American Audio DCD PRO 250 User's Manual

American Audio DCD PRO 250 User's Manual
5
PROformer Series
© American DJ® AUDIO Los Angeles, CA 90058 USA
CONTENTS
SPECIFICATIONS.................................................................................................................................2
IMPORTANT SAFETY ITEMS...............................................................................................................3
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.....................................................................................................................4
GENERAL NOTES ON USE..................................................................................................................5
MAIN FEATURES...............................................................................................................................5-6
PREPARATIONS...................................................................................................................................7
NAMES AND FUNCTIONS.................................................................................................................8-9
BASIC OPERATIONS.......................................................................................................................9-13
BEFORE SWITCHING OFF THE POWER..........................................................................................13
COMPACT DISCS...............................................................................................................................13
SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL
Type:
Disc Type:
Dimensions:
Accessories:
Twin mechanism compact disc player with wired controller.
Standard compact discs (5 in / 12 cm and 3 in / 8 cm discs)
Player Unit:
18 29/32” (W) x 3 27/64” (H) x 9 28/32” (D)
480mm (W) x 88.8mm (H) x 251mm (D) (without feet)
Control Unit:
18 29/32” (W) x 3 27/64” (H) x 2 12/32 (D)
480mm (W) x 88.8mm (H) x 40mm (D) (without feet)
19-inch rack mountable Player Unit: 2U / 2 rack spaces
Control Unit: 2U / 2 rack spaces
Player Unit:
11 lbs. / 5 kg. - Control Unit: 4.5 lbs. / 2kg.
115/230V AC, 50/60 Hz
25W
Operational temperature:
5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F)
Operational humidity:
25 to 85% (no condensation)
Storage temperature:
-20 to 60°C (4 to 14°F)
Connecting cord (1 set for left each channel) - Control cord (1.8m/6 ft.)
AUDIO SECTION
Quantization:
Sampling rate:
Over sampling rate:
D/A conversion:
Frequency response:
Total harmonic distortion:
Signal to noise ratio:
Channel separation:
Output level:
Load impedance:
16 bit linear per channel
44.1 kHz at normal pitch
8 times
16 bit
10 to .20000 Hz
0.02%
88dB
80dB
2.0V +/- 1dB
47 kohm or more
FUNCTIONS
Variable pitch:
Search accuracy:
+/- 10% or more
1/75 sec. (1 subcode frame)
Installation:
Weight:
Power Supply:
Power Consumption:
Environmental Conditions:
Specifications and design are subject to change without notice for purpose of improvement.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY ITEMS FOR U.S.A. &
CANADA MODEL ONLY
WARNING:
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS CD PLAYER TO
WATER OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
1. Handle the power supply cord carefully. Do not
damage or deform; it may cause electric shock
or malfunction when used. Hold plug attach
ment when removing from wall outlet. Do not
pull on the cord.
2. To avoid electric shock, do not open the top
cover when the unit is plugged in. If problems
occur with the unit, call your local American DJ
AUDIO dealer.
3. Do not place metal objects or spill liquid inside
the CD player. Electric shock or malfunction
may occur.
Please record and retain the model name and
serial number from your rating label.
Model No.______________________________
Serial No.______________________________
CAUTION
Do not open risk of electric shock
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER RACK.
THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICE TO YOUR
AUTHORIZED AMERICAN DJ AUDIO DEALER.
The lightning flash with an arrow triangular
symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the products enclosure, and
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock.
The exclamation point triangular symbol is
intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the user manual
accompanying the CD player.
NOTE:
This CD player uses a semiconductor laser. It is
recommended for use in a room at the following
temperature: 41˚F - 95˚F / 5˚C - 35˚C
LABELS (for U.S.A. model only)
American DJ
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DISC 1
OP/CL
1
2
DISC 2
POWER
DIGITAL OUT
SPDIF
DIGITAL OUT
SPDIF
CAUTION
115V
AUDIO OUT
CONNECT TO
REMOTE CONTROL 2
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
230V
CONNECT TO
REMOTE CONTROL 1
AUDIO OUT
CAUTION:
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OTHER
THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT
IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
THE COMPACT DISC PLAYER SHOULD NOT BE
ADJUSTED OR REPAIRED BY ANYONE EXCEPT
PROPERLY QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
NOTE:
This unit may cause interference to radio
and television reception.
Line Voltage Selection
115V
(for multiple voltage model only)
• The desired voltage may be set with 230V
the VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch
on the rear panel (using a screwdriver).
