20 Most Recent Lexicon Omega Pro Studio External Sound System Questions & Answers


I've been struggling with this issue for about a week. My unit was locking up increasingly more often.

Two things I've noticed about my Lexicon interface:

1. Seems to be excessively hot.

2. The unit is not vented.

Yesterday, after reading a comment about the solder possibly being the problem, losing conductivity as the units warms up. I decided to run my Lexicon with the plastic case removed.

Since removing the the case, i have only had one instance where the sound stopped working, which i believe was a problem with Cubase in that instance.

I'm not sure if removing the case to keep the unit cooler is the solution. I may have improved a connection somewhere in the process of opening up the unit.

I can say that I went from getting a "new hardware found" message every two minutes to having virtually no problems since removing the case.

My next step will be to drill about 50 holes in the case to vent it before attempting to use the case again.

Best of luck to ya!!!

Lexicon Omega... | Answered on Nov 17, 2013


There is a major design flaw with the Omega. The ribbon cable touches one of the power tabs that tends to get very hot. this causes the ribbon cable to melt and damages it.

If you open up the case you will se it straight away.

If it is under warranty take it in to be repaired. It is a simple repair and should cost yo nothing.

Otherwise buy a new ribbon cable (I'm guessing most computer shops would sell them). Rplace the old cable with the new one then insulate the new ribbon cable (with electrical tape or something stronger) where it touches the power tab.

I also drilled a few holes in the top and sides of the case (do this carefully as the case is weak).

Be aware tho that drilling holes or altering the case will void your warranty.

Lexicon Omega... | Answered on Aug 12, 2012


if your computer came with a motherboard disc the sound drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to sound,video and game controllers you might see a yellow question mark? Right click to reinstall drivers or uninstall
click start control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers make sure you have selected the
(((appropriate speakers))) also audio you will find 3 drop down lists make sure you have the correct settings there
also
click start control panel sounds and audio devices you can adjust the volume there also select speaker volume you can change your settings there you can also tick in the box place icon in taskbar
if his does not fix the problem

have you tried this control panel sounds and audio,volume,advanced,speakers select the appropriate speakers from the drop down list or navigate to the device manager scroll to system devices + to expand,system speaker right click properties then select use this device (enable) also you might check
the speakers plug/outlet is usually at the back of the computer you will have to open up the computer to check the lead attached to the rear of the input plug make sure the connection is good
try cleaning your computer of dust using a fine air blower from a compressor making VERY sure that there is no MOISTURE in the air line specifically around the sound card and the CPU central processing unit dust causes static to build up in a computer
make sure you have an earth ******** before touching any parts inside your computer
hope this helps

Lexicon Omega... | Answered on May 26, 2011


  • Hello titr_bold, this "Website is the 'Support' for the [LOP Studio], you can go to this site and "Download the Drivers" you need. "I hope this information is helpful? Thanks for using FixYa, paul7of9 " Click here: http://www.lexiconpro.com/downloads.php

Lexicon Omega... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011


Don't know what OS you're running. Omega has published drivers for Vista and 7 64-bit versions. They say they don't support XP 64, but when I hooked my unit up to my computer and the hardware install wizard came up the OS found and installed Microsoft published general USB audio device drivers for all inputs, midi, and mac USB channels of the Omega, and automatically set it as my default device. I hooked headphones into the Omega unit and could hear system sounds. So far so good. Went to My Music and fired up an audio file. Windows Media Player started up and the song started playing but I couldn't hear anything. Opened the same file with Audacity, could see the VU meters bouncing, but still no sound in my headphones. Went in to the preferences of Audacity, and manually set the speaker default to the Omega mac USB device. Hit play again and voila! I had sound. Closed the file, started WMP manually, went in to options, and again set the speaker default to Omega mac USB. Opened the same audio file and this time it played just fine. The driver files Windows used for my card were
C:\\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\ksproxy.ax, C:\\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\ks.sys, C:\\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\ksthunk.sys,
C:\\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\portcls.sys,
C:\\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\stream.sys,
C:\\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\USBAUDIO.sys,
C:\\WINDOWS\System32\ksproxy.ax,
C:\\WINDOWS\System32\ksuser.dll,
C:\\WINDOWS\System32\wdmaud.drv,
all version 5.2.3790.1830
Hope this helps everybody else with this problem.

Lexicon Omega... | Answered on Nov 27, 2010


The solution is NOT to use this piece of **** indexing site that just loads questions from other sites and makes money via google ads

Lexicon Omega... | Answered on Sep 16, 2010


Forget the wizard. Put the diver disc in that came with the lexicon. If all fails take it all out and start again after rebooting. Make sure you have a faster processer and plenty of ram.

Lexicon Omega... | Answered on Feb 07, 2010


Yes having the same problem with new driver that Lexicon put on their site 2.5 driver has screwed up everything and the soundcard is nolonger working because of this new driver even their website is down very poor avoid Lexicon Omega

Lexicon Omega... | Answered on May 16, 2009


This product is JUNK. An associate of mine advised me to purchase this piece. It worked less than six months. Now the unit is fourteen months old. Lexicon said they'd be happy to have me return it along with a money order, certified check or credit card number because the charge would be $75.00 flat to either repair mine and send it back to me, or replace the entire unit.

The associate who advised me to purchase this piece of gear works on microcircuits each day in his line of work. He uses microscopes to examine his work. One day when his Omega quit working, he opened it up on his bench where he identified numerous cold-solder joints. He repaired them and the unit worked for about three months before becoming unstable. He opened it up a second time and noticed all the jacks were starting to get loose.

At that point, be became aware of the $75.00 option with Lexicon. Instead, he deposited his Omega into the dumpster behind his place of employment. Today, his unit is a part of the landfill in Dallas, Texas.

LEXICON ABSOLUTELY KNOWS ABOUT THE PROBLEMS WITH THE OMEGA. LEXICON SHOULD REPLACE THE UNITS AT NO COST; CONSUMER PAYS SHIPPING IS FINE WITH ME. TWENTY YEARS AGO, LEXICON BUILT RUGGED AND DEPENDABLE GEAR. IT IS TOO BAD THEIR FINE NAME IS ON SUCH A PIECE OF ****. I'M AFRAID I'M DONE WITH LEXICON, FOREVER. IT WOULD BE TOO DIFFICULT TO CONSIDER PURCHASE OF ANYTHING WITH THE NAME ON IT.

Lexicon Omega... | Answered on Feb 24, 2009


download updated drivers from the manufacturer's website especially if you are using XP / Vista

Lexicon Omega... | Answered on Nov 08, 2007


Hi, go to start, control panel, Sounds and audio devices. You will need to set the audio system up here. Select the connection you have to the system, that should cure your problem. Regards mistyman

Lexicon Omega... | Answered on Sep 04, 2007

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