VocoPro DA-3700 Stereo Amplifier User Manual

VocoPro DA-3700 Stereo Amplifier User Manual
DA-3700
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Digital Karaoke Mixing
Amplifier with Key Control
OWNER’S MANUAL
Table of contents
Introduction
Safety Instructions ......................................................................................................................... 1
FCC Information ................................................................................................................................ 2
Welcome .............................................................................................................................................. 3
Listening for a Lifetime ................................................................................................................... 4
Specifications and Features ........................................................................................................ 5
Getting Connected
CD/DVD player connection .......................................................................................................... 6
TV/Display device connection ..................................................................................................... 6
Amplifier, mixer and external sound system connections ........................................ 7
External speaker connection ....................................................................................................... 7
Mic(s) connection ............................................................................................................................ 8
Effects Loop connections
Music ................................................................................................................................................ 8
Vocal .................................................................................................................................................. 8
Controls and Functions
Front Panel ........................................................................................................................................ 9
Rear Panel ......................................................................................................................................... 11
Remote Control ............................................................................................................................... 12
Basic and Advanced Operations ................................................................................................. 13
Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................................................15
Safety Instructions
8. Ventilation - The appliance should be situated so its
location does not interfere with its proper ventilation. For
example, the appliance should not be situated on a bed,
sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block the
ventilation slots.
CAUTION
RISK OF SHOCK
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock,
do not remove cover (or back). No
user-serviceable parts inside. Only refer
servicing to qualified service personnel.
9. Heat - The appliance should be situated away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves, or other appliances (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
10. Power Sources - The appliance should be
connected to a power supply only of the type described
in the operating instructions or as marked on the
appliance.
Explanation of Graphical Symbols
The lightning flash & arrowhead
symbol, within an equilateral triangle,
is intended to alert you to the
presence of danger.
11. Grounding or Polarization – Precautions should be
taken so that the grounding or polarization means of
an appliance is not defeated.
12. 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 appliance.
The exclamation point within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert
you to the presence of important
operating and servicing instructions.
WARNING
13. Cleaning – Unplug this unit from the wall outlet
before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or
aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this unit to rain or moisture.
14. Power lines – An outdoor antenna should be
located away from power lines.
1. Read Instructions - All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the appliance is
operated.
15. Nonuse Periods – The power cord of the appliance
should be unplugged from the outlet when left unused
for a long period of time.
2. Retain Instructions - The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
16. Object and Liquid Entry – Care should be taken so
that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the
enclosure through openings.
3. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the appliance and in
the operating instructions should be adhered to.
17. Damage Requiring Service – The appliance should
be serviced by qualified service personnel when:
4. Follow Instructions - All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
A.
B.
C.
D.
The power supply cord or plug has been damaged; or
Objects have fallen into the appliance; or
The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
The appliance does not appear to operate normally
or exhibits a marked change in performance; or
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure
damaged.
5. Attachments - Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer as they may
cause hazards.
6. Water and Moisture - Do not use this unit near water.
For example, near a bathtub or in a wet basement and
the like.
18. Servicing – The user should not attempt to service
the appliance beyond that described in the operating
instructions. All other servicing should be referred to
qualified service personnel.
7. Carts and Stands - The appliance should be used
only with a cart or stand that is recommended by the
manufacturer.
Note:
To CATV system installerʼs (U.S.A.): This reminder is
provided to call the CATV system installerʼs attention to
Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for
proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the
cable ground shall be connected as close to the point of
cable entry as practical.
7 A. An appliance and cart combination
should be moved with care. Quick stops,
excessive force, and uneven surfaces may
cause an overturn.
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FCC INFORMATION (U.S.A.)
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS
UNIT!: This product, when installed as indicated in the
instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC
requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by
Vocopro may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to
use this product.
2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to
accessories and/or another product use only high
quality shielded cables. Cable(s) supplied with this
product MUST be used. Follow all installation
instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void your
FCC authorization to use this product in the U.S.A.
CAUTION:
READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT
1. To ensure the finest performance, please read this
manual carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future reference.
2. Install your unit in a cool, dry, clean place - away from
windows, heat sources, and too much vibration, dust,
moisture or cold. Avoid sources of hum (transformers, v
motors). To prevent fire or electrical shock, do not expose to
rain and water.
