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Cat. No. 32-3001
OWNER’S MANUAL
Please read before using this equipment.
SM-1000
Audio Mixer with Echo (Rack Mount Type)
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FEATURES
Your Radio Shack SSM-1000 Audio
Mixer with Echo is a sophisticated
control center for recording from multiple playback sources such as a CD
player, tuner, turntable, or VCR, or
from live performances. A seven band
equalizer and an echo effect are incorporated into the mixer so you can tailor the sound to compensate for
environmental conditions or for personal preference. The mixer’s many
features give you almost limitless
sound combinations.
Its features include:
7-Band Frequency Equalizer — allows you to tailor the sound output to
your preference.
Two Pairs of Stereo PHONO Inputs
— for using turntables with either
magnetic or ceramic cartridges.
Stereo Line Inputs — let you connect
most high level audio sources, such
as a tape deck, amplifier, tuner, or
VCR.
Low-Noise Tape Out Jack — for
high-quality tape recording.
Slide Controls — for fingertip control
of sound mixing and fading adjustments.
Monitor Controls — let you hear and
check line inputs using headphones
before mixing.
Normal/Standby/Talkover Switch —
lets you control when you talk with
music, talk over music, or talk without
interrupting the music or being heard
through the mixer, to give you a “DJ’s”
control.
Phono 1/Phono 2 Fader Control —
allows you to quickly and smoothly
switch between playing PHONO 1 and
PHONO 2.
Monitoring Controls — lets you listen to the outputs of MIC, PHONO 1,
PHONO 2, LINE 1, LINE 2, or MASTER through headphones.
To obtain best performance of your
audio SSM-2200 Mixer, please read
this manual carefully before you connect it to other audio components.
For your important records, we recommend you record this unit’s serial
number in the space provided. You’ll
find the serial number on the bottom of
the unit.
Serial Number:
© 1995 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
Radio Shack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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CONTENTS
Preparation............................................................................................................. 4
Connecting the Outputs .................................................................................... 4
Connecting Inputs and Presetting Levels ......................................................... 4
Pre-Adjusting the Monitor Levels ...................................................................... 5
Listening Safely .......................................................................................... 6
Operation................................................................................................................ 7
Basic Operation ................................................................................................ 7
Using The “DJ’s” Microphone............................................................................ 8
Normal ........................................................................................................ 8
Talkover ...................................................................................................... 8
Standby ...................................................................................................... 8
Using Echo........................................................................................................ 8
Using the 7-Band Frequency Equalizer ............................................................ 9
Troubleshooting .................................................................................................. 10
Care and Maintenance ........................................................................................ 11
Specifications ...................................................................................................... 12
Warning: To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this mixer to rain or moisture.
CAUTION
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This symbol is intended to alert you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the mixer’s enclosure that might be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open the mixer’s
case.
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PREPARATION
CONNECTING THE
OUTPUTS
1. Connect the AC power cord to a
standard AC outlet.
2. Before turning on the power:
Connect your amplifier and a cassette
recorder to the audio output jacks on
the back of the mixer.
• Set MIC, PHONO 1, PHONO 2 ,
LINE 1, and LINE 2 to 0.
• Set
(illus - show the
left and right output jacks.)
NORMAL/STANDBY/TALKOVER to STANDBY.
• Set MONITOR LEVEL fully counterclockwise to minimum.
• Set EQUALIZER BYPASS/ON to
BYPASS.
1. Connect the amplifier’s left and
right input jacks to the mixer’s
MAIN OUT output jacks to play the
mixer’s sound.
2. Connect the tape recorder’s left
and right input jacks to the mixer’s
TAPE OUT output jacks to record
the mixer’s sound.
CONNECTING INPUTS
AND PRESETTING
LEVELS
Connect your audio sources (AM/FM
tuners, CD players, cassette decks, or
phonograph players) to the audio input jacks on the back of the mixer.
(illus - show the
left and right input
jacks.)
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(illus)
3. Set POWER OFF/ON to ON to turn
on the mixer’s power. The VU
meters and the power indicator
lights.
4. Connect a high-quality microphone with a 1/4-inch plug to the
MIC terminal.
