American Audio CommanderPlus Music Mixer User Manual

COMMANDERplus
MIC 1
MIC 2
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MASTER LEVEL
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User Guide
and Reference Manual
Rev 01/02
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles Ca. 90058
www.americandj.com
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CONTENTS
MAIN FEATURES....................................................................................................................................3
ELECTRICAL PRECAUTIONS...............................................................................................................5
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.......................................................................................................................6
INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................................................7
SET-UP PRECAUTIONS.........................................................................................................................7
QUICK START.........................................................................................................................................8
UNPACKING...............................................................................................................................8
FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS
FRONT PANEL............................................................................................................................9
REAR PANEL............................................................................................................................15
CLEANING......................................................................................................................20
CROSS FADER REPLACMENT..........................................................................................................20
WARRANTY.........................................................................................................................................21
SPECIFICATIONS.....................................................................................................................22
COMMANDER PLUS™
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Feather Fader Plus for Q-Start Control
3 Phono, 6 Line, 3 Auxiliaries & 3 Mic Inputs
Balanced outputs • Rotary Kills
High quality Feather Fader™ for smooth, clean
cross fades (replaceable)
Bass, Mid, and Treble for each channel
2 Independent Microphones with Separate EQ
with combo connection (1/4”/XLR) - 3rd Mic on
channel 4
2 Zone Outputs with Bass and Treble Control
Zone 2 is assignable to any of the 4 channels
Mono/Stereo Switches on Master & Zones
High level headphone output
Cue mixing
Split cue for headphones
Low cut bass switch / -30dB cut feature for bass
Auto mute
Talk Over Button - Reduces channel output
Gain by 15dB +/- 2 dB
Send & receive for every channel including
independent mics - all selectable at the same
time
Left & right turntable ground connectors conve-
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MAIN FEATURES
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niently located at each end of the rear panel
Master level LED display w/ peak hold
Pre Fader Levels (PFL) for each channel
Accurate beat LED’s for easy cross fades
On/Off switch for channel assign
LED display for each channel
Gain control for each channel
Independent light control output for touch
panels and chase controllers Soft-touch rubber knobs for better control
12V DC BNC connector for gooseneck light
Rear inset “L” shape case design
120v/220v selectable
Q-Start Compatible (for use with American
Audio CD Players with Fader “Q” Start)
Fader “Q” Start on channels 1 & 2
2 year limited warranty
High output to headphones
Light Control Signal Output Jack
Dual Stereo LED Level Indicator Indicated Master Level
Master Output Pan Control
Balanced XLR Output
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WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
UNIT TO RAIN, LIQUIDS, OR MOISTURE
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG
WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE,
OR OTHER TYPE OF ELECTRICAL OUTLET
UNLESS THE WIDE BLADES CAN BE
CAREFULLY INSERTED INTO A MATCHING
WIDE SLOT.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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 qualified service technician.
AMERICAN AUDIO
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
PREAMP MIXER
DO NOT OPEN
MODEL NO. COMMANDER PLUS
AVIS:RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE-NE
AC 115/230V ~ 50/60HZ 20W
PAS OUVRIR.
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GND
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.
LIGHT CONTROL
CAUTION:
DISCONNECT SUPPLY CORD
BEFORE CHANGING FUSE.
ZONE 2
ZONE 1
REC
LIN
RECEIVE
SEND
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE,
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REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME
TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE.
ATTENTION:
AC INPUT 115/230V
FUSE 0.5A,F,250V
UTILISER UN FUSIBLE DE
RECHANGE DE MEME TYPE.
RIGHT
BALANCED OUTPUT
LEFT
EFFECT
OUTPUT
VOLTAGE SELECTOR SWITCH
Model No._____________________________
Serial No._____________________________
Purchase Notes:
Date of Purchase_______________________
Dealer Name__________________________
Dealer Address_________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
Dealer Phone__________________________
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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.
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.
MASTER
ATTENTION:
DEBRANCHER AVANT DE
REMPLACER LE FUSIBLE.
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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
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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:
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When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
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If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into
the product.
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If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
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If the product does not operate normally by following
the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operating instructions as an
improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to its
normal operation.
•
If the product has been dropped or damaged in any
way.
•
When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance — this indicates a need for service.
REPLACEMENT PARTS -- W hen replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or
have the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
SAFETY CHECK - Upon completion of any service or
repairs to this product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the product
is in proper operating condition.
WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING — The product should
not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.
HEAT — The product should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other products (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
Fig. A
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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1. For adult use only - Keep out of the reach
of children.
2. Water and Moisture - The player should not
be used near water - for example, near a bath
tub, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool, etc. Do not spill
water or other liquids in to or on to your mixer.
3. Ventilation - The Mixer should be situated
so that its location or position does not interfere
with its proper ventilation. For example, the
Mixer should not be situated on a bed, sofa,
rug, or similar surface that may block the ventilation openings; or, placed in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet that may
impede the flow of air through the ventilation
openings.
4. Heat - The Mixer should be situated away
from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
5. Power Sources - The Mixer should be connected to a power supply (wall outlet) only of
the type described in the operating instructions
or as marked on the Mixer.
6. Servicing -The user should not attempt to
service the Mixer beyond that described in the
operating instructions. There are no user serviceable parts inside. All other servicing should
be referred to qualified service personnel. The
Player should be serviced by qualified service
personnel when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has
been damaged.
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been
spilled into the Mixer.
C. The Mixer has been exposed to rain
or water.
D. The Mixer does not appear to operate
normally or exhibits a marked change
in performance.
7. Never disassemble or modify your unit in
any way, doing so will void your manufactures
warranty.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
8. Never plug this mixer in to a dimmer pack.
9. Do not let insecticides, benzene, or thinner
come in contact with the surface of the unit.
10. This unit is intended for indoor use only, use
of this product outdoors voids all warranties.
11. Always mount this unit in safe and stable
matter.
12. Disconnect from main power before making
any type of connection.
13. Cleaning - The mixer 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 glass 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.
14. 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.
15. To avoid electric shock, do not open the top
cover when the unit is plugged in. If problems
occur with the unit, call American Audio® customer support.
16. Do not place metal objects or spill any liquids inside or on the mixer. Electric shock or
malfunction may occur.
