American Audio CD Player SCD 100 User Manual

SCD-100  
Operating Instructions  
American Audio
®  
4295 Charter Street  
Los Angeles Ca. 90058  
Revised 02/02  
 
CONTENTS  
CAUTIONS REGARDING HANDLING....................................................................................................4  
PRODUCT INFORMATION.....................................................................................................................6  
CUSTOMER SUPPORT..........................................................................................................................7  
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FEATURES..  
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FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS..............................................................................................................9  
BASIC OPERATION  
LOADING/EJECTING DISC.......................................................................................................13  
SELECTING TRACKS................................................................................................................13  
STARTING/STOPPING PLAYBACK..........................................................................................14  
FRAME SEARCH.......................................................................................................................15  
TRACK SCANNING...................................................................................................................15  
ADJUSTING TIME DISPLAY  
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MAKING PITCH CHANGES .....................................................................................................16  
SETTING CUE POINTS............................................................................................................18  
CREATING LOOPS  
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PROGRAMMING AND PROGRAM PLAY...................................................................................19  
SHUT DOWN PROCEDURES .........................................................20  
HANDLING COMPACT DISC...............................................................................................................20  
WARRANTY....................................  
SPECIFICATIONS  
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MAIN FEATURES  
• 8 times over sampling 1 bit D/A converter  
• Auto
 
cue  
• Front Loading CD System  
• 10 Digit Liquid Crystal Display  
• 5 LED Indicator System  
• +/- 12% Pitch Range  
• +/- 16% Pitch Bend  
• + 10 Track Skip Search  
• Single Rackmount unit  
• 1/75th second frame search  
• Jog Wheel for frame search  
• Jog Shuttle for fast search  
• 8 different speed scan (4 Forward/4 Reverse)  
• Pitch display  
• Digital RCA coaxial output  
• Large bright Digital Screen can be viewed from wide angles.  
• Loop  
• Pitch Percentage Display  
• 30 Track Programmable  
• Instant Start within 10 ms (sound is produced immediately when the PLAY button is pressed)  
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ELECTRICAL 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 CAREFUL
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BLADE EXPOSURE  
NOTE: This CD player uses a semiconductor  
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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.  
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
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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  
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3. Do not place metal objects or spill liquid  
inside the CD player. Electric shock or mal-  
function may occur.  
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._____________________________  
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.  
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/  
TV technician for help.  
THE COMPACT DISC PLAYER SHOULD NOT  
BE ADJUSTED OR REPAIRED BY ANYONE  
EXCEPT PROPERLY QUALIFIED SERVICE  
PERSONNEL.  
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS  
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 AUDIOSERVICE TECHNICIAN.  
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
READ INSTRUCTIONS All the safety and operating  
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION  
OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY - Never push objects of  
instructions should be read before the product is  
operated.  
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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.  
"
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.  
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When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.  
If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into  
the product.  
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  
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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.  
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If the product has been dropped or damaged in any  
way.  
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.  
When the product exhibits a distinct change in  
performance — this indicates a need for service.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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. Read Instructions - All the safety and operat-  
ing instructions should be read before the CD  
Player is operated. The safety and operating  
instructions should be saved for future  
reference.  
LINE VO
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GE SELECTION  
• The SCD-100 is designed to operate in  
either a 120 volts or 220 volts environment.  
• Before changing the operating voltage  
voltage be sure main power is disconnect-  
ed.  
• The desired voltage may be set with the  
VOLTAGE SELECTOR switch on the rear  
panel (using a flat head screw driver).  
• Do not force the VOLTAGE SELECTOR  
switch as this may cause damage  
• If
 
the VO
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GE SELECTOR switch does  
not move smoothly, please contact a quali-  
fied service technician.  
2. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the CD  
Player and in the operating instructions  
should be adhered to.  
3. 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.  
4. Ventilation - The CD Player should be situated  
so that its location or position does not inter-  
fere with its proper ventilation. For example,  
the CD player 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.  
CLASS  
1
LASER PRODUCT  
1998.01.12  
LASER KLASSE  
1
5. Heat - The CD player should be situated  
away from heat sources such as radiators,  
heat registers, stoves, or other appliances  
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.  
VOLTAGE SELECTOR SWITCH  
WARRANTY INFORMATION  
6. Power Sources - The CD player should be  
connected to a power supply only of the  
type described in the operating instructions  
or as marked on the CD Player.  
