Q-MX2BPM - American Audio
Q-MX2 BPM
USER INSTRUCTIONS
Q-MX2 BPM
Featuring:
Fader “Q” Start
Professional products designed for
the working DJ.
Main Features
• Equipped with high quality Crossfader
(Replaceable)
• VCA Fader for Q-Start Control
• Adjustable Crossfader Curve - changes from
a normal curve to a quick curve (for crabbing)
• Multi-Channel Assignable Crossfader
• 2 Headphone Outputs
• Selectable Voltage 115v~230v
• 3 Channel Mixer
• 3 Phono, 3 Line, 3 Auxiliary Inputs
• 3 Microphone Input - (1) XLR/ 1/4" combo
plug, (2) 1/4" Input Jacks
• Fader "Q" Start on all three channels
• On/Off Switch Controls Fader "Q" Start
Function (for use with the American DJ CD
Players with Fader "Q" Start)
• -30dB Rotary Kills for Treble, Bass & Mids
on all three channels
• Separate gain control for each channel
• High output to headphones
• Soft-touch rubber knobs for better control
• Extremely clean signal to noise ratio
• Light Control Signal Output Jack
• Talk Over Button - Reduces channel output
gain by 15dB +/- 2 dB
• Independent Booth Level Output
• Dual Function Stereo LED Level Indicator Indicated Master and PFL (Pre Fader Level)
Signal Levels
• Split Cue Monitoring
• Cue Mixing
• Balanced XLR Master Output
• 4 Signal Output Options - Master (RCA and
Balanced XLR), Booth (RCA) and REC (RCA)
• Automatic BPM Counter
• 100% Push Button Kills (Bass, Mid, and
Treble)
American Audio Los Angeles, CA 90058 USA
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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S a fe t y P re c a u t io n s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 4
O pe r a t in g I n t ro du c t io n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 4
F u n c t io n s (F ro n t P a n e l). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 5
I n pu t s & O u t pu t s ( R e a r P a n e l) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 8
S e t -U p. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p.1 0
R e pla c in g t h e C ro s s fa de r. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 1 3
O pe r a t in g D e t e r m in a t io n s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 1 3
T e c h n ic a l S pe c ific a t io n s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 1 4
W a r r a n t y & S e r v ic e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . p. 1 4
I m po r t a n t P re c a u t io n s
1. Be sure to save the packing carton in case
you may ever have to return the unit for
service.
2. Read all documentation before attempting to
operate your new mixer. Please save all your
documentation for future reference.
3. Do not spill water or other liquids in to or
on to your mixer.
4. Be sure that the local power outlet matches
that of the required voltage for your mixer.
5. Do not attempt to operate this unit if the
power cord has been frayed or broken.
Please route your power cord out of the way
of foot traffic.
6. Always have the front gain controls set to
their lowest level during initial power-up to
prevent speaker damage.
7. Disconnect from main power before making
any type of connection.
8. Do not remove the top cover under any
conditions. There are no user serviceable
parts inside.
9. Disconnect the unit’s main power when left
unused for long periods of time.
I n t ro du c t io n
I n t ro d u c t io n :
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the
American Audio Q-MX2BPM™ mixer. This mixer is a
representation of American Audio’s continuing commitment to produce the best and highest quality products
at an affordable price. This mixer includes several innovative features that pack a big punch! T h e Q -M X 2
B P M c o m e s w it h a 1 y e a r lim it e d w a r ra nty!
Please read and understand this manual completely
before attempting to operate your new mixer. This
booklet contains important information concerning the
proper and safe operation of your new mixer.
U n pa c k in g :
Carefully open and unpack your mixer. Be sure to
save the packaging in case you may ever need to
return your unit to the factory. After unpacking, inspect
the mixer for any type of damage that may have
occurred during shipping or transit. If you notice any
type of damage notify your dealer immediately for
instructions.
S e t -U p P re c a u t io n s :
Please make any connections before you plug the unit
in. Be sure the Power switch is in the OFF position
before connecting other devices to the mixer. All fader
and volume controls should be set to 0 or minimum
position, before the device is switched on. If the device
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.
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1. FEATHER FADER PLUS™ CROSSFADER - Blends the output signals of any channels assigned to "X"
or "Y." When the fader is in the full "X" position, the output signal of any channels assigned to "X" will be
controlled by the master volume level. The same fundamentals will apply for "Y." Sliding the fader from
one position to another will vary the output signals of the "X" and "Y" channels respectively. When the
crossfader is set in the center position, the output signals of both the "X" and "Y" channels will be even.
