Operating Instructions
DCD-PRO310
MKII
Professional Dual CD Player
6122 S. Eastern Ave.
Los Angeles, Ca. 90040
www.americandj.com
6/09
CONTENTS
CAUTIONS REGARDING HANDLING.................................................................................................3
PRODUCT INFORMATION......................................................................................................................5
CUSTOMER SUPPORT .........................................................................................................................6
SET-UP................................................................................................................................................6
FEATURES............................................................................................................................................7
FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS
Remote Unit.............................................................................................................................8
Player Unit.............................................................................................................................11
Liquid Crystal Display..................................................................................................................13
BASIC OPERATION
LOADING/EJECTING DISC.......................................................................................................14
SELECTING TRACKS................................................................................................................14
STARTING/STOPPING PLAYBACK...........................................................................................14
Adjusting time display......................................................................................................15
pitch adjustments.............................................................................................................15
pitch Bending.......................................................................................................................16
looping...................................................................................................................17
Relay (flip-flop)..................................................................................................................................18
Shut down procedures..............................................................................................................19
HANDLING COMPACT DISC...............................................................................................................19
Warranty.......................................................................................................................................20
SPECIFICATIONS.............................................................................................................................21
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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ELECTRICAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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
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.
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._____________________________
NOTE: This product satisfies FCC regulations
when shielded cables and connectors are
used to connect the unit to other equipment.
To prevent electromagnetic interference with
electrical appliances such as radios and televisions, use shielded cables and connectors
for connections.
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.
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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
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.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO
WATER OR MOISTURE
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equip-
ment and receiver.
– Connect the unit into an electrical outlet on
a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
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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
Fig. A
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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I. Heat - The CD player should be situated away from heat sources such as radia-
tors, heat registers, stoves, or other appli-
ances (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
2. Do not let insecticides, benzene, or thinner come in contact with the surface of the unit.
3. Never disassemble or modify your unit in any way, doing so will void your manufactures warranty.
4. Never plug this unit in to a dimmer pack
5. Do not attempt to operate this unit if it becomes damaged in any way.
6. This unit is intended for indoor use only, use of this product outdoors voids all warranties.
7. Always mount this unit in safe and stable matter.
This unit 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 unit for any damage. Be sure all
accessories needed to operate the unit 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 unit to
your dealer without first contacting customer
support.
Line Voltage Selection
• 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 quali-
fied service technician.
8. Disconnect from main power before making any type of connection.
9. Cleaning • The CD Player should be cleaned only as
recommended by the manufacturer. Use a
soft cloth to wipe down the outside of the
unit. For stubborn stains moisten a soft cloth
with class cleaner or other mild detergent to
wipe away any stains. Use a soft cloth to wipe any residual cleaner. Never use volatile cleaners such as benzene, solvent, or thinner to clean your unit, these cleaners will damage
the units surface.
•Cleaning the pick-up lens - The pick-up lens
should not become dirty under normal us
age. If the lens does become dirty, contact
American Audio Technical Support for further
instructions. Third party lens cleaners avail
able but not highly recommended. Use of some of these cleaner may damage the pick-
up lens, be sure to follow extreme caution when using these types of cleaners.
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Voltage Line Selector Switch
WARRANTY INFORMATION
The DCD-PRO310 MKII™ 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.
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Customer SUPPORT
Customer Support: American Audio® provides a toll free customer support line, to provide set up help and
to answer any question should you encounter problems during your set up or initial operation. You may also visit
us on the web at www.americanaudio.us for any comments or suggestions. For service related issue please
contact American Audio®. Service Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard
Time.
Voice:
(800) 322-6337
Fax: (323) 582-2941
E-mail: support@americanaudio.us
Warning! To prevent or reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do not expose this unit to rain or moisture.
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this unit. Do not attempt any repairs yourself, doing so will
void your manufactures warranty. In the unlikely event your unit may require service please contact customer
support. Please do not return to your dealer without first contacting customer support.