The SCD-100™ carries a TWO year (730 days)  
limited warranty. This warranty covers parts  
and labor. 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.  
7. Servicing - The user should not attempt  
to service the CD Player beyond that  
described in the operating instructions. All  
other servicing should be referred to quali-  
fied service personnel. The Player should be  
servicedbyqualifiedservicepersonnelwhen:  
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has  
been damaged.  
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been  
spilled into the CD Player.  
C. The CD Player has been exposed to  
rain or water.  
D. The CD Player does not appear to  
operate normally or exhibits a marked  
change in performance.  
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UNPACKING  
Every SCD-100™ 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 CD player for any damage and be sure all equipment  
necessary to operate the CD player 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 CD player to your dealer without first contacting customer support.  
INTRODUCTION  
Introduction:  
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the American Audio® SCD-100™ CD player. This CD  
player is a representation of American Audio’s continuing commitment to produce the best and high-  
est quality audio products possible at an affordable price. Please read and understand this manual  
completely before attempting to operate your new CD player. This booklet contains important informa-  
tion concerning the proper and safe operation of your new CD player.  
Customer Support:  
American Audio® provides a toll free customer support line, to provide set up help and answer any  
question should you encounter problems during your initial set up or operation. You may also visit us  
through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.  
Voice:  
Fax:  
(800) 322-6337  
(323) 582-2610  
E-mail:  
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this CD player. Do not attempt any repairs your-  
self, without being instructed to do so by an authorized American Audio service technician. Doing so  
will void your manufactures warranty. In the unlikely event your CD player may require service, please  
contact American Audio® customer support.  
Do not discard the packing carton in the trash. Please recycle when ever possible.  
SET-UP PRECAUTIONS  
Please be sure to make any connections before plugging the CD player in to an electrical outlet. All  
fader and volume controls should be set to zero or minimum position, before the CD player is switched  
on. If the CD player has been exposed to drastic temperature fluctuation (e.g. after transportation),  
do not switch on the CD player 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 CD player, please make sure that the device is not exposed or will not be  
exposed to extreme heat, moisture or dust!  
• Do not operate the CD player 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 CD player only after becoming familiar with its' functions. Do not permit operation by  
persons not qualified for operating the unit. Most damages are the result of unprofessional operation.  
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SET-UP  
1. Checking the Contents  
Be sure your SCD-100™ package was shipped with the following:  
1) SCD-100™ Professional Rackmount Single CD Player  
2) User Manual (this booklet)  
3) Stereo Pair of RCA Cables  
4) Warranty Card  
2. Installing the Units  
1) The SCD-100 is designed to placed on a flat level surface or installed into a standard 19”  
rack mount case or enclosure. When mounting the SCD-100 in a 19” rack be sure to support  
the unit by all four screw slots on the face of the unit.  
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 TV’s and tuners, as the unit may cause undesir-  
able interference with such devices.  
3. Connections  
1) Be sure the power is disconnected.  
2) Connect the included RCA cable from your SCD-100™ outputs to the inputs on your mixer.  
3) Use the Digital Output to connect to MiniDisc, DAT machines, or other device that accepts  
digital inputs.  
CAUTION:  
To avoid sever damage to the unit, be sure the power is off when making connections to the unit.  
CAUTION:  
• The player will work normally when the main unit is mounted with the front panel within 15  
degrees of the vertical plane If the unit is tilted excessively, disks may not be loaded or unloaded  
properly. (Figure 1)  
Figure 1  
CAUTION:  
• The LCD is designed to be clearly visible within the angles shown in Figure 2. Mount the control  
unit so that the visual angle is within this range.  
Figure 2  
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FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS  
TRACK  
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COMPACT  
DIGITALAUDIO  
1
BIT  
8
TIMES OVERSAMPLING D/A CONVERTERMCPOACT DISC PLAYER  
ON  
OFF  
CLASS 1  
LASER PRODUCT  
1998.01.12  
LASER KLASSE 1  
28  
25 26  
27  
ELAPSED  
R E M A I N  
S I N G L E  
CONTINU  
TRACK  
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30  
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38  
A. FRONT CONTROLS (FIGURE 3)  
drive mechanism is in “Pause” or “Cue” mode to  
prevent accidentally stopping the music during  
playback.  
