American Audio PROFESSIONAL DUAL MP3/CD PLAYER MCD-810 User guide

MCD-810
Professional Dual Mp3
Compact Disc Player
Featuring:
FLIPFLOP
User Guide
and Reference Manual
Rev. 3/05
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles Ca. 90058
www.americanaudio.us
CONTENTS
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS........................................................................................................................3
ELECTRICAL PRECAUTIONS................................................................................................................4
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.......................................................................................................................5
VOLTAGE SELECTOR............................................................................................................................5
UNPACKING.........................................................................................................................................6
CUSTOMER SUPPORT..........................................................................................................................6
FEATURES...........................................................................................................................................7
SET-UP INSTALLATION.........................................................................................................................8
FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS
CONTROLLER UNIT....................................................................................................................9
TRANSPORT UNIT.....................................................................................................................12
LCD DISPLAY.............................................................................................................................14
BASIC OPERATIONS
LOADING EJECTING DISC......................................................................................................15
SELECTING TRACKING............................................................................................................15
STARTING PLAYBACK..............................................................................................................16
PAUSING PLAYBACK...............................................................................................................16
FRAME SEARCH.......................................................................................................................17
SETTING AND STORING CUE POINTS.................................................................................17
CREATING A SEAMLESS LOOP............................................................................................19
CHANGING TIME DISPLAY......................................................................................................21
SYSTEM MEMORY....................................................................................................................22
PITCH ADJUSTMENTS
PITCH SLIDER...........................................................................................................................23
PITCH BENDING.......................................................................................................................24
BOP EFFECT........................................................................................................................................26
ACCESSING MP3 FOLDERS...............................................................................................................27
FLIP-FLOP™.....................................................................................................................................28
HANDLING COMPACT DISCS.............................................................................................................30
WARRANTY...................................................................................................................................31
SPECIFICATIONS.............................................................................................................................32
FOR BEST CD-R DISC PLAYBACK RESULTS IN THIS CD PLAYER PLEASE FOLLOW THESE
GUIDELINES:
1. High quality CD-R Audio discs (should conform to the standards of the Orange Book 2).
2. Use a high quality bit rate when recording discs. (At least 160kbps)
3. Record discs in the slowest speed possible. (i.e. 2x or 4x speed)
Please Note: All specifications and improvements to and in the design of this unit and this manuals
are subject to change at any time without any prior written or published noticed.
For service parts visit http://parts.americandj.com
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IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY ITEMS FOR
U.S.A. & CANADA MODEL ONLY
NOTE:
This CD player uses a semiconductor laser. It
is recommended for use in a room at the following temperature: 41˚F - 95˚F / 5˚C - 35˚C
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS CD PLAYER TO
WATER OR MOISTURE
CAUTION:
1. Handle the power supply cord carefully. Do not
damage or deform; it may cause electric shock
or malfunction when used. Hold plug attachment when removing from wall outlet. Do not
pull on the cord.
2. To avoid electric shock, do not open the top
cover when the unit is plugged in. If problems
occur with the unit, call your local American
Audio® dealer.
3. Do not place metal objects or spill liquid inside
the CD player. Electric shock or malfunction
may occur.
CAUTION
Do not open Risk of electric shock
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER RACK.
THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE REFER SERVICE TO YOUR
AUTHORIZED American Audio DEALER.
The lightning flash with an arrow triangular
symbol is intended to alert the user to the
presence of non insulated “dangerous voltage” within the products enclosure, and
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock.
The exclamation point triangular symbol is
intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the user manual
accompanying the CD player.
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CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT USE THIS
(POLARIZED) PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD,
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES
CAN BE CAREFULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE
EXPOSURE
CAUTION:
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OTHER
THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT
IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE
THE COMPACT DISC PLAYER SHOULD NOT BE
ADJUSTED OR REPAIRED BY ANYONE EXCEPT
PROPERLY QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
NOTE:
This unit may cause interference to radio and
television reception.
Please carefully read and understand the
instructions in this manual thoroughly before
attempting to operate this unit. These instructions contain important safety information
regarding the use and maintenance of this unit.
Take special care to follow all warning symbols
and labels both on the unit and printed in this
manual. Also, Please keep this manual with the
unit, for future reference.
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG WITH
AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE, OR
OTHER TYPE OF ELECTRICAL OUTLET
UNLESS THE WIDE BLADES CAN BE
CAREFULLY INSERTED INTO A MATCHING
WIDE SLOT.
ATTENTION: POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS
ELECTRIQUES NE PAS UTILISER CETTE
FICHE POLARISEE AVEC UN PROLONGATEUR, UNE PRISE DE COURANT OU
UNE AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT, SAUF
SI LES LAMES PEUVENT ETRE INSEREES A
FOND SANS EN LAISSER AUCUNE PARTIE A
DECOUVERT.
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
ELECTRICAL PRECAUTIONS
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK).
THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE REFER SERVICE TO YOUR AUTHORIZED
AMERICAN AUDIO® SERVICE TECHNICIAN.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the product is
operated.
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
HEED WARNINGS — All warnings on the product and
in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS — All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
CLEANING — The product should be cleaned only with
a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth. Never clean with
furniture wax, benzine, insecticides or other volatile
liquids since they may corrode the cabinet.
ATTACHMENTS — Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer as they
may cause hazards.
WATER AND MOISTURE — Do not use this product
near water — for example, near a bathtub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement;
or near a swimming pool; and the like.
ACCESSORIES — Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The
product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or
adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only
with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with
the product. Any mounting of the product should
follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should
use a mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer.
CART — A product and cart combination should be
moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart
combination to overturn.
VENTILATION — Slots and openings in the cabinet are
provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from
overheating, and these openings must not be
blocked or covered. The openings should never be
blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug,
or other similar surface. This product should not be
placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or
rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
POWER SOURCES —This product should be operated
only from the type of power source indicated on the
marking label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply to your home, consult your product
dealer or local power company.
LOCATION – The appliance should be installed in a
stable location.
NONUSE PERIODS – The power cord of the appliance
should be unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION
•
If this product is equipped with a polarized alternating
current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than
the other), it will fit into the outlet only one way. This
is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug
should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the polarized plug.
•
If this product is equipped with a three-wire
grounding type plug, a plug having a third (grounding)
pin, it will only fit into a grounding type power outlet.
This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the
plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the grounding type plug.
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 product.
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING — If an outside
antenna or cable system is connected to the product,
be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so
as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information
with regard to proper grounding of the mast and
supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire
to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure
A.
LIGHTNING — For added protection for this product
during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended
and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from
the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the product
due to lightning and power-line surges.
POWER LINES — An outside antenna system should
not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines
or other electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When
installing an outside antenna system, extreme care
should be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
OVERLOADING — Do not overload wall outlets,
extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY - Never push objects of
any kind into this product through openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
SERVICING — Do not attempt to service this product
yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE - Unplug this product
from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
•
When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
•
If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into
the product.
•
If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
•
If the product does not operate normally by following
the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operating instructions as an
improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to its
normal operation.
•
If the product has been dropped or damaged in any
way.
•
When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance — this indicates a need for service.
REPLACEMENT PARTS -- W hen replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or
have the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
SAFETY CHECK - Upon completion of any service or
repairs to this product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the product
is in proper operating condition.
WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING — The product should
not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.
HEAT — The product should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other products (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
Fig. A
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
I. Read Instructions - All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the CD
Player is operated. The safety and operating
instructions should be saved for future
reference.
Line Voltage Selection
2. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the CD
Player and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
• The desired voltage may be set with the
VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch on the rear
panel (using a flat head screw driver).
• Do not force the VOLTAGE SELECTOR
switch as this may cause damage
• If the VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch does
not move smoothly, please contact a qualified service technician.
3. Water and Moisture - The player should not
be used near water - for example, near a
bath tub, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a
wet basement or near a swimming pool, etc.
4. Ventilation - The CD Player should be situated
so that its location or position does not interfere with its proper ventilation. For example,
the CD player should not be situated on
a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may
block the ventilation openings; or, placed in
a built-in installation, such as a bookcase
or cabinet that may impede the flow of
air through the ventilation openings.
5. Heat - The CD player should be situated
away from heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other appliances
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
6. Power Sources - The CD player should be
connected to a power supply only of the
type described in the operating instructions
or as marked on the CD Player.
7. Servicing - The user should not attempt
to service the CD Player beyond that
described in the operating instructions. All
other servicing should be referred to qualified service personnel. The Player should be
serviced by qualified service personnel when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has
been damaged.
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been
spilled into the CD Player.
C. The CD Player has been exposed to
rain or water.
