American Audio CD Player CDG 350 User Manual

Operating Instructions  
CDG-350  
Professional Karaoke  
Dual Disc Player  
4295 Charter Street  
Los Angeles Ca. 90058  
11/06  
 
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS  
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK  
DO NOT USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG WITH  
AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE, OR  
OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES CAN  
BE CAREFULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT  
BLADE EXPOSURE  
NOTE: This CD player uses a semiconductor  
laser. It is recommended for use in a room at  
the following temperature: 41˚F - 95˚F / 5˚C -  
35˚C  
CAUTION:  
1. 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.  
ATTENTION: POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS  
ELECTRIQUES NE PAS UTILISER CETTE  
FICHE POLARISEE AVEC UN PROLON-  
GATEUR, 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.  
2. To avoid electric shock, do not open the top  
cover when the unit is plugged in. If problems  
occur with the unit, call your local American  
Audio® dealer.  
3. Do not place metal objects or spill liquid  
inside the CD player. Electric shock or mal-  
function may occur.  
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK  
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO  
WATER OR MOISTURE  
The serial and model number for this unit is  
located on the rear panel. Please write down  
the numbers here and retain for future refer-  
ence.  
This equipment has been tested and found  
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital  
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.  
These limits are designed to provide reason-  
able protection against harmful interference  
in a residential installation. This equipment  
generates, uses, and can radiate radio fre-  
quency energy and, if not installed and used  
in accordance with the instructions, may cause  
harmful interference to radio communications.  
However, there is no guarantee that interfer-  
ence will not occur in a particular installation.  
If this equipment does cause harmful interfer-  
ence to radio or television reception, which can  
be determined by turning the equipment off  
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct  
the interference by one or more of the following  
measures:  
Model No._____________________________  
Serial 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 tele-  
visions, use shielded cables and connectors  
for connections.  
CAUTION:  
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS  
OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN  
MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION  
EXPOSURE  
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.  
– Increase the separation between the equip-  
ment and receiver.  
– Connect the unit into an electrical outlet on  
a circuit different from that to which the  
receiver is connected.  
THE COMPACT DISC PLAYER SHOULD NOT  
BE ADJUSTED OR REPAIRED BY ANYONE  
EXCEPT PROPERLY QUALIFIED SERVICE  
PERSONNEL.  
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/  
TV technician for help.  
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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'senclosurethatmaybeofsufficientmagnitude  
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.  
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.  
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.  
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY - Never push objects of  
READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and operating  
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION  
instructions should be read before the product is  
operated.  
Ifthisproductisequippedwithapolarizedalternating  
current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than  
theother), itwillfitintotheoutlet onlyoneway. This  
isasafetyfeature.Ifyouareunabletoinserttheplug  
fullyintotheoutlet, tryreversingtheplug. Iftheplug  
should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to  
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the  
safety purpose of the polarized plug.  
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.  
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and operating  
instructionsshouldberetainedforfuturereference.  
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.  
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.  
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  
recommendedbytheproductmanufacturerasthey  
may cause hazards.  
WATER AND MOISTURE — Do not use this product  
near water — for example, near a bathtub, wash  
bowl,kitchensink,orlaundrytub;inawetbasement;  
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  
If this product is equipped with  
a
three-wire  
DAMAGEREQUIRINGSERVICE - Unplugthisproduct  
from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified  
service personnel under the following conditions:  
groundingtypeplug,aplughavingathird(grounding)  
pin, itwillonlyfitintoagroundingtypepoweroutlet.  
Thisisasafetyfeature.Ifyouareunabletoinsertthe  
plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to  
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the  
safety purpose of the grounding type plug.  
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.  
Iftheproductdoesnotoperatenormallybyfollowing  
theoperatinginstructions.Adjustonlythosecontrols  
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.  
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,conveniencereceptacles,andthepointwhere  
they exit from the product.  
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING — If an outside  
antennaorcablesystemisconnectedtotheproduct,  
be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so  
astoprovidesomeprotectionagainstvoltagesurges  
andbuilt-upstaticcharges.Article810oftheNational  
ElectricalCode,ANSI/NFPA70,providesinformation  
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  
requirementsforthegroundingelectrode.SeeFigure  
A.  
LIGHTNING — For added protection for this product  
duringalightningstorm,orwhenitisleftunattended  
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  
notbelocatedinthevicinityofoverheadpowerlines  
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,  
extensioncords,orintegralconveniencereceptacles  
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.  
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.  
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.  
REPLACEMENT PARTS -- When replacement parts  
arerequired,besuretheservicetechnicianhasused  
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or  
have the same characteristics as the original part.  
Unauthorizedsubstitutionsmayresultinfire,electric  
shock, or other hazards.  