1. TRANSPORT TRAY - This tray is used to load  
and unload compact disc’s into the drive mecha-  
nism. The tray is opened and closed by pressing  
the OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON (2). Never attempt to  
force the transport tray open or closed when the  
power is turned off.  
3. TIME -
The time button is used to changed the  
way the time values are displayed in the LCD (4).  
The time value can be displayed as elapsed track  
time or remaining track time.  
2. OPEN/CLOSE (TRANSPORT TRAY OPEN/  
CLOSE) - This button is used to open and close  
the transport tray. NOTE: The TRANSPORT TRAY  
(1) will not open when a CD is insert, unless the  
4. LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD) - This high  
quality LCD Indicates all the unit functions (play,  
pause, cue, etc..,), as they occur as well as dis-  
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FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS  
playing the time and track values. This display  
is viewable at several comfortable angles as  
described on pages 11 and 12. The LCD symbols  
will be described in the next section.  
point or find a particular starting point.  
B. The inner wheel also works as a momen-  
tary pitch bend during playback. Turning the  
wheel clockwise will increase the pitch per-  
centage up to 16%, and turning the wheel in  
the counterclockwise direction will decrease  
the pitch percentage up to -16%. The pitch  
bend will be determined on how fast you  
turn the wheel.  
5. SGL - This button allows the unit's play mode  
to change between Single and Continuous. In  
single mode the unit will play a single track and  
return to cue mode. In continuous mode the unit  
continues to play track by track and returns to  
cue mode after all tracks have played. This func-  
tion also operates in program modes. In program  
mode the continuous function will play all tracks  
in a program, than return to cue mode on the first  
track in the program.  
14.  
TRACK BUTTON - This buttons is  
used to select a track. Tapping this button will  
back-skip to the previous track, holding down  
this button will rapidly back-skip through the  
tracks on a CD.  
6. PROG. - (Program Button) This button is used  
to enter Program Mode. The word “PROGRAM”  
will be indicated in the
LCD DISPLAY (4)
when  
Program Mode is activated. For programming  
information see “Programming” on page 19.  
15. CUE LED - This LED will glow when the unit  
is in CUE mode. The LED will also flash every  
time a new CUE POINT is set. See CUE on page  
18.  
16. CUE -
Pressing the CUE button during play-  
back immediately pauses playback and returns  
the track to the last set cue point (see setting a  
CUE POINT, page 18). The red CUE LED (15)
will  
glow when the unit is in cue mode. The LED will  
also flash every time a new CUE POINT is set.  
7. PROGRAM LED - This LED will glow while  
programming or when the unit is playing in pro-  
gram mode. See Programming on page 19.  
8. LOOP LED - This LED will glow when the unit  
is in loop mode. See Looping on page 18.  
17. + 10 - This button instantly advances the  
track selection by 10. For example if the unit  
is cued on track one, pressing this button will  
instantly advance to and cue track 11. If the but-  
ton is pressed once more the unit will advance to  
and cue track 21.  
9. LOOP BUTTON - This button is used to acti-  
vate a loop. See Looping on page 18.  
10. PITCH LED - This LED will glow when the  
pitch function is activated. See PITCH on page  
16.  
11. POWER SWITCH - This switch is used to  
control the unit's main power.  
18. PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON -
Each press of the  
PLAY/PAUSE Button causes the operation to  
change from play to pause or from pause to play.  
While in play mode the green play LED will glow,  
and while in pause mode the green play LED will  
flash.  
12. SHUTTLE WHEEL - (OUTER RING)
The  
outer wheel of the jog shuttle is used as a fast  
track search. The wheel has four forward and  
four reverse speed positions for speed searching  
through tracks. The more you turn the wheel in  
either direction, the faster you search.  
19. PLAY LED -
While in play mode the green  
play LED will glow, and while in pause mode the  
green play LED will flash.  
13. JOG WHEEL - (INNER WHEEL) The inner  
wheel of the jog shuttle is serves two functions  
depending on the current operating mode:  
20.  
TRACK BUTTON - This buttons is  
used to select your desired track. Tapping this  
button will forward skip to the next track, holding  
down this button will rapidly forward skip through  
the tracks on your CD.  