• Do not twist the VOLTAGE SELECTOR
switch with excessive force as this may
cause damage.
American DJ
®
DISC 1
DISC 2
• If the VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch does
not move smoothly, please contact a
qualified service technician.
OP/CL
OP/CL
2
1
POWER
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT USE THIS
(POLARIZED) PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD,
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES
CAN BE CAREFULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE
EXPOSURE.
OP/CL
DIGITAL OUT
SPDIF
DIGITAL OUT
SPDIF
CAUTION
CONNECT TO
REMOTE CONTROL 2
AUDIO OUT
115V
230V
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CONNECT TO
REMOTE CONTROL 1
VOLTAGE SELECTOR SWITCH
AUDIO OUT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
I. Read Instructions - All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the appliance
is operated.
2. Save Instructions - The safety and operating
instructions should be saved for future
reference.
3. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the appliance
and in the operating instructions should be
adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions - All operating and user
instructions should be followed.
5. Water and Moisture - The appliance should not
be used near water - for example, near a bath
tub, washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a
wet basement or near a swimming pool, etc.
6. Ventilation - The appliance should be situated
so that its location or position 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 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.
7. Heat - The appliance should be situated away
from heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other appliances (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
8. 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.
9. Grounding or Polarization - Precautions should
be taken so that the grounding or polarization
means of an appliance is not defeated.
10. 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.
11. Cleaning - The appliance should be cleaned
only as recommended by the manufacturer.
12. Non-use Periods - The power cord of the
appliance should be unplugged from the outlet
when left unused for a long period of time.
13. Object and Liquid Entry - Care should be taken
so that objects do not fall and liquids are not
spilled into the enclosure through openings.
14. Damage Requiring Service - The appliance
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 appliance.
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain
or water.
D. The appliance does not appear to operate
normally or exhibits a marked change in
performance.
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the
enclosure damaged.
15. 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.
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GENERAL NOTES ON USE
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Allow for sufficient heat dispersion when installed on a rack.
Handle the power cord carefully.
Hold the plug when unplugging the cord.
Keep the unit free from moisture, water, and dust.
Unplug the power cord when not using the unit for long periods of time.
Do not obstruct the ventilation holes. (For units with ventilation holes.)
Do not let foreign objects in the unit.
Do not let insecticides, benzene, and thinner come in contact with the unit.
Never disassemble or modify the unit in any way.
PREPARATIONS
1. Check that the carton contains the following items:
1) Main unit
2) Control unit
3) Operating instructions ( this booklet)
4) Two sets of RCA cables.
5) Two Control cords (6 feet / 1.8 meters)
2. Installing the Units
Mount the units onto your console or rack with 19" EIA rack rails.
Fig. 6
CAUTION:
• The player will work normally when the main
unit is mounted with the front panel within
15 degrees of the vertical plane. If the unit is
tilted excessively, discs may not be loaded or
unloaded properly. (Figure 6)
Fig. 7
• The control panel's LCDs are designed to be
clearly visible within the angles shown in
Figure 7. Mount the control unit so that the
visual angle is within this range.
3. Connections
1) Turn off the POWER switch.
2) Connect the RCA pin cables to the inputs on your mixer.
3) Connect the control cables to the REMOTE connector on the main unit.
CAUTION:
Be sure to use the supplied control cables. Using another type of cable may result in damage.
Be sure the power is off when connecting the control cables. Otherwise the units may not work properly.
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MAIN FEATURES
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8 times over sampling 1 bit D/A converter.
3 in. / 8 cm CD singles compatible.
Dual Voltage Settings
1/75th second frame search
Auto cue function (-48dB)
20 tracks program play.
20 seconds of anti-shock memory per deck
Seamless loop (uninterrupted loop playback)
Fader “Q” Start , Fader Stop , (back cue) Relay
playback (using the control jack) (a)
• Adjustable Pitch Percentage +/- 8%,
+/-12% or +/-16%
• Instant Start within 10 m.sec. (sound is produced
immediately when the PLAY button is pressed)
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Digital Output (S/PDIF, RCA coaxial)
Plays CD Recordables
Real-time cue (“Cue on the Fly”)
Loop Playback Mode
4 different speed scan
Pitch display.