3. Do not operate the unit upside-down.
3. NOTE: This product has been tested and found to
comply with the requirements listed in FCC Regulations,
Part 15 for Class "B" digital devices. Compliance with
these requirements provides a reasonable level of
assurances that your use of this product in a residential
environment will not result in harmful interference with
other electronic devices. This equipment
generates/uses radio frequencies and, if not installed
and used according to the instructions found in the
owner's manual, may cause interference harmful to the
operation of other electronic devices. Compliance with
FCC regulations does not guarantee that interference
will not occur in all installations. If this product is found
to be the source of interference, which can be
determined by turning the unit "Off" and "On", please try
to eliminate the problem by using one of the following
measures:
4. Never open the cabinet. If a foreign object drops into the
set, contact your dealer.
Relocate either this product or the device that is being
affected by the interference.
9. This unit consumes a fair amount of power even when the
power switch is turned off. We recommend that you unplug
the power cord from the wall outlet if the unit is not going to
be used for a long time. This will save electricity and help
prevent fire hazards. To disconnect the cord, pull it out by
grasping the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
Use power outlets that are on different branch (circuit
breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter(s).
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient
the antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300-ohm ribbon
lead, change the lead-in to coaxial type cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory
results, please contact your local retailer authorized to
distribute Vocopro products. If you can not locate the
appropriate retailer, please contact Vocopro, 1728
Curtiss Court, La Verne, CA 91750.
5. Place the unit in a location with adequate air circulation.
Do not interfere with its proper ventilation; this will cause the
internal temperature to rise and may result in a failure.
6. Do not use force on switches, knobs or cords. When
moving the unit, first turn the unit off. Then gently disconnect
the power plug and the cords connecting to other
equipment. Never pull the cord itself.
7. Do not attempt to clean the unit with chemical solvents:
this might damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.
8. Be sure to read the "Troubleshooting" section on common
operating errors before concluding that your unit is faulty.
10. To prevent lightning damage, pull out the power cord
and remove the antenna cable during an electrical storm.
11. The general digital signals may interfere with other
equipment such as tuners or receivers. Move the system
farther away from such equipment if interference is
observed.
NOTE:
Please check the copyright laws in your country
before recording from records, compact discs,
radio, etc. Recording of copyrighted material may
infringe copyright laws.
CAUTION
The apparatus is not disconnected from the AC power
source so long as it is connected to the wall outlet,
even if the apparatus itself is turned off. To fully insure
that the apparatus is indeed fully void if residual power,
leave unit disconnected from the AC outlet for at least
fifteen seconds.
Voltage Selector (General Model Only)
Be sure to position the voltage selector to match the
voltage of your local power lines before installing the
unit.
240V
120V
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Welcome….
And Thank you for purchasing the DA-3700 from VocoPro, your ultimate choice in
Karaoke entertainment! With years of experience in the music entertainment business,
VocoPro is a leading manufacturer of Karaoke equipment, and has been providing
patrons of bars, churches, schools, clubs and individual consumers the opportunity to
sound like a star with full-scale club models, in-home systems and mobile units. All our
products offer solid performance and sound reliability, and to further strengthen our
commitment to customer satisfaction, we have customer service and technical support
professionals ready to assist you with your needs. We have provided some contact
information for you below.
VocoPro
1728 Curtiss Court
La Verne, CA 91750
Toll Free: 1 (800) 678-5348
TEL: (909) 593-8893
FAX: (909) 593-8890
VocoPro Company Email Directory
Customer Service & General Information
[email protected]
Tech Support
[email protected]
Remember Our Website
Be sure to visit the VocoPro website www.vocopro.com for the latest information on new
products, packages and promos. And while youʼre there donʼt forget to check out our
Club VocoPro for Karaoke news and events, chat rooms, club directories and even a
Service directory!
We look forward to hearing you sound like a PRO, with VocoPro, your ultimate choice in
Karaoke entertainment.
FOR YOUR RECORDS
Please record the model number and serial number below, for easy reference, in case of loss or theft.
These numbers are located on the rear panel of the unit. Space is also provided for other relevant
information
Model Number
Serial Number
Date of Purchase
Place of Purchase
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Listening for a lifetime
Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you’ve just purchased is only the start of your musical enjoyment.
