DigiTech HARDWIRE CR-7 Owner`s manual

Manufacturer’s Name: Harman Signal Processing
Manufacturer’s Address: 8760 S. Sandy Parkway
Sandy, Utah 84070, USA
declares that the product:
Product name: CR-7
Product option:All (requires Class II power adapter
that conforms to the requirements
of EN60065, EN60742, or
conforms to the following Product Specifications:
IEC 60065 -01+Amd 1
EMC: EN 55022:2006
EN 55024:1998
FCC Part 15
Supplementary Information:
The product herewith complies with the requirements
of the:
Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
EMC Directive 2004/108/EC.
RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC
EC Regulation 278/2009
With regard to Directive 2005/32/EC and EC Regulation
1275/2008 of 17 December 2008, this product is designed,
produced, and classified as Professional Audio Equipment and
thus is exempt from this Directive.
With regard to the PS200R and Directive 2005/32/EC and EC
Regulation 278/2009 of 6 April 2009, this regulation applies to
Class A (single output) external power supplies. The PS200R
used with this product is a multi-output power supply and
thus is exempt from this Directive.
Roger Johnsen
Vice-President of Engineering
8760 S. Sandy Parkway
Sandy, Utah 84070, USA
Date: October 4, 2010
European Contact:Your local DigiTech Sales and Service
Office or
Harman Signal Processing
8760 South Sandy Parkway
Sandy, Utah 84070 USA
Ph: (801) 566-8800
Fax: (801) 568-7583
If you want to dispose of this product, do not mix it with general household waste.
There is a separate collection system for used electronic products in accordance with
legislation that requires proper treatment, recovery, and recycling.
Private households in the 25 member states of the EU, in Switzerland and Norway may return their
used electronic product free of charge to designated collection facilities or to a retailer (if you
purchase a similar new one).
For countries not mentioned above, please contact your local authorities for a correct method of
By doing so you will ensure that your disposed product undergoes the necessary treatment, recovery,
and recycling and thus prevent potential negative effects on the environment and human health.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules
and the Product Specifications noted on the Declaration of Conformity. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
t his device may not cause harmful interference,
this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
Operation of this unit within significant
electromagnetic fields should be avoided.
use only shielded interconnecting cables.
For your protection, read the following:
Important Safety Instructions
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Do not use this apparatus near water.
5. Clean only with dry cloth.
6. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
7. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
8. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
9. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
10. No user serviceable parts inside. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as powersupply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
11. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
12. Refer to labels on the unit, including bottom cover, for
other markings and pertinent information.
We at DigiTech® are very proud of our products and back-up each one we sell with the following warranty:
1. Please register online at www.digitech.com within ten days of purchase to validate this warranty. This warranty is
valid only in the United States.
2. DigiTech warrants this product, when purchased new from an authorized U.S. DigiTech dealer and used solely within
the U.S., to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service. This warranty is valid
to the original purchaser only and is non-transferable.
3. DigiTech liability under this warranty is limited to repairing or replacing defective materials that show evidence of
defect, provided the product is returned to DigiTech WITH RETURN AUTHORIZATION, where all parts and labor
will be covered up to a period of one year (this warranty is extended to a period of six years when the product
has been properly registered through our website). A Return Authorization number may be obtained from DigiTech
by telephone. The company shall not be liable for any consequential damage as a result of the product’s use in any
circuit or assembly.
4. Proof-of-purchase is considered to be the responsibility of the consumer. A copy of the original purchase receipt
must be provided for any warranty service.
5. DigiTech reserves the right to make changes in design, or make additions to, or improvements upon this product
without incurring any obligation to install the same on products previously manufactured.
6. The consumer forfeits the benefits of this warranty if the product’s main assembly is opened and tampered with by
anyone other than a certified DigiTech technician or, if the product is used with AC voltages outside of the range
suggested by the manufacturer.