Flip-Flop (Relay Playback) (b)
Fader “Q” Start Control (a)
60 second Transport Protection (c)
Sleep Mode (d)
Jog Wheel Pitch Bend +/- 16%
Memory Backup, Default to last setting (e)
Large bright LCD Screen can be viewed from
wide angles
(a) FADER “Q” START CONTROL: This feature is used with American DJ mixers also featuring
Fader “Q” Start. Connect the supplied mini plugs from Disc 1 output on CD player to the “A”
player control input on the rear of mixer. Then connect the other supplied mini plug from Disc 2
output on CD player to the “B” player control input on the rear of mixer. By moving the mixer
fader from left to right you can start and pause Disc 1 and Disc 2 respectively. In other words,
when the cross-fader of the mixer is to the left, and you move it 20% to the right, Disc 2 will begin
to play. When the crossfader is to the right, and you move it 20% to the left, Disc 1 will begin
to play. You can create great effects similar to scratching with this feature.
(b) FLIP-FLOP: Once CD Player A’s track or entire CD is finished, CD Player B will instantly cue
and play its own track or entire CD. “Flip Flop” single tracks: First, set the mixer’s crossfader in the
center position. Second, set both CD player A and CD Player B to SINGLE MODE on the LCD
DISPLAY. Next, press PLAY on CD player A and CUE on CD player B. After Player A’s
single track is finished Player B will automatically cue and play After Player B’s track is finished,
the DCD-PRO250 will “Flip Flop” back to Player A etc. “Flip Flop” entire CDs: Follow all
directions for single track flip flopping except, but make sure SINGLE MODE (1) is NOT LIT on
both players LCD DISPLAY (27). Hooking up your DCD-PRO250 to “Flip Flop” with a Fader
“Q” Start mixer: Follow connecting steps in (a) FADER “Q” START CONTROL. Hooking up your
DCD-PRO250 to “Flip Flop” without a Fader “Q” Start mixer: On the back of the control unit
there are 2 inputs that say “control”; Plug supplied mini plug (stereo) in from Side 1 to Side 2.
(c) 60 SECOND TRANSPORT PROTECTION: CD tray will automatically close if left open for more
than 60 seconds.
(d) SLEEP MODE: The CD player’s laser will shut down after 15 minutes of inactivity (when in
pause or cue mode).
(e) MEMORY BACKUP: This will automatically keep your last setting (repeat, SGL, CTN) even if you
unplug AC current.
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FUNCTIONS & CONTROLS
DRIVE TRANSPORT UNIT FRONT PANEL
FIGURE 1
American DJ
®
DISC 1
OP/CL
OP/CL
1
2
DISC 2
POWER
DISC 1
2
3
1. POWER (Power ON/OFF Button)
2. Player 1 Transport Tray.
3. Player 1 Open/Close Button
American DJ
DIGITAL OUT
SPDIF
DRIVE TRANSPORT UNIT REAR PANEL
DISC 2
4
OP/CL
1
2
POWER
230V
5
4. Player 2 Open/Close Button
5. Player 2 Transport Tray
OP/CL
115V
AUDIO OUT
CONNECT TO
REMOTE CONTROL 2
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1
DIGITAL OUT
SPDIF
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AUDIO OUT
CONNECT TO
REMOTE CONTROL 1
FIGURE 2
DIGITAL OUT
SPDIF
DIGITAL OUT
SPDIF
CAUTION
6
115V
AUDIO OUT
CONNECT TO
REMOTE CONTROL 2
7
8
230V
9
6. Player 2 Remote Connector
7. Player 2 Digital Output
8. Player 2 RCA Audio Output
9. Voltage Selector Switch
5
AUDIO OUT
CONNECT TO
REMOTE CONTROL 1
10
11
12
13
10. AC Power Connection
11. Player 1 Remote Connector
12. Player 1 Digital Output
13. Player 1 RCA Audio Output
REMOTE UNIT FRONT PANEL
1 2
RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
FIGURE 3
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DISC 2
DISC 1
PLAY
PLAY
TIME
TIME
REMOTE COTROL UNIT
10
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
11
12
13
14
15
TRAY OPEN/CLOSE (OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON)
PROGRAM (PROGRAM BUTTON)
LCD (LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY)
PITCH SLIDER
FLIP FLOP BUTTON
PLAY (PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON)
(-) PITCH BEND
(+) PITCH BEND
PITCH (PITCH BUTTON)
16
17
18
10. JOG SHUTTLE (INNER WHEEL)
11. JOG SHUTTLE (OUTER WHEEL)
12. CUE (CUE BUTTON)
13. IN/LOOP. CUE BUTTON
14. OUT/LOOP BUTTON
15. RELOOP BUTTON
16. BACK SKIP BUTTON
17. FORWARD SKIP BUTTON
18. TIME BUTTON
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FUNCTIONS & CONTROLS CONT.