D. The CD Player does not appear to
operate normally or exhibits a marked
change in performance.
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Because power supplies vary from location
to location we have incorporated a selectable
power supply.
115V
230V
VOLTAGE SELECTOR
CONNECT TO
CONTROLLER
2
DIGITAL
OUT
AUDIO OUT
R
CONNECT TO
CONTROLLER
1
L
DIGITAL
OUT
AUDIO OUT
R
L
VOLTAGE SELECTOR SWITCH
The serial and model number for this unit is
located on the rear panel. Please write down
the numbers here and retain for future reference.
Model No.________________________________
Serial No.________________________________
Purchase Notes:
Date of Purchase__________________________
Dealer Name______________________________
Dealer Address____________________________
_________________________________________
________________________________________
Dealer Phone_____________________________
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UNPACKING
Every MCD-810™ has been thoroughly tested and has been shipped in perfect operating condition.
Carefully check the shipping carton for damage that may have occurred during shipping. If the carton
appears to be damaged, carefully inspect your CD player for any damage and be sure all equipment
necessary to operate the CD player has arrived intact. In the event damage has been found or parts
are missing, please contact our toll free customer support number for further instructions. Please do
not return the CD player to your dealer without first contacting customer support.
INTRODUCTION
Introduction:
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the American Audio® MCD-810™ CD player. This CD
player is a representation of American Audio’s continuing commitment to produce the best and highest quality audio products possible at an affordable price. Please read and understand this manual
completely before attempting to operate your new CD player. This booklet contains important information concerning the proper and safe operation of your new CD player.
Customer Support:
American Audio® provides a toll free customer support line, to provide set up help and answer any
question should you encounter problems during your initial set up or operation. You may also visit us
on the web at www.americanaudio.us for any comments or suggestions. Service Hours are Monday
through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Voice:
(800) 322-6337
Fax:
(323) 582-2610
E-mail:
support@americanaudio.us
To purchase parts online visit http://parts.americandj.com
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this CD player. Do not attempt any repairs yourself, without being instructed to do so by an authorized American Audio service technician. Doing so
will void your manufactures warranty. In the unlikely event your CD player may require service, please
contact American Audio® customer support.
Do not discard the packing carton in the trash. Please recycle when ever possible.
SET-UP PRECAUTIONS
Please be sure to make any connections before plugging the CD player in to an electrical outlet. All
fader and volume controls should be set to zero or minimum position, before the CD player is switched
on. If the CD player has been exposed to drastic temperature fluctuation (e.g. after transportation),
do not switch on the CD player immediately. The arising condensation of water might damage your
device. Leave the device switched off until it has reached room temperature.
Operating Determinations:
• When installing this CD player, please make sure that the device is not exposed or will not be
exposed to extreme heat, moisture or dust!
• Do not operate the CD player in extremely hot (more than 30°/100°F) or extremely cold (less than
5°C/40°F) surroundings.
• Keep the unit out of direct sunlight and away from heaters.
• Operate the CD player only after becoming familiar with its' functions. Do not permit operation by
persons not qualified for operating the unit. Most damages are the result of unprofessional operation.
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MAIN FEATURES
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8 times over sampling 1 bit D/A converter
• Music Master tempo
Auto cue
• Real Time Scratch Play
1/75th second frame search
• 10 Sec. Digital Anti-Shock
Real time cue (“Cue on the Fly”)
• Flash Start Function (e)
4 different speed scan (4 Forward/ 4 Reverse)
• Sleep Mode (g)
Digital RCA coaxial output
• Bop Effect (f)
Bright Large Digital Screen
• Pitch display
Fader “Q” Start Control (a)
• Flip-Flop (b)
Seamless Loop (uninterrupted loop playback)
• Selectable Single or Continuous Play
4 Programmable Cue (Bank) Buttons (5 sec. each bank)
• Jog Wheel Pitch Bend +/-100%
Memory Backup, Defaults to last setting (c)
• Auto BPM
4,000 programmable Cue Points (1000 x 4) (d)
Adjustable Pitch Percentages: +/-4%, +/-8%, +/-16% or +/-100% (+/-100% can only be done with actual
music cds.)
Instant Start within 10 ms (sound is produced immediately when the PLAY button is pressed)
(a) FADER “Q” START CONTROL: This feature is used in conjunction with most American Audio® and American DJ®
audio mixers that also feature “Fader Q-Start” control. Connect your MCD-810 as described in the set-up section of
this manual. After set up is completed load CDs into both players. By moving the mixer’s crossfader from left to right
you can start and pause the MCD-810™ playback functions. For Example, if the mixer’s crossfader is all the way to
the left (player one is playing and player two is in cue or pause mode), and you move the fader at least 20% to the
right, player two (2) will begin to play and player one (1) will return to cue mode. When the crossfader is to the right,
and you move it 20% to the left, player one (1) will begin to play and player two (2) will return to its’ cue point. You
can create great effects similar to scratching with this feature. After storing cue points on each side of the CD player,
different songs or loops may quickly be recalled by moving the mixer crossfader back and forth. New cue points can
be easily selected on the MCD-810™ player (see setting cue points page 17). “Q” Start control is easy to use and
mastering this feature will help you create amazing effects with your music.
(b) FLIP-FLOP: This feature is used in conjunction with American Audio® mixers that also feature Fader “Q” Start. For
FLIP-FLOP results you must use both sides of the MCD-810™. Connect your MCD-810 as described
in the set-up section of this manual. This feature will start the next player once one (1) player has ended. For
example, if player one (1) is playing a disc and it ends, player two (2) will instantly begin to play. You may set FLIPFLOP to play track to track or disc to disc. For more information on this feature, see FLIP-FLOP™ on page 26.
(c) MEMORY BACKUP: The MCD-810™ has a five (5) year memory back-up, that will save your setting in case
the power supply is accidentally disconnected. MCD-810™ will remember your last setting (SGL, and CTN) even if
you disconnect your main power. The MCD-810™ will store your cue points and loops in memory if you accidentally eject a disc or shut off the power. See memory on page 26.
(d) PROGRAMMABLE CUE POINTS: The MCD-810™ has four Bank (Flash) Start Buttons (29). 1000 Cue points
can be stored in each of the BANK BUTTONS (7), for a total of 4,000. These cue points can be stored into the
unit's internal memory and may be recalled at any time. See setting "Cue Points" on page 17.
(e) FLASH START FUNCTION: This feature is used in conjunction with most American Audio® and American DJ®
audio mixers that also feature “Fader Q Start” control. This function work similar to the Fader "Q" Start Control
described above. In this case the crossfader is used to start and stop any loop that is stored in the players
memory.
(f) BOP EFFECT: The Bop Effect button serves two features. First, it is a stutter effect, creating a sound similar to a
loopr. Second, it will return to the last Cue point in memory instantly. This will allow you to create great effects.
To create the BOP Effect, see BOP Effect on page 26.
(g) SLEEP MODE: The MCD-810's laser and pick-up assembly will power down after 15 minutes of inactivity (when in
pause or cue mode). This will lengthen the life of your motor drive and laser. To initialize the player, just press the
cue or play buttons.
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SET-UP
1. Checking the Contents
Be sure your MCD-810™ was shipped with the following:
1) MCD-810™ Transportation Unit
2) MCD-810™ Controller Unit
3) Operating Instructions (This Booklet)
4) Two (2) Control Cables
5) Two (2) "Q-Start" 1/8” mini plug.
6) Two (2) Sets of Stereo RCA Cables
7) Warranty card.
2. Installing the Units
1) Place your unit on a flat surface or mount it in a secure rack mount case.
2) Be sure the player is mounted in a well ventilated area where it will not be exposed to direct
sunlight, high temperatures, or high humidity.
3) Try to place the unit as far as possible from TVs and tuners, as the unit may cause undesirable interference.
3. Connections
1) Be sure main power is connected last to prevent any electrical damage.
2) AUDIO CONNECTIONS: Use the included RCA cable to connect the MCD-810™ outputs
to the line inputs of a mixer. Never connect a CD player's output to a mixers "phono"
inputs.
3) CONTROL JACK CONNECTIONS: Use the supplied 1/8” mono mini plug cable to connect
your MCD-810™ to a mini jack connection (A or B) on a compatible American Audio® or
American DJ® “Fader Q Start” mixer. (This will enable the Fader “Q” Start function - See
“Q” start control page 7).
4) Connect the supplied D-Plug control cables from the transport unit to the controlling unit. Be
sure to transport drive one is connected to controlling unit one and transport drive two is
connected to controlling drive two.
CAUTION:
• Be sure to use the supplied mono 1/8" control cables. Using other types of cable may result
in unit damage
• To avoid sever damage to the unit, be sure the power is off when making connections to
the unit.