Now it’s time to consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement your equipment offers. VocoPro and the
Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment
by playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or
distortion and, most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing “comfort level” adapts to a higher volume of sound. So what
sounds “normal” can actually be loud and harmful to your hearing. Guard against this by setting your equipment
at a safe level BEFORE your hearing adapts.
To establish a safe level:
• Start your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and clearly, and without
distortion.
Once you have established a comfortable sound level:
• Set the dial and leave it there.
• Pay attention to the different levels in various recordings.
Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent hearing damage or loss in the future. After all, we want you
listening for a lifetime.
Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since hearing damage from
loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association’s
Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid prolonged exposure to excessive noise. This list of sound
levels is included for your protection.
Some common decibel ranges:
Level
30
40
50
60
70
80
Example
Quiet library, Soft whispers
Living room, Refrigerator, Bedroom away from traffic
Light traffic, Normal Conversation
Air Conditioner at 20 ft., Sewing machine
Vacuum cleaner, Hair dryer, Noisy Restaurant
Average city traffic, Garbage disposals, Alarm clock at 2 ft.
The following noises can be dangerous under constant exposure:
Level
90
100
120
140
180
Example
Subway, Motorcycle, Truck traffic, Lawn Mower
Garbage truck, Chainsaw, Pneumatics drill
Rock band concert in front of speakers
Gunshot blast, Jet plane
Rocket launching pad
-Information courtesy of the Deafness Research Foundation
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Specifications
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VocoPro DA-3700
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Digital Karaoke Mixing Amplifier with Key Control
MONO
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Maximum Output
120W + 120W at 4-Ohm
100W + 100W at 8-Ohm
S/N ratio
THD
Frequency Response
Noise Level
Tone Balance Control
Balance Input
Split Level
65dB (mic on) 70dB (mic off)
.0.5%
20Hz--20KHz
<10mV
±12dB
±1.5dB
>35dB
Mic Sensitivity
Mic Frequency Sound
MIC Tone
Treble
Bass
<30mV
100Hz ~ 2.5kHz
±10dB
±10dB
Supply Voltage
110V-220V
Features
• 9-step Digital Key Control
• 2 Unbalanced 1/4” Microphone Inputs with +20dB Gain Pad, Volume, Balance, Echo and 3-Way EQ Controls on each Channel
• 2 Switchable RCA A/V Inputs for Source Players (DVD, CD+G, VCD, etc)
• 3 RCA Audio Outputs (Record, Line and Microphone) for Output to Recording Devices, Amplifiers and Mixers
• 2 RCA Video Inputs/Output for Video Connection to a TV or Monitor Device
• Effect Loop for Integration of Outboard Effect Units
• Master Volume, Balance and Low/Mid/High Frequency Controls for input source music
• Master Lo/Hi frequency, Repeat and Delay Echo controls
• Master Microphone volume control
• Remote Key Control input
• 2-Way Binding Post Speaker Outputs
• Remote Control
• 10V-220V Compatible
• Dimensions: 16” (W) x 14” (D) x 55” (H)
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Getting connected
CD/DVD player connection
VocoPro DKP-10G
You can simultaneously connect up to two CD/DVD players
to the DA-3700PRO’s switchable A/V channels. Using the
DA-3700PRO’s remote or front panel, you can easily switch
between channel A and Channel B.
VocoPro DVG-555K
Audio
Connect the stereo (L/R) RCA cables from the Output of your
CD/DVD player to the VCD/CD (INPUT A) or the DVD (INPUT
B) L/R inputs on the rear panel of the DA-3700PRO.
DVG-555K
5 DISC KARAOKE MIXER/PLAYER
DISC 1
DISC 2
DISC 3
DISC 4
DISC 5
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CD+G
V I D E O
L/R
PAL/NTSC
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ECHO
MIC BASS
MIC TREBLE
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ON / OFF
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Video
Connect the video RCA cable from the Video Output of your
CD/DVD player to the VIDEO INPUT on the rear panel of the
DA-3700PRO.
TV/Display device connection
Display Device
Vocopro LTV-5
The DA-3700 has two video inputs and two video outputs.
Video inputs A and B correspond to the two input channels.