REMOTE UNIT REAR PANEL
FIGURE 4
1
1. PLAYER 2 REMOTE CONNECTION
2. PLAYER 2 CONTROL
LCD DISPLAY
1
2
FIGURE 5
3
4
5
6 7
8
9 10
3
2
4
3. PLAYER 1 REMOTE CONNECTION
4. PLAYER 1 CONTROL
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2.
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TRACK (Current track indicator)
MINUTES INDICATORS (Displays current minutes)
SECONDS INDICATORS (Displays current seconds)
FRAME INDICATORS (Displays current frame)
BAR (Bar Indicator)
ELAPSED (Elapsed time Indicator)
CONTINUE INDICATOR
SINGLE INDICATOR
REMAIN INDICATOR
PITCH PERCENTAGE
A. DRIVE TRANSPORT (Figures 1 & 2)
1) POWER (Power On/Off Button) - When the
POWER Button is pressed, the power turns
on, press again to turn power off.
2) PLAYER 1 TRANSPORT TRAY- Place the
a compact discs in this tray.
3) PLAYER 1 OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON - Press it
to open and close the player one’s transport
tray. The disc holders cannot be opened
during playback, so stop playback before
pressing these buttons.
4) PLAYER 2 OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON - Press it
to open and close the player one’s transport
tray. The disc holders cannot be opened
during playback, so stop playback before
pressing these buttons.
5) PLAYER 2 TRANSPORT TRAY- Place the
a compact discs in this tray.
6) PLAYER 2 REMOTE CONTROL
CONNECTOR - Connect this connector to the
remote unit using the included control cord.
7) PLAYER 2 DIGITAL OUTPUT (RCA TYPE) Connect to a DAT or CDR to make almost perfect
copies of your CDs.
8) PLAYER 2 RCA LINE OUT - Player 2 audio
signal output.
9) VOLTAGE INPUT SELECTOR - This select
between an incoming voltage 115v or 220v. Be
sure the switch is in the proper position for your
area.
10) POWER CONNECTION - Plug in to a standard
wall outlet, to feed power to your unit.
11) PLAYER 1 REMOTE CONTROL
CONNECTOR - Connect this connector to the
remote unit using the included control cord.
12) PLAYER 1 DIGITAL OUTPUT (RCA TYPE) Connect to a DAT or CDR to make almost perfect
copies of your CDs.
13) PLAYER 1 RCA LINE OUT - Player 2 audio
signal output.
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FUNCTIONS & CONTROLS CONT.
B. Control Unit - Front (Figure 3)
1) TRAY OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON - Press it to open
and close the disc trays. The control unit also
includes OPEN/CLOSE buttons. The disc holders
cannot be opened during playback, so stop playback before pressing these buttons.
2) PROGRAM BUTTON - Press the PROGRAM
button, the player will enter the program mode and
stop the CD playback.
3) LCD DISPLAY - This high quality LCD display
Indicates all the functions, as they are occurring.
This display is viewable at several comfortable
angles. The display ICONS will be explained in the
next section.
4) PITCH SLIDER - Use the slider to adjust the
BPM. Slide up to decrease the BPM, down to
increase the BPM
5) FLIP-FLOP BUTTON - This button activates FlipFlop mode. This mode allows you to activate drive
two when drive one has completed it's play cycle
and vice versa. For example if disc one is playing
and ends, disc two will immediately being to play
when disc one has ended.
6) PLAY BUTTON - Use this button to start playback.
Press once to start playback, once again to set the
pause mode, and once more to resume playback.
7) (-) PITCH BEND - The (-) pitch bend function
allows a momentary “Slow Down” in the CD’s
BPM’s (Beats per minute) while it is playing. This
will allow you to match the beats between two
playing CD’s or other playing music source.
Remember, that this is a momentary function
when you remove your finger from the pitch button
the BPM’s will automatically return to SLIDERS
(5) selected pitch.
8) (+) PITCH BEND Button - The (+) pitch bend
function allows a momentary “BUMP” in the CD’s
BPM’s (Beats per minute) while it is playing. This
will allow you to match the beats between two
playing CD’s or any other playing music source.
Remember, that this is a momentary function
when you remove your finger from the pitch button
the BPM’s will automatically return to SLIDERS
(5) selected pitch. Use this function to catch up
to the your other playing music source.
