Strong smell from new Lyra-8

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      Got a Lyra-8 recently, used it once or twice and notice a strong smell – burning or a chemical smell – is this normal? the device appears to be working properly – but hard to tell and it’s not your typical synth.

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        Question seconded! I’m having the same experience, though in my case I guess I’d say “sometimes noticeable” rather than strong. Still, I’ve been wondering about it.

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          I just checked with the lead Soma engineer and this is his response:

          It is normal in some cases of new Lyras, like a ‘new car smell’ but for synths.
          This is usually the smell of potentiometer grease and should go away with time.

          We’ve never had an instance where the smell indicated a defect. However, if you’d like to speak to customer support about this please send a mail to [email protected].

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            Thanks for looking into it! I really appreciate that–and it entirely checks out with what I’m experiencing. (Can’t speak for the OP, of course.)

            Gorgeous machine, by the way.

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              Got a lyra8 a month  ago  from Thomann and it emitts a really strong “smell of electronics”. I thought it has to do with “some tough Russian style electronics made by real man” but from the chicken-shit state that I’m coming  from ( greece) we learned that this smell indicates that something is burned….so I got worried.  Meanwhile im using it a lot and the “Beast” is working well (though its hard to tell , I agree with Tereki). I’m glad I’m not the only one , so for me this is another proof that “the Beast is alive!” Great  instrument , cheers to SomaLab people an Vlad for their effort.

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