Note: This is the remote (guest)
microphone.
5. Set MIC main volume control to 5.
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Note: You can set the control to
any other position (except 0).
However, to get an accurate preset, all the volume controls must
set to the exact same position.
(illus)
5. While you use the microphone,
insert a flat bladed screwdriver
into the slot above the corresponding volume control and
adjust it until you obtain a reading
of 0 on the OUTPUT LEVEL VU
meters.
(illus)
• Except for the PHONO ceramic
inputs, you can connect any highlevel audio source (tuner, cassette
tape deck, CD player, magneticcartridge turntable, or VCR) to any
set of input jacks.
• Connect the ground wires (usually
black or green) from your magnetic cartridge turntable to the
GND screw terminal on the back of
the mixer.
PRE-ADJUSTING THE
MONITOR LEVELS
To listen in privacy or monitor the audio source inputs so you can locate an
exact passage or section before mixing it into the MAIN OUTPUT, insert a
pair of stereo headphones (not supplied) equipped with a 1/4-inch plug
into the PHONES jack on the lower left
front corner of the mixer. Your local
Radio Shack store sells a wide selection of headphones.
6. Temporarily set the MIC main volume control to 0.
7. Repeat Steps 4 through 7 to connect and adjust the preset levels
of all your other audio input
sources.
Notes:
• Do not connect the high-level outputs of an audio source to the lowPHONO
CERAMIC
2
level
(ceramic) jacks.
(illus)
1. Set the volume control of the input
sources to be monitored to their
minimum settings.
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2. Set MONITOR to MIC to select the
remote microphone.
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Note: The DJ’s microphone input
cannot be monitored.
3. Set MONITOR LEVEL to approximately halfway between minimum and maximum.
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4. Adjust the volume control of the
input source you selected until
you hear the signal in the headphones at the desired level.
Caution: Be careful not to accidentally slide up the main volume
control of the monitored source
before you are ready to put it “on
the air.”
5. Repeat Steps 1 through 4 to
select and preadjust the monitor
volume level of the rest of the
audio input sources (PHONO 1 ,
PHONO 2 , LINE 1, or LINE 2) you
want to monitor.
To monitor an audio input source, simply select the desired MONITOR switch
and use MONITOR LEVEL to adjust the
volume as desired.
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Listening Safely
Do not listen at extremely high volume
levels. Extended, high-volume listening can lead to permanent hearing
loss.
Follow these guidelines to protect your
hearing, especially when you use
headphones.
• Always start by setting the volume
to the lowest level possible before
you begin listening. Put the earphone or headsets on, then gradually increase the volume as
necessary.
• Once you set the volume, do not
increase it. Over a period of time,
your ears adapt to the volume
level, so a volume level that does
not cause discomfort might still
damage your hearing.
Caution: As you begin to mix, be
careful not to get into the habit of always increasing volume levels to
achieve the proper balance. You can
bring high levels down just as easily
as bring low levels up. Try to keep the
independent level controls in the middle position (3 to 8), and adjust the
overall volume with the MASTER volume control as well as the volume
control of your input audio equipment.
Listening at excessive volume levels
will soon give you ‘’tired ears’’ and you
won’t be as pleased with your finished
product later.
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OPERATION
BASIC OPERATION
You can mix up to 6 inputs at the
same time and use the built-in equalizer and echo generator to tailor the
sound as desired.
1. Set MASTER to approximately 5.
2. Set the switch above each volume
control to select the input you
want to activate. (For example, set
MIC HI/LOW to HI when you use a
high impedance microphone, or
LOW when you use a low impedance microphone.
(illus)
5. Set ECHO BYPASS/ON to ON to
produce an ECHO effect and to
BYPASS to eliminate the ECHO
effect. (See “Using Echo.”)
6. Push in EQUALIZER BYPASS/ON
to ON to operate the right and left
7-channel frequency equalizer
controls. (See “Using the 7-Band
Frequency Equalizer.”)
7. When two turntables (or other
audio components connected to
the PHONO 1 and PHONO 2 inputs)
are playing at the same time, slide
FADER (PHONO 1/PHONO 2):
• Left, to fade in the volume of
PHONO 1 and fade out the volume of PHONO 2.