The video that is being input into VIDEO input A will only play
when input channel A is active. Likewise, the video that is being
input into VIDEO input B can only be viewed if input channel B is
active.
CH +
CH -
Both Video Outputs send the same picture simultaneously to
two different TVs or display devices.
Connect the Video RCA cable from the VIDEO output on the DA3700PRO to the Video Input on your TV or display device.
NOTE: Switch between Inputs A and B either by using the A/B
buttons on the DA-3700PRO’s remote or on the front panel.
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MENU
VOL +
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TV/AV
POWER
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Getting connected (cont.)
Amplifier, mixer and external sound system connections
Music and Vocals
The DA-3700PRO’s LINE OUT (RCA) jacks can be used to connect to a second power amplifier, an external sound system or mixing
device. Note: The DA-3700 offers optimum performance when used as an amp for home sound systems and smaller performance
systems and speakers. See our VP Series power amplifiers for more professional applications at VocoPro.com or your nearest
VocoPro dealer.
Use L/R RCA audio cables to connect to an amplifier, mixer or other external sound system. Connect from the L/R LINE OUTPUT
on the DA-3700PRO to the L/R audio input on your amp, mixer or sound system.
Outputting Vocals Independently
You can output vocals independently from the DA-3700PRO into a mixer from the L/R RCA MIC Outputs. Connect the L/R RCA
cable from the MIC OUTPUT to an Audio Input on your mixer.
Mixer/amp
External speaker connection
You can connect directly to speakers using either MDP (banana plug) speaker cables or standard speaker wires. Be sure to correctly
match the polarities (+/-). Connect speakers rated no lower than 4-Ohms to the DA-3700 Pro. Please do not try to connect more
than one speaker per channel, as the load may exceed the amplifiers handling capacity, causing it to overload.
If using standard speaker wire, unscrew each plastic bind until you are able to see an interior hole for speaker wire (this is easier to
locate when viewing from a side angle). Slide the speaker wires into the slots and tighten the plastic binds to tighten them in place. Be
sure there is no insulation on the speaker wire preventing conductivity.
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Getting connected (cont.)
Mic(s) connection
A mic with Remote Key Control
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Using a mic cable with a 1/4” end, connect the mic
to either of the DA-3700PRO’s microphone inputs.
Connect the Remote Key Control cable into the KEY CONTROLLER jack on
the rear panel of the DA-3700PRO.
Effects Loop connections
Vovopro DKC-100
Source Music (Music from a DVD or CD player)
By using the built-in Effects Loop you can add effects such as a professional Digital Key Controller
to the source player’s music without compromising
the quality of the original signal. To use the effects
loop connect an RCA cable from the DA-3700PRO’s
EFFECTS LOOP L or R OUT jack to the effects unit
input. Then connect an RCA cable from the effects
unit output, into the DA-3700’s L or R IN jack.
To OUT
To IN
To OUT
To IN
NOTE: If you are not using the Effects Loop,
be sure the LOOP BARS are re-connected.
Without these, there will be no sound.
Vocals
The MIC INSERT jacks on the rear panel allow you to
loop the vocals through an effects unit. NOTE: In order to do this you must have a 1/4” Y adapter cable
(not included) for each microphone line.
Y Adapter Cable
Connect the single end of the Y cable into the MIC
INSERT jack. Connect one side of the double end into
the input on the effects device and the other end into
the output of the effects device.
Vocopro VSPM-1
NOTE: If the Y cable is plugged into the DA-3700PRO
but the double ends are not connected to the IN and
OUT of a device, there will be no sound. So if you are
not using effects, be sure the Y cable is unplugged.
To OUT
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To IN
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MICROPHONE INPUT jacks – Connect your microphones to these inputs with 1/4” cables.
-20dB GAIN pads – Press pad to an inward position to decrease the microphone output’s gain by -20dB. Release pad to its
outer position to have the microphone output revert back to NORMAL volume.
3. PEAK LED indicators – The PEAK LED indicates when the input level is too high.
4. VOL. control – This control increases and decreases the VOLUME level for the MIC channels. Turn clockwise to increase MIC
VOLUME and counter-clockwise to decrease the MIC VOLUME.
