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Q-D1
™
Professional Preamp Mixer
User Instructions
American Audio
Rev. 4/05
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles Ca. 90058
www.AmericanAudio.us
Q-D1™
CONTENTS
MAIN FEATURES....................................................................................................................................2
WARRANTY REGISTRATION..................................................................................................................2
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS........................................................................................................................3
ELECTRICAL PRECAUTIONS................................................................................................................4
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS........................................................................................................................5
UNPACKING...............................................................................................................................6
INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................................................6
SET-UP PRECAUTIONS.........................................................................................................................6
QUICK START.........................................................................................................................................7
FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS
FRONT PANEL............................................................................................................................8
REAR PANEL............................................................................................................................10
TYPICAL SET-UP DIAGRAMS...............................................................................................................11
CLEANING......................................................................................................................14
CROSS FADER REPLACEMENT..........................................................................................................14
WARRANTY.........................................................................................................................................15
SPECIFICATIONS.......................................................................................................................16
Q-D1™
MAIN FEATURES
• Fader “Q” Start
• Q-Start Compatible (for use with compatible
(American Audio CD Players )
• Equipped with high quality Crossfader
(Replaceable)
• High output to headphones
• Cue Mixing
• Extremely clean signal to noise ratio
• Power Switch
Q-D1™
• Independent Gains Per Channel
• Front Access Headphone Jack
• Low Residue Resistance Crossfader
• 2 Band EQ per channel
• 2 Phono, & 2 Line Level Inputs
• Two Turntable Ground Prongs
• Front Access 1/4” Mic Jack
• Record Out
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
The Q-D1™ carries a one year limited warranty. Please fill out the enclosed warranty card to validate
your purchase. All returned service items whether under warranty or not, must be freight pre-paid
and accompany a return authorization (R.A.) number. The R.A. number must be clearly written on the
outside of the return package. A brief description of the problem as well as the R.A. number must
also be written down on a piece of paper and included in the shipping container. If the unit is under
warranty, you must provide a copy of your proof of purchase invoice. You may obtain a R.A. number
by contacting customer support at (800) 322-6337.
Please Note: Specifications and improvements in the design of this unit and this manual are subject
to change without any prior written or published notice.
For service parts visit http://parts.americandj.com
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
UNIT TO RAIN, LIQUIDS, OR MOISTURE
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG
WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE,
OR OTHER TYPE OF ELECTRICAL OUTLET
UNLESS THE WIDE BLADES CAN BE
CAREFULLY INSERTED INTO A MATCHING
WIDE SLOT.
ATTENTION: POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS
ELECTRIQUES NE PAS UTILISER CETTE
FICHE POLARISEE AVEC UN PROLONGATEUR, UNE PRISE DE COURANT OU
UNE AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT, SAUF
SI LES LAMES PEUVENT ETRE INSEREES A
FOND SANS EN LAISSER AUCUNE PARTIE A
DECOUVERT.
POWER SUPPLY
• This unit requires an outboard AC 9v power
supply.
• Be sure to only use the included power
supply.
• This unit may be operated in different voltage areas with an adequate power supply
available from American Audio®.
POWER SUPPLY INLET
The serial and model number for this unit is
located on the rear panel. Please write down
the numbers here and retain for future reference.
Model No._____________________________
NOTE: This product satisfies FCC
regulations when shielded cables
and connectors are used to connect the unit to other equipment.
To prevent electromagnetic interference with electrical appliances
such as radios and televisions, use
shielded cables and connectors
for connections.
Serial No._____________________________
Purchase Notes:
Date of Purchase_______________________
Dealer Name__________________________
Dealer Address_________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
Dealer Phone__________________________
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
ELECTRICAL PRECAUTIONS
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK).
THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE REFER SERVICE TO YOUR AUTHORIZED
AMERICAN AUDIO® SERVICE TECHNICIAN.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the product is
operated.