17. 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 mixer. Route
your power cord out of the way of foot traffic.
18. Always have the front gain controls set to
their lowest level during initial power-up to prevent speaker damage.
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INTRODUCTION
Introductions: Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the American Audio® Commander
Plus™ mixer. This mixer is a representation of American Audio’s continuing commitment to produce the
best and highest quality audio products possible at an affordable price. Please read and understand this
manual completely before attempting to operate your new mixer. Please carefully read and understand
the instructions in this manual thoroughly before attempting to operate this unit. These instructions
contain important safety information regarding the use and maintenance of this unit. Take special care
to follow all warning symbols and labels both on the unit and printed in this manual. Also, Please keep
this manual with the unit, for future reference.
Customer Support:
American Audio® provides a toll free customer support line, to provide set up help and answer any
question should you encounter problems during your initial set up or operation. You may also visit us on
the web at www.americandj.com for any comments or suggestions. Service Hours are Monday through
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Voice:
(800) 322-6337
Fax:
(323) 582-2610
E-mail:
support@americandj.com
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this mixer. Do not attempt any repairs yourself,
without being instructed to do so by an authorized American Audio service technician. Doing so will
void your manufactures warranty. In the unlikely event your mixer may require service, please contact
American Audio® customer support.
Do not discard the packing carton in the trash. Please recycle when ever possible.
COMMANDER PLUS™
SET-UP PRECAUTIONS
Please be sure to make any connections before plugging the mixer in to an electrical outlet. All fader
and volume controls should be set to zero or minimum position, before the mixer is switched on. If the
mixer has been exposed to drastic temperature fluctuation (e.g. after transportation), do not switch on
the mixer immediately. The arising condensation of water might damage your device. Leave the device
switched off until it has reached room temperature.
Operating Determinations:
• When installing this mixer, please make sure that the device is not exposed or will not be
exposed to extreme heat, moisture or dust!
• Do not operate the mixer in extremely hot (more than 30°/100°F) or extremely cold (less than
5°C/40°F) surroundings.
• Keep the unit out of direct sunlight and away from heaters.
• Operate the mixer only after becoming familiar with its functions. Do not permit operation by
persons not qualified for operating the mixer. Most damages are the result of unprofessional
operation!
• Do not attempt to operate this mixer if the power cord has been frayed or damaged.
• Disconnect from main power before making any type of connection.
• Do not attempt to operate this mixer, if it becomes damaged in any way.
• Never operate this mixer when it’s covers are removed.
• To reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do not expose this mixer rain or moisture.
• This mixer is intended for indoor use only, use of this product outdoors voids all warranties.
• During long periods of non-use, disconnect the mixer’s main power.
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QUICK START INSTRUCTIONS
QUICK START: American Audio ® would like to thank you for your purchase of this great audio product.
For those of you that are too impatient to read the entire user manual we have compiled these quick start
instructions. We hope that you will at least read through these instructions to familiarize yourself with the
basics of this mixer. The Commander Plus™ is part of American Audio’s continuing evolution in audio
technology. This unit has been built and designed to meet the needs of a typical DJ. We have attempted
to provide you with the most reliable product on the market by using only components constructed of
the finest material.
MASTER LEVEL - Use this level to control your main volume output. Try never to send an output of more
than +4dB to your system. Signal at levels higher than this will start to distort and may cause damage
to your system and speakers. Remember that a distorted signal from you mixer will only be multiplied
throughout your system.
CHANNEL GAIN LEVEL - The channel gain levels are not to be used as volume controls. Never use
the channel trim to set the output volume. These controls are used to aid in distortion control. Use these
control to preset your signal level before the crossfader. With your channel faders in the maximum position, use the channel trim level to set an average output level of about +4dB on you master level meter.
HEADPHONES - To avoid damaging your headphones always be sure the headphone volume level (27)
is set to minimum before plugging them in. To avoid sever hearing damage, never put the headphone on
without making sure the headphone level is turned down.
MAIN MIC - The main mic connector uses a combo plug that allows you to connect either a 1/4” unbalanced jack or by a standard 3-pin XLR balanced connector. The main mic also has an independent
volume control with separate high and low level adjustments. When feedback occurs when using the
mic, try lowering the “low” level this may reduce the feedback. Always leave the mic level to it’s minimum
level when not in use.
PHONO/AUX LINE LEVEL SELECTOR SWITCH (31) - This switch is used to change the selected input
from phono to line and vice versa. The switch selectors are on the rear panel.
COMMANDER PLUS™
UNPACKING
Every Commander Plus™ 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 mixer for any damage and be sure all equipment
necessary to operate the mixer 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 mixer to your dealer without first contacting customer support.
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CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS
FRONT PANEL
34 33
35
36
1
MIC 1
32 31 30
29 28
27
26
25
0
TREBLE
+20
+20
-30
MID
10
GAIN
+15
+15
+15
+15
+10
+10
+10
+10
TREBLE
TREBLE
0
GAIN
10
0
LIGHT 12V DC
+3
+3
+3
+1
+1
+1
+1
0
0
0
0
10
0
10
0
TREBLE
-3
-3
-3
-5
-5
-5
-5
10
0
-10
10
0
MID
-10
10
0
MID
BASS
+20
-30
EFFECT
10 EFFECT
0
LOW CUT
10 EFFECT
0
PHONO 1
AUX 1
AUTO
MUTE
OFF
PHONO 2
AUX 2
CH1
MIC2
MIC1
LINE 1
LINE 2
LINE 4
R
BALANCE
MONO
0
STEREO
RECEIVE
MONO
5
5
CH3
5
5
5
SEND
ZONE2
19
CH4
TREBLE
5
10
0
10
0
10
BASS
BASS
18
10
5
5
0
VOLUME
10
0
PFL
VOLUME
10
2 34
SPLIT CUE
PFL
TREBLE
5
3
PFL
20
10
STEREO
MIC 3
0
5
5
0
MONO
MASTER
LINE 5
5
5
10
STEREO
0
5
21
MIXER
ZONE1
LINE 6
PHONO 3
AUX 3
CH2
PREAMP
-10
BASS
LINE 3
TALK
T
OVER
+
ON
OFF
10 EFFECT
0
BASS
AUTO MUTE
OFF
10
LOW CUT
10 EFFECT
0
BASS
7
MID
LOW CUT
BASS
BASS
4
POWER
L
+20 EFFECT
-30
2
-1
-3
LOW CUT
0
COMMANDERplus
PROFESSIONAL
TREBLE
-1
2
4
dB
10
0
TREBLE
-1
- 40 30 20 10 7
R
+5
22
dB
L
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1. MICROPHONE EQ - These controls are used to adjust the microphone treble level, midrange, and
bass levels. Each microphone input has a separate channel EQ.