2. HEADPHONES JACKS - These jacks are used to connect your headphones to the mixer. Use headphones only rated at 8 ohms to 16 ohms. Most DJ headphones are rated at 16 ohm, these are highly
recommended. Two different headphone jacks are conveniently located on the mixer, one on the face and
one on the front side panel. Always be sure the Cue Level Volume (6) is set to minimum before you
put the headphones on.
3. FADER ASSIGN BUTTONS - These buttons are used to assign a channel to the crossfader. When a
channel is assigned to "X," the left side (X-side) of the crossfader will control that channels output level.
The "Y" assign works in the same fashion. When a channel is assigned to neither "X" nor "Y" the output
volume will only be controlled by the channel's fader level. These button also function as a "TRANS
EFFECT" A Trans Effect is an effect similar to cutting the output signal with your transformer switches.
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This is an effect used heavily by scratchers and performer DJ's. The mixer simulates this effect when you
hold down the X and Y fader buttons. The speed of the transform is preset and will only effect any channel
assigned to the fader assign button being depressed.
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CHANNEL FADER - These faders are used to control the output signal of any source assigned to its
particular channel.
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SPLIT CUE - This button will activate the "Split Cue" function. When used with a set of stereo headphones, the Split Cue function assign the Cue signal the left channel of the headphones and assigns the
Program (main output) signal to the right channel of the headphones. Essentially splitting the cue signal
in half. Please note that this function will only work with a set of stereo headphones.
6. CUE LEVEL VOLUME CONTROL - This knob is used to adjusts the headphone output level.
7. 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
Cue function is selected. To selceted a channels cue function depress the Cue Button (22) 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. Turning the Cue Mixing knob to the CUE position (counter-clockwise)
will allow you to hear more of the Cue level. Turning the knob to the PGM (clockwise) position 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 knob is in the full CUE position you will only
hear the cue level, if the knob is in the full PGM position you will only hear the main output. This function
will esspecially be useful for occasions when an external monitor is not available.
8. CROSSFADER CURVE ADJUSTMENT - This adjustment allows you to adjust the geometry or "shape"
of the crossfader response curve. The response curve can be adjusted from smooth to harsh (Instant).
The smooth adjustment - full counter clockwise - allows for a long running crossfade. This adjustment
will usually be used for normal DJing. The harsh adjustment - full clockwise adjustment - allows for a
short crossfade. This adjustment will usually be used for scratching and cut effects.
9. TALKOVER BUTTON - When this button is depressed, all signals except the microphone level are
decreased by 15dB. A red indicator LED will glow when the talkover function is engaged. In the OFF
position all signals remain at their standard levels.
10. MIC 3 INPUT JACK - Combination Microphone Plug. This jack will accept a standard 1/4 plug or XLR
3-pin balanced male plug. The volume output level will be controlled by the Channel 3 Fader (4).
11. CHANNEL GAIN CONTROL - This adjustment is used to adjust an audio source signal input gain for a
channel. Never use the gain control to adjust output volume. Setting the gain level properly will ensure a
clean output signal. To properly set the gain level controls:
1. Be sure the Master Volume Control (16) is set to minimum (zero output).
2. Set the Channel Fader (4) to level 7.
3. Begin play on an audio source connected to the channel you are adjusting.
4. Be sure the LED Level Indicator Function Switch (15) is set to the PFL/MASTER position.
5. Turn the CUE (22) function on for the channel you are adjusting.
6. Use the GAIN Control to adjust an average output volume of +4 dB in the LED Level Indicator (14).
12. CUT BUTTONS - These buttons are used cut out the Treble, Mid or Bass frequencies of the incoming
audio signal. When these buttons are depressed the selected frequency level is cut by 100%. When a
Cut Button is depressed a LED located directly above the specific button will glow indicating the
cut function has been activated. Depressing the Cut Button once again will disengage Cut function.
13. CHANNEL EQUALIZER "ROTARY KILLS" - BASS/MID/TREBLE CONTROL - Each of the three
channels come with a signal output EQ. These controls are used to increase or decrease the LOW's,
MID’s, and HI’s of the output signal. The Q-MX2 features "Rotary Kills" with a -30dB to +20dB gain control.
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Turn the knob counter-clockwise to decrease a value or clockwise to increase a value.
14. LED LEVEL INDICATORS - The dual LED's indicators along the top of unit are used to detail
either the master output level or a combination of the master output level and the cue PFL level. The
position of the LED Level Indicator Function Switch (15) will determine the LED Level Indicator's display
mode. In the "MASTER" (down) position the meter will detail the out level of the left and right channels.
