VocoPro VOICECASTER Operating instructions

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VOICECASTER
BATTERY POWERED WIRELESS PA SYSTEM
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Table of Contents
Safety Instructions . . . . . .
FCC Information . . . . . . . .
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listening for a Lifetime . . .
Features . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before Getting Started . . .
Getting Connected . . . . . .
Descriptions and Features
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . .
Prop 65 Information . . . . .
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Safety Instructions
bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block the
ventilation slots.
CAUTION
9. Heat - The appliance should be situated away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other appliances (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
RISK OF SHOCK
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric
shock, do not remove cover (or back). No
user-serviceable parts inside. Only refer
servicing to qualified service personnel.
10. Power Sources - The appliance should be
connected to a power supply only of the type
described in the operating instructions or as marked
on the appliance.
11. Grounding or Polarization - Precautions should be
taken so that the grounding or polarization means of
an appliance is not defeated.
Explanation of Graphical Symbols
The lightning flash & arrowhead
symbol, within an equilateral triangle,
is intended to alert you to the
presence of danger.
12. Power-Cord Protection - Power-supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to cords at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the appliance.
The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert
you to the presence of important
operating and servicing instructions.
13. Cleaning - Unplug this unit from the wall outlet
before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or
aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
14. Power lines - An outdoor antenna should be
located away from power lines.
WARNING
15. Nonuse Periods - The power cord of the appliance
should be unplugged from the outlet when left unused
for a long period of time.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this unit to rain or moisture.
16. Object and Liquid Entry - Care should be taken so
that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into
the enclosure through openings.
1. Read Instructions - All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the appliance is
operated.
17. Damage Requiring Service - The appliance should
be serviced by qualified service personnel when:
2. Retain Instructions - The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
A.
B.
C.
D.
The power supply cord or plug has been damaged; or
Objects have fallen into the appliance; or
The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
The appliance does not appear to operate normally
or exhibits a marked change in performance; or
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure
damaged.
3. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the appliance and in
the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions - All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
18. Servicing - The user should not attempt to service
the appliance beyond that described in the operating
instructions. All other servicing should be referred to
qualified service personnel.
5. Attachments - Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer as they
may cause hazards.
6. Water and Moisture - Do not use this unit near water.
For example, near a bathtub or in a wet basement and
the like.
Note:
To CATV system installer's (U.S.A.): This reminder is provided
to call the CATV system installer's attention to Article 820-40 of
the NEC that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in
particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected as
close to the point of cable entry as practical.
7. Carts and Stands - The appliance should be used
only with a cart or stand that is recommended by the
manufacturer.
7 A. An appliance and cart combination
should be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces may
cause an overturn.
CALIFORNIA PROP 65 WARNING
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known
to the state of California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
(California law requires this warning to be given to
customers in the State of California.)
For more information: www.vocopro.com/prop65
8. Ventilation - The appliance should be situated so its
location does not interfere with its proper ventilation.
For example, the appliance should not be situated on a
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FCC Information
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS
UNIT!: This product, when installed as indicated in the
instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC
requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by
Vocopro may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to
use this product.
2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to
accessories and/or another product use only high
quality shielded cables. Cable(s) supplied with this
product MUST be used. Follow all installation
instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void your
FCC authorization to use this product in the U.S.A.
3. NOTE: This product has been tested and found to
comply with the requirements listed in FCC Regulations,
Part 15 for Class "B" digital devices. Compliance with
these requirements provides a reasonable level of
assurances that your use of this product in a residential
environment will not result in harmful interference with
other electronic devices. This equipment
generates/uses radio frequencies and, if not installed
and used according to the instructions found in the
owner's manual, may cause interference harmful to the
operation of other electronic devices. Compliance with
FCC regulations does not guarantee that interference
will not occur in all installations. If this product is found
to be the source of interference, which can be
determined by turning the unit "Off" and "On", please try
to eliminate the problem by using one of the following
measures:
Relocate either this product or the device that is being
affected by the interference.
Use power outlets that are on different branch (circuit
breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter(s).
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient
the antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300-ohm ribbon
lead, change the lead-in to coaxial type cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory
results, please contact your local retailer authorized to
distribute Vocopro products. If you can not locate the
appropriate retailer, please contact Vocopro, 1728
Curtiss Court, La Verne, CA 91750.
CAUTION
The apparatus is not disconnected from the AC power
source so long as it is connected to the wall outlet,
even if the apparatus itself is turned off. To fully ensure
that the apparatus is indeed fully void of residual power,
leave unit disconnected from the AC outlet for at least
fifteen seconds.
CAUTION:
READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT
1. To ensure the finest performance, please read this
manual carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future
reference.
2. Install your unit in a cool, dry, clean place - away from
windows, heat sources, and too much vibration, dust,
moisture or cold. Avoid sources of hum (transformers, v
motors). To prevent fire or electrical shock, do not
expose to rain and water.