9) PITCH BUTTON - Use these buttons to enable or
disable BPM adjustment with the pitch sliders.
BPM adjustment with the pitch sliders is enabled
when the PITCH LED lights.
10) JOG SHUTTLE (INNER WHEEL) - This jog wheel
serves two functions depending on the operating
mode you are working in.
A. The jog wheel will act as a slow frame search
control when the CD is not playing but either
paused or set to a cue point. To set a new
frame cue point, spin the jog wheel then press
PLAY when you have determined the proper
position. Press CUE to return to the “CUE
POINT”.
B. It also works as a pitch bend, when you turn
clockwise the pitch will rise to 16%, and when
you turn counterclockwise it will fall to -16%.
The pitch bend is determined on how fast
you turn the wheel.
11) SHUTTLE WHEEL - (OUTER RING) This wheel
has 3 forward and 3 reverse speed positions
for speed searching through tracks. The more
you turn the wheel in either direction the faster you
search
12) CUE BUTTON - Press the CUE button during
playback to return to the position at which
playback started.
13) IN/LOOP (In Real-time Cue) - CUE “ON
THE FLY”) This allows you to set a CUE POINT
without interruption of music (“on the fly”). This
button also sets the beginning of a seamless loop
(see SEAMLESS LOOP).
14) OUT/LOOP - Used to set the ending point
when looping. When the OUT/LOOP button is
pressed, the player will play the loop continuously. To exit the loop, press the OUT/LOOP
button again.
15) RELOOP BUTTON - If a SEAMLESS LOOP
has been made, but the CD Player is not actively
in SEAMLESS LOOP mode, press the RELOOP
BUTTON to reactivate the SEAMLESS LOOP
mode. RELOOP will appear in the LCD DISPLAY
(3). To exit loop, press the OUT/LOOP button (14).
16) BACK SKIP BUTTON - Use this button to go
back to the beginning of the current track or select
a previous track for playing. This is fast BACK
SKIP through the tracks on your CD
17) FORWARD SKIP BUTTON - Use this button to
skip to the next track on the CD.
18) TIME BUTTON - Press this button to switch
the time display between the elapsed time and remaining time, and total remain time. The selected
mode is indicated by the ELAPSED, REMAIN and
TOTAL REMAIN indicator on the LCD.
D. Control Unit - Rear (Figure 4)
1) PLAYER 2 REMOTE CONNECTOR - Connect
to player 2 connector on transport assembly.
2) PLAYER 2 CONTROL - Connect mini-plug from
CONTROL out on rear of CONTROL UNIT to a
mixer’s CONTROL out. This feature is available on
all mixers with Fader “Q” Start (see Q” Start
Control p.5).
3) PLAYER 1 REMOTE CONNECTOR - Connect to
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FUNCTIONS & CONTROLS CONT.
player 1 connector on transport assembly.
4) PLAYER 1 CONTROL - Connect mini-plug from
CONTROL out on rear of CONTROL UNIT to a
mixer’s CONTROL out. This feature is available on
all mixers with Fader “Q” Start (see Q” Start
Control p.5).
D. LCD (Figure 5)
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7)
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1) TRACK INDICATOR - Indicates the current track
that is playing, cued, or in pause mode.
2) MINUTES INDICATOR - Display current minutes of
the track.
3) SECONDS INDICATOR - Displays the tracks
current seconds.
4) FRAME INDICATOR - Displays current track
frame.
5) BAR INDICATOR - These ten indicator provide a
9)
10)
visual display of the approximate position of the
pickup within the current track.
ELAPSED INDICATOR - It indicates that the time
shown on the display is the elapsed time.
CONTINUE INDICATOR - When this indicator is
glowing, disc playback will continue through the
remain tracks until the disc ends.
SINGLE INDICATOR - When this indicator is
glowing, playback on the current track will stop at
the beginning of the next track.
REMAIN INDICATOR - It indicates that the time
shown on the display is the remaining time of the
playing track.
PITCH PERCENTAGE DISPLAY - This displays
the amount of pitch being applied to the current
track. The pitch percentage is adjusted by the
PITCH SLIDER.
BASIC OPERATIONS
1. Opening and Closing the Disc Holder
• Turn the unit power on. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button to open or close the disc tray. OPEN/
CLOSE buttons are provided on both the main unit and control unit.
• The disc holder cannot be opened during playback. This feature is to prevent playback from being
interrupted if the OPEN/CLOSE button is pressed accidentally. Stop playback first, then press the
OPEN/CLOSE button.