Installation Note:
The player will work normally when the
main unit is mounted with the front panel
within 15 degrees of the vertical plane If
the unit is tilted excessively, discs may
not be loaded or unloaded
properly. (Figure 1)
Figure 1
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GENERAL FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS
1
2
3 4
5
6 7 8
9
10
Figure 2
CUE
CUE
CD
CD
MP3
MP3
AUTOBPM
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
AUTO CUE
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
M
S
1
2
3
M
S
4
M
1
2
3
TAP
22
21 20
27
A. CONTROLLER UNIT (FIGURE 3)
1. JOG WHEEL - This wheel has three functions;
A. The wheel works as a pitch bend during
Playback. Turning the wheel clockwise can
increase the pitch percentage up to 100%,
and turning the wheel in the counter-clockwise
direction can decrease the pitch percentage
down to -100%. The pitch bend will be determined on how long you turn the jog wheel
continuously.
B. The jog wheel will also control the scratch
effect, when the scratch effect is active.
C. The jog wheel is also used to edit your
seamless loop. See page 20 for more
details.
2. LCD DISPLAY - This high quality LCD display
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B OP
19 18 17 16 15 14
26
4
T AP
B OP
23
F
S GL
C TN
TIME
M
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
RELOOP
F
SGL
C TN
T IME
TRACK
FOLDER
SINGLE
SINGLE
RELOOP
13
12
11
25
24
Figure 3
indicates all the functions, as they are occurring.
This display is viewable at several comfortable
angles (see page 8). The display ICONS will be
explained on page 14.
3. PITCH PERCENTAGE SELECTOR- Choose
from pitch percentages of 4%, 8%, 16%, and
100%. See page 24 for more details.
4. EJECT FUNCTION - Pressing this will eject
the CD. The eject function will only when the unit
is in cue mode, this is to prevent accidentally
ejecting the disc when in play mode.
5. SCRATCH BUTTON - This button is used to
activate and deactivate the Scratch effect.
6. SEARCH KNOB - The search function has
four forward and four reverse speed positions
allowing you to quickly scan through tracks. The
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GENERAL FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS (Cont.)
more you turn the wheel in either direction, the
faster your search.
7. BANK BUTTONS 1-4 - These button are used
to store either four (4) cue points or four (4) loops.
Each Bank Button can store either a loop or a
cue point. 5 sec. loops can be stored in each
bank.
8. TRACK KNOB - This knob is used to scroll
backward and forward through tracks. Pushing
this knob and turning it at the same time will let
you scroll through the folders found on a Mp3
disc. Also, when you press it once it will toggle
between the track name and the album name on
an Mp3 disc.
9. FOLDER BUTTON - This button is used to
toggle between folders and tracks. Press this
button to show the folder that is playing in the
LCD. This button is really only for Mp3 discs.
10. PITCH SLIDER - This slider is used to adjust
the playback pitch percentage. The slider is a
set adjustment and will remain set until the pitch
slider is moved or the pitch function has been
turned off. This adjustment can be made with
or without a disc in the drive. The pitch adjustment will remain even if a disc has been remove
and will reflect on any other disc loaded into the
player. That is to say, if you set a +2% pitch on
one disc, remove that disc and insert another,
that disc too will have a +2% pitch. The amount
of pitch being applied will be displayed in the
LCD (2).
11. TEMPO LOCK FUNCTION - This button
activates the TEMPO LOCK function. This function allows you to use the PITCH SLIDER to
speed up or slow down playback speed without
altering the tonal pitch of the track. When this
function is not engaged the original tonal pitch
of the track will be altered giving you the "chipmunk" effect when a track is played at a high rate
of speed, or the "James Earl Jones" effect when
a track is slowed to much. To turn this function
off, press and hold down this button for at least
1 second and then release.
12. MEMORY BUTTON - This button allows
you to program up to 4 cue points or four loops
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in to the four BANK BUTTONS (7). The loops or
cue point can then be recalled at any time even
when the disc has been removed and reloaded
at a later time.
13. SGL/CTN - This function allows you to
choose between single track play or continuous
track play (all tracks in order). This function also
operates in FLIP FLOP mode. This button will
also allow you to turn the Auto Cue function on
and off. See page 14 for this function.
14. TIME MODE - The TIME button will switch the
time value described in the TIME METER between
ELAPSED PLAYING TIME, TRACK REMAINING
TIME, and TOTAL REMAINING TIME. This button
will also allow you to enter the firmware, sleep
mode, and Memory clear menus. See page 22
for this menu function.
15. PITCH BEND BUTTONS (-) PITCH BEND BUTTON - The (-) pitch bend
function creates a momentary “Slow Down” in
the CD’s BPM’s (Beats per minute) while it is
playing. This will allow you to match the beats
between two playing CD’s or other playing music
source. Remember, this is a momentary function.
When you remove your finger from the pitch button, the BPM’s will automatically return to PITCH
SLIDERS (10) pitch value Holding down this button will give a maximum of -100% pitch. Use
this function to slow to another playing music
source. Be sure to notice that this function is a
momentary pitch adjustment, for a more precise
adjustment use the PITCH SLIDER (10) to match
the BPM’s with another playing music source.
(+) PITCH BEND BUTTON - The (+) pitch
bend function creates a momentary “BUMP” in
the CD’s BPM’s (Beats per minute) while it is
playing. This will allow you to match the beats
between two playing CD’s or any other music
source. Remember, this is a momentary function.
When you remove your finger from this button,
the BPM’s will automatically return to PITCH
SLIDERS (10) selected pitch. Holding down this
button will give a maximum of +100% pitch.
16. PITCH ON/OFF BUTTON - This button is
used to turn the PITCH SLIDER (10) function on
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and off. This button will also change the pitch
percentage the PITCH SLIDER (10) will react to.
The pitch percentage can be changed between
4%, 8%, 16% and 100%. 4% will allow the least
amount of pitch manipulation and 100% will
allow the most amount of pitch manipulation. To
adjust to the different values please see page
28. The L.E.D. of the PITCH ON/OFF BUTTON
will indicate which pitch percentage mode you
are in, glowing red for 4%, glowing red for 8%,
glowing blue for 16% or flashing blue for 100%.
Note when L.E.D. is not glowing in any color the
Pitch Function is not activated.
17. TAP BUTTON - This button is used to override
and manually set a tracks BPM. Occasionally the
built-in BPM meter may not function as desired.
This button allows you to override the internal
beat clock and manually set a tracks BPMs. To
manually set the BPMs; tap this button a few
times to a tracks heavy down beat, the unit will
automatically calculate your tapping and translate it into a tracks BPMs. The BPM READOUT
is then displayed in the LCD (2). To return to the
automatic BPM counter, press and hold down
the TAP BUTTON for at least 2 seconds and then
release.
18. BOP BUTTON - During play mode, pressing
the BOP button will instantly return play to the
last set cue point without interruption of music.
19. RELOOP BUTTON - If a SEAMLESS LOOP
has been made (see setting a SEAMLESS LOOP
on page 17), but the CD Player is not actively in
SEAMLESS LOOP mode (a loop is not playing),
pressing the RELOOP BUTTON will instantly
reactivate the SEAMLESS LOOP mode. To exit
loop, press the OUT BUTTON (20). LOOP and
RELOOP will appear in the LCD DISPLAY (2)
when the RELOOP function is available.
20. OUT BUTTON - This button is used to set
the ending point of a loop. A loop is started by
pressing the IN BUTTON (21), pressing the OUT
BUTTON set the loop ending point. The loop
will continue to play until the OUT BUTTON is
pressed once again.
21. IN BUTTON - “CUE ON THE FLY” - This
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function allows you to set a CUE POINT (see CUE
POINT page 18) without music interruption (“on
the fly”). This button also sets the starting point
of a seamless loop (see SEAMLESS LOOP).
22. PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON - Each press of the
PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON causes the operation to
change from play to pause or from pause to play.
While in play mode the blue play L.E.D. will glow,
and while in pause mode the blue play L.E.D. will
flash.
23. CUE - Pressing the CUE button during playback immediately pauses playback and returns
the track to the last set cue point (see setting a
CUE POINT, page 16). The green CUE L.E.D. will
glow when the unit is in cue mode The L.E.D. will
also flash every time a new CUE POINT is set.
The CUE button can be held down to momentarily play the CD. When you release the CUE
button it instantly returns to the CUE POINT. You
can also tap the CUE button to create a BOP
EFFECT (for definition of BOP EFFECT, see page
24).