• Right, to fade in the volume of
PHONO 2 and fade out the volume of PHONO 1.
3. Adjust the corresponding volume
level control to obtain a reading of
0 on the OUTPUT LEVEL VU
meters.
Note: This lets you quickly and
smoothly change from playing
PHONO 1 to playing PHONO 2 (or
vice versa).
Note: The OUTPUT LEVEL VU
meter indicates the output signal
levels of the left and right channels.
8. Set the MASTER volume to the
desired volume.
4. Adjust MONITOR LEVEL clockwise to increase the main (DJ)
microphone’s volume; rotate it
counterclockwise to decrease the
volume.
9. Set POWER OFF/ON to OFF to turn
off the mixer’s power. The VU
meters lights go off.
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USING THE “DJ’S”
MICROPHONE
Normal
For equal blending of voice and music, set NORMAL/STANDBY/TALKOVER
to NORMAL. In the NORMAL mode, the
“DJ” MIC input is mixed to blend equally with all the main volume inputs
(MIC , PHONO 1 , PHONO 2, LINE 1, and
LINE 2). You can adjust LEVEL to increase or decrease the microphone
level without affecting the main volume inputs.
Talkover
Start with a microphone level that
gives a VU reading of 5 to 3.
To talk over music, set NORMAL/
STANDBY/TALKOVER to TALKOVER.
The mixer automatically reduces all
the main volume inputs ( MIC, PHONO
1, PHONO 2, LINE 1, and LINE 2) just
enough for you to hear yourself in the
headphones or speakers (over the
music).
When you finish speaking, set NORMAL/STANDBY/TALKOVER to STANDBY. The mixer automatically returns all
the main volume inputs to their original levels.
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Standby
To disable the MIC INPUT microphone,
set NORMAL/STANDBY/TALKOVER to
STANDBY.
Note: Set MIC LEVEL to minimum (full
counterclockwise) when the microphone is not in use.
USING ECHO
The echo mode is applied to the
sound after all the inputs are mixed.
Set ECHO BYPASS/ON to ON to turn on
the echo mode and activate the DELAY and REPEAT functions. Set ECHO
BYPASS/ON to BYPASS to turn off the
echo mode.
The DELAY control lets you induce a
measured time delay to simulate an
echo. Set DELAY to full counterclockwise for a minimum (0) time delay and
to full clockwise for a maximum time
delay.
The REPEAT control lets you control
the length of time a tone is repeated
(reverberation). Set REPEAT to 10 for
the longest time and to 0 for the shortest time.
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USING THE 7-BAND
FREQUENCY
EQUALIZER
With the seven sliding frequency controls, you can tailor the sound processed through the mixer to fit the
acoustic surroundings and your personal taste.
Each control varies by ±12 dB the level of a narrow band of frequencies
centered around the frequency noted
between the controls (60 Hz, 150 Hz,
400 Hz, 1 kHz, 2.4 kHz, 6 kHz, and 15
kHz).
Frequency
Set the EQUALIZER BYPASS/ON
switch to ON to turn on the frequency
equalizer. Then slide the control up to
boost the indicated frequency range or
down to reduce it.
Notes:
• If you set the control to the center
position, the frequency range is
unaltered.
• In order to provide smooth frequency control, the effect of these
controls must overlap slightly.
Thus, the 1 kHz control has a
slight effect on the range of frequencies covered by the 400 Hz
and the 2.4k Hz controls.
Purpose
60 Hz
Adjusts the frequencies in the low bass range (low organ notes
and bass drums). Reduces rumble or other low-frequency noise
150 Hz
Adjusts the frequencies in the low to middle bass range (low
organ notes, bass drums, timpani and some low-bass)
400 Hz
Adjusts frequencies in the middle-bass range (timpani and
some low-bass instruments)
1 kHz
Adjusts the range of frequencies in the middle frequency range
where the ear is most sensitive (vocals).
2.4 kHz
Adjusts the range of frequencies in the upper middle frequency
range that include vocals and some upper-midrange instruments (clarinet and saxophone)
6 kHz
Adjusts the range of frequencies in the lower high frequency
range that include some vocals and upper-midrange instruments (clarinet and saxophone).