Set-UP
1.Checking the Contents:
Be sure your DCD-PRO310 MKII™ was shipped with the following:
1) DCD-PRO310 MKII™ Dual CD player unit.
1) DCD-PRO310 MKII™ Controller Head Unit
2) Dual Male to Male RCA cable.
1) Warranty card.
1) Operating instructions (this booklet).
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 DCD-PRO310 MKII™ outputs to the line inputs of a mixer. Never connect a CD player's output to a mixers "phono" inputs.
CAUTION: Be sure to use the supplied control cables. Using a different type of cable may result in unit damage.
To avoid server unit damage, be sure main power is off when connecting the control cables.
CAUTION:
• 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)
CAUTION:
• The LCD is designed to be clearly visible within the angles shown in Figure 2. Mount the control unit so that the visual angle is within this range.
Figure 1
Figure 2
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Main features
Jog Wheel Pitch Bend (b)
Single or Continuous Play
Selectable Time Display
Auto Cue
Flip Flop™ (Relay Playback) (c)
Pitch Control and Bend
(+/-4%, +/-8%, or +/-16%)
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8 Times Over Sampling 1 Bit D/A Converter
60 Second Transport Protection (a)
10+ Track Skipping
Pitch Display
Reads CD and CD-R Media
Repeat in Single Mode
4 Speed Search
(a) 60 second transport protection: The CD transport tray will automatically close if left open for more than 60 seconds. If a CD is left in the tray it will immediately cue.
(b) Jog Wheel Pitch Bend: During normal playback, the jog wheel acts as a momentary pitch bend. Turing the wheel in a
clockwise direction will increase the speed and turning the wheel in a counter-clockwise direction will decrease the speed.
(c) Flip-Flop™: For FLIP-FLOP™ results you must use both disc drives. Connect your DCD-PRO310 MKII as described in
the set-up section of this manual. This feature will start the next player side once one player side has ended. For example, if
disc drive one is playing a disc and it ends, disc drive two will instantly begin to play. You may set FLIP-FLOP™ to play track to
track or disc to disc. For more information on this feature, see FLIP-FLOP™ on page 18.
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Figure 3
Figure 4
Remote control - face (figure 3)
1. JOG WHEEL - The jog wheel serves two functions depending on the current operating mode:
A. The jog wheel will act as a slow frame search control when the unit is in pause or cue mode allowing you to set a specific cue point or find a particular starting point.
B. The inner wheel also works as a momentary pitch bend during playback. Turning the wheel clockwise will increase the pitch percentage up to 16%, and turning the wheel in the coun-
terclockwise direction will decrease the pitch percentage up to -16%. The pitch bend will be determined on how fast you turn the wheel.
2. Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) - This high quality LCD Indicates all the functions (play, pause,
cue, etc..,), as they occur. This display is viewable at several comfortable angles as described on
page 6. The LCD icons will be described in the next section.
3. PITCH SLIDER - This slider is used to adjust the playback pitch percentage when the pitch (13)
function is activated. The slider is a set adjustment and will remain set until the pitch slider is moved
or the pitch (9) function has been turned off. The maximum pitch range of the slider is +/-12%. This
adjustment can be made with or without a CD in the drive. The pitch adjustment will remain even
if a disc has been removed, and will reflect on any other disc loaded into the unit. That is to say, if
you set a +2% pitch on one disc, remove that disc and insert another, that disc will also have a +2%
pitch. The amount of pitch being applied will be displayed in the LCD (2). Use this slider to match the
BPM’s of this unit to that of another music source. By changing the pitch of one disc with respect to
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the other in this way, the beats can be matched.
4. LOOP IN BUTTON - “cue ON THE FLY” - This function allows you to set a CUE POINT (see CUE
POINT page 17) without music interruption (“on the fly”). This button also sets the starting point of a
loop (see LOOP).