B. REMOTE CONTROL - REAR
24. CHANNEL 1 REMOTE JACK - Connect the
supplied 8 pin din cable from this jack to the
player's channel 1 remote connector. This will
allow you to control the functions of player 1.
25. CHANNEL 1 CONTROLLER JACK - Connect
the supplied mini-plug from the CUE jack on the
rear of your CD unit to the CONTROL out jack of
a compatible American Audio® or American DJ®
mixer. This will enable the CD "Q-Start" function.
This feature is only available on American Audio®
or American DJ® “Q” series mixers.
26. CHANNEL 2 REMOTE JACK - Connect the
supplied 8 pin din cable from this jack to the
player's channel 1 remote connector. This will
allow you to control the functions of player 2.
27. CHANNEL 2 CONTROLLER JACK - Connect
the supplied mini-plug from the CUE jack on the
rear of your CD unit to the CONTROL out jack of
a compatible American Audio® or American DJ®
mixer. This will enable the CD "Q-Start" function.
This feature is only available on American Audio®
or American DJ® “Q” series mixers.
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31 30 29
28
115V
230V
VOLTAGE SELECTOR
CONNECT TO
CONTROLLER
2
40
DIGITAL
OUT
39
CONNECT TO
CONTROLLER
AUDIO OUT
L
R
38
37
36
35
1
DIGITAL
OUT
AUDIO OUT
34
33
L
R
Figure 4
B. TRANSPORT UNIT (FIGURE 4)
28. DRIVE 2 TRANSPORT TRAY - This tray is
used to load and unload a compact disc in to the
drive 2 mechanism. The tray is opened and closed
by pressing the DRIVE 2 OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON
(29). Never attempt to force the transport tray to
open or close when the power is turned off.
29. DRIVE 2 OPEN/CLOSE (Transport Tray
Open/Close) - This button is used to open and
close the drive 2 transport tray. NOTE: When a
disc is already loaded in the transport tray, the
tray will not open unless the unit is in pause or
cue mode.
30. POWER SWITCH - This switch is used to
control the unit's main power. A blue L.E.D.
directly above the power switch will glow to indicate main power is active.
31. DRIVE 1 OPEN/CLOSE (Transport Tray
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Open/Close) - This button is used to open and
close the drive 1 transport tray. NOTE: When a
disc is already loaded in the transport tray, the
tray will not open unless the unit is in pause or
cue mode.
32. DRIVE 1 TRANSPORT TRAY - This tray is
used to load and unload a compact disc in to
the drive 1 mechanism. The tray is opened and
closed by pressing the DRIVE 1 OPEN/CLOSE
BUTTON (31). Never attempt to force the to
transport tray open or close when the power is
turned off.
33. DRIVE 1 AUDIO OUT R & L - These jacks
send a left and right analog mono output signal.
Use these jacks to send standard audio to a
mixer or receiver. The red colored jack represents
the right channel output and white jack repre-
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sents the left channels output.
34. DRIVE 1 DIGITAL OUT - This jack sends a
digital stereo out signal. Use this connection to
create near perfect copies of your disc to a Mini
disc, CD-R, or any other recording device with a
digital input.
35. DRIVE 1 REMOTE JACK - Connect the supplied 8 pin din cable from this jack to the remote
control's channel 1 remote connector. This will
allow you to control the player functions with the
remote unit.
36. VOLTAGE SELECTOR - Because power
supplies vary from location to location a voltage
selector switch has been incorporated in the unit's
design. This switch can select a voltage input of
120v or 220v to accommodate the two major
power source. Always be sure to disconnect the
power plug before changing the voltage.
*Only dual voltage models have this switch.
37. POWER CONNECTOR - This is the main
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power connection. Only use the supplied polarized power cord. Use of any other power may
result in sever damage to the unit. Be sure the
local power matches the unit’s required power.
38. DRIVE 2 AUDIO OUT R & L - These jacks
send a left and right analog mono output signal.
Use these jacks to send standard audio to a
mixer or receiver. The red colored jack represents
the right channel output and white jack represents the left channels output.
39. DRIVE 2 DIGITAL OUT - This jack sends a
digital stereo out signal. Use this connection to
create near perfect copies of your disc to a Mini
disc, CD-R, or any other recording device with a
digital input.
40. DRIVE 2 REMOTE JACK - Connect the supplied 8 pin din cable from this jack to the remote
control's channel 2 remote connector. This will
allow you to control the player functions with the
remote unit.
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41 42 43
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62
61
60
59
44
45
46
47 48
CUE
CD
MP3
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
FOLDER
TRACK
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
RELOOP
S
M
F
Figure 5
58
57
56
55
D. LCD DISPLAY PANEL (FIGURE 5)
41. PLAY INDICATOR - The "PLAY" indicator will
glow when the unit is in play mode.
42. PAUSE INDICATOR - This indicator will glow
when the drive is in pause mode.
43. CUE INDICATOR - This indicator will glow when
the unit is in CUE or mode and will flash every time
a new CUE POINT is set.
44. CHARACTER DISPLAY - This will display the
name of the track and album when a Mp3 disc is
loaded.
45. AUTO BPM - This will indicate that the AUTO
BPM counter is active.
46. BPM METER - This meter will display either the
BPM's of the current track.
BPM47. BPM INDICATOR - Indicator will light up whatever is being displayed.
PITCH
48.
TEMPO LOCK - This will indicate the Tempo
Lock function is active.
49. PITCH METER - This meter will display the pitch
percentage applied by the PITCH SLIDER (10).
50. PITCH INDICATOR - Indicator will light up when
the Pitch is activated.
51. TIME BAR INDICATOR - This bar gives a visual
approximation of a track's or disc's remaining time.
This bar will begin to flash when a CD is ending or a
track if the unit is in "SINGLE" mode.
52. REMAIN INDICATOR - When "REMAIN" is indicated in the LCD DISPLAY (2) the TIME DESCRIBED
(53, 54, & 55) in the LCD will define the current
track's remaining time.
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53
52 51 50
49
53, 54, 55. TIME DISPLAY - These indicators detail
the Minutes, Seconds, and Frames. The meter will
display either the elapsed, total, or remaining time
of a track or disc. The time displayed in the meter
will directly reflect the time indicator above TOTAL
REMAIN (56), OR REMAIN (52).
56. TOTAL/REMAIN INDICATOR - When "TOTAL"
and "REMAIN" are indicated in the LCD DISPLAY
(2) the TIME DESCRIBED (53, 54, & 55) in the LCD
(2) will define the total disc remaining time.
57. TRACK INDICATOR - This 3-digit indicator
visually details the current track cued or playing.
58. FOLDER INDICATOR - This will indicate
which folder you are in when a Mp3 disc is loaded.
The Folder Button must be activated to see which
Folder you are in. If not you will only see the Track
Number. See page 26 for more details.
59. RELOOP INDICATOR - Appears when
RELOOP is engaged or ready to be engaged.
60. SINGLE INDICATOR - This indicates that the
CD drive is in single play mode, the track will play
once and return to CUE mode. If the single indicator is not on the unit is in continuous mode In continuous mode the drive will play all the remaining
tracks on the disc. Once the remaining tracks have
ended the unit will return to cue mode
61. AUTO CUE - This will indicate if the Auto Cue
is on or off. Press and hold the SGL/CTN (13) for 1
sec. to turn the Auto Cue function on and off.
62. MP3 INDICATOR - This will indicate that a
Mp3 disc is loaded in the drive.
63. CD INDICATOR - This will indicate that a CD
is loaded in the drive.
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1. LOADING/EJECTING DISCS
The MCD-810™ can only play 3 and 5 inch CDs. Odd shaped, and oval CDs are not compatible. When loading a CD into the transport tray, always hold the disc by it edge (see Figure 6). Load the disc label side up and
place it in the disc tray. Never touch the signal surface (the glossy side). To remove a disc from the tray press
the EJECT BUTTON (4), see Figure 7.
CAUTION:
• NEVER attempt to load any other objects besides a 3" or 5" CD.
• NEVER attempt to load more than one disc at a time. Doing so may result in sever damage to your unit.
• NEVER force the transport tray open or closed when the power is off, as this may result in malfunction
and damage the transport system.
CUE
CD
CD
MP3
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
AU
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
S
SINGLE
RELOOP
S
M
R
F
SGL
C TN
T IME
S GL
C TN
TIME
1
M
3
2
4
TAP
B OP
Figure 7: Hold down the Eject
Button to remove a disc.
Figure 6: When loading a disc always hold the disc
by it edges and load the disc label side up.
2. SELECTING TRACKS
Select a desired track by using the TRACK KNOB (8). Turning the TRACK KNOB (8) once will select either the
next higher or lower track, depending on which way you turn it. If you are using the TRACK KNOB (8) to select
a new track during playback (a track is already in play mode) the new track you selected will immediately begin
playback as soon as the search operation is completed.