MICROPHONE TREBLE CONTROL - This knob is used to adjust the treble levels of the
Microphone with a maximum signal gain of 15dB or maximum signal decrease of -30dB.
Turning the knob in a counter-clockwise direction will decrease the amount of treble
applied to the microphone signal, turning the knob in a clockwise direction will increase
the amount of treble applied to microphone signal.
MICROPHONE MIDRANGE CONTROL - This knob is used to adjust the midrange levels of the
microphone with a maximum signal gain of 15dB or maximum signal decrease of -30dB. Turning
the knob in a counter-clockwise direction will decrease the amount of midrange applied
to the microphone signal, turning the knob in a clockwise direction will increase the
amount of midrange applied to microphone signal.
MICROPHONE BASS CONTROL - This knob is used to adjust the low frequency levels of
the microphone with a maximum signal gain of 15dB or maximum signal decrease of -30dB.
Turning the knob in a counter-clockwise direction will decrease the amount of bass applied to
the microphone signal, turning the knob in a clockwise direction will increase the amount
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of bass applied to microphone signal.
2. TALKOVER CONTROL - This function all decreases all signal output except the microphone signal.
The amount of decreased is controlled by the TALKOVER LEVEL (4). When the switch is in the “Auto
Mute” position talk over will automatically engage when the when the mixer receives a signal. MIC 1
has a “Talk Over” position that decreases signal output regardless of an incoming microphone signal.
In the OFF position all signals remain at their standard levels.
3. MICROPHONE VOLUME CONTROLS MIC 1 VOLUME CONTROLS - This slider controls the output volume of MICROPHONE 1 (3).
However, master volume is controlled by the MASTER VOLUME CONTROL (26).
MIC 2 VOLUME CONTROLS - This slider controls the output volume of MICROPHONE 2 (3).
However, master volume is controlled by the
4. TALKOVER LEVEL - This knob is used to adjust the amount general volume will be decreased
when the TALKOVER (2) function is engaged. A maximum of -15dB can be applied to the “Talkover.”
5. ASSIGN SWITCH - This push button switch is used to turn the CROSSFADER (9) function on and
off.
6. FADER ASSIGN SWITCH - This is a four position switch that assigns a channel to the CROSSFADER (9). When a channel is assigned to the left side of the CROSSFADER (9) that channels output
level is routed to and controlled by the CROSSFADER (9). Sliding the CROSSFADER (9) to left position will send full the assigned channels volume output to the MASTER VOLUME LEVEL (26) and sliding the CROSSFADER (9) to right position will cut that channels volume to MASTER VOLUME LEVEL
(26). The reverse is true for the right channel fader assign switch. When ASSIGN SWITCH (5) is set to
the "OFF" position the crossfader will have no function.
7. Q-START ON/OFF SWITCH - This function works in conjunction with a compatible American DJ® or
American Audio® “Q” Start CD player. When used with a compatible CD player, you can use the crossfader to start and stop a CD Player with the slide of the mixer’s CROSSFADER (9). The ON/OFF “Q"
START SWITCH activates the FADER “Q" START feature. When in the ON position, the FADER “Q"
START automatically returns the CD player to the preset CUE POINT.
For example; Assuming you have two compatible American Audio™ CD players or a
compatible dual CD player connected to channels one and two. When the Fader "Q" Start option
is turned on, sliding the crossfader to the far left position will trigger playback on CD player
1. When the crossfader is pushed to the far right position, playback on CD player 2 will
begin, and CD player 1 will return to the cue position. Refer to your American Audio CD
player user manual for setting CUE POINTS. Turn the ON/OFF SWITCH to the OFF
position to disengaged “Q” Start function and resume to a normal fader.
8. PFL (CUE SELECTOR) BUTTON - These buttons are used to activate a channels “CUE” mode. A
red LED next to the Cue button will glow when a channels cue mode is activated. The Cue function
sends a channels incoming signal to the headphones. The cue level is adjusted by the CUE LEVEL
KNOB (14). Be sure the CUE MIXING SLIDER (12) is set to the “CUE” position to hear a selected channel source.
9. FEATHER FADER PLUS CROSSFADER - This fader is used to blend the output signals of channels one and two together. When the fader is in the full left position (channel 1), the output signal of
channel one will be controlled by the master volume level. The same fundamentals will apply for channel two. Sliding the fader from one position to another will vary the output signals of channels one and
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two respectively. When the crossfader is set in the center position, the output signals of both the channels one and channels two will be even.
10. CHANNEL VOLUME FADER - These faders are used to control the output signal of any source
assigned to its particular channel. However, master volume is controlled by the MASTER VOLUME
CONTROL (26).
11. BEAT INDICATOR - The beat indicator LED’s flash at every bass beat of the respective source.
This function is used to visually reference a tracks BPMs. This function works in conjunction with the
CROSSFADER (9), if the CROSSFADER (9) is not activated the beat indicator will not function. The
beat indicators directly refer to any signal source assigned to the CROSSFADER (9). Use the BPM’s
indicator to beat sync to tracks together, as soon as the LEDs blink synchronously, the speed of the
two sources is synchronized.
12. CUE MIXING CONTROL - This functions allows you to monitor the Cue level as well as the
Program (main output) level in your headphones. A channels Cue Level may only be monitored if the
channels PFL (8) function is selected. To select a channels cue function press the PFL BUTTON (8)
that is directly associated with the specific channel you wish to monitor. You may use the mixing function to blend both the Cue level and the Program level together. You can vary the output level to either
hear more or less of either of the two levels. Sliding the Cue Mixing fader to the CUE position (left) will
allow you to hear more of the Cue level. Sliding the knob to the PGM position (right) will allow you to
hear more of the Program level (main output). You may also use the Cue Mixing Control to hear either
the Cue level or the Program level exclusively. If the fader is in the full CUE position you will only hear
the cue level, if the fader is in the full PGM position you will only hear the main output. This function is
especially useful when mixing without an monitor.