5. REPEAT BUTTON - When the player is in SINGLE mode and this button is pushed the song will
repeat until the button is pressed again. The Red LED above the button will glow when this function
is active.
6. +10 TRACK SKIP - This button allows you to skip ahead by 10 tracks. Example: if you are at Track
#1, pressing this button will skip you to Track #11, press the button again, it will skip to Track #21. If
there are not that many tracks, it will go back to Track #1.
7. SGL/CTN - This button allows the unit's play mode to change between Single and Continuous.
In single mode the unit will play a single track and return to cue mode. In continuous mode the unit
continues to play track by track and returns to cue mode after all tracks have played.
8. PITCH PERCENTAGE SELECTOR - Choose from pitch percentages of 4%, 8%, and 16%. See
page 15 for more details.
9. TIME - The TIME button is used to changed the displayed time values. Time can be displayed
as elapsed track time, remaining track time, and total disc remaining time.
10. TRACK BUTTONS -
TRACK Button - This button is used to select your desired track. Tapping this button will forward skip to the next track, holding down this button will rapidly forward skip through the
tracks on your CD.
TRACK Button - This button is used to select your desired track. Tapping this button
will skip backward to the previous track, holding down this button will rapidly skip backward through
the tracks on your CD.
11. LOOP Out Button - This button is used to set the ending point of a loop. A loop is started
by pressing the IN BUTTON (4), pressing the OUT BUTTON set the loop ending point. The loop will
continue to play until the OUT BUTTON is pressed once again.
12. RELAY BUTTON - This button is acitvates Flip-Flop™ mode. See page 18 for more information.
13. Pitch Button - This button is used to turn the pitch function on and off. The pitch functions
of the Pitch slider (3), Pitch Bend Buttons (14) and JOG WHEEL (1) will not function without
this function being activated. The pitch slider and pitch bend buttons have a maximum range of
+/-16%. The "+" and "-" pitch bend buttons have a maximum range of 16%.
14. PITCH BEND BUTTONS (-) PITCH BEND - The (-) pitch bend function creates a momentary “Slow Down” in the CD’s pitch
speed (Beats per minute - BPM) when the pitch (13) function is activated. This functions allows the
beats between two CD’s or any other music source to match. This is a momentary function. When the
button is depressed the pitch speed will automatically return to Pitch slider's (3) selected pitch.
Holding down this button will give a maximum of -16% pitch. Be sure to remember that this function is a momentary pitch adjustment, for a more precise adjustment use the Pitch slider's (3) to
match the BPM’s with another playing music source.
(+) PITCH BEND - The (+) pitch bend function creates a momentary “BUMP” in the CD’s pitch
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speed (Beats per minute - BPM) when the pitch (13) function is activated. This functions allows the
beats between two CD’s or any other music source to match. This is a momentary function. When the
button is depressed the pitch speed will automatically return to Pitch slider's (3) selected pitch.
Holding down this button will give a maximum of +16% pitch. Be sure to remember that this function is a momentary pitch adjustment, for a more precise adjustment use the Pitch slider's (3) to
match the BPM’s with another playing music source.
15.SEARCH BUTTONS This search button allows you to quickly scan backwards through a track.
This search button allows you to quickly scan forwards through a track.
16. RELOOP BUTTON - If a LOOP has been made (see setting a LOOP on page 17), but the CD
Player is not actively in LOOP mode (a loop is not playing), pressing the RELOOP button will
instantly reactivate the LOOP mode. To exit the loop, press the LOOP OUT BUTTON (11).
17. 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 green play LED will glow,
and while in pause mode the green play LED will flash.
18. CUE - Pressing the CUE button during playback immediately pauses playback and returns the
track to the last set cue point. The red CUE BUTTON LED will glow when the unit is in cue mode The
LED will also flash every time a new CUE POINT is set. The CUE button can also be held down to
momentarily play the CD. When you release the CUE button it instantly returns to the last set CUE
POINT.
