Instruction manual | American DJ Ruby Beam DJ Equipment User Manual

American DJ
Ruby Beam™
General Introduction
Introduction: Thank you for purchasing the American DJ® Ruby
Beam.™ The Ruby Beam™ is a unique red laser effect that creates different patterns. The unit uses eight internal mirrors to bounce the laser
reflection over a wide area. This unit has a sound-active mode that
allows the unit to reflect on all eight mirrors. The unit’s sound sensitivity may be adjusted by a sensitivity adjustment on the bottom of the
unit. The unit may be mounted in either a horizontal or vertical position.
For a dramatic laser show use several Ruby Beams™ together.
Unpacking: Every Ruby Beam™ 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 the unit for any
damage and be sure all accessories necessary to operate the unit have
arrived intact. In the event damage has been found or parts are missing, please contact our toll free customer support number for further
instructions. Please do not return the unit to your dealer without first
contacting customer support.
Customer Support: American DJ® provides a toll free customer
support line, to provide set up help and to answer any question should
you encounter problems during your set up or initial operation. You
may also visit us on the web at for any comments or suggestions. For service related issue please contact American DJ®. Service Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
(800) 322-6337
(323) 582-2610
Warning! To prevent or reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do
not expose this unit to rain or moisture.
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this unit. Do not
User Instructions
American DJ®
Rev 03/02
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles, CA. 90058
attempt any repairs yourself, doing so will void your manufactures
warranty. In the unlikely event your unit may require service please
contact American DJ customer support.
PLEASE do not discard the shipping carton in the trash. Please recycle
when ever possible.
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Ruby Beam™
General Instructions
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. Please keep this manual with the unit, for future
Ruby Beam™
4.9mW Red Laser Diode
Built-In Hanging Yoke
Sound Active with Internal Microphone
Fan Cooled
16 Programs
Music Sensitivity Knob
Ruby Beam™
Warranty Registration
The Ruby Beam™ carries a 90 day limited warranty. Please 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 return authorization (R.A.) number. If the unit is under
warranty you must provide a copy of your proof of purchase invoice.
Please contact American DJ® customer support for a R.A. number.
Ruby Beam™
Fuse Replacement
Caution: Always replace with the exact same type fuse, unless otherwise specified by an authorized American DJ ® technician. Use of a
different type fuse from that which is recommended may cause fire or
electric shock and will void the manufactures warranty.
Warning: If you continue to blow fuses, STOP using the unit. Contact
customer support for further instructions, you may have to return the
unit for servicing. Continuing to use the unit may cause serious damage.
Fuse Replacement: Disconnect the unit’s main power supply.
Use a flat head screw drive to pry out the fuse holder. When the
fuse holder is exposed remove the old fuse and replace it with a
similar one. The fuse holder comes with a slot for a spare fuse. When
replacing and checking the fuse, be sure to check the fuse that has
the metal ends completely exposed.
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Ruby Beam™
Safety Precautions
WAVELENGTH : 635~650 nm
Max Output : <4.9mW
Class IIIa Laser Product
Safety Issues: This unit may blow a fuse if the maximum allotted load
of 2 amps (1 amp 220v) is reached.
• To reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do not expose this unit
rain or moisture.
• Do not spill water or other liquids into or on to your unit.
• Do not attempt to remove or break off the ground prong from the
electrical cord. This prong is used to reduce the risk of electrical
shock and fire in case of an internal short. Do not attempt to operate this unit if the power cord has been frayed or broken.
• Disconnect from main power before making any type of connection.
• Do not remove the cover under any conditions. There are no user
serviceable parts inside.
• Always be sure to mount this unit in an area that will allow proper
ventilation. Allow about 6” (15cm) between this device and a wall.
• Do not attempt to operate this unit, if it becomes damaged.
• This unit is intended for indoor use only, use of this product outdoors voids all warranties.
• During long periods of non-use, disconnect the unit’s main power.
• Always mount this unit in safe and stable matter.
• Power cords should be routed so they are not likely to be walked
on, pinched by items placed upon or against them.
• Cleaning -The fixture should be cleaned only as recommended by
the manufacturer. See page 6 for cleaning details.
• Heat -The appliance should be situated away from heat sources
such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
• The fixture 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 unit.
C. The unit has been exposed to rain or water.
D. The unit does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance.
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Ruby Beam™
Control & Functions
Ruby Beam™
Power Supply: This unit is available in either 120v or 220v option.
