Voyager long term care/fixes?

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Voyager long term care/fixes?

Post by ummagumma » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:25 am

Since the Voyager is coming up to 20 years since it was introduced ( 2002? ) I am wondering about routine maintenance & things to look out for, if you own one?

I assume most of the analog board failures have probably happened by now, that were going to happen (?) -that was due to a bad batch of IC's from a supplier, correct?

So are there any preventive things to watch for? aside from maybe the power supply capacitors

does anyone know if the display screen is a common, sourcable component?

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Re: Voyager long term care/fixes?

Post by MC » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:39 pm

Original owner of a Signature Edition Voyager since 2003. Zero trouble, although Moog did replace some ICs as part of routine maintenance when I took mine in for calibration.
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Re: Voyager long term care/fixes?

Post by Zecross » Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:08 pm

My SE cherrywood #378 is still running ok. Calibration made every two years by myself!
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Re: Voyager long term care/fixes?

Post by Markyboard » Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:40 am

It's important to bring the silicon substrate of all op-amps in the audio signal path to just shy of their melting point on a weekly basis. Judicious use of feedback is recommended.

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Re: Voyager long term care/fixes?

Post by ummagumma » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:45 am

haha!!

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