19. OPEN/CLOSE (Disc Tray Open/Close) - This button is used to open and close the disc transport tray door. NOTE: When a disc is loaded, the tray will not open unless the unit is in pause or cue
mode.
Remote control - rear (figure 4)
20. REMOTE JACK - Connect the supplied 8 pin din cable from this jack to the player's remote connector. This will allow you to control the player functions.
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Player unit - Face (figure 5)
21. DRIVE 1 Transport Tray - This tray is used to load and unload a compact disc into the drive
1 mechanism. The tray is opened and closed by pressing the drive 1 oPEN/CLOSE button (22).
Never attempt to force the transport tray open or closed when the power is turned off.
22. DRIVE 1 OPEN/CLOSE (Transport Tray 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.
23. POWER SWITCH - This switch is used to control the unit's main power. A red LED directly above
the power switch will glow to indicate main power is active.
24. 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.
25. DRIVE 2 Transport Tray - This tray is used to load and unload a compact disc into the drive
2 mechanism. The tray is opened and closed by pressing the drive 2 oPEN/CLOSE button (24).
Never attempt to force the transport tray open or closed when the power is turned off.
TRANSPORT unit - REAR (figure 6)
26. 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 represents the left channels output.
27. REMOTE JACK - Connect the supplied 8 pin cable from this jack to the remote control's connector. This will allow you to control the player functions with the remote unit.
28. POWER CONNECTOR - This is the main power connection. Only use the supplied polarized
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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.
29. 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 115v
or 230v to accommodate the two major power source. Always be sure to disconnect the power plug
before changing the voltage.
*Only dual voltage units have this switch.
30. 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.
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Liquid crystal display (LCD)
31
39
38
37
32
36
35
33
34
Figure 7
LCD Display (figure 7)
31. Time bar indicator - This bar visually details the time defined in the time meter (36, 37, &
38). As with the time meter (36, 37, & 38), this bar is also dependent on the selected time function
Remain (35) elapsed, or Total remain (34). This bar will begin to flash when 15 seconds of a
track remain and will begin to rapidly flash when three seconds of a track remain. The flashing bar is
a great visual reminder a track is about to end. The flashing bar will function regardless of which time
mode the unit is in. NOTE: When neither TOTAL REMAIN OR REMAIN are showing in the LCD
the unit is showing the tracks' ELAPSED TIME.
32. Single indicator - This indicates the unit is in single play mode. In single play mode, the unit
will play a single song and return to cue mode.
33. Pitch meter - This meter displays the pitch percentage being applied to playback by the
pitch slider (3). If the meter read zero regardless of the pitch slider's (3) position, the pitch
(13) function is not activated.
34. TOTAL REMAIN INDICATOR - This indicator is in direct reference to the time meter (36, 37, &
38). When the TOTAL REMAIN indicator is displayed in the LCD (2), the time defined will refer to the
entire discs' remaining time. The time mode is changed by tapping on TIME BUTTON (9). The unit
will indicate the elapsed time when neither the TOTAL REMAIN OR REMAIN indicators are
showing.
35. Remain indicator - This indicator is in direct reference to the time meter (36, 37, & 38).
When the REMAIN indicator is displayed in the LCD (2), the time defined will refer to a single track's
remaining time. The time mode is changed by tapping on TIME BUTTON (9). The unit will indicate
the elapsed time when neither the TOTAL REMAIN OR REMAIN indicators are showing.
36. Frame meter - This meter will display the elapsed, total, or frames. The displayed frames will
be indirect reference to the current time mode.
37. Seconds meter - This meter will display the elapsed, total, or remaining time in seconds. The
display time will be indirect reference to the current time mode.
38. MINUTES meter - This meter will display the elapsed, total, or remaining time in minutes. The
display time will be indirect reference to the current time mode.
39. Track indicator - This double digit indicator details a current track. The number displayed in
the track indicator is a direct reference to a track being selected for programming or a track in play,
pause, or cue mode.