A. The jog wheel will act as a slow frame  
search control when the unit is in pause or  
cue mode allowing you to set a specific cue  
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FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS  
slider to match the BPM’s of this unit to that of  
another music source. By changing the pitch of  
one disc with respect to the other in this way, the  
beats can be matched.  
21. (-) PITCH BEND - The (-) pitch bend function  
creates a momentary “Slow Down” in the CD’s  
pitch speed (Beats per minute - BPM) when the  
PITCH (23) function is activated. This functions  
allows the beats between two CD’s or any other  
music source to match. This is a momentary  
function. When the button is depressed the pitch  
speed will automatically return to
PITCH SLID-  
ER'S (24) selected pitch. Holding down this but-  
ton will give a maximum of -12% pitch. Be sure  
to remember that this function is a momentary  
pitch adjust-ment, for a more precise adjustment  
use the
PITCH SLIDER'S (23)
to match the BPM’s  
with another playing music source.  
25. VOLTAGE SELECTOR - Because power  
supplies vary from location to location a voltage  
selector switch has been incorporated in the unit's  
design. This switch can select a voltage input of  
120v or 220v to accommodate the two major  
power source. Always be sure to disconnect the  
power plug before changing the voltage.  
26. POWER CORD - This is the main power  
connection. The power cord is polarized and is  
designed to fit in the socket one way. Do not  
attempt to force the cord in to a socket if it does  
not fit. If the cord does not fit one way, try flipping  
it over. Also, be sure the local power matches the  
unit’s required power.  
22. (+) PITCH BEND - The (+) pitch bend function  
creates a momentary “BUMP” in the CD’s pitch  
speed (Beats per minute - BPM) when the PITCH  
(23)
function is activated. This functions allows  
the beats between two CD’s or any other music  
source to match. This is a momentary function.  
When the button is depressed the pitch speed  
will automatically return to PITCH SLIDER'S (24)  
selected pitch. Holding down this button will give  
a maximum of +12% pitch. Be sure to remember  
that this function is a momentary pitch adjust-  
ment, for a more precise adjustment use the  
PITCH SLIDER'S (24) to match the BPM’s with  
another playing music source.  
27. DIGI
T
A
L OUT -
This jack sends a digital  
stereo out signal. Use this connection to create  
near perfect copies of your disc to a Mini disc,  
CD-R, or any other recording device with a digital  
input.  
28. AUDIO OUT R & L -
These jacks are used to  
send a left and right output signal. Use these jacks  
to send an audio signal to a mixer or receiver. The  
red colored jack represents the right channel out-  
put and white jack represents the left channels  
output. Used together these signal reproduce a  
stereo signal.  
23. PITCH BUTTON - This button is used to turn  
the pitch function on and off. The pitch func-  
tions of the
PITCH SLIDER (24), PITCH BEND  
BUTTONS (21 & 22) and JOG WHEEL (13) will not  
function without this function being activated.  
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.
T
RACK INDIC
A
T
OR -
This double digit indi-  
cator details a current track. The number dis-  
played in the track indicator is a direct reference  
to a track being selected for programming or a  
track in play, pause, or cue mode.  
24. PITCH SLIDER -
This slider is used to adjust  
the playback pitch percentage when the PITCH  
(23)
function is activated. The slider is a set  
adjustment and will remain set until the pitch slid-  
er is moved or the
PITCH (23)
function has been  
turned off. This adjustment can be made with or  
without a CD in the drive. The pitch adjustment  
will remain even if a disc has been remove, and  
will reflect on any other disc loaded into the unit.  
That is to say, if you set a +2% pitch on one disc,  
remove that disc and insert another, that disc too  
will have a +2% pitch. The amount of pitch being  
applied will be displayed in the LCD (4)
. Use this  
30. MINUTES METER -
This meter will display  
the elapse, or remaining time in minutes. The dis-  
play time will be indirect reference to the current  
time mode.  
31. SECONDS METER - This meter will display  
the elapse, or remaining time in seconds. The  
display time will be indirect reference to the cur-  
rent time mode.  
32. FRAME METER -
This meter will display the  
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elapse, or frames. The displayed frames will be  
indirect reference to the current time mode.  
33
.
T
IME BAR INDIC
A
T
OR -
This bar visually  
details the time defined in the TIME METER (30,  
31, & 32).