13. SPLIT CUE - This button will activate the "Split Cue" function. When used with a set of stereo
headphones, the Split Cue function will assign the Cue signal to the left channel of the headphones
and the Program (main output) signal to the right channel of the headphones. Essentially splitting the
cue signal in half. This process will allow for headphones mixing. The CUE MIXING CONTROL (12) will
also work in conjunction with function. Please note that this function will only work with a set of stereo
headphones.
14. CUE LEVEL VOLUME CONTROL - This knob is used to adjusts the headphone volume output
level. Turn the knob in a clockwise direction to increase the headphone volume.
15. HEADPHONE JACK - This jack is used to connect your headphones to the mixer allowing you to
monitor the cue source. Use headphones only rated at 8 ohms to 32 ohms. Most DJ headphones are
rated at 16 ohm, these are highly recommended. Always be sure the CUE LEVEL VOLUME (14) is set
to minimum before you put the headphones on.
16. ZONE 2 ASSIGN - This function switch allows you to select an independent channel output for
Zone 2. You may select any of the 4 channels or master output (PGM). This allows you to use one
mixer to control two separate outputs in two different areas.
17. ZONE 1 EQ CONTROLS ZONE 1 TREBLE CONTROL - This knob is used to adjust the treble levels of ZONE 1 allowing for a maximum treble gain of 15dB or maximum decrease of -30dB. Turning the knob in
a counter-clockwise direction will decrease the amount of treble applied to the ZONE 1 signal,
turning the knob in a clockwise direction will increase the amount of treble applied to
the ZONE 1 signal.
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ZONE 1 MIDRANGE CONTROL - This knob is used to adjust the
levels of ZONE 1 allowing for a maximum midrange gain of 15dB or
decrease of -30dB. Turning the knob in a counter-clockwise direction will
the amount of midrange applied to the ZONE 1 signal, turning the knob in a
direction will increase the amount of midrange applied to the ZONE 1 signal.
midrange
maximum
decrease
clockwise
ZONE 1 BASS CONTROL - This knob is used to adjust the low frequency levels of ZONE 1
allowing for a maximum bass gain of 15dB or maximum signal decrease of -30dB. Turning the
knob in a counter-clockwise direction will decrease the amount of bass applied to the ZONE 1
signal, turning the knob in a clockwise direction will increase the amount of bass applied to
the ZONE 1 signal.
18. ZONE 2 EQ CONTROLS ZONE 1 TREBLE CONTROL - This knob is used to adjust the treble levels of ZONE 1 allowing
for a maximum treble gain of 15dB or maximum decrease of -30dB. Turning the knob in a
counter-clockwise direction will decrease the amount of treble applied to the ZONE 1 signal,
turning the knob in a clockwise direction will increase the amount of treble applied to
the ZONE 1 signal.
ZONE 1 MIDRANGE CONTROL - This knob is used to adjust the midrange levels of ZONE 1
allowing for a maximum midrange gain of 15dB or maximum decrease of -30dB. Turning
the knob in a counter-clockwise direction will decrease the amount of midrange applied
to the ZONE 1 signal, turning the knob in a clockwise direction will increase the amount
of midrange applied to the ZONE 1 signal.
ZONE 1 BASS CONTROL - This knob is used to adjust the low frequency levels of ZONE 1
allowing for a maximum bass gain of 15dB or maximum signal decrease of -30dB. Turning
the knob in a counter-clockwise direction will decrease the amount of bass applied to the
ZONE 1 signal, turning the knob in a clockwise direction will increase the amount of bass
applied to the ZONE 1 signal.
19. ZONE 1 MONO/STEREO SWITCH - This switches the ZONE 1 output between stereo and
mono.
20. ZONE 2 MONO/STEREO SWITCH - This switches the ZONE 2 output between stereo and
mono.
21. SEND CONTROL - This knob controls the output signal to an external effects device such as a
echo box, phaser, or reverb.
22. SEND/RECEIVE ON/OFF SWITCH - This button turn the effect function on and off. When the
effect function is active a red LED will glow next to the power switch. When this function is not active
the SEND (21) and RECEIVE (25) controls will not function.
23. MAIN POWER SWITCH - This is the main power ON/OFF button. A LED beside the power switch
will glow indicating power is ON. Before main power is applied, be sure you have made all connections
to the mixer. Also be sure your amplifier(s) is(are) tuned off. Remember to avoid damaging pops to the
speakers, the mixer is turned on first and turned off last.
24. BNC JACK FOR GOOSENECK LAMP - This jack is used to connect an American Audio® 12V
DC gooseneck lamp. To avoid damage to the mixer do not attempt to connect anything other than and
American Audio® gooseneck lamp to this connection.
25. RECEIVE CONTROL - This knob controls the signal input from an external effects device such as
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a echo box, phaser, or reverb.
26. MASTER VOLUME CONTROL - This slider is used to control the master output level (main
volume). To avoid distorted output try to maintain an average output signal level no greater than +4 dB.
(see Channel Gain 32) To avoid speaker damage that may be caused by excessive volume, be sure
this slider is always set to zero (completely down) before turning the unit on.
27. MASTER OUTPUT MONO/STEREO SWITCH - This switches the Master Output signal between
stereo and mono.
28. MASTER OUTPUT BALANCE CONTROL - This knob is used to control the pan, adjust how much
of the signal is sent to the left and right output level. For true stereo imaging, maintain the knob in the
12 o’ clock position.
29. MASTER VOLUME LEVEL INDICATORS - The dual LED’s indicators are used to indicate the
average master output level. The level indicators will directly reflect the MASTER VOLUME LEVEL
(26).
30. CHANNEL EQUALIZER (“ROTARY KILLS” - BASS/MID/TREBLE CONTROL) - All of the channels include a three-band signal EQ. These controls are used to increase or decrease the LOW’s,
MID’s, and HI’s of the output signal.
