American DJ Cluster II Instruction manual

American DJ
Thank you for purchasing the Aggressor™ by American DJ®. Every
Aggressor™ 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 unit for any damage and be sure
all equipment necessary to operate the system has arrived intact. In the
event damage has been found or parts are missing, please contact our
toll free customer support number for further instructions. Please do not
return the unit to your dealer without first contacting customer support.
Customer Support:
American DJ® provides a toll free customer support line, to provide set
up help and to answer any question should you encounter problems
during your set up or initial operation. You may also visit us on the web
at for any comments or suggestions. For service
related issue please contact American DJ®. Service Hours are Monday
through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
(800) 322-6337
(323) 582-2610
Warning! To prevent or reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do
not expose this unit to rain or moisture.
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this unit. Do not
attempt any repairs yourself, doing so will void your manufactures warranty. In the unlikely event your unit may require service please contact
your nearest American DJ dealer.
PLEASE do not discard the shipping carton in the trash. Please
recycle when ever possible.
User Instructions
American DJ
Rev 05/02
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles Ca. 90058
Breaker: This unit may pop the emergency circuit breaker located
on the rear of the unit if the maximum allotted amperage load of 10
amps (5 amps for 220v users) is reached. If the breaker pops the unit
will not function until the breaker is reset. To reset the breaker follow
the reset function on page 5.
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General Instructions
Please carefully read and understand the instructions in this manual
thoroughly, before attempting to operate this unit. These instructions
contain important safety information regarding the proper use and
maintenance of this unit. Please keep this manual in a secure place for
future reference.
48 Vibrantly Colored Beams.
Easy Lamp Replacement.
Fan Cooled.
Bright LL-64514 120v/300w Lamp.
This fixture is fitted with halogen lamps which are
highly susceptible to damage if improperly handled.
Never touch lamp with your bare fingers as the oil
from your hands will shorten lamp life. Also, never
move the fixture until the lamps have had ample
time to cool. Remember, lamps are not covered
under warranty conditions.
Keep the outside of this device dry at all times. Do not spill water or
other liquids into or on to your unit. To prevent fire or shock hazard,
do not expose this product to rain or moisture.
Be sure to save the packing carton in the event you may have to
return the unit for service.
This unit is designed for interior use only. Do not use this unit out
doors. Use of product outdoors will void the warranty.
Be sure that the local power outlet match that of the required voltage for your unit.
Never attempt to operate this unit if the power cord becomes frayed
or broken.
Never attempt to operate this unit, if it becomes damaged in any
Always route your power cord out of the way of foot traffic.
Do not attempt to remove or break off the ground prong from the
electrical cord. This prong is used to reduce the risk of electrical
shock and fire in the rare case of an internal short.
Disconnect the unit’s main power when left unused for long periods
of time.
Always be sure to mount this unit in an area that will allow proper
ventilation. Allow about 6” (15cm) between this device and a wall.
Never block the ventilation holes.
Never operate this unit when the cover is removed.
This unit is for adult use only. Keep out of the reach of children.
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Halogen Lamp Warning
Power Supply
Power Supply: Before plugging your unit in, be sure the source volt-
age in your area matches the required voltage for your American DJ®
Aggressor.™ The American DJ® Aggressor™ is available in a 120v and
220v version. Because line voltage may vary from venue to venue, be
sure to plug your fixture into a wall outlet with a matching power supply
before attempting to operate.
Introduction: The Aggressor™ is a powerful effect for clubs, mobile
dj's, roller rinks and bowling alleys. The Aggressor™ especially looks
great in pairs. The Aggressor™ creates a dramatic cluster of 40 multicolored beams. This unit features an internal microphone that allows
the internal wheel to be triggered by sound, thus bouncing the colorful
beams of light up and down to the beat of the music. The Aggressor™
is fan cooled. For best result use this unit in conjunction with a fog
machine to enhance the beams.
Operating Instructions: The Aggressor™ is ready to be hung or set
on the ground in a safe position. When mounting this unit to truss be
sure to use a clamp. Plug the unit in to a standard properly matched
power wall outlet. After plugging the unit in, the fixture will react to the
beat of the music via the sound active internal microphone. The unit
requires sound to activate the movement. The sound sensitivity is preset at the factory to a moderate level and is not user selectable.
Caution! Be sure not to obstruct cooling vents and keep this unit in a
well ventilated area. Never open the unit while in use. Avoid touching
the lamps, the lamp will get extremely hot under normal usage and
may cause serious injury.
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Lamp Replacement
Caution: Always replace with the exact same type lamp, unless otherwise specified by an authorized American DJ® technician. Replace
with anything other than the specified part can damage your unit and
will void your manufactures warranty.
Warning: If after you have replaced the lamp and you continue
to blow lamps, STOP using the unit. Contact customer support for
further instructions, you may have to return the unit for servicing.
Continuing to use the unit may cause serious damage.
Lamp Replacement: Caution! Never open the unit while in use.
1. Be sure to follow the proper procedures included with your new
lamp when handling halogen lamps. Never touch the new lamp
with your bare fingers.