CUE
CUE
CD
CD
MP3
CUE
MP3
CD
MP3
AUTOBPM
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
AUTO CUE
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
RELOOP
T IME
M
S
TIME
1
2
3
TOTALREMAINAUTO CUE
FOLDER
SINGLE
M RELOOPS
F
RELOOP
F
SGL
C TN
M
TRACK
FOLDER
SINGLE
SINGLE
4
S GL
C TN
Figure 8: Turning the track knob counterclockwise will take you to the previous track.
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M
PITCH
S
F
SGL
C TN
T IME
M
1
2
TIME
3
M
TAP
B OP
AUTO BPM
TRACKPITCH
TOTALREMAIN
14
2
3
T AP
B OP
4
TAP
B OP
Figure 9: Turning the track knob clockwise
will take you to the to the next track.
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3. STARTING PLAYBACK - Figure 10
Insert an audio CD as described on page 15
(LOADING/EJECTING DISCS). Pressing the PLAY/
PAUSE BUTTON (22) with an audio CD loaded will
immediately start playback. The PLAY (41) indicator
will glow as soon as playback begins. The point at
which playback starts (cue point) will automatically
be stored in the memory as the cue point. The unit
will return to this cue point (the point at which playback started) when the CUE BUTTON (23) is pressed
and released.
CUE
CD
MP3
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
RELOOP
S
M
F
SGL
C TN
T IME
TIME
1
M
3
2
4
TAP
B OP
Figure 10
4. AUTO CUE
This function will automatically set a cue point to the first audio source when a CD is loaded. The first set
cue point will always be the beginning of track 1. If a new track is selected before the PLAY BUTTON (22) is
pressed, a new CUE POINT will be set to reflect the new starting point.
5. STOPPING PLAYBACK - Figures 10 & 11
CUE
CD
CUE
MP3
CD
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
AUTO CUE
SINGLE
FOLDER
TRACK
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
M
S
RELOOP
F
SGL
C TN
TIME
M
MP3
AUTOBPM
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
RELOOP
T IME
Stopping playback will not stop the drive mechanism, but merely pause or cue the track, this function allows the unit to begin play instantly. The drive
mechanism will only stop if a disc is ejected or the
unit has gone in to sleep mode. There are two ways
to stop (pause) playback:
1) Press the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (22) during
3
4
playback.MThis1 will2 pause
playback
at the exact
same point the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (22) was
pressed.
2) Press the CUE BUTTON (23) during playback.
This will pause playback and return the track to
the last set cue point.
1
2
3
4
TAP
B OP
Figure 11
M
S
F
S GL
C TN
T AP
B OP
6. PAUSING - Figure 10
This function pauses playback at the exact same point the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (22) was pressed. Pressing
the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (22) will switch between play and pause modes. When the unit is in pause mode
the PAUSE INDICATOR (42) in the LCD DISPLAY (2) and the green PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (22) L.E.D. will begin
to flash repeatedly.
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CUE
CD
CUE
MP3
CD
MP3
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
A
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
AUTO CUE
SINGLE
T IME
S
M
TOTALREMAIN
RELOOP
F
SGL
C TN
1
2
3
S
M
4
M
1
2
3
B OP
Figure 12
7. FRAME SEARCH
This feature allows you to scroll through a track frame by frame, allowing you to find and set a starting cue or
loop point. To use the scroll function you must first be in Pause Mode (see section 5) or Cue Mode (see section 9). Once you are in Pause or Cue mode, turn the SEARCH KNOB (6) to scroll through the track (Figure
12). Turning the knob in a clockwise direction will advance the frame search and turning the knob in a counterclockwise direction rewinds the frame search. When you use the SEARCH KNOB (6) the monitor (headphone
level) function allows you to here what you are scrolling through. Once you reach your desired starting point
you can set a cue (starting) point by pressing the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (22) as in Figure 10. Pressing the CUE
BUTTON (23) as in Figure 11 will now return you to the point you just set.
8. SETTING and STORING a CUE POINT:
Setting A Cue Point:
A cue point is the exact point playback will begin when the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (22) is pressed. You may
set your cue points anywhere on a disc or in a track. You may set up to four independent cue points per disc.
Four cue points are stored in the BANK BUTTONS 1-4 (7) and one is shared by the IN BUTTON (21), and the
CUE BUTTON (23). There are two (2) ways to set and create a CUE point as detailed in figures 13 and 14
CUE
CD
MP3
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
RELOOP
T IME
M
S
F
SGL
C TN
TIME
M
1
2
3
4
TAP
B OP
Figure 13
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4
T AP
TAP
B OP
1) You may press the IN BUTTON (21) on the fly
(while the disc is playing). This will set a CUE
Point without music interruption. Pressing the
CUE BUTTON (23) will now return you to the
same point that you pressed the CUE BUTTON
(23). You may now store this CUE Point in any
of the BANK BUTTONS 1-4 (7). Pressing the
CUE BUTTON (23), or the IN BUTTON (21) will
now return you to this exact point.
F
S GL
C TN
TIME
M
TRACK
FOLDER
SINGLE
RELOOP
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2) You may also use the SEARCH KNOB (6) to set a
cue point. While a disc is in PAUSE or CUE mode,
use the SEARCH KNOB (6) to scroll through a
track to find your desired starting point. Once you
have found your desired position press the PLAY
BUTTON (22) to set your cue point. Pressing the
CUE BUTTON (23) or the IN BUTTON (21) will
now return you to this exact point.
CUE
CD
MP3
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
RELOOP
S
M
F
SGL
C TN
T IME
TIME
1
M
3
2
4
TAP
B OP
Figure 14
Storing A Cue Point:
Once you have set your CUE Point by one of the two means listed on page 17, you may store your cue point
in one of the BANK BUTTONS (7). Once you store this cue point in memory you may recall it at any time and
you may even recall if the disc has been removed or power had been disconnected. You may store a maximum
of four cue points per a disc and maximum of 4,000 cue points can be saved in unit's memory. Either a CUE
POINT or a Loop (See creating a loop on page 19) can be stored into a BANK BUTTON (7).
To Store a cue point:
CUE
CD
CUE
MP3
CD
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
M
S
AUTOBPM
TRACK
FOLDER
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
RELOOP
F
SGL
C TN
1
2
3
4
TAP
B OP
S
M
F
S GL
C TN
TIME
M
MP3
AUTO CUE
SINGLE
RELOOP
T IME
1) Create a Cue Point by one of the two means listed
on page 16. Press the MEMORY BUTTON (12),
as in Figure 16. The blue Memory L.E.D. will glow
indicating the store memory function has been
activated. You may now press any one of the
three BANK BUTTONS (7) to store your cue point
into memory (Figure 16). After pressing one of
the BANK BUTTONS (7), the corresponding Bank
Button L.E.D.
The
blue
L.E.D. on the the
3
4
1 flash.
2
M will
BANK BUTTON (7) will turn red and will remain lit
indicating either a loop or cue point is stored in
memory. The blue Memory L.E.D. will turn off.
T AP
B OP
Figure 15
CUE
CD
MP3
AUTO BPM
2) Repeat the above steps to store up to three Cue
Points. Once your three cue points have been
stored you may access them at any time. During
playback the cue points will instantly start playback from that point without any music interruption. Please note in order to access these cue
point, the disc used to create the cue points must
be in the drive.
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
RELOOP
T IME
M
S
F
SGL
C TN
TIME
M
1
2
3
4
TAP
B OP
Figure 16
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9. CREATING AND PLAYING A SEAMLESS LOOP
A seamless loop is a sound loop that plays continuously without sound interruption. You can use this loop to
create dramatic effect in your mixing. This loop has no time limit and you could actually loop the entire length
of disc. You create a seamless loop between two continuous points of a disc.
CUE
CD
CUE
MP3
CD
MP3
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
AUTOBPM
AUTO CUE
SINGLE
FOLDER
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
RELOOP
T IME
TRACK
1) Press PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (22) to activate
playback mode.
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
M
S
RELOOP
F
SGL
C TN
3
2
S
F
S GL
C TN
TIME
1
M
M
4
1
M
3
2
4
T AP
TAP
B OP
B OP
Figure 17
CUE
CD
MP3
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
RELOOP
2) Press the IN BUTTON (21). This will set the
starting point of the SEAMLESS LOOP. The
IN BUTTON (21) L.E.D. will blink.