2. Loading discs
• Hold the disc by the edges and place it in the disc holder, then press the OPEN/CLOSE button again to
close the disc holder. The unit will show the track number and the total playing time for about 2 seconds
then enter the cue condition, the cue point will be set to the music starting point of the first track
automatically.
5 in. / 12cm disk
3 in. / 8cm disk
Fig. 8
Fig. 9
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BASIC OPERATION (CONT.)
CAUTION:
• Do not place any foreign objects in the disc tray, and do not place more than one disc in the disc tray
at a time. Doing so may result in malfunction.
• Do not push the disc tray in manually when the power is off, as this may result in malfunction and
damage the player.
3. Selecting Tracks
• Press the SKIP Buttons once to move to one higher or lower track.
• Hold the SKIP buttons in to change tracks continuously at a higher speed.
• When a new track is selected during playback, playback begins as soon as the search operation
is completed.
• If the FORWARD SKIP (17) button is pressed while on the last track, the fist track is selected. In the
same fashion, if the BACKWARD SKIP (16) button is pressed while at the first track, the last track
is selected.
4. Starting Playback
• Press the PLAY button during the pause or cue to start playback.
• The point at which playback starts is automatically stored in the memory as the cue point. The
pickup then returns to the cue point (the point at which playback started) when the CUE button is
pressed (Figure 10).
BOP
PLAY
BOP
Fig. 10
CUE
Fig. 11
5. Stopping Playback
• There are two ways to stop playback.
1) Press the PLAY button during playback to pause at that point. (figure 10)
2) Press the CUE button during playback to return to the position at which playback started (Figure 11).
6. Pausing
• Press the PLAY button to switch between play and pause.
• The PAUSE indicator lights when the pause mode is set.
• Figure 12 shows the relationship between the play and pause.
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BASIC OPERATION (CONT.)
1) The player has completed the cue or pause operation and is waiting for the play start command.
2) When the PLAY/PAUSE button is pressed, playback starts and the cue point is stored in the
memory.
3) Playing
4) The pause mode is set when the PLAY/PAUSE button is pressed again.
5) Pausing
6) Playback resumes when the PLAY/PAUSE button is pressed again. The new cue point is stored
in the memory.
7) Playing
Figure 12
7. Auto Cuing
• ”Cueing” is the action of preparing for playback
• Press CUE button, the player will enter cue mode. The playback returns to the cue point and enter
pause condition, the cue and pause indicator light up. When PLAY/PAUSE button is pressed, play
starts from the cue point.
• When the track search operation is completed after pressing either the FORWARD SEARCH or
BACKWARD SEARCH, the player automatically
finds the position at which the sound starts and cues there (Auto Cue).
• If the CUE button is pressed after the search operation or the scanning operation, the playback returns
to the cue point and enters pause condition.
• Figure 13 shows the relationship between the play and back cue operations.
8. SETTING A CUE POINT:
• A cue point is a starting point for a song. You may set a cue point anywhere in a CD or song.
• There are two (2) ways to set a CUE point:
1) You may press the IN/LOOP BUTTON on the fly (when the CD is playing). This will set a CUE Point
without interruption of music. Pressing the CUE BUTTON will now return you to the point in the
song at which you pressed the IN/LOOP BUTTON.
2) You may also use the JOG SHUTTLE to set a cue point. While the CD is in PAUSE mode, use the
JOG WHEEL forward or reverse to find your desired starting point. Once you have found your desired
position hit the PLAY BUTTON to set your cue point.
• Figure 13 shows the relationship between the cue, pause, and play.
Figure 13
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BASIC OPERATION (CONT.)
1) The player has completed the cue or pause operation and is waiting for the play start command.
2) When the PLAY/PAUSE button is pressed, playback starts and the cue point is stored in the memory.
3) Playing
4) The pause mode is set when the PLAY/PAUSE button is pressed again.
5) Pausing
6) When the PLAY/PAUSE button is pressed again, playback resumes and the new cue point is stored
in the memory.
7) Playing
8) Press the CUE button.
9) The pickup returns to the cue point. (Back Cue)
NOTE: During cue mode, if the CUE button is pressed and held, playback will start from the cue point.
When the button is released, the player will return to the cue mode automatically. This feature allows you to
check the cue point.
9. Frame Search
• Frame search is a function for monitoring the sound at a certain section of the disc and manually
changing the position. Searching is used to set play start points with precision.
• Press the FORWARD SEARCH or BACKWARD SEARCH while in pause or cue mode to begin
searching. The sound for one revolution of the disc is output repeatedly. The point at which the sound
starts is indicated on the LCD.