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
HEED WARNINGS — All warnings on the product and
in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS — All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
CLEANING — The product should be cleaned only with
a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth. Never clean with
furniture wax, benzine, insecticides or other volatile
liquids since they may corrode the cabinet.
ATTACHMENTS — Do not use attachments not
recommended by the product manufacturer as they
may cause hazards.
WATER AND MOISTURE — Do not use this product
near water — for example, near a bathtub, wash
bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement;
or near a swimming pool; and the like.
ACCESSORIES — Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The
product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or
adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only
with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with
the product. Any mounting of the product should
follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should
use a mounting accessory recommended by the
manufacturer.
CART — A product and cart combination should be
moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart
combination to overturn.
VENTILATION — Slots and openings in the cabinet are
provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from
overheating, and these openings must not be
blocked or covered. The openings should never be
blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug,
or other similar surface. This product should not be
placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or
rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the
manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
POWER SOURCES —This product should be operated
only from the type of power source indicated on the
marking label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply to your home, consult your product
dealer or local power company.
LOCATION – The appliance should be installed in a
stable location.
NONUSE PERIODS – The power cord of the appliance
should be unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION
•
If this product is equipped with a polarized alternating
current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than
the other), it will fit into the outlet only one way. This
is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug
should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the polarized plug.
•
If this product is equipped with a three-wire
grounding type plug, a plug having a third (grounding)
pin, it will only fit into a grounding type power outlet.
This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the
plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the
safety purpose of the grounding type plug.
POWER-CORD PROTECTION - Power-supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to cords at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the product.
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING — If an outside
antenna or cable system is connected to the product,
be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so
as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information
with regard to proper grounding of the mast and
supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire
to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding
conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure
A.
LIGHTNING — For added protection for this product
during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended
and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from
the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the product
due to lightning and power-line surges.
POWER LINES — An outside antenna system should
not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines
or other electric light or power circuits, or where it
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When
installing an outside antenna system, extreme care
should be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
OVERLOADING — Do not overload wall outlets,
extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY - Never push objects of
any kind into this product through openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
SERVICING — Do not attempt to service this product
yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE - Unplug this product
from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
•
When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
•
If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into
the product.
•
If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
•
If the product does not operate normally by following
the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operating instructions as an
improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to its
normal operation.
•
If the product has been dropped or damaged in any
way.
•
When the product exhibits a distinct change in
performance — this indicates a need for service.
REPLACEMENT PARTS -- W hen replacement parts
are required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or
have the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
SAFETY CHECK - Upon completion of any service or
repairs to this product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the product
is in proper operating condition.
WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING — The product should
not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.
HEAT — The product should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other products (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
Fig. A
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. For adult use only - Keep out of the reach
of children.
2. Water and Moisture - The player should not
be used near water - for example, near a bath
tub, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool, etc. Do not spill
water or other liquids in to or on to your mixer.
3. Ventilation - The Mixer should be situated so
that its location or position does not interfere
with its proper ventilation. For example, the
Mixer should not be situated on a bed, sofa,
rug, or similar surface that may block the ventilation openings; or, placed in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet that may
impede the flow of air through the ventilation
openings.
4. Heat - The Mixer should be situated away
from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
5. Power Sources - The Mixer should be connected to a power supply (wall outlet) only of
the type described in the operating instructions
or as marked on the Mixer.
6. Servicing -The user should not attempt to
service the Mixer beyond that described in the
operating instructions. There are no user serviceable parts inside. All other servicing should
be referred to qualified service personnel. The
Player should be serviced by qualified service
personnel when:
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has
been damaged.
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been
spilled into the Mixer.
C. The Mixer has been exposed to rain
or water.
D. The Mixer does not appear to operate
normally or exhibits a marked change
in performance.
7. Never disassemble or modify your unit in
any way, doing so will void your manufactures
warranty.
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8. Never plug this mixer in to a dimmer pack.
9. Do not let insecticides, benzene, or thinner
come in contact with the surface of the unit.