S
M
F
SGL
C TN
T IME
TIME
1
M
3
2
4
TAP
B OP
Figure 18
CUE
CD
CD
AUTO BPM
TRACK
FOLDER
TOTALREMAIN
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
M
S
RELOOP
F
SGL
C TN
TIME
M
MP3
AUTOBPM
PITCH
SINGLE
RELOOP
T IME
3) Press the OUT BUTTON (20) to set the ending
point for your SEAMLESS LOOP (Figure 19).
The IN BUTTON (21) and OUT BUTTON (20)
L.E.D.s will immediately begin to flash rapidly,
indicating the SEAMLESS LOOP mode has
been activated.
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EXITING A LOOP - To exit a SEAMLESS LOOP,
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press the OUT BUTTON (20). The IN BUTTON (21)
and OUT BUTTON (20) L.E.D.s will remain on, but
will stop flashing. Music playback will resume normal play (Figure 20). The IN BUTTON (21) and OUT
BUTTON (20) L.E.D.s will remain on to remind you
that a loop is stored in memory.
MP3
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
RELOOP
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Figure 20
REPLAY LOOP - The RELOOP (19) function
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AUTO CUE
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SINGLE
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allows you to return to your stored loop at any time.
The IN BUTTON (21) and OUT BUTTON (20) L.E.D.s
will indicate a loop is stored in memory, and may
be played at any time. To replay the loop, press the
RELOOP BUTTON (19). The IN BUTTON (21) and
3 will
4 again begin to flash
1
2
M (20)
OUT BUTTON
L.E.D.s
indicating SEAMLESS LOOP mode has been activated (Figure 21) and your stored loop will immediately begin to play.
AUTOBPM
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
1
2
3
4
TAP
B OP
Figure 21
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M
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Stutter Effect: You can use your loop to create a
stutter effect. When a loop is playing press the IN
BUTTON (21) repeatedly to create this effect.
10. EDITING A LOOP:
Please Note: Only the end point of the loop may be edited. You may make your loop shorter or longer. Before
you can edit your seamless loop you obviously must first have created a seamless loop to edit. If you haven’t
created a SEAMLESS LOOP, follow the instructions in step 9 to create a loop. If a SEAMLESS LOOP has
already been created, press the RELOOP BUTTON (19) to activate your SEAMLESS LOOP (Figure 21) if it is
not already activated. If the loop is located in one of the BANK BUTTONS (7) press the desired BANK BUTTON
to activate your loop. To edit your seamless loop’s ending point:
Make sure the loop that you want to edit is playing.
Now press and hold the RELOOP BUTTON (19) until
the start time of your loop is displayed.
- FOR A SHORTER LOOP: Turn the JOG WHEEL
(1) counter clockwise to make the loop shorter.
Press the OUT BUTTON to set the ending point
of your loop.
- FOR LONGER LOOP: Turn the JOG WHEEL
(1) clockwise. Press the OUT BUTTON to set the
ending point of your loop.
Notice: the time changes according to the setting
of the time display, i.e. REMAIN, TOTAL REMAIN,
or ELAPSED.
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11. BANK START BUTTONS (7):
These buttons are used to store your loops and cue
points. Only a loop or a cue point can be stored into
each of these four banks. When a loop is stored in to
these banks you may use the loop starting point as a
cue point. The BANK BUTTONS instantly recall and
play any of your stored loops or cue points without
interrupting music playback.
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AUTO CUE
TRACK
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Figure 23
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AUTO CUE
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RELOOP
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Figure 24
12. CHANGING THE TIME DISPLAY (53, 54, & 55)\TIME BAR (51):
DURING NORMAL PLAYBACK, pressing the TIME BUTTON (14), will change the time display information (53,
54, 55, & 51) in the LCD (2) see figure 27. The following is a break down of the time settings and their definitions:
1)
ELAPSED - This describes the time in the LCD (53, 54, & 55) as the current TRACKS Elapsed running
time. Note: The LCD will not display "ELAPSED", and neither the REMAIN or TOTAL REMAIN indicators will be displayed in the LCD.
2)
REMAIN (52) - This describes the time in the LCD (53, 54, & 55) as the current TRACKS remaining running time.
3)
TOTAL REMAIN (56) - This describes the time in the LCD (53, 54, & 55) as the disc total remaining running time.
TIME BAR INDICATOR - Details the time defined in the TIME METER (53, 54, & 55) as a visual bar icon. As
with the TIME METER (53, 54, & 55) this bar is also dependent on the selected time function TOTAL REMAIN
(56), OR REMAIN (52). This bar will begin to flash when a track is ending regardless of which time funct on
you are in. Use the flashing bar as a visual reminder that a track is ending.
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BASIC OPERATIONS (CONT.)
13. SYSTEM MEMORY:
The MCD-810 comes with an incredible memory system. The MCD-810™ can memorize virtually every
customized setting for a particular CD. The unit
can memorize all customized effect parameters, cue
points, and loops used on a particular disc. To store
all your setting for a CD, press and hold down the
MEMORY BUTTON (12) for at least one second. When
the memory has been stored properly the MEMORY
BUTTON L.E.D. will turn off.
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AUTO CUE
TRACK
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TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
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Figure 25
14. RECALL FLASH MEMORY:
CD
CD
MP3
TRACK
FOLDER
AUTO CUE
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
MP3
AUTOBPM
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
FOLDER
TRACK
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
SINGLE
RELOOP
T IME
The MCD-810 can store all your user programmed
cue points in to memory. These cue points may be
recalled at any time, even when a disc has been
removed and reloaded at a later time. To recall the
memory on a specific disc; 1) Be sure a CD is not
loaded in to the
drive.
2)
Press
the
MEMORY BUTTON
3
4
1
2
M
(12) so the blue memory L.E.D. turns on. 3) Insert the
CD. "RESTORING" will appear in the LCD (2) while
the memory is being installed and the blue MEMORY
BUTTON (12) L.E.D. will flash then turn off, when the
memory is loaded.
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RELOOP
F
SGL
C TN
TIME
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M
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2
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TAP
M
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F
S GL
C TN
T AP
B OP
B OP
Figure 26
15. CLEAR ALL MEMORY:
You may clear the system memory at any time. This
will erase all your programmed memory and restore
the unit to it's default settings. There are two ways
to clear the memory; While main power is turned off,
turn the SEARCH KNOB (6) in a counter-clockwise
direction. While the search knob is turned in a counter-clockwise direction turn main power on. Or, you
can press the TIME BUTTON until "PRESET MODE"
is displayed. Now turn the TRACK KNOB until "MEM
CLEAR" is displayed and then press the TRACK
KNOB and "ERASING" should be displayed.
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2
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TAP
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Figure 27
16. FIRMWARE VERSION DISPLAY:
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You may display the units firmware version. Firmware
is the units internal programming code. To view the
firmware version; Press the TIME BUTTON for 2
sec. until "PRESET MODE" is displayed. Now turn
the TRACK KNOB until "VERSION" and the version
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1
2
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number is displayed in the LCD (2). Turning and
pressing the TRACK KNOB can also select and set
Close Time Mode and Sleep Mode. Press the TIME
BUTTON to exit Preset Mode.
AUTO CUE
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
FOLDER
TRACK
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
SINGLE
RELOOP
M
S
RELOOP
F
SGL
C TN
TIME
M
M
M
AUTO BPM
T IME
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SGL
C TN
T IME
MP3
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
SINGLE
RELOOP
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AUTO CUE
1
2
3
4
TAP
S
F
S GL
C TN
T AP
B OP
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PITCH ADJUSTMENTS
PITCH ADJUSTMENTS:
The different pitch adjustments allow a track's or a loop's playback speed to be manipulated. This speed
manipulations is commonly used to beat match between two or more music sources such as a turntable or
another CD played. The playback speed may be increased or decreased by a factor of +/-100. The next section
details the different pitch manipulation schemes.
1. PITCH SLIDER (10):
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TOTALREMAIN
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This function will increase or decrease the tracks
playback speed or "PITCH." The maximum pitch percentage manipulation in this function is +/-100%. The
PITCH SLIDER is used to decrease or increase the
playback pitch. If the slider is move up (towards the
top of the unit) the pitch will decrease, if the slider is
moved down (towards the bottom of the unit) the pitch
adjustment can be
will increase. MThe 1PITCH
SLIDER
3
4
2
changed to range from +/-4%, +/-8%, +/-16%, or +/100% (See changing "PITCH SLIDER PERCENTAGE
RANGE" on the next page). This pitch adjustments
will effect normal playback and loops only when the
PITCH ON/OFF BUTTON (16) is turned on. The pitch
adjustments will not affect your loops.
