, Alesis Numark UK to ask if there was any more news on the solution to this.
Would you believe he told me that I was the first person in the UK that he had been made aware of had this problem and wanted a refund?
Anyway this is what I wrote...
+"I have purchased an Alesis product, used it for 3 months and through no fault of my own it no longer works. From my point of view this is unacceptable regardless of who's fault it is, i.e. Apple vs Alesis. This just leaves me in limbo. I could be waiting for months for Apple to fix, or they may not even fix at all and I will be left with a non-functioning device. This is not a gamble I am happy to make."+
+Yes, I could downgrade my system but with Apple it involves a complete re-install and is a real headache. It also means that I can not upgrade my Mac for other apps that need it in the future - not a good situation. The patches are necessary for some of my other software.+
+After, having waited patiently for nearly 2 months on this issue, I have had enough. I now wish to return my IO2 and receive a full refund. I have contacted my dealer, Music Bay in Folkestone and I have explained the situation to them. I have told them that you are okay with them contacting you directly should they need to.+
+What really galls me is that there is no official bulletin on your website about this problem, and you are still selling this product as Mac compatible. I believe that this is against Trading Standards and I think this reflects very badly on you as a company."+
So, I am going to send my unit back. There really isn't any guarantee that this problem will be solved satisfactorily. I would recommend others do the same. The dealers are going to need to start complaining to Alesis for Alesis to take this problem seriously.
I am just fed-up and have ended up having to do an enormous amount of chasing. All I wanted to do was just get on with the business of recording. Pah!
If you need to get in touch with Alesis in the UK, I suggest using this information.
Don Smith/ Ian Bigg
Technical Service & Support
Numark Alesis Europe Ltd
Tel: 01252 353850
Fax: 01252 353811iMac 2.16, Mac OS X (10.4.10)