Before plugging your unit in be sure the source voltage in your area
matches the required voltage for your American DJ® Ruby Beam.™
Please refer to the power lable on the rear panel of the unit.
General Operation: This fixture is designed to operate as a stand
: Ruby Beam
Serial No : ____________
: ___________
: ___________
: ___________
: 635~650 nm
Max Output : <4.9mW
Class IIIa Laser Product
AC 100-120V
AC 200-240V
alone unit to sound. The Ruby Beam™ is ready to be plugged in out of
the box, there is no power switch. After plugging the fixture in the laser
will immediately begin to cycle through the many built in programs.
The programs cycle through automatically when the unit is operating
and may not be selected manually. The unit requires sound to operate
and will automatically blackout without sound to conserve laser life. If
the unit does not turn on after the unit has been plugged in, be sure
the sound sensitivity is tuned up (1), fuse has not blown, and the unit
is properly plugged in to a matching wall outlet. If problem continue to
persist, please contact customer support for further instructions.
Sensitivity Knob: A sound sensitivity knob is located on the rear
1. Audio Sensitivity Knob - This adjust audio sensitivity of the
internal microphone (2). Turning the sensitivity knob in the clockwise
direction will increase the sensitivity to sound. Turning the knob in
the counter clockwise direction will decrease the fixture’s sensitivity
to sound. If the knob is turned completely in the counter-clockwise
direction the sound sensitivity function will turn off.
2. Microphone - This microphone receives external low frequencies
to trigger the unit in Sound-Active mode. This microphone is designed
to receive low frequency sounds only, tapping on the microphone and
high pitch sounds may not trigger the unit.
3. Power Cord Connection - This connection is used to supply main
power to the fixture. Use only the supplied I.E.C. power cord. Be sure
the main power matches the required power of your fixture. The rated
power requirements are clearly marked on the rear panel of the unit.
4. Fuse Holder - This housing stores the 2 amp GMA protective
fuse. Always replace with the exact same type fuse, unless otherwise
instructed, by an authorized American DJ® service technician.
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of the unit. Use this knob to regulate the amount of sound it takes to
trigger the unit. Turning the knob in a clockwise direction will increase
the units sensitivity to sound, turning the knob in a counter-clockwise direction will decrease the units sensitivity. Turning the knob
completely to the counter-clockwise direction will turn off the soundactive mode.
Ruby Beam™
Fixture Cleaning: Due to fog residue, smoke, and dust cleaning
the internal and external lenses should be carried out periodically to
optimize light output.
1. Use normal glass cleaner and a soft cloth to wipe down the outside casing.
2. Clean the external optics with glass cleaner and a soft cloth every
20 days.
3. Always be sure to dry all parts completely before plugging the
unit back in.
Cleaning frequency depends on the environment in which the fixture
operates (I.e. smoke, fog residue, dust, dew). In heavy use we recommend cleaning on a monthly basis. Periodic cleaning will ensure
longevity, and crisp beam output.
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Ruby Beam™
A. American DJ® hereby warrants, to the original purchaser, American DJ® products to be
free of manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for a period of 90 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 DJ® 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 DJ® 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 DJ® 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 DJ® concludes, after inspection, affects the reliability of the product; if the product has been repaired or serviced by anyone other than
the American DJ® factory unless prior written authorization was issued to purchaser by
American DJ®; if the product is damaged because not properly maintained as set forth in
the instruction manual.
Ruby Beam™
Model: Ruby Beam™
Duty Cycle:
120v~60Hz or 220v~50/60Hz
4.9mW Red
2A GMA/120V or 1A GMA/220v
4.75” H x 4.75” W x 9.5” D
120mm x 120mm x 500mm
8.8 Lbs. (4kg)
Fan Cooled
90 Days
*Voltage is preset at the factory and can not be changed by the user.
Please Note: Specifications and improvements in the design
of this unit and this manual are subject to change without any
prior written notice.
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 DJ® 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 DJ®
under this warranty shall be limited to the repair of the product, or replacement thereof,
including parts, at the sole discretion of American DJ®. All products covered by this warranty were manufactured after January 1, 1990, and bear identifying marks to that effect.
E. American DJ® 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
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 DJ® 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 DJ® 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 DJ® Products and
supersedes all prior warranties and written descriptions of warranty terms and conditions
heretofore published.
H. All lamps and fuses are not covered under this warranty.
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American DJ World Headquarters:
4295 Charter Street Los Angeles, CA 90058 USA
Tel: 323-582-2650 / Fax: 323-582-2610
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