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MIX800
MINIMIX
User’s manual
Version 1.0
October 2005
MINIMIX MIX800
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION:
To reduce the risk of electric shock,
do not remove the top cover (or the
rear section). No user serviceable
parts inside; refer servicing to
qualified personnel.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this appliance
to rain and moisture. The apparatus
shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be
placed on the apparatus.
This symbol, wherever it appears,
alerts you to the presence of
uninsulated dangerous voltage
inside the enclosure—voltage that
may be sufficient to constitute a risk
of shock.
This symbol, wherever it appears,
alerts you to important operating and
maintenance instructions in the
accompanying literature. Please
read the manual.
DETAILED SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two
blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong.
The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your
outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles,
and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury
from tipping over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
15) CAUTION - These service instructions are for use by qualified service personnel only. To reduce the
risk of electric shock do not perform any servicing other than that contained in the operation instructions
unless you are qualified to do so.
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MINIMIX
MINIMIX MIX800
Ultra-Compact Karaoke Machine with Voice Canceller and FX
MIX800
s Revolutionary Voice Canceller—effectively eliminates vocals from any stereo
source while retaining most music elements
s Integrated digital echo/reverb processor in 24-bit/40 kHz resolution for
ultimate vocal enhancement
s 2 independent mic channels with Level controls and Clip indicators for perfect
level adjustment
s Dedicated 2-band EQ for awesome vocal enhancement and sound shaping
s Accurate 6-digit LED output meter for precise level indication
s Stereo Line Inputs/Outputs for connecting your favorite CD, MP3, tape
recorder, etc.
s High-quality potentiometers and illuminated switches for long-term reliability
s Ultra low-noise audio operational amplifiers offer outstanding sound
performance
s All Mini Series models can be stacked on top of each other to create an
ultra-compact signal processor solution
s High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long
life
s Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
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s Ultra-compact 9.5" karaoke machine for studio and stage applications
MINIMIX MIX800
FOREWORD
Dear Customer,
welcome to the community of Mini Series users and thank
you very much for expressing your confidence in
BEHRINGER products by purchasing the MIX800. It is one
of my most pleasant tasks to write this letter to you, because
it is the culmination of many months of hard work delivered
by our engineering team to reach a very ambitious goal: to
design an outstanding device whose high level of
functionality will give you maximum performance.
The task to design our new MINIMIX certainly meant a great
deal of responsibility. You, the discerning user and musician,
were the focus of our entire development efforts. It also
meant a lot of work and night shifts to accomplish this goal.
But it was fun, too. Developing a product usually brings a
lot of people together, and what a great feeling it is when
everybody who participated in such a project can be proud
of what we’ve achieved.
It is our philosophy to share our joy with you, because you
are the most important member of the BEHRINGER family.
With your highly competent suggestions for new products
you’ve greatly contributed to shaping our company and
making it successful. In return, we guarantee you
uncompromising quality as well as excellent technical and audio properties at an extremely favorable
price. All of this will enable you to fully unfold your creativity without being hampered by budget
constraints.
We are often asked how we can make it to produce such high-grade devices at such unbelievably
low prices. The answer is quite simple: it’s you, our customers! Many satisfied customers means
large sales volumes enabling us to get better conditions of purchase for components, etc. Isn’t it
only fair to pass this benefit back to you? Because we know that your success is our success, too!
I would like to thank all people whose help on “Project MINIMIX MIX800” has made it all possible.
Everybody has made very personal contributions, starting from the designers of the unit via the
many staff members in our company to you, the user of BEHRINGER products.
My friends, it’s been worth the trouble!
Thank you very much,
Uli Behringer
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
MINIMIX MIX800
1. INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................... 5
2. CONTROL ELEMENTS AND CONNECTIONS ........................................... 6
2.1 The front ............................................................................................................................... 6
2.2 The rear ................................................................................................................................ 8
3. APPLICATION EXAMPLE ........................................................................... 8
4. SPECIFICATIONS ....................................................................................... 9
5. OTHER MINI PRODUCTS ......................................................................... 10
6. WARRANTY .............................................................................................. 11
1. INTRODUCTION
Thank you for expressing your confidence in us by purchasing the MINIMIX MIX800.