10. This unit is intended for indoor use only, use
of this product outdoors voids all warranties.
11. Always mount this unit in safe and stable
matter.
12. Disconnect from main power before making
any type of connection.
13. Cleaning - The mixer should be cleaned only
as recommended by the manufacturer. Use a
soft cloth to wipe down the outside of the unit.
For stubborn stains moisten a soft cloth with
glass cleaner or other mild detergent to wipe
away any stains. Use a soft cloth to wipe any
residual cleaner. Never use volatile cleaners
such as benzene, solvent, or thinner to clean
your unit, these cleaners will damage the units
surface.
14. Handle the power supply cord carefully. Do
not damage or deform; it may cause electric
shock or malfunction when used. Hold plug
attachment when removing from wall outlet. Do
not pull on the cord.
15. To avoid electric shock, do not open the top
cover when the unit is plugged in. If problems
occur with the unit, call American Audio® customer support.
16. Do not place metal objects or spill any liquids inside or on the mixer. Electric shock or
malfunction may occur.
17. Power Cord Protection - Power supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely to
be walked on or pinched by items placed upon
or against them, paying particular attention to
cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and
the point where they exit from the mixer. Route
your power cord out of the way of foot traffic.
18. Always have the front gain controls set to
their lowest level during initial power-up to prevent speaker damage.
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UNPACKING
Every Q-D1™ has been thoroughly tested and has been shipped in perfect operating condition. Carefully check the shipping carton for damage that may have occurred during shipping. If the carton
appears to be damaged, carefully inspect your mixer for any damage and be sure all equipment necessary to operate the mixer has arrived intact. In case damage has been found or parts are missing,
please contact our toll free customer support number for further instructions, please do not return the
mixer to your dealer.
Q-D1™
INTRODUCTION
Introduction:
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the American Audio® Q-D1™ professional audio preamp/mixer. This mixer is a representation of American Audio’s continuing commitment to produce
the best and highest quality audio products possible at an affordable price. The Q-D1™ comes with
a two year limited warranty! 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.
Customer Support:
American Audio® provides a toll free customer support line, to provide set up help and to answer any
question should you encounter problems during your initial set up or operation. You may also visit us
on the web at www.AmericanAudio.us for any comments or suggestions. Service Hours are Monday
through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Voice:
(800) 322-6337
Fax:
(323) 582-2610
E-mail:
support@AmericanAudio.us
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this mixer. Do not attempt any repairs yourself,
doing so will void your manufactures warranty. In the unlikely event your mixer may require service,
please contact American Audio® customer support.
Do not discard the packing carton in the trash. Please recycle when ever possible.
Q-D1™
SET-UP PRECAUTIONS
Please make any connections before you plug the mixer 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.
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 the unit out of direct sunlight and away from heaters.
• Operate the mixer only after becoming familiar with its functions. Do not permit operation by
persons not qualified for operating the mixer. Most damages are the result of unprofessional
operation!
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QUICK START INSTRUCTIONS
QUICK START: American Audio® would like to thank for your purchase of this great product. For
those of you that are to impatient to read the entire user manual we have compiled these quick start
instructions. We hope that you will at least read through these instructions to familiarize yourself with
the basic understanding of the unit. The Q-D1™ is part of American Audio’s continuing evolution in
audio technology. This unit has been built and designed with the typical DJ in mind, by DJ’s. We have
attempted to provide you with the most reliable product on the market by using only components constructed of the finest material.
MASTER LEVEL (1) - Use this level control to set your master volume output. Try never to send
an output of more than +4dB to your system. Signal at levels higher than this will start to distort and
may cause damage to your system and speakers. Remember that a distorted signal from you mixer
will only be multiplied throughout your system.
PHONO/LINE SELECTOR SWITCH (10) - This switch is used to change the selected input
from phono level to line level and vice versa. Channels 1 and 2 may be switched PHONO or LINE.
Use “LINE” for line level devices such as CD players and tape decks. Use “PHONO” for magnetic
turntables only (DJ turntables).