5. BAL. control – Use this control to fade the microphone output between the left and right channels. When the balance control
is directly centered, equal sound comes out of both the left and right channels giving you perfect stereo sound.
6. ECHO control – This control increases/decreases the amount of ECHO applied to the MIC channels. Turn clockwise to
increase ECHO and counter-clockwise to decrease ECHO.
7. LOW. control – This control increases/decreases the amount of LOW (bass) frequency response applied to the MIC
channels. Turn clockwise to increase the LOW frequency response and counter-clockwise to decrease the LOW frequency
response.
8. MID. control – This control increases/decreases the amount of MID-RANGE frequency response applied to the MIC channels.
Turn clockwise to increase the MID-RANGE frequency response and counter-clockwise to decrease the MID-RANGE frequency
response.
9. HIGH. control – This control increases/decreases the amount of HIGH (treble) frequency response applied to the MIC
channels. Turn clockwise to increase the HIGH frequency response and counter-clockwise to decrease the HIGH frequency
response.
10. DIGITAL KEY CONTROL - Use these buttons to raise or lower the musical key of your source music (CD/DVD player). The
LEDs indicate where the current key of the music is.
b - Lowers the key of the music
- Restores the music back to its original (natural) key
# - Raises the key of the music
23. INPUT SELECTOR buttons - Use these buttons to toggle between the two available input channels A and B.
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MIC 1
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11. ST/MO (Stereo/Mono) - Use this button to switch between the two echo output modes, STEREO and MONO.
12. MASTER ECHO VOLUME control – This control increases/decreases the MASTER VOLUME LEVEL of the ECHO effect
available to the MIC 1, 2-3 channels. Turn clockwise to increase MASTER ECHO VOLUME and counter-clockwise to decrease
the MASTER ECHO VOLUME.
13. ECHO LO. control – This control increases/decreases the amount of LOW frequency response applied during the ECHO
effect application. Turn clockwise to increase the LOW frequency response, and
counter-clockwise to decrease the LOW frequency response.
14. ECHO HI. control – This control increases/decreases the amount of HIGH frequency response applied during the ECHO
effect application. Turn clockwise to increase the HIGH frequency response, and counter-clockwise to decrease the HIGH
frequency response.
15. ECHO RPT. control – REPEAT adjusts the interval repetition of the echo effect. As more REPEAT is applied to the ECHO effect,
more echo intervals will occur prior to fading out. Turn clockwise to increase the REPEAT level and counter-clockwise to
decrease the REPEAT level.
16. ECHO DEL. control – DELAY adjusts the total beginning and ending length of each echo interval. As more DELAY is applied to
the ECHO effect, each ECHO interval will become longer in time. Turn clockwise to increase the DELAY level and counter-clock
wise to decrease the DELAY level.
17. MUSIC VOL. control – This control increases/decreases the MUSIC VOLUME level(s) from INPUT SOURCES that are connect
ed to the CD/DVD channels. Turn clockwise to increase MUSIC VOLUME and counter-clockwise to decrease the MUSIC
VOLUME.
18. MUSIC BALANCE control - Use this control to fade the music output between the left and right channels. When the balance
control is directly centered, equal sound comes out of both the left and right channels giving you perfect stereo sound.
19. MUSIC LOW. control – This control increases/decreases the amount of LOW (bass) frequency response applied to the audio
output of INPUT SOURCES connected to the CD/DVD channels. Turn clockwise to increase the LOW frequency response and
counter- clockwise to decrease the LOW frequency response.
20. MUSIC MID. control – This control increases/decreases the amount of MID-RANGE frequency response applied to the audio
output of INPUT SOURCES connected to the CD/DVD channels. Turn clockwise to increase the MID-RANGE frequency
response and counter-clockwise to decrease the MID-RANGE frequency response.
21. MUSIC HIGH. control – This control increases/decreases the amount of HIGH frequency response applied to the audio output
of INPUT SOURCES connected to the CD/DVD channels. Turn clockwise to increase the HIGH frequency response and
counter-clockwise to decrease the HIGH frequency response.
22. MIC MASTER VOLUME control - Use this to control the overall volume of both microphone channels. Turn clockwise to
increase the master microphone volume and counter-clockwise to decrease the master microphone volume.
24. MUSIC MASTER VOLUME control - Use this to control the overall volume of the music from the CD/DVD player that is input
into the DA-3700PRO.