7. The foregoing is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and DigiTech neither assumes nor authorizes
any person to assume any obligation or liability in connection with the sale of this product. In no event shall DigiTech
or its dealers be liable for special or consequential damages or from any delay in the performance of this warranty
due to causes beyond their control.
NOTE: The information contained in this manual is subject to change at any time without notification. Some information
contained in this manual may also be inaccurate due to undocumented changes in the product or operating system since
this version of the manual was completed. The information contained in this version of the owner’s manual supersedes all
previous versions.
You have just purchased a DigiTech® digital effect pedal.
Unlike many analog pedals, the number of hours digital pedals can be powered
with 9-Volt alkaline batteries is limited due to the constant draw which digital
signal processors require. Until battery technology advances to meet the
requirements of digital pedals, we suggest that a battery be used mainly for
demonstration and practice purposes.
If you notice a change in the LED’s brightness, or the pedal will not switch from
Bypass to Effect, replace the battery with a new 9-Volt alkaline battery or visit
your local DigiTech dealer to obtain a power adapter and unleash the pedal’s full
potential with unlimited power.
More than a remarkable achievement, DigiTech’s HardWire® series represents
a collection of significant improvements in guitar effects pedals. The HardWire
series pedals provide a suite of well-known effects, each with superior tone and
control. But these pedals go above and beyond their peers to provide such
distinguishing features as true bypass and high voltage operation, making them
essential additions to the signal chain of players who know about sound quality
and demand the utmost in performance.
Included Items
HardWire CR-7 Stereo Chorus
Foot Switch Glow Sticker
Hook-and-loop Pedalboard Pad
Online Warranty Registration Information Card
Pedal Interface
1 2 3
What Does This Do?
1. Level Knob - Controls the chorus level. Turn this knob clockwise to
increase and counter-clockwise to decrease the chorus level.
2. DC Adapter Jack - Connect the optional Harman power supply to
this jack. Use the proper supply for your area’s mains line voltage.
3. Speed Knob - Controls the modulation speed of the chorus effect.
Turn the knob clockwise to increase and counter-clockwise to decrease
the speed.
4. Depth Knob - Controls the intensity of the chorus effect. Turn the
knob clockwise for a deep, rich chorus sound and counter-clockwise for
a subtle chorusing of the signal.
5. Type Knob - The Type knob selects one of the seven chorus types:
• STUDIO – Studio quality chorus with a wide stereo image.
• MULTI – True 8-voice chorus; the lushest chorusing you can get in a pedal.
• MODERN – Dual voice chorusing that’s both very rich and smooth.
• BOUTIQUE – A rich chorus with the quirkiness of analog circuits.
• ANALOG – Distinctively organic bucket-brigade chorus.
• JAZZ – Single voice chorusing with a dry output – jazzers rejoice!
• VINTAGE – Warm and versatile from subtle to euphoric.
6. Input 1 (Mono) - Connect your instrument, additional pedal, or an
amp effects send to this jack. Signals are heard at both outputs when
only the Input 1 (Mono) jack is used. This jack enables battery power to
the pedal when connected. To prolong battery life, disconnect the cable
from the Input 1 (Mono) jack when not in use. If the optional Harman
power supply is used, cables can remain connected.
7. Input 2 - Connect a second input to this jack for stereo operation.
Inputs 1 and 2 are processed separately through the stereo chorus
effect and then fed to Outputs 1 and 2 keeping true stereo
separation between channels.
8. Foot Switch Release Pins - These two pins are spring loaded
hinges that hold the Foot Switch in place. See page 9 for information
on accessing and changing the battery.
9. Indicator LED - Lights when the effect is turned on. When battery
power is low (approximately 15 minutes before it dies), the Indicator
LED begins to dim giving you advanced warning that very shortly you
will need to replace the battery.
10. Foot Switch - Turns the effect on and off.
11. Output 1 (Mono) - Connect this output to the input of a single
guitar amplifier, another pedal input, or an amp effects return.