SAFETY CHECK - Upon completion of any service or  
repairs to this product, ask the service technician to  
performsafetycheckstodeterminethattheproduct  
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.  
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.  
ANTENNA  
LEAD IN  
WIRE  
GROUND  
CLAMP  
ANTENNA  
DISCHARGE UNIT  
(NEC SECTION 810-20)  
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 un-  
used for a long period of time.  
ELECTRIC  
SERVICE  
EQUIPMENT  
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS  
(NEC SECTION 810-21)  
GROUND CLAMPS  
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING  
ELECTRODE SYSTEM  
(NEC ART 250, PART H)  
Fig. A  
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE  
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PRODUCT INFORMATION  
I. Heat - The CD player should be situated  
away from heat sources such as radia-  
tors, heat registers, stoves, or other appli-  
ances (including amplifiers) that produce  
heat.  
This unit 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. Be sure all  
accessories needed to operate the unit 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.  
2. Do not let insecticides, benzene, or thinner  
come in contact with the surface of the unit.  
3. Never disassemble or modify your unit in any  
way, doing so will void your manufactures  
warranty.  
4. Never plug this unit in to a dimmer pack  
LINE VOLTAGE & VIDEO REGION  
5. Do not attempt to operate this unit if it  
becomes damaged in any way.  
FORMAT SELECTION  
• The desired voltage & video region format  
may be set with the VOLTAGE SELECTOR  
& VIDEO REGION FORMAT SELECTOR  
switch on the rear panel (using a flat head  
screw driver).  
6. This unit is intended for indoor use only, use  
of this product outdoors voids all warranties.  
7. Always mount this unit in safe and stable  
matter.  
• Do not force either SELECTOR switch as  
this may cause damage  
• If either SELECTOR switch does not move  
smoothly, please contact a qualified service  
technician.  
8. Disconnect from main power before making  
any type of connection.  
9. Cleaning -  
• The CD Player 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 class 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.  
Cleaning the pick-up lens - The pick-up lens  
should not become dirty under normal us-  
age. If the lens does become dirty, contact  
American Audio Technical Support for further  
instructions. Third party lens cleaners avail-  
able but not highly recommended. Use of  
some of these cleaner may damage the pick-  
up lens, be sure to follow extreme caution  
when using these types of cleaners.  
Video Region Selector Switch  
Video Region Selector Switch  
Voltage Line Selector Switch  
WARRANTY INFORMATION  
The CDG-350 carries a ONE year (365 days)  
limited warranty. This warranty covers parts  
and labor. Please fill out the enclosed warranty  
card to validate your purchase and warranty. All  
returned service items whether under warranty  
or not, must be freight pre-paid and accom-  
pany a return authorization (R.A.) number. If  
the unit is under warranty, you must provide a  
copy of your proof of purchase invoice. Please  
contact American Audio® customer support at  
(800) 322-6337 for a R.A. number.  
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CUSTOMER SUPPORT  
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 set up or initial operation. You may also visit  
contact American Audio®. Service Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard  
Time.  
Voice:  
Fax:  
(800) 322-6337  
(323) 582-2941  
E-mail:  
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 customer  
support. Please do not return to your dealer without first contacting customer support.  
Please Note: All specifications and improvements to and in the design of this unit and this manual  
are subject to change at any time without any prior written or published noticed.  
SET-UP  
1. Checking the Contents:  
Be sure your CDG-350 was shipped with the following:  
1) CDG-350 Dual CD player unit.  
2) Dual Male to Male RCA cable.  
1) Operating instructions (this booklet).  
1) CDG-350 Controller Head Unit  
1) Warranty card.  
2. Installing the Units  
1) Place your unit on a flat surface or mount it in a secure rack mount case.  
2) Be sure the player is mounted in a well ventilated area where it will not be exposed to direct sunlight,  
high temperatures, or high humidity.  
3) Try to place the unit as far as possible from TVs and tuners, as the unit may cause undesirable  
interference.  
3. Connections  
1) Be sure main power is connected last to prevent any electrical damage.  
2) AUDIO CONNECTIONS: Use the included RCA cable to connect the CDG-350 outputs to the  
line inputs of a mixer. Never connect a CD player's output to a mixers "phono" inputs.  
CAUTION: Be sure to use the supplied control cables. Using a different type of cable may result in unit damage.  
To avoid server unit damage, be sure main power is off when connecting the control cables.  
CAUTION:  
CAUTION:  
• The player will work normally when the main unit is  
• The LCD is designed to be clearly visible within the  
mounted with the front panel within 15 degrees of  
angles shown in Figure 2. Mount the control unit  
the vertical plane. If the unit is tilted excessively,  
so that the visual angle is within this range.  
discs may not be loaded or unloaded properly.  
(Figure 1)  
5°  
45°  
Figure 1  
Figure 2  
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