American Audio CD Player UCD 200 User Manual

UCD-200  
Professional Dual CD/USB Player  
Operating Instructions  
6122 S. Eastern Ave.  
Los Angeles, Ca. 90040  
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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 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.  
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.  
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 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.  
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. 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  
wARRANTy INFORMATION  
The UCD-200 carries a ONE year (365 days)  
limited warranty. This warranty covers parts  
and labor. Please fill out the enclosed war-  
ranty card to validate your purchase and  
warranty. All returned service items whether  
under warranty or not, must be freight pre-  
paid and accompany a return authorization  
(R.A.) number. If the unit is under warranty,  
you must provide a copy of your proof of pur-  
chase invoice. Please contact American Audio®  
customer support at (800) 322-6337 for a R.A.  
number.  
5. Do not attempt to operate this unit if it  
becomes damaged in any way.  
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.  
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.  
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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.  
SET-UP  
1. Checking the Contents:  
Be sure your UCD-200 was shipped with the following:  
1) UCD-200 Dual CD/USB player unit.  
2) Dual Male to Male RCA cable.  
1) UCD-200 Controller Head Unit  
1) warranty card.  
1) Operating instructions (this booklet).  
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 UCD-200 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 severe unit damage, be sure main power is off when connecting the control cables.  
CAUTION:  
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.  
• 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,  
discs may not be loaded or unloaded properly.  
(Figure 1)  
Figure 1  
Figure 2  
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MAIN FEATURES  
• 8 Times Over Sampling 1 Bit D/A Converter  
• 60 Second Transport Protection (a)  
• Pitch Display  
• Reads CD and CD-R Media  
• Repeat in Single Mode  
• 4 Speed Search  
• Jog Wheel Pitch Bend (b)  
• Single or Continuous Play  
• Selectable Time Display  
• Auto Cue  
• Flip Flop(Relay Playback) (c)  
• Pitch Control and Bend  
(+/-4%, +/-8%, or +/-16%, & 100%*)  
• Dual USB Slots for MP3 Playback  
• Database Builder  
*100% Pitch Bend/Pitch Slider is for CDs only  
(a) 60 SECOND TRANSPORT PROTECTION: The CD transport tray will automatically close if left open for more than 60 sec-  
onds. If a CD is left in the tray it will immediately cue.  
(b) JOG wHEEL PITCH BEND: During normal playback, the jog wheel acts as a momentary pitch bend. Turing the wheel in a  
clockwise direction will increase the speed and turning the wheel in a counter-clockwise direction will decrease the speed.  
(c) FLIP-FLOP™: For FLIP-FLOP™ results you must use both drives. Connect your UCD-200 as described in the set-up section  
of this manual. This feature will start the next player side once one player side has ended. For example, if drive one is playing  
and it ends, drive two will instantly begin to play. you may set FLIP-FLOP™ to play track to track or music source device to  
music source device. For more information on this feature, see FLIP-FLOP™ on page 21.  
IMPORTANT SD CARD INFORMATION & SET-UP  
SD CARD INFORMATION:  
• Make sure your SD Card only has MP3 files on it  
• Do Not have any other file type on your SD Card; no photo files, etc...  
• American Audio SD Players can read SD HC (High Capacity) Cards up to 32GB  
PlEASE NOTE:  
For higher quality MP3 files (more than 128 kbps) American Audio recommends "High Speed"  
SD Cards. Using high speed cards will ensure the best performance with your American Audio  
SD Player.  
USB INFORMATION:  
• Make sure your USB device has only MP3 files on it. There cannot be any other type of files  
on your USB device, NO photo files, etc...  
• If you are using a SD Card via USB SD Card reader, you must remove the USB SD Card  
reader first to change SD Card's. Please do not remove the SD Card from the USB SD Card  
reader while the USB card reader is still connected to the unit.  
• Only supports FAT/FAT32 formatted devices.  