Sing along with this powerful karaoke machine! Its revolutionary Voice Canceller effectively eliminates
vocals from any stereo source while retaining most music elements. The integrated digital echo/
reverb processor in 24-bit/40 kHz resolution assures ultimate vocal enhancement. We’ve included 2
independent mic channels with Level controls and Clip indicators for perfect level adjustment. A
dedicated 2-band EQ provides for awesome vocal enhancement and sound shaping, and there is
an accurate 6-digit LED output meter for precise level indication. Stereo Line Inputs/Outputs let you
connect your favorite CD or MP3 player, tape recorder and similar equipment. Long-term reliability
is guaranteed with the high-quality potentiometers and illuminated switches. Ultra low-noise audio
operational amplifiers offer outstanding sound performance.
Karaoke has never been this easy and this much fun!
1.1 Before you get started
1.1.1 Shipment
Your MIX800 was carefully packed at the assembly plant to assure secure transport. Should the
condition of the cardboard box suggest that damage may have taken place, please inspect the unit
immediately and look for physical indications of damage.
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Damaged equipment should NEVER be sent directly to us. Please inform the dealer
from whom you acquired the unit immediately as well as the transportation company
from which you took delivery. Otherwise, all claims for replacement/repair may be
rendered invalid.
Please always use the original packaging to avoid damage due to storage or shipping.
Never let unsupervised children play with the MIX800 or with its packaging.
Please dispose of all packaging materials in an environmentally friendly fashion.
1. INTRODUCTION
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1.1 Before you get started .......................................................................................................... 5
1.1.1 Shipment .................................................................................................................... 5
1.1.2 Initial operation ........................................................................................................... 6
1.1.3 Online registration ...................................................................................................... 6
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1.1.2 Initial operation
Be sure that there is enough space around the unit for cooling. To avoid overheating, do not place
the MIX800 on top of power amps or near radiators, etc.
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To power the MIX800, use only the power supply unit that is delivered with your
equipment.
1.1.3 Online registration
Please do remember to register your new BEHRINGER equipment right after your purchase by
visiting www.behringer.com (alternatively www.behringer.de) and kindly read the terms and conditions
of our warranty carefully.
Should your BEHRINGER product malfunction, our goal is to have it repaired as quickly as possible.
To arrange for warranty service, please contact the retailer from whom the equipment was purchased.
Should your BEHRINGER dealer not be located in your vicinity, you may directly contact one of our
subsidiaries. Corresponding contact information is included in the original equipment packaging
(Global Contact Information/European Contact Information). Should your country not be listed, please
contact the distributor nearest you. A list of distributors can be found in the support area of our
website (www.behringer.com/support).
Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps us process your repair claims quicker and
more efficiently.
Thank you for your cooperation!
2. CONTROL ELEMENTS AND CONNECTIONS
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Please ensure that the unit is installed and operated only by people qualified to do so.
During installation and operation the user must have sufficient electrical contact to
earth. Electrostatic discharge may affect the operation of the unit.
2.1 The front
Fig. 2.1: Front panel control elements and connectors of the MIX800
MIC INPUT 1/2
1 or 2 microphones can be connected using these 1/4" jacks.
MIC LEVEL 1/2
The MIC LEVEL control adjusts the level of the microphone signal.
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After they pass the MIC LEVEL controls, the 2 microphone signals are combined into
1 mono signal.
2. CONTROL ELEMENTS AND CONNECTIONS
MINIMIX MIX800
CLIP
When the Clip LED lights up, distortion may occur in the microphone input of the MIX800.
Reduce the microphone level with the MIC LEVEL control
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EQ LOW
The EQ LOW control allows you to raise or lower the low-frequency content of the microphone
signal.
ECHO/REVERB
The MIX800 allows you to add an effect to the microphone signal. When the ECHO/REVERB
button is pressed in, you can add REVERB to the signal. When the button is pressed out, the
ECHO effect is active.