15 kHz
Adjusts high-frequency sounds (cymbals, flutes, and violins).
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Your SSM-1000 Mixer should require very little maintenance. If you do have problems, refer to the troubleshooting chart below for possible solutions.
Caution: Only a qualified service technician should perform repairs on this SSM1000 Mixer!
Problem
Solution
Check the AC power connection.
Nothing works
Make sure the AC outlet is ‘’live’’.
Check the power connections to the rest of the system
(amplifier/receiver, etc.)
Check the control setting.
No signal from an
audio input source.
Check the connections between the mixer and the input
source.
Hum from PHONO
Connect the turntable’s ground wire (usually black or
green) to one of the GND screws on the back of the
mixer.
Hum from other
inputs
Make sure there are no low level inputs connected to the
LINE 1 and 2 jacks.
Feedback “squeals”
Move the microphone farther away from the output
speakers or use a directional microphone.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Radio Shack Audio SSM-1000 Mixer with Echo is an example of superior design and craftsmanship. The following suggestions will help you care for your SSM1000 Mixer so you can enjoy it for years.
Keep the mixer dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately. Liquids
might contain minerals that can corrode the electronic circuits.
Use and store the mixer only in normal temperature environments.
Temperature extremes can shorten the life of electronic devices and
distort or melt plastic parts.
Keep the mixer away from dust and dirt, which can cause premature
wear of parts.
Handle the mixer gently and carefully. Dropping it can damage circuit
boards and cases and can cause the mixer to work improperly.
CLEANER
Wipe the mixer with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.
Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents, or strong detergents
to clean the mixer.
Modifying or tampering with the mixer’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate your mixer’s warranty (and void your FCC authorization to
operate it). If your mixer is not performing as it should, take it to your local Radio
Shack store for assistance.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Input Impedance
Microphone ..................................................................................600 ohm (Low)
10k ohm (High)
Phono Magnetic 1 and 2 ........................................................................ 50k ohm
Phono Ceramic 1 and 2 .......................................................................100k ohm
Line 1 and 2 .........................................................................................100k ohm
Output Level (Tape Out/Main Out) .................................................................. 2V
Sensitivity (Master volume at 10 (Max) position)
Microphone .................................................................................... 0.5 mV (Low)
2.5 mV (High)
Phono Magnetic 1 and 2 ............................................................................. 3 mV
Phono Ceramic 1 and 2 .................................................................................. 2V
Line 1 and 2 (±3 dB Range)............................................................... 20–20 kHz
Signal-to-Noise (S/N) Ratio
Microphone ................................................................................................ 55 dB
Phono Magnetic 1 and 2 ............................................................................ 65 dB
Line 1 and 2 ............................................................................................... 70 dB
(T.H.D. at rated output (From 20 Hz to 20 kHz at Maximum Master Volume)
0.05 %)
Channel Separation at 1 kHz ........................................................................... 60 dB
Maximum Input Level
Microphone ................................................................................................. 7 mV
Phono Magnetic 1 and 2 ........................................................................... 20 mV
Phono Ceramic 1 and 2 ............................................................. more than 1.2 V
Line 1 and 2 (at Maximum Master Volume) .................................. more than 1 V
Control Frequency Accuracy.................................................................. +/- 10 %
(at 60 Hz, 150 Hz, 400 Hz, 1k Hz, 2.4k Hz, 6k Hz, 15k Hz)
Control Range at Rated Output ............................................................ +/- 12 dB
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RADIO SHACK LIMITED WARRANTY
This product is warranted against defects for 1 year from date of purchase from Radio
Shack company-owned stores and authorized Radio Shack franchisees and dealers.
Within this period, we will repair it without charge for parts and labor. Simply bring your
Radio Shack sales slip as proof of purchase date to any Radio Shack store. Warranty
does not cover transportation costs. Nor does it cover a product subjected to misuse or
accidental damage.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RADIO SHACK MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN. Some states
do not permit limitation or exclusion of implied warranties; therefore, the aforesaid limitation(s) or exclusion(s) may not apply to the purchaser.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
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