3. Do not operate the unit upside-down.
4. Never open the cabinet. If a foreign object drops into
the set, contact your dealer.
5. Place the unit in a location with adequate air
circulation. Do not interfere with its proper ventilation;
this will cause the internal temperature to rise and may
result in a failure.
6. Do not use force on switches, knobs or cords. When
moving the unit, first turn the unit off. Then gently
disconnect the power plug and the cords connecting to
other equipment. Never pull the cord itself.
7. Do not attempt to clean the unit with chemical solvents:
this might damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.
8. Be sure to read the "Troubleshooting" section on
common operating errors before concluding that your
unit is faulty.
9. This unit consumes a fair amount of power even when
the power switch is turned off. We recommend that you
unplug the power cord from the wall outlet if the unit is
not going to be used for a long time. This will save
electricity and help prevent fire hazards. To disconnect
the cord, pull it out by grasping the plug. Never pull the
cord itself.
10. To prevent lightning damage, pull out the power cord
and remove the antenna cable during an electrical
storm.
11. The general digital signals may interfere with other
equipment such as tuners or receivers. Move the
system farther away from such equipment if
interference is observed.
NOTE:
Please check the copyright laws in your country
before recording from records, compact discs,
radio, etc. Recording of copyrighted material may
infringe copyright laws.
Voltage Selector (General Model Only)
Be sure to position the voltage selector to match the
voltage of your local power lines before installing the
unit.
110V
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Welcome
And thank you for purchasing the VOICECASTER from VocoPro, your ultimate choice
in Karaoke entertainment! With years of experience in the music entertainment
business, VocoPro is a leading manufacturer of Karaoke equipment, and has been
providing patrons of bars, churches, schools, clubs and individual consumers the
opportunity to sound like a star with full-scale club models, in-home systems and mobile
units. All our products offer solid performance and sound reliability, and to reinforce our
commitment to customer satisfaction, we have customer service and technical support
professionals ready to assist you with your needs. We have provided some contact
information for you below.
VocoPro
1728 Curtiss Court
La Verne, CA 91750
Toll Free: 800-678-5348
TEL: 909-593-8893
FAX: 909-593-8890
VocoPro Company Email Directory
Customer Service & General Information
info@vocopro.com
Tech Support
techsupport@vocopro.com
Remember Our Website
Be sure to visit the VocoPro website www.vocopro.com for the latest information on
new products, packages and promos. And while you're there don't forget to check out
our Club VocoPro for Karaoke news and events, chat rooms, club directories and even
a KJ Service directory!
We look forward to hearing you sound like a PRO, with VocoPro, the singer’s ultimate
choice.
FOR YOUR RECORDS
Please record the model number and serial number below, for easy reference, in case of loss or theft. These
numbers are located on the rear panel of the unit. Space is also provided for other relevant information
Model Number
Serial Number
Date of Purchase
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Listening for a Lifetime
Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit youʼve just purchased is only the start of your
musical enjoyment. Now itʼs time to consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement your
equipment offers. VocoPro and the Electronic Industries Associationʼs Consumer Electronics
Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that lets
the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or distortion and, most
importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing “comfort level” adapts to a higher volume of
sound. So what sounds “normal” can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing. Guard
against this by setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.
To establish a safe level:
• Start your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, and without
distortion.
Once you have established a comfortable sound level:
• Set the dial and leave it there.
• Pay attention to the different levels in various recordings.
Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent hearing damage or loss in the future. After all,
we want you listening for a lifetime.
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since
hearing damage from loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer and
the Electronic Industries Associationʼs Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid
prolonged exposure to excessive noise. This list of sound levels is included for your protection.
Some common decibel ranges:
Level
30
40
50
60
70
80
Example
Quiet library, Soft whispers
Living room, Refrigerator, Bedroom away from traffic
Light traffic, Normal Conversation
Air Conditioner at 20 ft., Sewing machine
Vacuum cleaner, Hair dryer, Noisy Restaurant
Average city traffic, Garbage disposals, Alarm clock at 2 ft.
The following noises can be dangerous under constant exposure:
Level
90
100
120
140
180
Example
Subway, Motorcycle, Truck traffic, Lawn Mower
Garbage truck, Chainsaw, Pneumatics drill
Rock band concert in front of speakers
Gunshot blast, Jet plane
Rocket launching pad
-Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation
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Features
• 40 watt amplifier (peak-to-peak)
• Single Channel FCC approved VHF Wireless Receiver built-in
• Use either a wireless handheld microphone or headset microphone with bodypack transmitter
• Built-in Heavy duty lithium polymer rechargeable battery
• Tone and Echo effect control
• AUX wired mic input (not included)
• AUX line-input (cable not included)
• DC 12V input to power the unit in cars or boat. (12V input cannot be use for charging, DC
adapter or cigarette lighter adapter not included)
• AC power cord / recharger
• Carrying bag
• Audience Size: up to 100 people
• Warranty: 1 Year
• Product Dimensions: 8.125”W x 9.5”H x 4.5”D
• Product Weight: 3.75lbs.