25. POWER button – This button turns the DA-3700PRO ON and OFF.
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VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch – This selector toggles between 110-120V and 220-240V power settings. NOTE: Please ensure
this toggle is set to the correct position, matching the receiving AC outlets power supply before plugging it in an operating it.
Doing so may cause severe damage to the unit and void your product warranty.
FUSE terminal - This terminal houses the DA-3700PRO’s main system FUSE. NOTE: If fuse replacement is necessary, only
replace with the same type and rating of fuse.
AC~IN terminal – Connect AC MAINS POWER CORD from the wall outlet to this terminal.
SPEAKER BINDING posts (MDP) – Connect appropriate speaker cables from these SPEAKER OUTPUT jacks to the INPUT
jacks located on your speakers. Standard speaker wire or speaker cables equipped with MDP (banana) plugs can be used with
the DA-3600 Pro’s SPEAKER BINDING posts. NOTE: To use standard speaker wire, unscrew the plastic color- coded (redblack) binds until you can access the wire holes
located on the inner-sides of the binds and slide the wire leads into them. Fasten them down by re-tightening the binds.
REMOTE KEY CONTROL - This 1/8” jack is for connecting a REMOTE KEY CONTROL cable. Remote Key Control allows you to
make key changes at a distance from the Digital Key Controller on the DA-3700PRO.
VOLUME RESET switch - The master MIC and MISIC volumes on the DA-3700 are programmed to reset back to zero every
time the machine’s power is turned off. The VOLUME RESET switch allows you to turn this feature off. When this switch is in
the ON position, the volume will reset whenever the machine is turned off and when in the OFF position, the volume will stay the
same when the machine is turned off.
MIC INSERT jacks - These 1/4” jacks allow you to loop each microphone line through an effects unit. NOTE: In order to do
this you will need a 1/4” Y cable (not included). See “Connecting to an effects system using the Effects Loop” instructions in
the GETTING CONNECTED section of this manual for further instructions on running vocals through an effects loop.
VIDEO INPUT (RCA) jacks - Connect RCA-ended video cables from these jacks to the VIDEO OUT jacks on the device connected
to your VCD/CD (Input A) or DVD (Input B) player.
VIDEO OUTPUT (RCA) jacks - Connect RCA-ended video cables from these jacks to the VIDEO IN on a TV or display device.
These are not independent outputs; they both output the same video signal simultaneously.
MIC OUTPUT jacks – These jacks output the two mic channels without any music. Connect a paired RCA-ended patch cable
from these jacks to the appropriate INPUT jacks on a mixer or vocal effects unit. NOTE: MIC OUTPUT from these jacks is dry.
Echo effects will not be applied to this MIC OUTPUT, regardless of the current master and channel echo settings.
REC OUTPUT jacks – These jacks provide connection to recording and other external audio devices. Connect a paired RCAended patch cable from these jacks to appropriate INPUT jacks on the recording or other audio/video device.
LINE OUTPUT jacks – These jacks output both mic channels and source music together.
AUDIO INPUT jacks - Input audio from a VCD/CD or DVD player into either of these channels. The audio from channel A can
only be heard when channel A is selected on the DA-3700PRO’s input selector and the audio from channel B can only be heard
when channel B is selected on the DA-3700PRO’s input selector.
EFFECTS LOOP jacks – Use the EFFECTS LOOP jacks to connect an external effects unit, such as a key controller or EQ. After
removing the LOOP-BARS, connect a patch cable from the OUTPUT jacks of your external effects unit to the EFFECT LOOP IN
jacks. Connect a second patch cable from the INPUT jacks of your external effects unit to the EFFECT LOOP OUT jacks on the
DA-3700PRO. NOTE: Do not discard the loop-bars. It is necessary for the loop-bars to be in place when there is no external
effects unit being used.
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Remote control description
1
b
#
2
LOW
NORMAL
HIGH
3
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
INPUT SELECTOR buttons - Use these buttons to toggle between the two available input channels A and B.