CHANNEL GAIN LEVEL (13) - The channel gain levels are not to be used as volume controls.
Never use the channel trim to set the output volume. These controls are used to aid in distortion control. Use these control to preset your signal level before the crossfader. With your channel faders in the
maximum position, use the channel trim level to set an average output level of about +4dB.
HEADPHONES (6) - To avoid damaging your headphones always be sure the headphone volume
level (11) is set to minimum before plugging them in. To avoid sever hearing damage, never put the
headphone on without making sure the headphone level is turned down.
MIC (7) - The mic connector uses a 1/4” plug that allows you to connect a 1/4” unbalanced mic cord.
The mic also has an independent volume control. Always leave the mic level to it’s minimum level when
not in use.
Q-START FEATURE - This function works in conjunction with a compatible American Audio or
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.
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CONTROLS AND FEATURES
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Top Panel
13
2
12
3
11
4
10
9
5
8
7
6
1. 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. Be sure this volume
control is always set to zero before turning the unit on.
2. MIC LEVEL - This rotary knob is used to control the microphone volume output level. Turning the
knob in a clockwise direction will increase volume output.
3. CHANNEL BASS CONTROL - This knob is used to adjust the low frequency levels of a channel
allowing for a maximum bass gain of 12dB or maximum signal decrease of -26dB. Turning the knob
in a counter-clockwise direction will decrease the amount of bass applied to a channel signal, turning
the knob in a clockwise direction will increase the amount of bass applied to a channel signal.
4. CUE MIXING CONTROLLER - This switch selects the channel for monitoring. The monitor signal
comes from the Prefader. This means it will not be affected by the channel faders. You can monitor
each channel individually. Connect your headphones to the HEADPHONES jack. Flip the CUE MIXING
CONTROL switch to channel you wish to monitor. If the CUE MIXING CONTROL is set to the center
position, you can monitor both the channels at once.
5. “Q” START ON/OFF - This function works in conjunction with a compatible American Audio® "Q"
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series professional CD player. When used with a compatible "Q" series CD player, you can use the
CROSSFADER (8) to start and stop the CD Player. The ON/OFF “Q” START switch activates this
FADER “Q” START feature. When in the ON position, the FADER “Q” START function allows the fader
to return automatically to the CD players preset cue point by simply sliding the CROSSFADER (8)
back and forth.
For example, each time you slide the crossfader to the far left, the "Q" start function will trigger
the play mode for any CD player connected to PLAYER CONTROL "A". Play will begin at
that unit's last set cue point. Turn the "Q" ON/OFF SWITCH to the OFF position to disengage
“Q” Start function and resume normal fader operation.
6. HEADPHONE JACK - This jack is used to connect your headphones to the mixer allowing you to
monitor the cue source. Use headphones only rated at 8 ohms to 32 ohms. Most DJ headphones are
rated at 16 ohm, these are highly recommended. Always be sure the CUE VOLUME LEVEL (11) is set
to minimum before you put the headphones on.
7. MICROPHONE CONNECTOR - This jack is used to a connect a microphone to the mixer. Connect
your microphone via this 1/4 inch (6.3mm) jack. The signal volume will be controlled by the Mic Level
(2).
8. FEATHER FADER PLUS CROSSFADER - This fader is used to blend the output signals of channels one and two together. When the fader is in the full left position (channel 1), the output signal of
channel one will be controlled by the master volume level. The same fundamentals will apply for channel two. Sliding the fader from one position to another will vary the output signals of channels one and
two respectively. When the crossfader is set in the center position, the output signals of both channel
one and channel two will be even.
9. CHANNEL VOLUME FADER - These faders are used to control the output signal of any source
assigned to its particular channel. However, master volume is controlled by the MASTER VOLUME
CONTROL (1).
10. SOURCE SELECTOR SWITCH - These switches are used to select the input source assigned to
each channel. Each channel may only be assigned one input source at a time. This switch must be in
the “PHONO” position for turntable operation.