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GENERAL FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS - REMOTE UNIT  
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Figure 3  
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15 14 13 12  
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Figure 4  
22 21  
20  
REMOTE CONTROl - FACE (FIGURE 3)  
1. OPEN/CLOSE (Disc Tray Open/Close) - This button is used to open and close the disc trans-  
port tray door. NOTE: when a disc is loaded, the tray will not open unless the unit is in pause or cue mode.  
2. SOURCE SELECTOR - Press this button to select your desired playback source. Select either CD Player,  
USB 1, or USB 2. The source indicator LED will light when the selected source is activate.  
3. TIME - The TIME button is used to change the displayed time values. Time can be displayed  
as elapsed track time, remaining track time, and total disc remaining time. Total disc remaining time can only  
be displayed for standard CDs.  
4. LIqUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD) - This high quality LCD indicates all the functions (play, pause, cue,  
etc..,), as they occur. This display is viewable at several comfortable angles as described on page 6. The LCD  
icons will be described in the next section.  
5. PITCH SLIDER - This slider is used to adjust the playback pitch percentage when the PITCH (8) function  
is activated. The slider is a set adjustment and will remain set until the pitch slider is moved or the PITCH (8)  
function has been turned off. The maximum pitch range of the slider is +/-100%. This adjustment can be made  
with or without a music source. The pitch adjustment will remain even if a music source has been removed,  
and will reflect on any other music source that is loaded into the unit. That is to say, if you set a +2% pitch on  
one music source, remove it and insert another, that music source will also have a +2% pitch. The amount of  
pitch being applied will be displayed in the LCD (4). Use this slider to match the BPM’s of this unit to that of  
another music source. By changing the pitch of one music source with respect to the other in this way, the  
beats can be matched.  
6. SGL/CTN - 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  
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GENERAL FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS - REMOTE UNIT (CONT)  
track by track.  
7. TAP/BPM BUTTON - Press this button to switch between manual BPM and Auto BPM. when in manual  
BPM mode, tap this button to the beat of the current track.  
8. PITCH BUTTON/ PITCH PERCENTAGE SELECTOR - This button is used to turn the pitch function on and  
off and choose the pitch percentage. The pitch percentages to choose from are 4%, 8%, 16%, and 100%.  
To activate the pitch slider press the button for at least 3 seconds. The pitch functions of the PITCH SLIDER  
(5), will not function without this function being activated. See page 18 for more details. The pitch slider and  
"+" and "-" pitch bend buttons have a maximum range of +/-100%. (100% Pitch Bend/Pitch Slider works  
with CD only)  
9. TRACK/FOLDER SEARCH KNOB - This knob is used to search/scroll through the tracks or folders on a  
active audio source. The search feature depends on the setting of the FOLDER BUTTON. If you press the knob  
in and turn it while in track mode, you can skip ahead 10 tracks. Example: if you are at Track #1, pressing the  
knob and turning it clockwise will skip you to Track #11. If you press the knob and turn it clockwise again, it will  
skip to Track #21. If there are not that many tracks, it will go back to Track #1.  
10. FOLDER/TRACK BUTTON - This button is used to toggle between folders and tracks. when the LED of  
the FOLDER BUTTON is lit, the player is in FOLDER search mode. Hold the FOLDER BUTTON down for at  
least 2 seconds to activate and deactivate the REPEAT function.  
Hold the button down for at least 2 seconds to activate and deactivate the REPEAT function.  
REPEAT ON: All the track in the current folder will play track by track until the repeat function is deactivated.  
REPEAT OFF: All the tracks in the device will play in the normal mode.  
SINGLE REPEAT: The current playing track will play continuously.  
11. IN, OUT, & RELOOP -  
IN BUTTON - “CUE ON THE FLy” - This function allows you to set a CUE POINT (see CUE POINT page 17)  
without music interruption (“on the fly”). This button also sets the starting point of a loop (see LOOP).  