As with the
TIME METER (30, 31, &  
32), this bar is also dependent on the selected  
time function (REMAIN (37) OR ELAPSE (34). This  
bar will begin to flash when 15 seconds of a track  
remain and will begin to rapidly flash when three  
seconds of a track remain. The flashing bar is a  
great visual reminder a track is about to end. The  
flashing bar will function regardless of which time  
mode the unit is in.  
34.ELAPSE INDICATOR - This indicator is in  
direct reference to the
TIME METER (30, 31, &  
32). When the Elapse indicator is displayed in the  
LCD, the time defined will refer to a single track's  
elapsed time. The time mode is changed by the  
tapping on the TIME BUTTON (3)  
35. CONTINUE INDIC
A
T
OR -
This indicates the  
unit is in continuous play mode. In continuous  
mode the drive will play through all the tracks on  
the disc. Once all the tracks have ended the unit  
will return to cue mode. If the CONTINUE indica-  
tor is not displayed the unit is in single play mode  
and the SINGLE indicator will glow.  
36. SINGLE INDICATOR - This indicates the unit  
is in single play mode, the unit will play a single  
track and return to CUE mode. If the SINGLE  
indicator is not displayed the unit is in continuous  
mode and the CONTINUE indicator will glow.  
37. REMAIN INDICATOR - This indicator is in  
direct reference to the
TIME METER (30, 31, &  
32). When the REMAIN indicator is displayed in  
the
LCD (4), the time defined will refer to a single  
track's remaining time. The time mode is changed  
by tapping on TIME BUTTON (3).  
38. PITCH METER -
This meter displays the  
pitch percentage being applied to playback by  
the
PITCH SLIDER (24). If this meter displays  
zero and the PITCH SLIDER'S (24) is not set to  
the zero position, the PITCH (23) function is not  
activated.  
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BASIC OPERATION  
1. OPENING AND CLOSING THE DISC TRAY  
This is an electronic operation and can only work when the power is on. Press the OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON (2)  
to open or close the disc tray. Pressing the PLAY/PAUSE BUTTON (18), will also automatically close the tray if  
it is open and immediately cue any CD that is in it. If the transport tray is left open for more than 60 seconds it  
will close automatically to prevent accidental damage to the transport. Again if a CD is left in the transport tray  
it will immediately cue to the first song. The disc trays cannot be opened during playback to prevent playback  
from being interrupted if the OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON (2) is pressed accidentally. Stop playback, then press the  
OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON (2)  
TRACK  
M
S
F
COMPACT  
DIGITALAUDIO  
BIT T8IMES OVERSAMPLING D/A CTONRVCEORMAPCTDISC PLYAER  
1
E
ON  
OFF  
2. LOADING DISCS  
The SCD-100 can play both 3 inch (8 cm) and 5 inch (12 cm) compact discs (CD’s). Odd shaped and oval  
CD’s are not compatible. When loading a CD into the unit always hold the disc by its' edges and place it in  
the disc tray. Never touch the signal surface (the glossy side). When using 5 inch/12 cm discs, place the disc  
in the outer tray guides (figure 7), and when using 3 inch/8 cm discs, place them securely in the inner guides  
(figure 8).  
CAUTION:  
• NEVER insert any foreign objects in the disc tray.  
• NEVER attempt to insert more than one disc in the disc tray at a time. Doing so may result in severe  
damage to the unit.  
• NEVER
 
force the transport tray open or closed when the power is off, as this may result in malfunction  
and damage the transport system.  
Figure 8 - 3 in. / 8cm disc  
Figure 7 - 5 in. / 12cm disc  
3. SELECTING TRACKS  
Select a desired track by using either of the two TRACK BUTTONS (14 & 20) Tapping the TRACK BUTTONS  
(14 & 20) once will select either a higher or lower track. You may hold down the TRACK BUTTONS (14 & 20) to  
change tracks continuously at a higher speed. If you are using the TRACK BUTTONS (14 & 20)
to select a new  
track during playback (a track already playing) the new track you selected will immediately begin playback as  
soon as the search operation is completed.  
TRACK  
M
S
F
COMPACT  
DIGITALAUDIO  
BIT T8IMES OVERSAMPLING D/A CTONRVCEORMAPCTDISC PLYAER  
1
E
ON  
OFF  
Figure 8  
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