In the "PFL/ MASTER" (up) position one side of the meter will detail the master output volume level and
the other section of the meter will detail the CUE level PFL (pre fader level).
Please Note: PFL stands for Pre Fader Level. This is the input channel signal level you will
hear in your headphones.
15. POWER SWITCH - This is the main power ON/OFF button. A yellow LED above the power switch will glow
to indicating power is ON. Be fore you turn the power on be sure you have made all connections to the
mixer. Also be sure you amplifier are tuned off. Remember mixer on first and turned off last.
16. LED LEVEL INDICATOR FUNCTION SWITCH - The position of the LED Level Indicator Function
Switch (15) will determine the LED Level Indicator's display mode. In the "MASTER" (down) position the
meter will detail the out level of the left and right channels. In the "PFL/ MASTER" (up) position one
side of the meter will detail the master output volume level and the other section of the meter will detail
the CUE level PFL (pre fader level).
17. MASTER VOLUME CONTROL - This rotary knob is used to control the master output level (volume). To
avoid distorted output try to maintain an average output signal level +4 dB.
18. MASTER VOLUME BALANCE CONTROL - This rotary knob is used to control the master output balance
level. Turning the knob to the "L" (counter-clockwise) position will increase the left channel output level.
Turing the knob to "R" (clockwise) position will increase the right channel output level, while decreasing the
left. To maintain a true stereo sound, level the balance control knob set to the 12 O'clock, or center
position.
19. BOOTH LEVEL VOLU ME CONTROL - This rotary knob is used to control the booth level volume. The
booth level is not PFL, it is essentially a second master output volume with separate output volume control.
20. ON/OFF Q START- This function works in conjunction with a compatible American DJ "Q" Start CD
player. When used with a compatible CD player, you can use the crossfader to start and stop the CD
Player with the slide of the fader. The ON/OFF “Q” START switch activates this FADER “Q” START feature.
When in the ON position, the FADER “Q” START allows the fader to return automatically to preset digital
CUE POINTS on your compatible American Audio CD Player.
For example, each time you slide the crossfader to far left the CD Player will be triggered to play the
song from the beginning of the preset CUE POINT. 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.
21. SOURCE SELECTOR SWITCH - These are 3-position switches. The switches are used to select the input
source assigned to each channel. Each channel may only be assigned one input source at a time.
22. CUE BUTTONS - These buttons are used to activates a channels "CUE" mode. A red LED above the
cue button will glow when cue mode is activated. Cue mode will send a channels incoming signal to
the headphones. The cue level is adjusted by the Cue Level Adjustment knob (6). Be sure the cue level
is set to minimum before putting your headphones on. Be sure to turn the Cue Mixing Knob (7) to the cue
position to hear the selected channel source.
23.AUTOMATIC BPM (Beat Per a Minute) COUNTER BUTTONS - This sophisticated counter automatically
calculates the BPM of any audio source. The meter on the "X" side will display the avaerage BPM's of any
Channel (1, 2, or 3) assigned to "X" by the Fader Assign Buttons (3). The meter on the "Y" side will
display the avaerage BPM's of any Channel (1, 2, or 3) assigned to "Y" by the Fader Assign Buttons (3).
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24. AC VOLTAGE SELECTOR - Select between 115V/50Hz or 230V/60Hz. Make sure that the selector is
set to the proper voltage you are using.
25. BALANCED XLR MAIN OUTPUTS - The Master Output includes a pair XLR Balanced Jacks as well as
a pair RCA Unbalanced Jacks (30). 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 10 feet.
26. LIGHT CONTROL - This jack provides a preset mono audio signal output. There is no way to adjust this
level, however this level will directly reflect the output level of the Channel Sliders (4). This buffered
audio output should only be used for light controllers that can accept an external audio input. Great for
Touch Panels and Chase Controllers.
27. PLAYER CONTROL - Channel 1, 2, and 3 external FA DE R "Q" S TA R T C ONT R OL . These jacks are used
to input 1/8" mono mini plugs from a compatible American DJ "Q" series CD players also featuring Fader
“Q” Start. This feature is used to remote control a CD player. By moving the mixer fader from left to right
you can start and pause a compact disc player. In other words, when the mixer crossfader is to the left (X
position), and you move it at least 20% to the right (Y position), any player connected to the Y-channel will
begin to play. When the crossfader is to the right (Y position), and you move it at least 20% to the left (X
position, any player connected to the X-channel will begin to play. You can create great effects similar
to scratching with this feature.