• If the time display and the CUE point are the same, the CUE indicator lights.
10. FRAME SEARCH
•
This feature allows you to scroll through a track to set a starting cue, sample, or loop point. To use
the scroll function you must first be in Pause Mode. While in Pause Mode use the INNER JOG
WHEEL (FIG. 12) to find your desired staring point by turning the wheel in either a clockwise
or counter-clockwise direction. While using the jog wheel the monitor function allows you to hear
what you are scanning through. Once you have found your desired starting point, pressing the PLAY
BUTTON (FIG. 13) locks your cue point into memory. Pressing the CUE BUTTON (FIGURE 14) will
return you to your set cue point until the disk is removed or a new cue point is set.
5
DISC 1
5
DISC 1
5
PLAY
DISCDISC
1 2
PLAY
PLAY
PLAY
TIME
TIME
REMOTE COTROL UNIT
Fig. 12
Fig. 13
DIS
REMOTE COTROL UNIT
Fig. 14
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BASIC OPERATIONS (CONT.)
11. Scanning (fast forward / Fast reverse)
• This function allows a fast search through a disk or track. Turning the
Outer Shuttle wheel in clockwise direction will fast forward your search.
DISC 1
Turning the Outer Shuttle wheel in a counter-clockwise will fast reverse
your search. You can scan in 6 different speeds (3 forward/3 reverse)
depending on the degree you turn the shutter wheel.
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12. Seamless Loop Play
• A seamless loop is a sound loop that plays continuously without
sound interruption.
• You create a seamless loop between any two continuous points in a CD.
(1) Press the PLAY BUTTON to start a CD playing.
(2) Press IN/LOOP BUTTON. This sets the loops' starting point. The
DISC 1
IN/LOOP LED will begin to glow (Fig. 15).
(3) Press OUT/LOOP BUTTON to set your desired loop ending point.
The IN/LOOP and OUT/LOOP LEDs will flash indicating SEAMLESS
LOOP mode has been activated.
• LOOP INDICATOR
(1) The loop indicator will display in the LCD display indication that a
loop is running.
• Exiting A LOOP
(1) To Exit a SEAMLESS LOOP, Press the OUT/LOOP BUTTON. The
IN/LOOP and OUT/LOOP LEDs will remain on, but will stop
DISC 1
flashing. Music will resume normal play (Fig. 16)
• REPLAY LOOP
(1) To replay the loop, press the RELOOP BUTTON. The IN/LOOP and
OUT/LOOP LEDs will again begin to flash indicating SEAMLESS
LOOP MODE has been activated (Fig. 17).
PLAY
TIME
RE
Fig. 15
5
PLAY
TIME
REM
Fig. 16
5
PLAY
TIME
RE
Fig. 17
13. Editing A Loop:
• Note: You can only edit the ending point of the loop.
• Before you can edit a seamless loop you obviously, must first be in SEAMLESS LOOP mode.
• If a SEAMLESS LOOP has not yet been created, follow instructions above (SEAMLESS LOOP PLAY) to create a
SEAMLESS LOOP. If a SEAMLESS LOOP has already been created, press the RELOOP BUTTON to reenter the
SEAMLESS LOOP mode (Fig. 17).
1) Press the OUT/LOOP BUTTON to return to normal play from the loops cue point. (Fig. 16). This
disengages the SEAMLESS LOOP mode and allows you to edit the loops ending point.
2) Press OUT/LOOP BUTTON again for a new loop ending point (Fig. 16).
3) FOR A SHORTER LOOP: Press the OUT/LOOP BUTTON at sooner point in the track.
4) FOR LONGER LOOP: Press the OUT/LOOP BUTTON at later point in the track.
14. Program play
• Press the PROGRAM button, the player will enter the program mode and the CD will stop rotating.
• Select the desired track by pressing the SKIP button, then press the PROGRAM button again. The
selected track will be added to the program sequence.
• Repeat step 2 operation. A maximum of 30 tracks can be programmed at one time.
• Press the PLAY button to start the program play from the first selection.
• Press the program button again during program play to stop play.
• Press and hold the program button more than 2 seconds to cancel the program mode and erase all
the current program contents.
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BASIC OPERATION (CONT.)