DIGITAL KEY CONTROL - Use these buttons to raise or lower the musical key of your source music (CD/DVD player). The
LEDs indicate where the current key of the music is.
b - Lowers the key of the music
- Restores the music back to its original (natural) key
# - Raises the key of the music
MIC MASTER VOLUME control - Use this to control the overall volume of both microphone channels. Turn clockwise to
increase the master microphone volume and counter-clockwise to decrease the master microphone volume.
MUSIC MASTER VOLUME control - Use this to control the overall volume of the music from the CD/DVD player that is input
into the DA-3700PRO.
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Basic operations
Switching between input channels
Use the A and B input buttons on the DA-3700PRO’s front panel or remote control to switch between the two input channels.
b
LOW
#
NORMAL
HIGH
Using Digital Key Control
Digital Key Control enables you to adjust the key of the source music (CD/DVD player) to fit the vocal range of the person who
is singing. The key can be adjusted by using the key control buttons on the DA-3700’s front panel, the remote control or from a
Remote Key Control microphone.
b - lowers the key of the music
- Resets the key back to its original (natural) state
# - Raises the key of the music
b
LOW
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#
NORMAL
HIGH
Advanced operations
Balancing the Music with the Vocals
The DA-3700 Pro has MASTER, HIGH, MID and LOW controls for both the music and the microphone levels, which enables you to
adjust your mix levels with precision, resulting in a professional-sounding mix. If you find that the music is too loud, simply adjust the
MUSIC VOLUME control. Also, keep in mind that HIGH, MID and LOW levels also affect the overall “sound” and can be adjusted to
correct sound balancing problems. Excessive high (treble) frequencies can lead to feedback, so be careful when adjusting them.
Balancing a Microphone Channel
When adjusting Mic levels, it is recommended to do so in this order:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
First adjust the MIC VOLUME control to approximately 50%. (Shown on Fig. 1)
Then balance the LOW, MID and HIGH controls to approximately 40-60%. (Shown on Fig. 2)
Start background music with the MUSIC VOLUME set at approximately 50%. (Shown on Fig. 3)
Fine-tune each MIC CHANNEL as necessary till you get a clean balanced mix
Remember to compensate if the background music has striking volume changes. To do this, you can utilize the -20dB GAIN PAD.
The -20dB Gain Pad toggles between a current volume level and reduced gain volume level. This control can be used to immediately go from one volume level to another by a quick push of the button.
6. Once all the settings are complete, do a complete song for complete balancing success.
Fig. 1
50%
VOL.
100%
50%
40% -60%
LO
-15
0%
Fig. 3
Fig. 2
0%
MID.
HIGH
+15 -15
+15 -15
VOL.
+15
0%
100%
Balancing the Music Channel
When adjusting the music levels follow the same procedure as seen above for Mic levels.
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100%
Troubleshooting
PROBLEMS
No sound coming from
selected music source
There are no graphics
on the screen.
High pitched squealing
occurs when using the
microphone
No microphone output is
present
CAUSE
SOLUTIONS
Input Selector is set incorrectly
Change Input Selector to the
correct current playing source
Music Master Volume control is
set to minimum
Raise Music Master Volume level to
an appropriate level
The Effect Loop bars are either
not inserted or inserted
incorrectly; or the device
connected to the Effect Loop is
incorrectly working
Connect the Loop Bars horizontally
(L-OUT to L-IN and R-OUT to
R-IN); or reconnect the connected
device as stated in the instruction
manual
Speakers and Speaker Cables
are either not connected, loose or
malfunctioning
Check Speakers and Speaker
Cable connections. Tighten or
replace if necessary.
Source player is functioning
incorrectly
Replace player and reset the
DA-3700PRO’s power supply
Video cable(s) are not properly
connected
Reconnect cables firmly to correct
video jacks as stated in the
instruction manual
Disc medium is not a CDG
Insert a CDG for playback
TV or monitor device is not set to
the correct video setting
Change TV or monitor settings to
accept video
Microphone is pointed to, or to
close to speakers
Move microphone away from
speakers
Treble level(s) are too high on
microphone channel(s)
Turn down treble level(s) on
microphone channel(s)
The microphone is not turned on
Turn on the microphone
The microphone cable is either
loose or not functioning
Tighten or replace the microphone
cable
The Microphone Volume for that
channel is set to a minimum
Turn up the Microphone Volume for
that channel
The microphone is not functioning
correctly
Replace the microphone
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