11. CUE LEVEL VOLUME CONTROL - This knob adjusts the headphone volume output level. Turning
the knob in clockwise direction will increase headphone volume output.
12. CHANNEL TREBLE CONTROL - This knob is used to adjust the treble levels of a channel allowing for a maximum treble gain of 12dB or maximum decrease of -26dB. Turning the
knob in a counter-clockwise direction will decrease the amount of treble applied to a channel signal, turning the knob in a clockwise direction will increase the amount of treble applied
to a channel signal.
13. CHANNEL GAIN CONTROL - This adjustment is used to adjust the audio source signal input
gain for a channel. Never use the gain control to adjust a channels output volume. Setting the gain
level properly will ensure a clean output signal. An improper gain level adjustment will send a distorted
signal throughout the entire audio line which may damage speakers and amplifiers. To properly set a
channels the gain level control:
1. Be sure the MASTER VOLUME CONTROL (1) is set to level 8.
2. Set the CHANNEL VOLUME FADER (9) to level 8.
3. Begin playback on an audio source connected to the channel you are adjusting.
4. Use the Gain Control to adjust an average output volume of +4 dB.
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Rear Panel
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21
22
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24
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14. MAIN POWER SWITCH - This is the main power ON/OFF button. Before main power is applied,
be sure you have made all connections to the mixer. Also be sure your amplifier(s) is tuned off. Remember to avoid damaging pops, mixer on first and turned off last.
15. AC VOLTAGE INPUT - This connector is used to supply main power to the unit via the included
detachable power supply. Only use the supplied power adaptor to avoid damaging the unit. The unit
receives an input power supply of AC 9v/1000mA.
16. RCA MASTER OUTPUTS - The Master Output includes a pair of RCA Unbalanced Jacks to form
a stereo output. The left channel is clearly marker with “L” and is color coded white, the right channel
output is marked “R” and is color coded red. The RCA jacks send a low current unbalanced output
signal to your amplifier or tuner. When connecting to a tuner be sure to use the “AUX” inputs.
17. 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 (9), it is not
influenced by the MASTER VOLUME CONTROL (1).
18. CHANNEL 2: LINE 2 RCA INPUT JACKS - These Jacks are used for line level inputs. Connect CD
players such as the American Audio® CDS-1™ 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. The output level for any device
connected to these input jacks will be controlled by FADER CHANNEL 2.
19. CHANNEL 2: PHONO 2 JACKS - Connect turntables equipped with MM pickup cartridge to
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PHONO inputs (All DJ turntable use MM pick-up cartridges). The red colored RCA jack represents
the right channel input and the white represents the left channel input. The output level for any device
connected to these input jacks will be controlled by FADER CHANNEL 2.
20. GND (GROUND TERMINAL) - These connections are used to ground the excess magnetic flux of
phono turntables. Connect each of your turntables ground leads to either of the two ground terminals.
This will reduce the humming and popping noises associated with magnetic phono cartridges.
21. CHANNEL 1: LINE 1 RCA INPUT JACKS - These Jacks are used for line level inputs. Connect CD
players such as the American Audio® CDS-1™ 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. The output level for any device
connected to these input jacks will be controlled by FADER CHANNEL 1.
22. CHANNEL 1: PHONO 1 INPUT - Connect turntables equipped with MM pickup cartridge to
PHONO inputs (All DJ turntable use MM pick-up cartridges). The red colored RCA jack represents
the right channel input and the white represents the left channel input. The output level for any device
connected to these input jacks will be controlled by FADER CHANNEL 1.
23. PLAYER B CONTROL - This jack is used to control the “Q-Start” function between the mixer
and a compatible American Audio® or American DJ® CD Player. Using the mini plug included with
your CD player, connect from the CD player controller out jack to this jack. Player B “Q-Start”
functionallity will be controlled by the right side of the CROSSFADER (8). For more information on
“Q-Start” functionallity refer to the user manual included with your CD player. Be sure to only use
the mono tip mini plug included with your CD player to avoid damage to the mixer and/or the CD
player.