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1 of the 2 effects is always active! Use the FX LEVEL control
effect or to adjust the effect intensity.
to switch off the
FX LEVEL
The FX LEVEL control determines the amount of effect that is added to the master signal.
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Turn this control fully to the left to switch off the active effect.
IN/OUT
Press the IN/OUT button to activate the Voice Canceller in the signal path. This filter circuit
allows you to remove the vocals almost completely from a recording. The filter has been
designed so that vocal frequencies will be processed without significantly affecting other music
signals. What is more, the filter only works in the center of the stereo panorama, where vocals
are usually positioned in a recording.
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The Voice Canceller can be used for stereo signals only!
OUTPUT LEVEL
Set the volume of the output signal with the OUTPUT LEVEL control.
LED display
The LED display is for monitoring the input level. It comprises 6 LEDs. When the Clip LED
lights up, distortion may occur in the MIX800 output. Reduce the output level with the OUTPUT
LEVEL control
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switch
The
switch turns your MINIMIX MIX800 on and off.
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Attention: The
switch does not fully disconnect the unit from the mains. To disconnect
the unit from the mains, pull out the main cord plug or appliance coupler. When installing
the product, ensure the plug or appliance coupler is readily operable. Unplug the power
cord completely when the unit is not used for prolonged periods of time.
2. CONTROL ELEMENTS AND CONNECTIONS
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EQ HIGH
With the EQ HIGH control, you can raise or lower the high-frequency content of the microphone
signal.
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2.2 The rear
Fig. 2.2: Rear panel connectors of the MIX800
Use the 9 V jack to connect the power supply delivered with the unit.
These connectors are the unbalanced cinch outputs of the MIX800.
These connectors are the unbalanced cinch inputs of the MIX800.
SERIAL NUMBER
3. APPLICATION EXAMPLE
The wiring example shown below gives you an idea of how to use the MIX800.
Fig. 3.1: Using the MIX800
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3. APPLICATION EXAMPLE
4. SPECIFICATIONS
MINIMIX MIX800
MIC INPUTS
Connectors
Input impedance
Max. input level
1/4" stereo jack, balanced
approx. 2 kW balanced
-20 dBu
AUDIO INPUT
Cinch, unbalanced
approx. 20 kW
15 dBu
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Connectors
Input impedance
Max. input level
AUDIO OUTPUT
Type
Impedance
Max. output level
RCA connectors, unbalanced
approx. 150 W
15 dBu
SYSTEM DATA
Frequency response
Dynamics
THD
Signal crosstalk
Signal-to-noise ratio
10 Hz to 200 kHz, ±0/-2 dB
112 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
0.002 % typ. @ 4 dBu
-75 dB @ 1 kHz
97 dBu @ 4 dBu, A-weighted
POWER SUPPLY
Mains connection
Mains voltage
USA/Canada
U.K./Australia
China
Europe
Japan
Power consumption
external power supply, 9 V~/750 mA
120 V~, 60 Hz
240 V~, 50 Hz
220 V~, 50 Hz
230 V~, 50 Hz
100 V~, 50 - 60 Hz
6W
DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Weight
approx. 1 8/9" x 9 5/9" x 4 5/7"
(approx. 47.9 mm x 242.6 mm x 120 mm)
approx. 0.69 lbs.
(approx. 0.34 kg)
BEHRINGER is constantly striving to maintain the highest professional standards. As a result of these efforts, modifications may be
made from time to time to existing products without prior notice. Specifications and appearance may differ from those listed or
illustrated.