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BASIC OPERATIONS
1. Opening and Closing the Disc Tray/Loading Discs
This is an electronic operation and can only work when the power is on. Press the
OPEN/CLOSE button (19) to open or close the disc tray. Pressing the PLAY/PAUSE
button (3), will also automatically close the tray if it is open and immediately cue
any CD that is in it. If the transport tray is left open for more than 60 seconds it will
close automatically to prevent accidental damage to the transport. Again if a CD is
left in the transport tray it will immediately cue to the first song. The disc trays cannot be opened during playback to prevent playback from being interrupted if the
OPEN/CLOSE button (19) is pressed accidentally. Stop playback, then press the
OPEN/CLOSE button (19) to open the trays.
5 in. / 12cm disc
Figure 8
3 in. / 8cm disc
2. Loading discs
The DCD-PRO310 MKII can play both 3 inch (8 cm) and 5 inch (12 cm) compact
discs (CD’s). Odd shaped and oval CD’s are not compatible. When loading a CD into
the unit always hold the disc by its' edges and place it in the disc tray. Never touch
the signal surface (the glossy side). When using 5 inch/12 cm discs, place the disc
in the outer tray guides (figure 8), and when using 3 inch/8 cm discs, place them
securely in the inner guides (figure 9).
CAUTION:
Figure 9
•Never insert any foreign objects in the disc tray.
• NEVER attempt to insert more than one disc in the disc tray at a time. Doing so may result in severe damage to the 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.
3.Selecting Tracks
Select a desired track by using either of the two TRACK Buttons (10). Tapping the TRACK Buttons (10)
once will select either a higher or lower track. You may hold down the TRACK Buttons (10) to change tracks
continuously at a higher speed. If you are using the TRACK Buttons (10) to select a new track during playback (a track already playing) the new track you selected will immediately begin playback as soon as the search
operation is completed.
4.STARTING PLAYBACK
Insert an audio CD as described above (loading discs). Pressing the PLAY/PAUSE button (17) with an audio
CD inserted will immediately start playback. 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 (18) is pressed.
5.Stopping Playback
Stopping playback will not stop the drive mechanism, but merely pause or cue the track. There are two ways
to stop playback:
1)Press the PLAY/PAUSE button (17) during playback to pause at that point.
2)Press the CUE button (18) during playback to return the track to it’s last cue point.
6. Pausing
Pausing temporarily stops playback. Pressing the PLAY/PAUSE button (17) changes the operating mode
between play and pause.
7. Setting a cue point
”Cueing” is the action of preparing for playback. The unit is designed to automatically cue at the first audible
signal on the first track of a disc when a disc is inserted. If a track is selected before a disc is inserted, the unit
will automatically cue to the first audible signal for the selected track.
You may press the IN BUTTON (4) on the fly (while the disc is playing). This will set a CUE Point without music
interuption. Pressing the CUE BUTTON (18) will now return you to the same point that you pressed the CUE
BUTTON (18). Pressing the CUE BUTTON (18) will now return you to this exact point.
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BASIC OPERATIONS (Cont)
8. Changing the time display (36, 37, & 38)/Time bar (39):
The time may be displayed in three different modes; Elapsed, Remain, and Total Remain. During normal playback, pressing the TIME button (9), will change the time display information (36, 37, & 38) in the LCD (2). The
following is a break down of the time settings and their definitions:
1)Total remain (34) - This details the time in the LCD (30, 29, & 28) as the current cds’ total remaining time. 2)Remain (39) - This details the time in the LCD (36, 37, & 38) as the current tracks’ remaining running time.
3) ELAPSED - This details the time in the LCD (36, 37, & 38) 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.
Time bar indicator - The time bar in the LCD (2) visually details the time defined in the time meter (36,
37, & 38). This bar is also dependent on the selected time function Remain (35) or total remain (34). This
bar will begin to flash when 15 seconds of a track remain and will begin to rapidly flash when three
seconds of a track remain. The flashing bar is a great visual reminder a track is about to end. The
flashing bar will function regardless of which time mode the unit is in.