28. MIC 2 INPUT JACK - This jack is used to a connect a microphone to the mixer. Connect you mic to MIC
2 via 1/4 inch (6.3mm) jack. The signals will be controlled by Channel 2 (4). BASS, MID, and TREBLE can
be adjusted by the Channel EQ (13).
29. MIC 1 INPUT JACK - This jack is used to a connect a microphone to the mixer. Connect you mic to MIC
1 via 1/4 inch (6.3mm) jack. The signals will be controlled by Channel 1 (4). BASS, MID, and TREBLE can
be adjusted by the Channel EQ (13).
30. GND (GROUND TERMINAL) - Connect each of your turntable ground leads to this terminal. This will
reduce the humming and popping noises associated with magnetic phono cartridges.
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31. AC CONNECTION - This connection is used for your detachable AC power cord. Be sure to only plug your
unit in to the recommended power supply.
32. RCA MAIN OUTPUTS - The Master Output includes a pair XLR Balanced Jacks (23) 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 10 feet use the XLR Balanced Jacks (23).
33. RCA MAIN OUTPUTS - The Master Output includes a pair XLR Balanced Jacks (23) 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 10 feet use the XLR Balanced Jacks (23).
34. 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 (4), it is not influenced by the
master volume control.
35. CHANNEL 3/LINE 3 RCA INPUT JACKS - 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.
36. CHANNEL 3/PHONO 3 INPUT JACKS - The type of input must directly reflect the selected mode of the
Line Level Selector Switch (37). 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 (37) is in the
"AUX 3" position should be connected to AUX LINE input. The red colored RCA jack represents the
right channel input and the white represents the left channel input.
37. CHANNEL 2/LINE 2 RCA INPUT JACKS - 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.
38. CHANNEL 2/PHONO 2 INPUT JACKS - The type of input must directly reflect the selected mode of the
Line Level Selector Switch (37). 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 (37) is in the
"AUX 3" position should be connected to AUX LINE input. The red colored RCA jack represents the right
channel input and the white represents the left channel input.
39. LINE LEVEL SELECTOR SWITCH - This switch is used to change the mode of PHONO INPUT JACKS
(24, 36, and 39). When connecting turntable to these jacks be sure the switch is in the PHONO position,
and when using line level input devices select AUX. Always be sure main power is shut off before
change the position of the Line Level Selector Switch.
40. CHANNEL 1/LINE 1 RCA INPUT JACKS - 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.
41. CHANNEL 1/PHONO 1 INPUT JACKS - The type of input must directly reflect the selected mode of the
Line Level Selector Switch (37). 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 (37) is in the
"AUX 3" position should be connected to AUX LINE input. The red colored RCA jack represents the right
channel input and the white represents the left channel input.
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SET-UP INSTRUCTIONS
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
The MX-1 allows you two types of output connectors Balanced XLR (25) and Unbalanced RCA (32, 33, and
34). Use these connection to connect the output signal from a mixer, cross-over or EQ to your MX-1 mixer. A
balanced connection is recommended for cable runs longer that 10ft. When constructing your own XLR cables
follow the pin configuration describe below for proper connections. For cable runs shorter than 10Ft. you may
choose the RCA unbalanced output option. The unbalanced output option may be more convenient for most
users due to the abundant supply of prefabricated cables on the market.
All the input options on the mixer are unbalanced RCA's. For best results do not use cable run longer than 10ft
for any incoming audio source, longer cable runs will result in inferior sound quality.
Male XLR Pin Configuration:
Figure 3
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1 Ground/Return/ 0v)
2 Hot (+ data)
Connections (Refer to diagrams on page 7, 11, & 12)
• Before you connect the unit's main power supply, be sure local voltage matches that of the required mixer
voltage. Remember the mixer can be selected to operate with either 115v or 230v. Operational can be
changed by the Voltage Selector (24) on the rear of the unit.
• Be sure the power switch is in the OFF position before making any type of connections to the mixer. Also
be sure the power on all units being connected to the mixer have been switched off.
• Before switch the power on the mixer be sure Main Volume (17) is turned down and the power switch to
all your amplifier are in the "OFF" position.
• Connect the mixers Master Output Jacks (25 or 32) to your audio system. Make sure that the channels
are set properly. When using the Balanced Output Jacks (25) be sure your cable follow the above Pin
Configuration (Figure 3).
• For recording, connect your tape recorder or cassette deck to the REC OUT Jacks (34The Record Out
level will not be influenced by the Master Volume Control (17). The Record Out (REC OUT) level is
dictated by the Channel Fader Level (4).
• Connect a microphone to any of the three available Mic Input Jacks (10, 28, & 29).