4. SPECIFICATIONS
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5. OTHER MINI PRODUCTS
The MINIBEAT belongs to the MINI suite of BEHRINGER products, which can operate together and
are introduced below:
MINIFEX FEX800
Ultra-compact 9.5" stereo multi-effects processor for studio and stage applications
s 16 awesome FX presets in 24-bit/48 kHz resolution including reverb, delay, chorus,
flanger, phaser, rotary speaker, pitch shifter and multi-effects
s Intuitive FX Preset control with LED’s indicating the selected program
MINIAMP AMP800
Ultra-compact 9.5" headphones amplifier system for studio and stage applications
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4 totally independent stereo high-power amplifier sections
Highest sonic quality with virtually all types of headphones even at maximum volume
MINICOM COM800
Ultra-compact 9.5" stereo modeling compressor for studio and stage applications
s 16 awesome preset models for the most typical compression applications (vocal, drums,
guitar, keyboard, etc.)
s Dedicated Compressor Modeling control with LED’s indicating the selected dynamics
program
MINIMIC MIC800
Ultra-compact 9.5" microphone modeling preamp for studio and stage applications
s High-end preamplifier for all microphone, instrument and line-level sources. Perfectly
complements studio-grade condenser mics
s Ultra-flexible Preamp Modeling allows you to quickly optimize your recordings
MINIMON MON800
Ultra-compact 9.5" monitor matrix mixer for studio
and stage applications
s Dedicated input section with 4 selectable and
mixable stereo inputs
s Accurate 6-digit LED main stereo output
meters for precise level indication
MINIBEAT BEAT800
Ultra-compact 9.5" dual beat counter/phono preamp
for studio and stage applications
s Intelligent dual BPM counters with Tempo
Difference indicator
s Ultra-flexible Beat Assist and Sync Lock
functions
MINIFBQ FBQ800
Ultra-compact 9.5" graphic equalizer for studio and
stage applications
s Revolutionary FBQ Feedback Detection
System instantly reveals critical frequencies
and can also be used as Audio Analyzer
s Additional Low Cut filter removes unwanted
frequencies, e. g. floor rumble
Fig. 5.1: MINI products stack on top of
each other
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5. OTHER MINI PRODUCTS
6. WARRANTY
MINIMIX MIX800
§ 1 OTHER WARRANTY RIGHTS AND NATIONAL LAW
1. This warranty does not exclude or limit the buyer’s statutory rights provided by national law, in
particular, any such rights against the seller that arise from a legally effective purchase contract.
§ 2 ONLINE REGISTRATION
Please do remember to register your new BEHRINGER equipment right after your purchase by
visiting www.behringer.com (alternatively www.behringer.de) and kindly read the terms and conditions
of our warranty carefully.
Registering your purchase and equipment with us helps us process your repair claims quicker and
more efficiently.
Thank you for your cooperation!
§ 3 WARRANTY
1. BEHRINGER (BEHRINGER International GmbH including all BEHRINGER subsidiaries listed on
the enclosed page, except BEHRINGER Japan) warrants the mechanical and electronic components
of this product to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year* from
the original date of purchase, in accordance with the warranty regulations described below. If the
product shows any defects within the specified warranty period that are not excluded from this
warranty as described under § 5, BEHRINGER shall, at its discretion, either replace or repair the
product using suitable new or reconditioned parts. In the case that other parts are used which
constitute an improvement, BEHRINGER may, at its discretion, charge the customer for the additional
cost of these parts.
2. If the warranty claim proves to be justified, the product will be returned to the user freight prepaid.
3. Warranty claims other than those indicated above are expressly excluded.
§ 4 RETURN AUTHORIZATION NUMBER
1. To obtain warranty service, the buyer (or his authorized dealer) must call BEHRINGER (see
enclosed list) during normal business hours BEFORE returning the product. All inquiries must be
accompanied by a description of the problem. BEHRINGER will then issue a return authorization
number.
2. Subsequently, the product must be returned in its original shipping carton, together with the return
authorization number to the address indicated by BEHRINGER.
3. Shipments without freight prepaid will not be accepted.
§ 5 WARRANTY REGULATIONS
1. Warranty services will be furnished only if the product is accompanied by a copy of the original
retail dealer’s invoice. Any product deemed eligible for repair or replacement under the terms of this
warranty will be repaired or replaced.