M
S
RELOOP
F
SGL
C TN
TIME
1
M
3
2
4
M
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S GL
C TN
T AP
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RELOOP
Activating the Pitch slider (10): To activate the
PITCH SLIDER you must turn on the pitch adjustment function. Press the PITCH ON/OFF BUTTON
(16). The PITCH ON/OFF BUTTON L.E.D. will glow
when the function is activated. If the pitch function
is not activated the PITCH SLIDER will not function.
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C TN
T IME
TIME
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M
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TAP
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Figure 30
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AUTOBPM
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
AUTO CUE
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
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M
S
TRACK
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
Using the Pitch slider (10): Be sure the pitch
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F
SGL
C TN
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M
FOLDER
SINGLE
SINGLE
RELOOP
1
2
3
4
M
S
F
function has been engaged as described above. To
use the PITCH SLIDER slide the slider up and down.
Down will increase the pitch and up will decrease
3
4
the pitch. M
1
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ing range at any time. To change the operating range be sure the pitch function is turned
on, see figure 40. The pitch percentage can
be changed between +/-4%, +/-8%, +/-16%,
and +/- 100%. 4% will allow the least amount
of pitch manipulation and 100% will allow the
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most amount of
manipulation.
To adjust
the different values, tap on the % BUTTON (3)
until your desired value is reached. The L.E.D.
of the % BUTTON (3); glowing red for 4%, flashing red for 8%, glowing blue for 16% or flashing
blue for 100%.
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F
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C TN
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4
TAP
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T AP
B OP
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Figure 32
2. PITCH BENDING:
Unlike the PITCH SLIDER (10) adjustment this function will momentarily increase or decrease a tracks
speed during playback. There are two ways to operate this function with the (-) & (+) PITCH BUTTONS (15)
or with the JOG WHEEL (1). The maximum pitch bend percentage allowed is +/- 100%. The pitch bend function will work in conjunction with the PITCH SLIDER (10) pitch setting. For example, if the PITCH SLIDER (10)
is set to a 2% pitch gain the pitch bending process will begin at 2% and will continue to the maximum of
+/- 100%.
NOTE: A -100% pitch manipulation will stop playback entirely.
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Holding down on the (-) PITCH BEND BUTTON
(15) will provide a slow down in the playback
pitch.
SGL
C TN
T IME
TIME
1
M
3
2
4
TAP
B OP
Figure 33
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AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
AUTOBPM
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
AUTO CUE
SINGLE
T IME
M
S
TRACK
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
RELOOP
F
SGL
C TN
TIME
M
FOLDER
SINGLE
RELOOP
1
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3
4
M
S
Holding down on the (+) PITCH BEND BUTTON
(15) will provide a speed bump in the playback
pitch.
3
4
1
2
M
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C TN
T AP
TAP
B OP
Figure 34
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PITCH ADJUSTMENTS
3. PITCH BEND BUTTONS (15):
The (+) PITCH BEND BUTTON (15) will increase track playback speed and the (-) PITCH BEND BUTTON (15)
will decrease track playback speed. The extent to which the speed changes is proportionate to the amount
of time the button is pressed. For example, if the (+) PITCH BEND BUTTON (15) is held down continuously as
in figure 43, the disc speed will increases and will continue to increase until it reaches a maximum of 100%
speed gain. When you release the (+) PITCH BEND BUTTON (15) the disc speed will automati ally return to
it’s previous set speed.
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4. JOG WHEEL (1):
The JOG WHEEL will temporarily bend the pitch if a track is in playback mode Rotating the wheel in a clockwise direction will increase your track pitch and rotating the wheel in a counter-clockwise direction will slow
your track pitch. The speed you rotate the JOG WHEEL will determine pitch bend percentage (%). For example,
if the JOG WHEEL is continuously turned in a counter-clockwise direction the playback speed will steadily
decreases and will continue to decrease until playback reaches a maximum of -100% and playback stops
entirely. When you stop turning the JOG WHEEL the disc speed will automati ally return to it’s previous set
speed.
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NOTE: You cannot use the JOG WHEEL as a pitch bend function when the SCRATCH EFFECT (5) is
activated.
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BOP EFFECT
14. CREATING A BOP EFFECT:
The Bop Effect is a stutter effect that is similar to turntable scratching. You can use this effect to create tricks
in your mixing. Creating a BOP effect is a simple process:
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AUTO CUE
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PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
SINGLE
RELOOP
M
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RELOOP
F
S
M
F
1) Press the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON
(22) so music is playing (Figure 36).
T IME
SGL
C TN
S GL
C TN
TIME
1
M
3
2
4
1
M
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2
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Figure 36
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2) Press the IN BUTTON (21) (Figure 37) at
the point you want your BOP to take place.
TRACK
FOLDER
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
RELOOP
S
M
F
SGL
C TN
T IME
TIME
1
M
3
2
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TAP
B OP
Figure 37
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AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
AUTOBPM
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
AUTO CUE
SINGLE
T IME
M
S
TRACK
3) Now tap the BOP BUTTON (18) (Figure 38). It
will produce a stutter effect as quickly as you
tap on the BOP BUTTON (18).
TIME
1
2
3
4
TAP
B OP
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S
F
S GL
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4) When you discontinue
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normal playback will resume from the
point you initial started your BOP.
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ACCESSING MP3 FOLDERS
ACCESS MP3 FOLDERS :
Use this function to access the different folders (files) located on your Mp3 disc.
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1) Press the FOLDER BUTTON (9) to display the
folder selection. See FOLDER INDICATOR (58)
on page 14.
MP3
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
RELOOP
M
S
F
SGL
C TN
T IME
TIME
1
M
3
2
4
TAP
B OP
Figure 39
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MP3
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
FOLDER
TRACK
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
RELOOP
S
M
F
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MP3
AUTO BPM
AUTO CUE
TRACK
FOLDER
PITCH
TOTALREMAIN
SINGLE
2) Now, press the TRACK KNOB (8) and turn it
clockwise to scroll forward through the folders
or turn it counter clockwise to scroll backwards
through the folders.
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M
S
F
SGL
C TN
TIME
M
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3
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B OP
Figure 40
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FLIP-FLOP™
12. FLIP-FLOP™
This feature is a kind of “auto pilot." “Flip-Flop™” mode can only function with the both drives of the
MCD-810. The "Flip-Flop" function can work with the player connected to a mixer, but it will only
work with an American Audio® or American DJ® “Q” Start mixer. Also, the "Flip-Flop" function can
work with the cd player connected directly to speakers, without the mixer. With “Flip-Flop™” you
can have one disc drive begin playback when the other ends. You can “Flip Flop™” single tracks, or
entire discs. NOTE: When the cd player is connected directly to the speakers, without a mixer,
the player can only "Flip-Flop" in single mode. It cannot "Flip-Flop" entire discs. To "Flip-Flop"
entire discs, the player must be connected to a mixer.
FLIP-FLOP™ connection and set-up using a mixer:
1) Connect your system as described under ""FLIP-FLOP" CONNECTED TO A "Q" START MIXER
on the next page.
2) Turn the "Q" Start functions on your mixer to "on", and set your American Audio® “Q” Deck™
mixers' crossfader to the center position.
3) Load disc drives with audio discs.
4) Press the SGL/CTN BUTTON (13) to choose between SINGLE mode or CONTINUOUS mode.
5) After they have both cued, press the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (22) on one of your drives to begin
playback.
6) If you have the cd player set to SINGLE mode, the first cds' single track will play and after it has
ended the second cds' track will immediately begin playback. If the player is set to CONTINUOUS mode, the first cd will play all the way through, and then after it has ended the second cd
will start.
7) FLIP FLOP™ will continue until you stop it or power is interrupted.
FLIP-FLOP™ connection and set-up direct to speakers:
1) Connect your system as described under ""FLIP-FLOP" CONNECTED DIRECT TO SPEAKERS"
on the next page.
2) Connect CONTROL START UNIT 1 to CONTROL START UNIT 2 on the back of the remote controller.
3) Load disc drives with audio discs.
4) Press the SGL/CTN BUTTON (13) to choose SINGLE mode. The "Flip-Flop" function, when
connected in this way cannot "Flip-Flop" entire cds.
5) After they have both cued, press the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (22) on one of your drives to begin
playback.
6) Once the first cds' single track has ended the second cds' track will immediately begin playback.
7) FLIP FLOP™ will continue until you stop it or power is interrupted.
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"FLIP-FLOP" SET UP INSTRUCTIONS
"FLIP-FLOP" (RELAY) CONNECTED TO A "Q" START MIXER
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SERIAL NO:
MODEL NO : Q-2422 MKII
POWER SOURCE :
115/230V~ 50/60Hz 13W
MADE IN CHINA
B
MIN
A
MAX
BOOTH
TRIM OUTPUT
AUX/IN
"FLIP-FLOP" (RELAY) CONNECTED DIRECT TO SPEAKERS
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BEFORE SWITCHING OFF THE POWER
• When you have finished using the CD unit, and before switching off the power, be sure that the disc
holder has been closed with the OPEN/CLOSE button.