24. PLAYER B CONTROL - This jack is used to control the “Q-Start” function between the mixer
and a compatible American Audio® or American DJ® CD Player. Using the mini plug included with
your CD player, connect from the CD player controller out jack to this jack. Player B “Q-Start”
functionallity will be controlled by the left side of the CROSSFADER (8). For more information on
“Q-Start” functionallity refer to the user manual included with your CD player. Be sure to only use
the mono tip mini plug included with your CD player to avoid damage to the mixer and/or the CD
player.
25. PLAYER A CONTROL - This jack is used to control the “Q-Start” function between the mixer
and a compatible American Audio® or American DJ® CD Player. Using the mini plug included with
your CD player, connect from the CD player controller out jack to this jack. Player A “Q-Start”
functionallity will be controlled by the left side of the CROSSFADER (8). For more information on
“Q-Start” functionallity refer to the user manual included with your CD player. Be sure to only use
the mono tip mini plug included with your CD player to avoid damage to the mixer and/or the CD
player.
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Q-D1™
TYPICAL MIXER SET-UP
T U R N TA B L E
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Q-D1™
TYPICAL MIXER SET-UP
Stereo RCA to RCA Patch Cable
GX300 Amplifier
Speaker Cables
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Q-D1™
CLEANING
Due to fog residue, smoke, and dust, cleaning the mixer should be carried out periodically to optimize
light output.
1. Use normal glass cleaner and a soft cloth to wipe down the outside casing.
2. Use a cleaner specially designed for electronics to spray in and around the knobs and switch.
This will reduce small particle built up that can effect the proper operation of the mixer.
3. Clean should be carried out every 30-60 days.
4. Always be sure to dry all parts completely before plugging the mixer in.
Cleaning frequency depends on the environment in which the mixer operates (i.e. smoke, fog residue,
dust, dew).
Q-D1™
CROSS FADER REPLACEMENT
The crossfader is “Hot Changeable” which means it may be replaced at any time, even when power
is applied. Only replace with American Audio Feather Fader Plus. Replacing with any other model
fader may seriously damage your mixer.
Replacing the Crossfader:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Using a number two Phillips screw driver, unscrew the each of the stainless steel retaining
screws that hold the crossfader in place.
Gently remove the crossfader from its seated position. You may need to wiggle the crossfader
slightly to unseat it.
After removing the crossfader, disconnect the ribbon cable that attaches the crossfader to the
PC board. Grasp the crossfader by its base and pull the ribbon cable by its connector not the
actual cables. The connector is desired to only fit one way, so don’t worry about the connectors
orientation.
Connect the new crossfader to the ribbon cable.
Reassemble in reverse order.
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Q-D1™
WARRANTY
1-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
A. American Audio® hereby warrants, to the original purchaser, American Audio® products to be free
of manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for a period of 1 Year (365 days) from the date
of purchase. This warranty shall be valid only if the product is purchased within the United States of
America, including possessions and territories. It is the owner’s responsibility to establish the date and
place of purchase by acceptable evidence, at the time service is sought.
B. For warranty service, send the product only to the American Audio® factory. All shipping charges
must be pre-paid. If the requested repairs or service (including parts replacement) are within the terms
of this warranty, American Audio® will pay return shipping charges only to a designated point within
the United States. If the entire instrument is sent, it must be shipped in its original package. No accessories should be shipped with the product. If any accessories are shipped with the product, American
Audio® shall have no liability whatsoever for loss of or damage to any such accessories, nor for the
safe return thereof.
C. This warranty is void if the serial number has been altered or removed; if the product is modified in
any manner which American Audio® concludes, after inspection, affects the reliability of the product;
if the product has been repaired or serviced by anyone other than the American Audio® factory unless
prior written authorization was issued to purchaser by American Audio®; if the product is damaged
because not properly maintained as set forth in the instruction manual.