2. If the product needs to be modified or adapted in order to comply with applicable technical or
safety standards on a national or local level, in any country which is not the country for which the
product was originally developed and manufactured, this modification/adaptation shall not be
considered a defect in materials or workmanship. The warranty does not cover any such modification/
adaptation, irrespective of whether it was carried out properly or not. Under the terms of this warranty,
BEHRINGER shall not be held responsible for any cost resulting from such a modification/adaptation.
3. Free inspections and maintenance/repair work are expressly excluded from this warranty, in
particular, if caused by improper handling of the product by the user. This also applies to defects
caused by normal wear and tear, in particular, of faders, crossfaders, potentiometers, keys/buttons,
tubes, guitar strings, illuminants and similar parts.
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2. The warranty regulations mentioned herein are applicable unless they constitute an infringement
of national warranty law.
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4. Damages/defects caused by the following conditions are not covered by this warranty:
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improper handling, neglect or failure to operate the unit in compliance with the instructions
given in BEHRINGER user or service manuals.
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connection or operation of the unit in any way that does not comply with the technical or safety
regulations applicable in the country where the product is used.
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damages/defects caused by force majeure or any other condition that is beyond the control of
BEHRINGER.
5. Any repair or opening of the unit carried out by unauthorized personnel (user included) will void
the warranty.
6. If an inspection of the product by BEHRINGER shows that the defect in question is not covered by
the warranty, the inspection costs are payable by the customer.
7. Products which do not meet the terms of this warranty will be repaired exclusively at the buyer’s
expense. BEHRINGER will inform the buyer of any such circumstance. If the buyer fails to submit a
written repair order within 6 weeks after notification, BEHRINGER will return the unit C.O.D. with a
separate invoice for freight and packing. Such costs will also be invoiced separately when the buyer
has sent in a written repair order.
§ 6 WARRANTY TRANSFERABILITY
This warranty is extended exclusively to the original buyer (customer of retail dealer) and is not
transferable to anyone who may subsequently purchase this product. No other person (retail dealer,
etc.) shall be entitled to give any warranty promise on behalf of BEHRINGER.
§ 7 CLAIM FOR DAMAGES
Failure of BEHRINGER to provide proper warranty service shall not entitle the buyer to claim
(consequential) damages. In no event shall the liability of BEHRINGER exceed the invoiced value of
the product.
* Customers in the European Union please contact BEHRINGER Germany Support for further details.
Technical specifications and appearance subject to change without notice. The information contained
herein is correct at the time of printing. The names of companies, institutions or publications pictured
or mentioned and their respective logos are registered trademarks of their respective owners. Their
use neither constitutes a claim of the trademarks by BEHRINGER® nor affiliation of the trademark
owners with BEHRINGER®. BEHRINGER® accepts no liability for any loss which may be suffered by
any person who relies either wholly or in part upon any description, photograph or statement contained
herein. Colours and specification may vary slightly from product. Products are sold through our
authorised dealers only. Distributors and dealers are not agents of BEHRINGER® and have absolutely
no authority to bind BEHRINGER® by any express or implied undertaking or representation. No part
of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or
mechanical, including photocopying and recording of any kind, for any purpose, without the express
written permission of BEHRINGER Spezielle Studiotechnik GmbH. BEHRINGER® is a registered
trademark.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © 2005 BEHRINGER Spezielle Studiotechnik GmbH,
Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Str. 36-38, 47877 Willich-Münchheide II, Germany.
Tel. +49 2154 9206 0, Fax +49 2154 9206 4903
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6. WARRANTY
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
COMMISSION COMPLIANCE
INFORMATION
MINIMIX MIX800
Responsible party name:
MUSIC Group Services USA, Inc.
Address:
18912 North Creek Parkway,
Suite 200 Bothell, WA 98011,
USA
Phone/Fax No.:
Phone: +1 425 672 0816
Fax: +1 425 673 7647
MINIMIX MIX800
complies with the FCC rules as mentioned in the following paragraph:
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 equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Important information:
Changes or modifications to the equipment not expressly approved by MUSIC Group
can void the user’s authority to use the equipment.
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