12. Output 2 - Connect this output to a second guitar amplifier when
two amplifiers are being used.
Note: Use unbalanced mono instrument cables only.
Amp Setup
Harman Power
Supply (optional)
Effects Loop Setup
Harman Power
Supply (optional)
Note: If the amp effects loop has a mix control, set the mix to 100% full wet.
Battery Operation
In the event that battery power is completely depleted, HardWire pedals
automatically switch into bypass. This eliminates the need to remove the pedal
from your pedal chain if the battery is dead. To replace the battery, do the
1. Using the tip of a 1/4” guitar cable, push in one of the Release Pins in
on either side of the Foot Switch, and remove it from the pedal chassis.
2. Remove the battery from the battery compartment and disconnect
the battery cable.
3. Connect a new battery to the battery cable and put it back in the
battery compartment. Make sure the battery cable does not interfere
with the spring or pedal switch arm.
4. Place one hole of the Foot Switch over its corresponding pin.
5. Push the opposite pin in and lower the other side of the Foot Switch
into place over the depressed pin. Release the pin. When the Foot
Switch is properly fastened, both Release Pins are flush with the outer
side of
Foot Switch
the pedal.
Pedal Switch
9VDC Battery
Foot Switch
Release Pin
Foot Switch
Release Pin
Pedal Chassis
Performance Accessories
The performance accessories make integrating a HardWire pedal into any pedal
board a snap. The following accessories are included:
• Hook-and-loop Pedalboard Pad (designed to attach to the surfaces
found on most commercial pedal boards)
• Foot Switch Glow Sticker (easily visible on dark stages)
• StompLock™ (keeps your settings where you want them)
Hook-and-loop Pedalboard Pad
To attach the Pedalboard Pad, do the following:
1. Peel off the existing rubber skid pad from the bottom of the pedal.
2. Peel the adhesive protector from the back of the Pedalboard Pad.
3. Apply the Pedalboard Pad to the bottom of the pedal.
Foot Switch Glow Sticker
To attach the Foot Switch Glow Sticker, do the following:
1. Peel the adhesive backing from the Foot Switch Glow Sticker.
2. Apply the Glow Sticker to the top of the Foot Switch.
To place the StompLock over the pedal knobs, do the following:
1. Set the knobs to your preferred setting.
2. Gently push the StompLock over the top of the knobs.
3. To remove the StompLock, gently lift one side and then the other.
Level, Speed, Depth, Type, On/Off Pedal
Input 1 (Mono), Input 2, Output 1 (Mono), Output 2
Input Impedance:
>1 MΩ (stereo), >500 kΩ (mono) - effect on
Output Impedance:
1 kΩ - effect on
Input Impedance:
True hardwire bypass - effect off
Output Impedance:
True hardwire bypass - effect off
Power Supply:
9 V Alkaline Dry Battery or Harman power supply
Current Draw:
80 mA (typical at 9 VDC)
Power Consumption:
705 mW (typical w/optional power supply)
5.25”(L) x 3.5”(W) x 2.15”(H)
1.3 lbs.
Optional Power Supply:
Country (Voltage) Compatible PSU Models
Japan (100 VAC, 50/60 Hz): PS200R-100 or PS0913DC-01*
US and Canada (120 VAC, 60 Hz):
PS200R-120 or PS0913DC-01*
Europe (230 VAC, 50 Hz):
PS200R-230 or PS0913DC-01*
UK (240 VAC, 50 Hz):
PS200R-240 or PS0913DC-02*
Australia (240 VAC, 50 Hz):
PS200R-240-AU or PS0913DC-02*
Power Supply Polarity:
Power Supply Output:
PS200R (9.6 VDC 300 mA), PS0913DC* (9 VDC 1.3 A)
*Recommended power saving GreenEdge power supply models.
8760 South Sandy Parkway
Sandy, Utah 84070
PH (801) 566-8800
FAX (801) 566-7005
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