I’ve had my Septavox for a while now but have had it in the box since shortly after I purchased it because the line output has issues. If I connect it to a mixer or an audio interface I can not hear anything. Even when I turn the volume all the way up, it doesn’t put out an audible line level signal. The only way I’ve been able to get anything audible from it is to set an input on my interface to instrument level instead of line level. At that point I can actually hear it, but it sounds rough.
Any idea what might be causing this? Is there possibly some loose connection inside causing the output to not be properly amplified? I emailed Critter & Guitari about it years ago shortly after buying it and didn’t really get much help. The guy pretty much just told me that I was getting audio from it some way so it seems to be working. Not every piece of gear I would connect it to can take instrument level signals, and it sounds bad. I didn’t really have the option to return it, because it was some final sale, no refund deal from Third Man Records.
I know it’s weird to be inquiring about this years after buying it, but I’m going through my gear to figure out what I want to keep and am still bummed that I never even had an opportunity to like the Septavox. I’m hoping I can figure out a solution to finally play around with it.