CHANNEL TREBLE CONTROL - This knob is used to adjust the treble levels of a channel
allowing for a maximum treble gain of 15dB or maximum decrease of -30dB. Turning the knob
in a counter-clockwise direction will decrease the amount of treble applied to a channel signal,
turning the knob in a clockwise direction will increase the amount of treble applied
to a channel signal.
CHANNEL MIDRANGE CONTROL - This knob is used to adjust the midrange levels of a channel
allowing for a maximum midrange gain of 15dB or maximum decrease of -30dB.
Turning the knob in a counter-clockwise direction will decrease the amount of midrange
applied to a channel signal, turning the knob in a clockwise direction will increase the amount
of midrange applied to a channel signal.
CHANNEL BASS CONTROL - This knob is used to adjust the low frequency levels of a channel
allowing for a maximum bass gain of 15dB or maximum signal decrease of -30dB. Turning the
knob in a counter-clockwise direction will decrease the amount of bass applied to a channel
signal, turning the knob in a clockwise direction will increase the amount of bass applied to
a channel signal.
31. SOURCE SELECTOR SWITCH - These switches are used to select the input source assigned to
each channel. Each channel may only be assigned one input source at a time. This switch must be in
the “phono” position for turntable operation.
32. CHANNEL GAIN CONTROL - This adjustment is used to adjust the audio source signal input gain
for a channel. Never use the gain control to adjust a channels output volume. Setting the gain level
properly will ensure a clean output signal. An improper gain level adjustment will send a distorted signal
throughout the entire audio line which may damage speakers and amplifiers. To properly set a channels the gain level control:
1. Be sure the MASTER VOLUME CONTROL (26) is set to level 8.
2. Set the CHANNEL FADER (10) to level 8.
3. Begin playback on an audio source connected to the channel you are adjusting.
4. Use the Gain Control to adjust an average output volume of +4 dB in the
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CHANNEL LED LEVEL INDICATOR (33).
5. Repeat this step for all channels
33. CHANNEL VOLUME LEVEL INDICATORS - The LED’s indicators that run along each channels
EQ section are used to measure incoming signal levels. Use these indicator to visually maintain an
average signal output of +4dB. A consistent average output level of +4dB will produce a clean output
signal.
34. LOW CUT BUTTON - This buttons is used to cut the bass frequencies out of the channel output
signal. When this button is depressed the bass frequency level is cut by 100%.
35. EFFECT INSERT BUTTON - This buttons is used to insert an effect to the channel. Any external
effect device connected to this unit will be inserted in to any channel that has the Effect Button engaged.
When the effect insert is activated a red LED directly beside the Effect Button will glow.
36. MICROPHONE 1/MICROPHONE 2 COMBO JACK - Combination Microphone Jack. This jack will
accept a standard 1/4 plug or XLR 3-pin balanced male plug. The volume output level for each microphone will be controlled by their respective CHANNEL SLIDERS (3).
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REAR PANEL
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PREAMP MIXER
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GND
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AUX 3
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AUX 2
PHONO 3
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DISCONNECT SUPPLY CORD
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ZONE 2
ZONE 1
REC
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LINE 5
LINE 4
LINE 3
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AUX 3
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37. GND (GROUND TERMINAL) - Be sure to connect turntable ground leads to either or both of the
two available ground terminals. This will reduce the humming and popping noises associated with
magnetic phono cartridges.
38. LIGHT CONTROL OUTPUT - This jack provides a preset mono audio output signal. There is
no way to adjust this level, however this level will directly reflect the output level of the CHANNEL
SLIDERS (10). This buffered audio output should only be used with light controllers that can accept
an external audio input signal. This is a great feature for Touch Panels and Chase Controllers, allowing a light show to synchronize with the sound system automatically.
39. PLAYER CONTROL - These jacks are used to control the “Q-Start” function between the mixer
and a compatible American Audio® or American DJ® CD Player. Input the mini plugs included with
your CD player from CD player controller into these jacks, input CD 1 into jack 1 and CD 2 into jack 2
and so on. Be sure to only use the mono tip mini plugs included with your CD player to avoid damage
to the mixer and/or the CD player.
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40. CHANNEL LINE LEVEL SELECTOR SWITCHES - These switches are used to change the voltage line levels of there respected Phono / Aux RCA inputs jacks. When connecting turntables with
magnetic cartridges to these jacks be sure the corresponding switch is in the “PHONO” position, and
when using line level input devices be sure this switch is in the “AUX” position. Always be sure main
power is shut off before change the position of the Line Level Selector Switch.
41. AC VOLTAGE SELECTOR - This switch is used to change the operating voltage. Operating voltage can be toggled between 120v/50Hz or 220v/50~60Hz. Be sure the selector is set to the proper
voltage for your area before attempting to operate the unit. Always be sure main power is shut off
before change the position of the Voltage Selector Switch.
42. FUSE - This housing stores the 0.5 amp GMA protective fuse. Always replace with the exact
same type fuse, unless otherwise instructed, by an authorized American Audio ® service technician.
Replacing with any other type of fuse than that of the recommended fuse will void your unit warranty.
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43. AC CONNECTION - This connector is used to supply main power to the unit via the included
detachable power cord. The power connection uses an I.E.C. type connector, use only the supplied,
polarized AC power cord. Use only a power cord that matches this type of connection. Be sure to only
connect this unit to a power outlet that matches the printed power label on the unit. Never use a power
when the ground prong has been removed or broken off. The ground prong is used to reduce the risk
of electrical shock in case of an electrical short. This cord is designed to fit in one direction only. Do
not attempt to force a cord if it does not fit, be sure the cord is being inserted properly.
44. BALANCED XLR MASTER OUTPUTS - The Master Output includes a pair XLR Balanced
JACKS as well as a pair RCA UNBALANCED JACKS (48). The 3-pin XLR jacks send a high current
balanced output signal. These jacks should be used when you will be driving an amp or other audio
equipment with a balanced input, or whenever you will be running a signal line greater than 15 feet.
Always, use these jacks whenever possible.
45. SEND and RECEIVE EFFECT JACKS - These 1/4” jacks are used for line level effects inputs
only. You may connect a variety of outboard effect units to these jacks, such as reverbs and flangers.
Input volume will be controlled by the RECEIVE KNOB (25) and the output volume will be controlled
by the SEND KNOB (21).