D. This is not a service contract, and this warranty does not include maintenance, cleaning or periodic check-up. During the period specified above, American Audio® will replace defective parts at
its expense, and will absorb all expenses for warranty service and repair labor by reason of defects
in material or workmanship. The sole responsibility of American Audio® under this warranty shall be
limited to the repair of the product, or replacement thereof, including parts, at the sole discretion of
American Audio®. All products covered by this warranty were manufactured after January 1, 1990, and
bear identifying marks to that effect.
E. American Audio® reserves the right to make changes in design and/or improvements upon its products without any obligation to include these changes in any products theretofore manufactured.
F. No warranty, whether expressed or implied, is given or made with respect to any accessory supplied with products described above. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, all implied
warranties made by American Audio® in connection with this product, including warranties of merchantability or fitness, are limited in duration to the warranty period set forth above. And no warranties, whether expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness, shall apply to
this product after said period has expired. The consumer’s and or Dealer’s sole remedy shall be such
repair or replacement as is expressly provided above; and under no circumstances shall American
Audio® be liable for any loss or damage, direct or consequential, arising out of the use of, or inability
to use, this product.
G. This warranty is the only written warranty applicable to American Audio® Products and supersedes
all prior warranties and written descriptions of warranty terms and conditions heretofore published.
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Q-D1™
SPECIFICATIONS
Technical Specifications - Model: Q-D1, 2 Channel Audio Mixer.
POWER SUPPLY:
DIMENSIONS:
WEIGHT:
CROSSFADER:
POWER CONSUMPTION:
HEADPHONE IMPEDANCE:
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION:
AC 9v/1000mA.
192(W) * 236(D) * 82(H) mm
5.5 Lbs./2.3 Kgs
Low Residue Resistanced Crossfader.
9 Watts Typical
16 Ohms
Operating Temperature 5 to 35 deg. C
Humidity 25 to 85% RH (non-condensing)
Input/Output Impedance & Sensitivity (Level/Impedence): (Master set to 0dBV output,
Load=100K OHM, maximum gain)
LINE:
10K OHM /-14dBV (200mV) +/-2dB
PHONO:
47K OHM /-50dBV (3.16mV) +/-2dB
MIC:
2.2K OHM /-60dBV (1mV) +/-2dB
MASTER:
1K OHM
REC:
1K OHM /-10dBV (316mV) +/-2dB
Maximum Input (1KHz, Master Output THD=0.5%, EQ falt, Maximum Gain)
LINE:
More than +4dBV
PHONO:
More than -32dBV
MIC:
More than -42dBV
Maximum Output (THD=1%, Maximum Gain, EQ at center position)
MASTER (RCA):
MORE THAN 18dBV (8V) at Load=100K OHM
PHONES:
MORE THAN 4dBV (1.6V) at Load=32OHM
CHANNEL BALANCE:
Within 3dB
Output Noise (Maximum Gain, EQ flat, W/20KHz LPF, A-Weighted)
LINE:
LESS THAN -90dBV
PHONO:
LESS THAN -70dBV
MIC:
LESS THAN -60dBV
Frequency Response (Master=0dBV output, Maximum Gain, EQ Flat)
LINE:
20-20KHz +/-1dB
20-20KHz +1/-1.5dB (RIAA)
PHONO:
MIC:
20-20KHz +1/-2dB
NOTE: 0dBV=1 Vrms
CROSS TALK:
> 70dB @1Khz between left and right channels
> 70dB @1KHz between channels
Channel Equalizer:
LOW:
12+/-2dB at 100Hz
-26+/-3dB at 100Hz
12+/-2dB at 10KHz
-19+/-3dB at 10KHz
TREBLE:
Fader Maximum Attenuation
Channel Fader:
Crossfader
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More than 80dB at 1KHz
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A Division of American DJ®
American Audio World Headquarters:
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058 USA
Tel: 323-582-2650 Fax: 323-582-2610
Web: www.AmericanAudio.us E-mail: info@AmericanAudio.us
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