9. Pitch adjustments:
This function will increase or decrease a tracks playback speed or "PITCH," this is not a momentary change
as in "PITCH BENDING" (see page 16). The maximum pitch bend percentage of the PITCH SLIDER is +/-16%.
The pitch SLIDER (3) 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
will increase.
Using the Pitch Slider Percentage Selector (8): You
may choose a pitch operating range at any time. To change
the operating range be sure the pitch function is turned
on, see figure 10. The pitch percentage can be changed
between +/-4%, +/-8%, and +/-16%. 4% will allow the least
amount of pitch manipulation and 16% will allow the most
amount of pitch manipulation. To adjust the different values,
press the Pitch ON/Off Button (13) and Tap on the %
Button (8) until your desired value is reached. The L.E.D.
of the % Button (8); glowing yellow for 4%, glowing green
Figure 10
for 8%, or glowing red for 16%.
Activating the Pitch Slider (3): To activate the
pitch slider (3), turn the pitch function on. Press
the PITCH BUTTON (13) to turn on the pitch function, when the pitch function is activated a LED will
begin to glow. If the pitch function is not activated
neither the pitch slider (3) nor the PITCH BEND
BUTTONS (14) will function.
Figure 11
Using the Pitch Slider (3): To use the pitch
slider (3) slide the slider up and down. Down will
increase the pitch and up will decrease the pitch.
Figure 12
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BASIC OPERATIONS (Cont)
10. Pitch BEND:
This function will momentarily increase or decrease a tracks playback speed. There are two ways to operate
this function with the (-) & (+) pitch buttons (14) or with the jog wheel (1). The maximum pitch bend
percentage allowed is +/- 16%. The pitch bend function will work in conjunction with the Pitch slider (3)
pitch setting.
Pitch bend buttons (14):
The (+) PITCH BEND button (14) will provide a speed bump and the (-) PITCH BEND button (14) will
provide a slow down. The maximum range of the PITCH BEND BUTTONS is 16%. 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 (14) is held down continuously, the disc speed will increases and will continue to increase until
reaches a maximum of 16% speed gain. When you release the (+) Pitch bend button (14) the disc speed
will automatically return to it’s previous speed.
Holding down or tapping on the (+) PITCH
BEND button (14) will provide a speed
bump in the playback pitch.
Figure 13
Holding down or tapping on the
(-) PITCH BEND button (14) will
provide a slow down in the playback pitch.
Figure 14
JOG WHEEL (1):
The jog wheel (1) will temporarily bend the pitch
if a track is in play 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 (1) will determine pitch bend percentage
(%).
Figure 15
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13.Creating and playing a Loop
A loop is a sound loop that plays continuously. 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.
1) Press Play/Pause Button (17) to activate
playback mode.
Figure 16
2) Press the In Button (4). This will set the starting point of the Seamless Loop (figure 17). The
IN BUTTON LED will blink.
Figure 17
3) Press the OUT Button (11) to set the ending point for your Loop (Figure 18). The LOOP IN
AND OUT BUTTON LEDs will stay lit indicating a
Loop is playing. Press the out Button again to
cancel the Loop.
Figure 18
4) Press the RELoop Button (16) to reactivate
the loop. Press the OUT BUTTON (11) to deactivate the loop.
5)Press the OUT BUTTON (11) again when you
reach your new ending point (Figure 18).
- FOR A SHORTER LOOP: Press the OUT BUTTON (11) at sooner point in the track
(Figure 18).
-FOR LONGER LOOP: Press the OUT BUTTON (11) at later point in the track
(Figure 18).
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"flip-flop' (relay) connection and set up
12. RELAY (FLIP-FLOP™)
This feature is a kind of “auto pilot." “Flip-Flop™” mode can only function with the both drives of the
DCD-PRO310 MKII. With “Flip-Flop™” you can have one disc drive begin playback when the other
ends. You can “Flip Flop™” single tracks, or entire discs.