46. ZONE LEVEL OUTPUTS - Use these separate output signals to drive a booth monitor or
separate sound system. The output level for these jacks will be controlled by the ZONE 1 (17) and
ZONE 2 (18) controller sections. These RCA jacks send a low current, unbalanced output signal.
These jacks should only be used for shorter cable runs to signal processors or looping to another
mixer.
47. REC OUT - This is a low current unbalanced output source designed for various tape and CD
recorders. The Record Out (REC OUT) level is dictated by the CHANNEL FADER LEVEL (10), it is
not influenced by the MASTER VOLUME CONTROL (26).
48. RCA MASTER OUTPUTS - The Master Output includes a pair XLR BALANCED JACKS (44) as
well as a pair RCA Unbalanced Jacks. The RCA jacks send a low current unbalanced output signal.
These jacks should only be used for shorter cable runs to signal processors or looping to another
mixer. For cable runs greater than 15 feet use the XLR BALANCED JACKS (44).
49. CHANNEL 4: RCA LINE INPUT JACKS - These Jacks are used for line level inputs. Connect
CD players or Tape Decks to LINE inputs. Line level musical instruments with stereo outputs such as
Rhythm Machines or Samplers should also be connected to LINE inputs. Turntables should only be
connected to “Phono” inputs. The red colored RCA jack represents the right channel input and the
white represents the left channel input. Input volume will be controlled by channel four CHANNEL
FADER (10).
50. CHANNEL 3: PHONO 3 INPUT/AUX 3 and LINE INPUT JACKS - The type of input must directly
reflect the selected mode of the LINE LEVEL SELECTOR SWITCH (40). Connect turntables equipped
with MM pickup cartridge to PHONO inputs (All DJ turntable use MM pick-up cartridges). CD players
or Tape Decks and other line level instruments may be connected to these jacks as long as the LINE
LEVEL SELECTOR SWITCH (40) is in the “AUX 3” position. The red colored RCA jack represents the
right channel input and the white represents the left channel input. Input volume will be controlled by
channel three CHANNEL FADER (10). The channel SOURCE SELECTOR SWITCH (31) must be in
the "Phono 3/Aux 3" position, to monitor any source connected to these jacks.
51. CHANNEL 2: PHONO 2 INPUT/AUX 2 and LINE INPUT JACKS - The type of input must
directly reflect the selected mode of the LINE LEVEL SELECTOR SWITCH (40). Connect turntables
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equipped with MM pickup cartridge to PHONO inputs (All DJ turntable use MM pick-up cartridges).
CD players or Tape Decks and other line level instruments may be connected to these jacks as long
as the LINE LEVEL SELECTOR SWITCH (40) is in the “AUX 2” position. The red colored RCA jack
represents the right channel input and the white represents the left channel input. Input volume will
be controlled by channel two CHANNEL FADER (10). The channel SOURCE SELECTOR SWITCH
(31) must be in the "Phono 2/Aux 2" position, to monitor any source connected to these jacks.
52. CHANNEL 1: PHONO 1 INPUT/AUX 1 and LINE INPUT JACKS - The type of input must directly
reflect the selected mode of the LINE LEVEL SELECTOR SWITCH (40). Connect turntables
equipped with MM pickup cartridge to PHONO inputs (All DJ turntable use MM pick-up cartridges).
CD players or Tape Decks and other line level instruments may be connected to these jacks as
long as the LINE LEVEL SELECTOR SWITCH (40) is in the “AUX 1” position. The red colored
RCA jack represents the right channel input and the white represents the left channel input. Input
volume will be controlled by channel one CHANNEL FADER (10). The channel SOURCE SELECTOR SWITCH (31) must be in the "Phono 1/Aux 1" position, to monitor any source connected to
these jacks.
53. MICROPHONE 3 CONNECTOR - This jack is used to a connect a microphone to the mixer. Connect you microphone via this 1/4 inch (6.3mm) jack. This microphone will be controlled through the
channel 4 fader. The channel 4 EQ will also effect the microphone output. Be sure to flip the SOURCE
SELECTOR SWITCH (31) to the “MIC 3” position to operate this microphone’s input signal.
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10 EFFECT
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AUX 1
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AUX 2
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MIC2
MIC1
LINE 1
LINE 4
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STEREO
RECEIVE
MONO
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PFL
PFL
TREBLE
5
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10
SEND
MIC 3
0
5
0
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MASTER
LINE 5
5
5
10
ZONE1
LINE 6
PHONO 3
AUX 3
LINE 2
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+3
10 -10
0
0
+5
+1
MIC 2
EQ
+20
-30
10
+3
+1
-3
MIC 1
EQ
+20
-30
GAIN
+5
+3
TREBLE
TREBLE
0
+5
10
0
+20
dB
+15
1
PFL
PRG
ON
OFF
10
BEAT
ON
OFF
2 3
1
4
ON
0
PREAMP MIXER
DO NOT OPEN
MODEL NO. COMMANDER PLUS
10
TALKOVER
T
LEVEL
ZONE2 ASSIGN
CUE MIXING
2 3
AMERICAN
4 AUDIO
1
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
0
5
CUE
FEATHER
A
F
FADER
ON
ASSIGN
ASSIGN CH
AVIS:RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE-NE
OFF
OFF
PAS OUVRIR.
“Q” STAR
T
T
ASSIGN CH
0
10
0
CUE
LEVEL
AC 115/230V ~ 50/60HZ 20W
“Q” STAR
T
T
F
FADER
“Q” STAR
T
T
PHONES
PGM
5
PLAYER CONTROL
10
GND
LIGHT CONTROL
AUX 3
B
PHONO 3
PHONO 2
AUX 2
AUX 1
PHONO 1
GND
A
CAUTION:
DISCONNECT SUPPLY CORD
BEFORE CHANGING FUSE.
ZONE 2
ZONE 1
REC
MASTER
LINE 6
LINE 5
LINE 4
LINE 3
PHONO 3
AUX 3
LINE 2
PHONO 2
AUX 2
LINE 1
PHONO 1
MIC 3
AUX 1
ATTENTION:
DEBRANCHER AVANT DE
L
REMPLACER LE FUSIBLE.
L
RECEIVE
SEND
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE,
R
REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME
R
TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE.