15. PITCH BENDING
• This function momentarily increases or decreases the playback speed of a CD respectively when the
+ PITCH BEND or - PITCH BEND button is pressed. The extent to which the speed changes is
proportionate to the amount of time the button is pressed. For example, if the + PITCH BEND BUTTON
is held down continuously, the CD’s speed increases and will continue to increase until reaches a
maximum of 16% gain in speed. When you release the + PITCH BEND BUTTON the speed of the CD
will automatically return to it’s previous speed.
• The pitch can be changed from +/- 8%, +/- 12% or +/- 16% range. See changing PITCH PERCENTAGE.
• The jog wheel will temporarily bend the pitch if a track is in play mode. Rotating the wheel clockwise
will speed up your track and rotating the wheel counter-clockwise will slow the track down. The speed
that you rotate the JOG WHEEL determines the percentage (%) of the PITCH BEND.
16. TRACK PROGRAM PLAY
• This function allows you to program up to 20 tracks and have them replayed in any order.
• To program a track in to memory:
1) Be sure the drive is in PAUSE or CUE MODE.
2) Press the PROG. BUTTON to activate the units program mode. The program indicator LED above the
PROG BUTTON will light and the PROGRAM INDICATOR in the LCD DISPLAY will turn on
indicating that PROGRAM MODE has been activated.
3) Select a Track by using the FORWARD AND REVERSE TRACK BUTTONS, and again press PROG.
BUTTON this will enter the track into memory.
4) Repeat this up to 19 times (i.e. up to 20 tracks can be programmed). If you keep pressing the
PROG. BUTTON the LCD DISPLAY will indicate which tracks have been programmed.
(4) Press the PLAY BUTTON to begin playing programmed tracks.
(5) To cancel the program press and hold down the PROG. BUTTON for more than two (2) seconds.
17. Time Display (see figure 14)
• Pressing the TIME button repeatedly will change the select time display mode:
A = Elapsed playing time.
B = Remaining time in a selection.
C = Total remaining time of the disc.
Fig. 14
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MATCHING THE BEATS PER MINUTE (BPM)
Matching the Beats Per Minute (BPM)
This function allows you to match the beat of two separate music sources.
• With the unit, there are two ways to adjust the playing speed and match the BPMs of the two CDs:
• Use the pitch slider to adjust the BPM statically.
• Use the PITCH BEND buttons to change the BPM temporarily.
1) Pitch Slider - To adjust the BPM by sliding the pitch slider up or down, press the PITCH button to
turn on the PITCH adjustment function before use. The BPM decreases when the pitch slider is moved
upward and increases when the pitch slider is moved downward. The adjustment range is +/- 10%.
2) Pitch Bending - The BPM increases or decreases respectively while the PITCH BEND+ or PITCH
BEND- button is pressed. The BPM increase depends on how long you hold the button. If you hold the
button for about 1/2 second, the BPM will go either to +16% for PITCH BEND+ or -16% for PITCH
BEND-. If you tap the button, the BPM will only change a little so you can change the beat slightly
without audible changes in the music. The CD will return to the tempo indicated by the Pitch slide
when you let go of the PITCH BEND + or -. Figure 15 shows an example of how to use the pitch bend
Fig. 15
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BEFORE SWITCHING OFF THE POWER
When you have finished using the CD player, before switching off the power be sure that the disc holder has
been closed with the OPEN/CLOSE button (Figure 15).
CAUTION: Do not forcibly close the disc holder when the power is off.
Fig. 15
Do not switch off the power when
the disc holder is open.
Switch off the power after the disc holder has
been closed with the OPEN/CLOSE button.
COMPACT DISCS
Precautions on handling compact discs
• Do not allow fingerprints, oil or dust to get on the surface of the disc. If the disc is dirty, wipe it off with a
soft dry cloth.
• Do not use benzene, thinner, water, record spray, electrostatic-proof chemicals, or silicone-treated cloths
to clean discs.
• Always handle discs carefully to prevent damaging the surface; in particular when removing a disc from its
case or returning it.
• Do not bend the disc.
• Do not apply heat.
• Do not enlarge the hole in the center of the disc.
• Do not write on the label (printed side) with a hard-tipped implement such as a pencil or ball point pen.
• Condensation will form if a disc is brought into a warm area from a colder one, such as outdoors in
winter. Do not attempt to dry the disc with a hair dryer, etc.
Precaution on storage
• After playing a disc, always unload it from player.
• Always store the compact disc in the jewel case, protecting from dirt or damage.
• Do not place discs in the following areas:
a) Areas exposed to direct sunlight for a considerable time.
b) Areas subject to accumulation of dust or high humidity.
c) Areas affected by heat from indoor heaters, etc.
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