1) Load disc drives with audio discs.
2) Press the Relay button (12), the LED above the Relay button will light up letting you know that Flip-Flop™ mode has been activated. Press the sgl/ctn button (7) to choose
between Single mode or Continuous mode.
3)After they have both cued, press the PLAY/pause button (17) on one of your drives to begin playback.
4)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.
5) FLIP FLOP™ will continue until you stop it or power is interrupted.
6) To deactivate Flip-Flop™ mode, press the Relay button again.
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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.
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
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 acces-sories, 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
Model: American Audio® DCD-PRO310 MKII™ - Professional Compact Disc
Player
System:
Dual, CD Tray Loading, Digital Compact Disc Audio Player.
Disc type:
Standard compact discs (5 in /12cm and 3in/8cm discs)
Dimensions: Player unit: 19” (W) x 3.49” (H) x 10” (D)
482mm (W) x 88.8mm (H) x 251mm (D) (without feet)
Control unit: 19”(W) x 3.49” (H) x 3.2” (D)
482mm (W) x 88.8mm (H) x 80mm (D) (without feet)
Installation:
Place on flat surface or mount in flat case
Weight:
15 Lbs. / 7kgs Power supply:
AC 115v/230v, 50/60Hz
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.)
Power consumption:
18W
Pitch control range:
+/-4%, +/-8%, and +/-16%
Pitch bend:
+/-16%
Pitch accuracy:
0.1% Environmental conditions: Operational temperature: 5 to 35˚C (41 to 95˚F) Operational humidity: 25 to 85% RH (non-condensation) Storage temperature: -20 to 60˚C (4 to 140˚F)
Accessories:
Dual RCA Cable (for left and right channels) Control 1/8” miniplug type (3 feet)
AUDIO SECTION Quantization:
Sampling rate:
Over sampling rate:
D/A conversion
Frequency response:
Output level:
Load impedance:
16 bit linear per channel 44.1 kHz at normal pitch 8 times over sampling 1 bit D/A converter 16 bit 20Hz to 20KHz +/-0.4dB
2.0Vms +/- 1dB 47k ohm or more
AUDIO CHARACTERISTICS (TEST DISC: TCD-782, LOAD=47Kohm)
ITEM
NOMINAL
LIMIT
CONDITION
Output level
2Vrms +/-0.5dB
2Vrms+/-1dB 1KHz,0dB
Channel balance
0.1dB
1dB
1KHz,0dB
Frequency response
+/-0.4dB
+/-1.0dB
20Hz-20KHz,0dB
De-emphasis response
+/-0.4/-0dB
+/-1dB
16KHz,-20dB
Channel separation*
89dB
80dB
1KHz,0dB
T.H.D. + NOISE*
0.01%
0.03%
1KHz,0dB
S/N ratio (IHF-A)*
92dB
85dB
1KHz.0dB
NOTE: *With 20KHz low pass filter.
SEARCHING TIME (TEST DISC: TCD-792)
ITEM
NOMINAL
Short access time
2 sec
Long access time
4 sec
CD recover time
1 sec
LIMITSCONDITION
4 sec
Play next track
6 sec
Track 1 ->Track 20 / Track 20 ->Track 1
2 sec
CD play interrupted by mechanical shock
PLAYABILITY
ITEM
Interruption
Black dot
Finger prints
Eccentricity
Vertical deviation
LIMIT
0.7mm
0.6mm
65um
140um
0.5mm
NOMINAL
1mm
1mm
75um
140um
1mm
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CONDITION
TCD-725
TCD-725
TCD-725
TCD-712, W/O TRACK JUMP
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SPECIFICATIONS
PICK-UP
System
Object lens drive system
Tracking detection
Optical source
Wave length
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Object lens drive system optical pick-up
2 dimensional parallel drive
3 spot beam detection
Semiconductor laser
780nm
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