ATTENTION:
AC INPUT 115/230V
FUSE 0.5A,F,250V
UTILISER UN FUSIBLE DE
RECHANGE DE MEME TYPE.
RIGHT
BALANCED OUTPUT
LEFT
EFFECT
CH-4
OUTPUT
CH-3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
CUE
ELAPSED
TOTAL REMAIN
AUTO
CUE
CH-2
CH-1
.
SINGLE
LOOP
RELOOP
T
M
S
PITCH
F
EJECT/
STOP
SCRATCH
CASSETTE DECK
FLANGER
HOLD
ECHO
TRANS
PARAMETER
SGL/CTN
TIME
AUTO CUE
8%/12%/16%
ON/OFF
SAMPLE PITCH
1/1
90,11,12
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T U R N TA B L E
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MIC 1
TYPICAL MIXER SET-UP
MIC 2
LIGHT 12V DC
MASTER LEVEL
0
-30
TREBLE
+20
-30
10
GAIN
+15
+15
+15
L
+10
+10
+10
+10
- 40 30 20 10 7
10
GAIN
0
+20
-30
MID
+3
+1
10
0
TREBLE
-5
-10
10
0
10
0
MID
POWER
LOW CUT
BASS
+20
-30
EFFECT
10 EFFECT
0
10 EFFECT
0
10 EFFECT
0
BASS
BASS
BASS
ON
OFF
10 EFFECT
0
BASS
AUTO MUTE
PHONO 1
AUX 1
AUTO
MUTE
OFF
MIC2
MIC1
LINE 1
PHONO 2
AUX 2
CH1
LINE 4
0
STEREO
RECEIVE
MONO
5
5
5
5
5
STEREO
ZONE2
MIC 3
TREBLE
5
10
0
10
0
TREBLE
BASS
10
BASS
5
5
0
VOLUME
10
0
VOLUME
10
2 34
SPLIT CUE
PFL
PFL
PFL
10
5
0
5
5
10
SEND
CH4
0
5
0
MONO
MASTER
LINE 5
CH3
5
5
10
STEREO
ZONE1
LINE 6
PHONO 3
AUX 3
LINE 2
CH2
R
BALANCE
MONO
BASS
LINE 3
T
TALK
OVER
OFF
MIXER
LOW CUT
L
+20 EFFECT
-30
PREAMP
MID
LOW CUT
LOW CUT
+
-3
-5
-10
10
10
-1
-3
-5
-10
MID
7
dB
PROFESSIONAL
-5
0
4
COMMANDERplus
0
10 -10
MID
2
+1
10
-1
-3
0
R
+5
0
TREBLE
-1
2
4
+3
10
0
TREBLE
10
GAIN
0
0
0
-1
0
+20
MID
0
+5
+1
MIC 2
EQ
-30
10
+3
+1
-3
MIC 1
EQ
GAIN
+5
+3
TREBLE
TREBLE
0
+5
10
0
+20
dB
+15
1
PFL
PRG
ON
OFF
10
BEAT
ON
OFF
2 3
1
4
ON
ON
0
PREAMP MIXER
DO NOT OPEN
MODEL NO. COMMANDER PLUS
10
TALKOVER
T
LEVEL
ZONE2 ASSIGN
CUE MIXING
2 3
AMERICAN
4 AUDIO
1
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
0
5
CUE
FEATHER
A
F
FADER
ASSIGN
ASSIGN CH
AVIS:RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE-NE
OFF
OFF
PAS OUVRIR.
“Q” STAR
T
T
ASSIGN CH
0
10
0
CUE
LEVEL
AC 115/230V ~ 50/60HZ 20W
“Q” STAR
T
T
F
FADER
“Q” STAR
T
T
PHONES
PGM
5
PLAYER CONTROL
10
GND
LIGHT CONTROL
AUX 3
B
PHONO 3
PHONO 2
AUX 2
AUX 1
PHONO 1
GND
A
CAUTION:
DISCONNECT SUPPLY CORD
BEFORE CHANGING FUSE.
ZONE 2
ZONE 1
REC
MASTER
LINE 6
LINE 5
LINE 4
LINE 3
PHONO 3
AUX 3
LINE 2
PHONO 2
AUX 2
LINE 1
PHONO 1
MIC 3
AUX 1
ATTENTION:
DEBRANCHER AVANT DE
L
REMPLACER LE FUSIBLE.
L
RECEIVE
SEND
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE,
R
REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME
ATTENTION:
AC INPUT 115/230V
FUSE 0.5A,F,250V
UTILISER UN FUSIBLE DE
RIGHT
RECHANGE DE MEME TYPE.
BALANCED OUTPUT
Balanced XLR male to XLR female Cables
LEFT
R
RCA to RCA Patch Cables
TYPE AND RATING OF FUSE.
EFFECT
OUTPUT
CH-4
CH-3
CH-2
CH-1
CASSETTE DECK
American Audio V4000™
1/1
90,11,12
DIRK ELECTRONIC CORPORATION
SHU
Speaker Cables
Typical Balanced Output Set-up
This image details a typical stereo output layout. Note the use of the Balanced XLR Jacks on both the
mixer and the amplifier. Always use the balanced output jacks whenever possible. The balanced output
jacks should always be used for cable runs in excess of 15 feet.
Using the balanced jacks will ensure a clean signal through out the entire audio system.
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CLEANING
Due to fog residue, smoke, and dust, cleaning the mixer should be carried out periodically to residue
build up.
1. Use normal glass cleaner and a soft cloth to wipe down the outside casing.
2. Use a cleaner specially designed for electronics to spray in and around the knobs and switch.
This will reduce small particle built up that can effect the proper operation of the mixer.
3. Cleaning should be carried out every 30-60 days to prevent heavy built up.
4. Always be sure to dry all parts completely before plugging the mixer in.
Cleaning frequency depends on the environment in which the mixer operates (i.e. smoke, fog residue,
dust, dew).
COMMANDER PLUS™
CROSS FADER REPLACEMENT
The crossfader is “Hot Swapable” which means it may be replaced at any time, even when power is
applied. Only replace with American Audio Part Feather Fader Plus. Replacing with any other model
fader may seriously damage your mixer.
Replacing the Crossfader:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Disconnect the mixers main power supply
Using a number two Phillips screw driver, unscrew the each of the stainless steel retain screws
that hold the crossfader in place.