• You can connect up to 3 turntables using the Phono 1 (41), Phono 2 (38), or Phono 3 (36) RCA jacks on
the rear panel. The mixer will only accept turntable level signal if Line Level Switches (39) are in the
"PHONO" position.
• Connect your tape recorder, tuner, sound effects, CD player, and cassette decks etc. to the RCA Line
Level Input Jacks (35, 37, and 40) on the rear panel. CD players, cassette decks and other line level
instruments may also be connected to the "Phono RCA Jacks (34, 36, and 39) as long as the Line Level
Switches (39) are in the "AUX" position.
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Typical Mixer Set-Up
CASSETTE DECK
T U R N TA B L E
CD PLAYER
T U R N TA B L E
Typical Stereo Set-Up
Figure 9
LOUDSPEAKER
LOUDSPEAKER
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 10 feet.
Using the balanced jacks will ensure a clean signal through out the entire audio system.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Operating Determinations
When installing this mixer, please make sure that the device is not exposed to extreme heat, moisture or dust!
There should not be any cables lying around. Doing so endangers you as well as others. Do not operate the
mixer in extremely hot (more than 30° / 100°F) or extremely cold (less than 5°C / 40°F) surroundings. Keep
away from direct sunlight and 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!
Never use spray cleaners to clean the faders! Never use solvents or abrasive detergents to clean the mixer!
It is recommended that you use a soft damp cloth. Please consider that unauthorized modifications on the
device are forbidden due to safety reasons!
CROSSFADER REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS
The crossfader is "Hot Swappable" 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 unit.
Replacing the Crossfader
1. Disconnect the mixers main power supply
2. Using a number two Phillips screw driver, unscrew the each of the stainless steel retain screws
that hold the crossfader in place.
3. Gently remove the crossfader from its seated position. You may need to wiggle the crossfader
slightly to remove it.
4. 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 desired to only fit one way, so don't worry about the connectors
orientation.
5. Connect the new crossfader to the ribbon cable and replace in reverse order.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Technical Specifications - Model Q-MX2 BPM
Model:
Power supply:
Dimensions:
Weight:
Crossfader:
Power Consumption:
Headphone impedance:
Q-MX2 BPM, 3 Channel Mixer
AC 115/230V, 50/60Hz switchable
11" W x 12.25" D x 3" H
8 lbs. / 3.5 kg
Optical detecting fader start control - Low grounding impedance crossfader
5W typical, 7W w/ full headphone output
16 Ohms
Input Sensitivity (Level/Impedence):
Line:
-14 dBV (200mV) / 12K Ohm +/- 3dB
Microphone:
-59 dBV (1.2mV) / 3K Ohms +/- 3dB
Phono:
-51 dBV (2.8mV) / 47K Ohms +/- 3dB
Aux:
-14 dBV (200mV) / 47K Ohms +/- 2dB
Output Sensitivity (Level/Impedence): Note: 0dBV=1Vrms
Rec Out (RCA):
-10dBV (316mV) / 1K Ohms +/-3dB
Master Out (RCA):
0dBV (1V) / 560 Ohms +/- 3dB
Master Out (XLR):
0dBV (1V) / 470Ohms +/- 3dB
Phones (Load=32 Ohms): -2dBV (0.4V) /33 Oms +/-32dB
Maximum Output (Load + 47K, THD = 5%)
Rec:
< 18dBV (8V)
Master (RCA):
< 18dBV (8V)
Master (XLR):
< 18dBV (8V)
PHONES (Load=32 ohms): < 6dBV (2V)
Channel Balance: Within 3dB
Frequency Response:
Line:
Phono:
Aux:
Microphone:
20Hz
20Hz
20Hz
20Hz
-
20KHz,
20KHz,
20KHz,
20KHz,
± 1dB
± 1.5dB (RIAA)
± 1dB
+1,-3dB
THD - Total Harmonic Distortion (1Khz, 0dBV Output):
Master Output (Load = 47K Ohms):
Less than 0.3%
Phono: (Load = 32K Ohms):
Less than 0.3%
Cross Talk: < 40dB @ 1Khz between lef and right channels
Channel Equalizer:
Bass =
Mid =
Treble =
+12 ± 1dB, -22 ± 2 dB at 70KHz
+12 ± 1dB, -17 ± 2 dB at 1KHz
+13 ± 1dB, -27 ± 2 dB at 13KHz
Warranty & Service:
The Q-MX2 BPM has a 2-year limited warranty.
validate your warranty.
Please mail in warranty card as soon as possible to
For any service related issues please contact American DJ customer support at (800) 322-6337, Moday through
friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time, or contact us on the web at [email protected]
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