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Before Getting Started
Thank you for purchasing the VOICECASTER battery powered wireless PA system. The VOICECASTER will provide
years of reliability and high quality entertainment for you if used properly. Please read this manual carefully before
using your VOICECASTER to ensure best performance.
Unpacking the VOICECASTER:
Carefully remove the VOICECASTER from its carton . It is recommended that you store the original packaging
materials in case you need to ship this equipment for any reason .
Be sure you have the following parts and components included with your VOICECASTER:
ITEMS:
• VoiceCaster PA System
• Wireless handheld microphone
• Wireless bodypack with headset
• Rechargeable battery (installed)
• AC Power cable
• Carrying bag
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Getting Connected
Quick Start Diagram
Use the connection diagram below for quick reference to the VOICECASTER’S input and outputs.
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LAPTOP, SMARTPHONE
OR MP3 PLAYER
110V
AC IN
DC
12V
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VoiceCaster will not
charge battery while
connected via the DC
power input.
Descriptions & Features
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WIRELESS
MIC VOL
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RF
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AUX
MIC VOL
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TONE
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CHARGE
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MIC
ECHO
1. WIRELESS MIC VOLUME - Adjust the volume of the wireless microphone and bodypack.
NOTE: Simultaneous use of the wireless microphone and wireless bodypack is not possible.
2. AUX MIC VOLUME - Adjust the volume of the AUX microphone input.
3. AUDIO TONE - Changes both Treble and Bass. When turned to the left, more bass is present than treble. When turned
to the right, more treble is present than bass. Middle position is an even balance of both.
4. MIC ECHO - Adjust the amount of echo that is applied to the Wireless and AUX microphone.
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Descriptions & Features
AUX
MIC
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LINE
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DC
12V
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5. AUX MIC INPUT - Connect wired microphone to the VoiceCaster.
6. LINE INPUT - Connect 1/8in. input from any source. (ex. Mp3 player, smartphone, laptop...etc)
7. DC POWER INPUT - Connect cable to power the VoiceCaster from any 12Volt source. (ex. Car, RV, generator…etc)
NOTE: VoiceCaster will not charge battery while connected via the DC power input.
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Descriptions & Features
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110V
AC IN
8. ON/OFF/CHARGE SWITCH - Powers the VoiceCaster on and off; toggles charging mode on.
NOTE: Switch needs to be set to CHARGE to charge battery.
9. AC POWER INPUT - Connect cable to power and charge the VoiceCaster.
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Troubleshooting
Please Keep in Mind:
• Use only high impedance microphones (>300ohms) with the AUX microphone input.
• You cannot use both the wireless microphone and the wireless bodypack simultaneously.
• The Line In input jack is a constant volume. Volume control over music volume is done strictly from the source
player.
• DC power input is for powering the system only. VoiceCaster will not charge the battery with the DC power
connection.
• VoiceCaster will only charge from AC power input.
• Only use Vocopro approved battery packs with the VoiceCaster.
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Prop 65 Information
Proposition 65 Information:
What is Proposition 65?
• In November 1986, California voters approved a ballot initiative to address concerns about exposures
to toxic chemicals. That initiative became The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986,
better known by its original name, Proposition 65.
What does Proposition 65 require?
• First, it requires the Governor of California to publish a list of chemicals that are known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Over 700 chemicals and materials,
including many metals and plastics, have been listed as of March 10, 2000.
• Second, it requires Manufacturers to provide a “clear and reasonable” warning before exposing anyone
to a listed chemical. This warning can be given by a variety of means, such as by labeling a consumer
product, by posting signs at the workplace, or by publishing notices in a newspaper.
What does a Proposition 65 warning mean?
• It means that the Manufacturer issuing the warning believes that one or more listed chemicals is
present in its product, even if it is only present in trace quantities. VocoPro has chosen to label all of its
products available in North America. We use language approved by the State of California as follows:
CALIFORNIA PROP 65 WARNING
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known
to the state of California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
(California law requires this warning to be given to
customers in the State of California.)
For more information: www.vocopro.com/prop65
What kinds of chemicals and materials are on the list?
• The list contains a wide range of chemicals and materials, including many metals and plastics, dyes,
solvents, pesticides, drugs, food additives, and byproducts of certain processes. These chemicals may
be naturally occurring, or synthetic. Some of them are ingredients of common household products,
others are specialty chemicals used in common industrial applications.
How can I get more information?
• The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, OEHHA, maintains a comprehensive
website at http://www.oehha.org/prop65.html. This website explains the law and offers a list of all the
chemicals and materials.
• You can also e-mail or telephone the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s Proposition
65 Implementation Office at (916) 445-6900.
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VoiceCaster Owner’s Manual
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