2. Lamp replacement has been made simple by incorporating the
use of a flip-up lamp cover retained by flip-up latches.
3. Unlock the latches on the top of the unit that hold the lamp cover
in place.
4. Flip up the lamp cover to expose the lamp/socket assembly.
5. Remove and replace the bad lamp(s).
6. Reassemble in reverse order.
For any other service related issues, please contact American DJ® customer support.
Reset Breaker:
This unit uses a protective breaker to protect the unit in the event of
power surges or fluctuations. To reset the breaker, push the breaker
button in until you hear it pop back in to place. If the breaker continues
to pop, stop using the unit and contact customer support the unit may
require service.
Warranty Registration
The Aggressor™ carries a one year (365 days) limited warranty. We
recommend you 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.)
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Due to fog residue, smoke, and dust, cleaning the internal and external
optical lenses must be carried out periodically to optimize light output.
1. Use normal glass cleaner and a soft cloth to wipe down the outside
2. Use a brush to wipe down the fan grill and air vents.
3. Clean the external optics with glass cleaner and a soft cloth every
20 days. Situation may very. If used heavily in clubs with lots of
fog, cleaning may be required more often.
4. Clean the internal optics with glass cleaner and a soft cloth every
30-60 days.
5. Always be sure to dry all parts completely before plugging the
unit in.
Cleaning frequency depends on the environment in which the
fixture operates (i.e. smoke, fog residue, dust, dew). Proper
cleaning may extend the life of your unit drastically
Trouble Shooting
Trouble Shooting: Listed below are a few common problems and
solutions you should try before contacting customer support.
No light output from the unit;
1. Occasionally lamps become loose during shipping, open the lamp
cover and be sure the lamps are seated in the socket properly.
2. Be sure you have connected your unit into a matching power
3. Be sure the external fuse has not blown. The fuse is located on
the rear panel.
Unit does not react to sound;
1. Low frequencies (bass) should cause the unit to react to sound.
Tapping on the microphone, quiet or high pitched sounds may not
activate the unit.
220 Volt Lamp Notice
The 220v version of the Aggressor™ uses lamps wired in series.
Because the lamps are wired in a series configuration, when one lamp
goes bad the other will not function. This may not mean both lamps
have gone bad. Please check each lamp carefully when replacing
lamps. Be sure not to touch the lamps with your fingers.
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A. American DJ® hereby warrants, to the original purchaser, American DJ® products to be
free of manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for a period of one 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 DJ® factory. All shipping
charges must be pre-paid. If the requested repairs or service (including parts replacement)
are within the terms of this warranty, American DJ® will pay return shipping charges only
to a designated point within the United States. If the entire instrument is sent, it must be
shipped in its original package. No accessories should be shipped with the product. If any
accessories are shipped with the product, American DJ® shall have no liability whatsoever
for loss of or damage to any such accessories, nor for the safe return thereof.
C. This warranty is void if the serial number has been altered or removed; if the product
is modified in any manner which American DJ® concludes, after inspection, affects the reliability of the product; if the product has been repaired or serviced by anyone other than the
American DJ® factory unless prior written authorization was issued to purchaser by American DJ®; if the product is damaged because not properly maintained as set forth in the
instruction manual.
D. This is not a service contract, and this warranty does not include maintenance, cleaning
or periodic check-up. During the period specified above, American DJ® will replace defective
parts at its expense, and will absorb all expenses for warranty service and repair labor by
reason of defects in material or workmanship. The sole responsibility of American DJ® under
this warranty shall be limited to the repair of the product, or replacement thereof, including
parts, at the sole discretion of American DJ®. All products covered by this warranty were
manufactured after January 1, 1990, and bear identifying marks to that effect.
Technical Specifications:
Model: Aggressor™
Duty Cycle:
Sound Active:
Working Position:
2 x LL-64514 120v/300w
120v~60Hz or 220v~50Hz
16"H x 11"W x 14.5"L
Multi-Colored Lenses
24 Lbs.
120v: 10A or
220v: 5A
10 min. ON/ 10 min. OFF
48 Multi-Colred
Any Safe position
*Voltage is preset at the factory and may not be changed
Please Note: Specifications and improvements in the design of
this unit and this manual are subject to change without any prior
written notice.
E. American DJ® reserves the right to make changes in design and/or improvements upon
its products without any obligation to include these changes in any products theretofore
F. No warranty, whether expressed or implied, is given or made with respect to any accessory supplied with products described above. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable
law, all implied warranties made by American DJ® in connection with this product, including
warranties of merchantability or fitness, are limited in duration to the warranty period set
forth above. And no warranties, whether expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness, shall apply to this product after said period has expired. The consumer’s and or Dealer’s sole remedy shall be such repair or replacement as is expressly
provided above; and under no circumstances shall American DJ® be liable for any loss or
damage, direct or consequential, arising out of the use of, or inability to use, this product.
G. This warranty is the only written warranty applicable to American DJ® Products and
supersedes all prior warranties and written descriptions of warranty terms and conditions
heretofore published.
H. Lamps are not covered under this warranty.
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American DJ World Headquarters:
4295 Charter Street Los Angeles, CA 90058 USA
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