Gently remove the crossfader from its seated position. You may need to wiggle the crossfader
slightly to remove it.
After removing the crossfader, disconnect the ribbon cable that attaches the crossfader to the
PC board. Grasp the crossfader by its base and pull the ribbon cable by its connector not the
actual cables. The connector is designed to only fit one way, so don’t worry about the connectors
orientation.
Connect the new crossfader to the ribbon cable and replace in reverse order.
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WARRANTY
The Commander Plus™ carries a two year limited warranty. We recommend you fill out the enclosed warranty card to validate your purchase. All returned service items whether under warranty or not, must be
freight pre-paid and accompany a R.A. (return authorization) number. If the mixer is under warranty, you
must provide a proof of purchase invoice. You may obtain a R.A. number by contacting our customer support team on our toll free number. Please contact American Audio® customer support at (800) 322-
6337 for a R.A. number. All package not displaying a R.A. number on the outside of the package
will be returned to the shipper.
2-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 2 Year (730 days) from the date
of purchase. This warranty shall be valid only if the product is purchased within the United States of
America, including possessions and territories. It is the owner’s responsibility to establish the date and
place of purchase by acceptable evidence, at the time service is sought.
B. For warranty service, send the product only to the American Audio® factory. All shipping charges
must be pre-paid. If the requested repairs or service (including parts replacement) are within the terms
of this warranty, American Audio® will pay return shipping charges only to a designated point within the
United States. If the entire instrument is sent, it must be shipped in its original package. No accessories
should be shipped with the product. If any accessories are shipped with the product, American Audio®
shall have no liability whatsoever for loss of or damage to any such accessories, nor for the safe return
thereof.
C. This warranty is void if the serial number has been altered or removed; if the product is modified in
any manner which American Audio® concludes, after inspection, affects the reliability of the product; if
the product has been repaired or serviced by anyone other than the American Audio® factory unless
prior written authorization was issued to purchaser by American Audio®; if the product is damaged
because not properly maintained as set forth in the instruction manual.
D. This is not a service contract, and this warranty does not include maintenance, cleaning or periodic check-up. During the period specified above, American Audio® will replace defective parts at its
expense, and will absorb all expenses for warranty service and repair labor by reason of defects in
material or workmanship. The sole responsibility of American Audio® under this warranty shall be limited to the repair of the product, or replacement thereof, including parts, at the sole discretion of American Audio®. All products covered by this warranty were manufactured after January 1, 1990, and bear
identifying marks to that effect.
E. American Audio® reserves the right to make changes in design and/or improvements upon its products without any obligation to include these changes in any products theretofore manufactured.
F. No warranty, whether expressed or implied, is given or made with respect to any accessory supplied
with products described above. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, all implied warranties made by American Audio® in connection with this product, including warranties of merchantability
or fitness, are limited in duration to the warranty period set forth above. And no warranties, whether
expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness, shall apply to this product after
said period has expired. The consumer’s and or Dealer’s sole remedy shall be such repair or replacement as is expressly provided above; and under no circumstances shall American Audio® be liable for
any loss or damage, direct or consequential, arising out of the use of, or inability to use, this product.
G. This warranty is the only written warranty applicable to American Audio® Products and supersedes
all prior warranties and written descriptions of warranty terms and conditions heretofore published.
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COMMANDER PLUS™
SPECIFICATIONS
Model: Commander Plus 4 Channel Mixer
POWER SUPPLY:
DIMENSIONS:
WEIGHT:
CROSSFADER:
AC 120v~60Hz/220v50~60Hz, User Selectable
482 x 176 x 72mm
7 Lbs. / 2.8 kg
Feather Fader Plus - VCA detecting fader start control Low grounding impedance crossfader
POWER CONSUMPTION:
12W typical, 20W w/ full headphone output
HEADPHONE IMPEDANCE:
16 Ohms
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION: Operating Temperature: 5 to 35 deg. C; Humidity: 25 to 85% RH
(non-condensing); Storage Temperature: -20 to 60 deg. C
Input Sensitivity (Level/Impedence):
LINE:
PHONO:
MICROPHONE:
AUX:
1.22V (100mV)10K Ohm
1.22V (2.0mV) 47K Ohm
1.22V (2.2mV) 600 Ohm
1.22V (100mV)10K Ohm (Load = 1Khz RMS)
Output Sensitivity (Level/Impedence): Note: 0dBV=1Vrms
MASTER OUT (XLR):
0dBV (1V)/470 Ohms ±3dB
REC OUT (RCA):
-5.5dBV (316mV)/1K Ohms ±3dB
PHONES (LOAD=32 OHMS):
-2dBV (0.4V)/33 Oms ±3dB PGM IN
Maximum Output (Load = 47K, THD = 5%)
MASTER/ZONE:
REC:
PHONES (Load=32 ohms):
< 18dBV (8V)
< 18dBV (8V)
< 4.6dBV (1.7V)
CHANNEL BALANCE:
WITHIN 3dB
Frequency Response:
LINE/AUX:
PHONO:
MICROPHONE:
20Hz - 20KHz, ±0.5dB
20Hz - 20KHz, ±1dB except for controlled attenuation
of -3dB @ 20Hz to reduce rumble and feedback
20Hz - 15KHz, ±0.5dB
Signal to Noise Ratio (maximum output) JIS-A weighted
LINE/AUX:
BETTER THAN 100dB
PHONO:
BETTER THAN 84dB
MIC:
BETTER THAN 85dB
THD - Total Harmonic Distortion (1Khz, 0dBV Output):
MASTER OUTPUT (LOAD = 47K OHMS):
LESS THAN 0.01%
PHONO: (LOAD = 32 OHMS):
LESS THAN 0.03%
CROSS TALK:
< 40dB @ 1Khz, Between left and right channels
Channel Equalizer:
BASS:
MID:
TREBLE:
+12 ±1dB,-32 ±2 dB at 40KHz
+12 ±1dB,-32 ±2 dB at 1.35KHz
+10 ±1dB,-28 ±2 dB at 15KHz
Microphone Equalizer:
BASS:
TREBLE:
+12 /-17 ±2dB, at 70KHz
+12 /-22 ±2dB, at 13KHz
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