• TRAY PROTECTION: If tray is not closed after 60 seconds, it will close automatically and pause.
CAUTION: DO NOT forcibly close the disc holder when the power is off.
Do not switch off the power when
the disc holder is open.
Switch off the power after the
disc holder has been closed with
the OPEN/CLOSE button.
DO NOT switch off the power when the disc holder is
open. Switch off the power after the disc holder has been
closed with the OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON (23 & 25).
COMPACT DISCS
1. PRECAUTIONS ON HANDLING COMPACT DISCS
Compact disc are constructed of the same types of plastic record are. To avoid severe damage to you valuable
disc please observe the following guide lines. Following the these guide lines will ensure long disc life.
• Do not allow fingerprints, oil or dust to get on the surface of the disc. If the disc is dirty, wipe it off with
a soft dry cloth.
• Do not use benzene, thinner, water, record spray, electrostatic-proof chemicals, or silicone-treated cloths
to clean discs.
• Always handle discs carefully to prevent damaging the surface; in particular when removing a disc from
the jewel case.
• Do not bend the disc.
• Do not apply heat.
• Do not enlarge the hole in the center of the disc.
• Do not write on the label (printed side) with a hard tipped implement such as a pencil or ball point pen.
• Condensation will form if a disc is brought into a warm area from a colder one, such as outdoors in
winter. Do not attempt to dry the disc with a hair dryer, etc.
2.
•
•
•
PRECAUTION ON STORAGE
After playing a disc, always unload it from the unit.
Always store the compact disc in the jewel case, protecting from dirt or damage.
Do not place discs in the following areas:
a) Areas exposed to direct sunlight for a considerable time.
b) Areas subject to accumulation of dust or high humidity.
c) Areas affected by heat from indoor heaters, etc.
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WARRANTY
WARRANTY INFORMATION: The MCD-810™ carries a ONE year (365 days) limited warranty.
This warranty covers parts and labor. Please fill out the enclosed warranty card to validate your purchase and warranty. All returned service items whether under warranty or not, must be freight pre-paid
and accompany a return authorization (R.A.) number. If the unit is under warranty, you must provide
a copy of your proof of purchase invoice. Please contact American Audio® customer support at (800)
322-6337 for a R.A. number. All package not displaying a R.A. number on the outside of the package
will be returned to the shipper.
1-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
A. American Audio® hereby warrants, to the original purchaser, American Audio® products to be free
of manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for a period of 1 Year (365 days) from the date
of purchase. This warranty shall be valid only if the product is purchased within the United States of
America, including possessions and territories. It is the owner’s responsibility to establish the date and
place of purchase by acceptable evidence, at the time service is sought.
B. For warranty service, send the product only to the American Audio® factory. All shipping charges
must be pre-paid. If the requested repairs or service (including parts replacement) are within the terms
of this warranty, American Audio® will pay return shipping charges only to a designated point within the
United States. If the entire instrument is sent, it must be shipped in its original package. No accessories
should be shipped with the product. If any accessories are shipped with the product, American Audio®
shall have no liability whatsoever for loss of or damage to any such accessories, nor for the safe return
thereof.
C. This warranty is void if the serial number has been altered or removed; if the product is modified in
any manner which American Audio® concludes, after inspection, affects the reliability of the product;
if the product has been repaired or serviced by anyone other than the American Audio® factory unless
prior written authorization was issued to purchaser by American Audio®; if the product is damaged
because not properly maintained as set forth in the instruction manual.
D. This is not a service contract, and this warranty does not include maintenance, cleaning or periodic check-up. During the period specified above, American Audio® will replace defective parts at its
expense, and will absorb all expenses for warranty service and repair labor by reason of defects in
material or workmanship. The sole responsibility of American Audio® under this warranty shall be limited to the repair of the product, or replacement thereof, including parts, at the sole discretion of American Audio®. All products covered by this warranty were manufactured after January 1, 1990, and bear
identifying marks to that effect.
E. American Audio® reserves the right to make changes in design and/or improvements upon its products without any obligation to include these changes in any products theretofore manufactured.
F. No warranty, whether expressed or implied, is given or made with respect to any accessory supplied
with products described above. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, all implied warranties made by American Audio® in connection with this product, including warranties of merchantability
or fitness, are limited in duration to the warranty period set forth above. And no warranties, whether
expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness, shall apply to this product after
said period has expired. The consumer’s and or Dealer’s sole remedy shall be such repair or replacement as is expressly provided above; and under no circumstances shall American Audio® be liable for
any loss or damage, direct or consequential, arising out of the use of, or inability to use, this product.
G. This warranty is the only written warranty applicable to American Audio® Products and supersedes
all prior warranties and written descriptions of warranty terms and conditions heretofore published.
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SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL
Type:
Disc type:
Pitch Range:
Pitch Bend:
Pitch Accuracy:
Dimensions:
Installation:
Weight:
Power supply:
Power consumption:
Environmental conditions:
Accessories:
Model: American Audio® MCD-810™ - Professional CD Player
Tray loading, digital compact disc audio player.
Standard size compact discs (5 in/12cm and 3in/8cm)
Within +/- 4%, +/- 8%, +/- 16%, +/- 100%
+/- 4%, +/- 8%, +/- 16%, (+/- 100% for CD)
0.1%
Main Unit:
482(W) x 88.8(H) x 310(D) mm
19"(W) x 3.49"(H) x 12.18"(D)
Control Unit: 482(W) x 132(H) x 76.2(D) mm
19"(W) x 5.25(H) x 3"(D)
Place on flat surface or mount in flat case
16.9 Lbs. / 7.7 Kgs
AC 115/230V, 50/60Hz
Single Voltage:
AC 100V, 50/60Hz (Japan)
AC 110V, 60Hz (Colombia)
AC 120V, 60Hz (U.S.A. and Canada)
AC 127V, 60Hz (Mexico)
AC 220V, 50Hz (Chile and Argentina)
AC 220V, 60Hz (Philippines and Korea)
AC 230V, 50Hz (Europe, New Zealand, South Africa, and Singapore)
AC 240V, 50Hz (Australia and U.K.)
23W
Operational temperature: 5 to 35˚C (41 to 95˚F)
Operational humidity: 25 to 85% RH (no condensation)
Storage temperature: -20 to 60˚C (4 to 140˚F)
Connecting RCA Cable (2 sets for left and right channels)
Control 1/8” miniplug type (3 feet)
AUDIO SECTION
Quantization:
16 bit linear per channel
Sampling rate:
44.1 kHz at normal pitch
Over sampling rate:
8 times
D/A conversion
16 bit
AUDIO CHARACTERISTICS (TEST DISC: TCD-782, LOAD=47Kohm)
ITEM
NORMAL
LIMIT
CONDITION
Output level
2Vrms+/-0.5dB
2V+/-1dB
1KHz,0dB
Channel balance
Within 0.1dB
1dB
1KHz,0dB
Frequency response
20Hz-20KHz +/-0.4dB
+/-1dB
0dB Output
De-emphasis response
+2.4/-0dBdB
+3/-0dB
16KHz,-20dB
Channel separation*
100dB
90dB
1KHz,0dB
T.H.D. + NOISE*
0.006%
0.01%
1KHz,0dB
S/N ratio (IHF-A)*
102dB
90dB
1KHz.0dB
NOTE: * With 20KHz low pass filter.
SEARCHING TIME (TEST DISC: TCD-792)
ITEM
NORMAL
LIMITS
CONDITION
Short access time
2sec
4sec
Play next track
Long access time
4sec
6sec
Track 1 ->Track 20
Track 20 ->Track 1
PLAYABILITY
ITEM
NORMAL
LIMIT
CONDITION
Interruption
1mm
0.7mm
TCD-725
Black dot
1mm
0.6mm
TCD-725
Finger prints
75um
65um
TCD-725
Eccentricity
140um
140um
TCD-712 W/O TRACK JUMP
Vertical deviation
1mm
0.5mm
TCD-731R
PICK-UP
System
Object lens drive system optical pick-up
Object lens drive system
2 dimensional parallel drive
Tracking detection
3 spot beam detection
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SPECIFICATIONS
Optical source
Semiconductor laser
Wave length
780nm
NOTES: Specifications and improvements in the design of this unit and this manual are subject to
change without any prior written notice.
CHECK THE AMERICAN AUDIO WEBSITE FOR DOWNLOADABLE USER SOFTWARE
UPDATES.
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