OUT BUTTON - This button is used to set the ending point of a loop. A loop is started by pressing the IN  
BUTTON, pressing the OUT BUTTON set the loop ending point. The loop will continue to play until the OUT  
BUTTON is pressed once again.  
RELOOP BUTTON - If a LOOP has been made (see setting a LOOP on page 20), but the Player is not actively  
in LOOP mode (a loop is not playing), pressing the RELOOP BUTTON will instantly reactivate the LOOP mode.  
To exit the loop, press the LOOP OUT BUTTON.  
12. RELAY BUTTON - This button is acitvates Flip-Flop™ mode. See page 21 for more information.  
13. PITCH BEND BUTTONS -  
(-) PITCH BEND - The (-) pitch bend function creates a momentary “Slow Down” in the pitch speed (Beats  
per minute - BPM) when the PITCH (8) function is activated. This function 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 (5) selected pitch. Holding down this button will give a  
maximum of -100% pitch. Be sure to remember that this function is a momentary pitch adjustment, for a more  
precise adjustment use the PITCH SLIDER'S (5) to match the BPM’s with another playing music source.  
(+) PITCH BEND - The (+) pitch bend function creates a momentary “BUMP” in the pitch speed (Beats per  
minute - BPM) when the PITCH (8) function is activated. This function 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 (5) selected pitch. Holding down this button will give a maximum  
of +100% pitch. Be sure to remember that this function is a momentary pitch adjustment, for a more precise  
adjustment use the PITCH SLIDER'S (5) to match the BPM’s with another playing music source.  
14. TEMPO LOCK FUNCTION - This button activates the TEMPO LOCK function. This function allows you to  
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GENERAL FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS - REMOTE UNIT CONT.  
use the PITCH SLIDER to speed up or slow down playback speed without altering the tonal pitch of the track.  
when this function is not engaged the original tonal pitch of the track will be altered giving you the "chipmunk"  
effect when a track is played at a high rate of speed, or the "James Earl Jones" effect when a track is slowed  
too much.  
15. SEARCH BUTTONS -  
This search button allows you to quickly scan backwards through a track.  
This search button allows you to quickly scan forwards through a track.  
16. 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.  
17. CUE - Pressing the CUE button during playback immediately pauses playback and returns the track to the  
last set cue point. The red CUE BUTTON LED will glow when the unit is in cue mode The LED will also flash  
every time a new CUE POINT is set. The CUE button can also be held down to momentarily play music. when  
you release the CUE button it instantly returns to the last set CUE POINT.  
18. JOG WHEEL MODE BUTTON -  
VINYL MODE - In this mode the scratch effect is active. Use the jog wheel to simulate the scratch effect.  
CDJ MODE - In this mode the scratch effect is deactivated the jog wheel can be used to pitch bend during  
playback and frame search in pause mode.  
19. JOG WHEEL - The jog wheel serves three functions depending on the current operating mode:  
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 point or find a particular starting point.  
B. The jog wheel also works as a momentary pitch bend during playback. Turning the wheel clockwise  
will increase the pitch percentage up to 100%, and turning the wheel in the counter-clockwise direction  
will decrease the pitch percentage up to -100%. The pitch bend will be determined on how fast you turn  
the wheel.  
C. The jog wheel is also used to simulate the scratch effect. See JOG wHEEL MODE BUTTON (18).  
REMOTE CONTROL - REAR (FIGURE 4)  
20. REMOTE JACK - Connect the supplied 8 pin din cable from this jack to the player's remote connector.  
This will allow you to control the player functions.  
21. UNIT 1 CONTROL START JACK - Connect the supplied mini-plug from the control start jack on the rear  
of the unit to th control out jack of a compatiable mixer. This will enable the "q-Start" function.  
22. UNIT 2 CONTROL START JACK - Connect the supplied mini-plug from the control start jack on the rear  
of the unit to th control out jack of a compatiable mixer. This will enable the "q-Start" function.  
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GENERAL FUNCTIONS AND CONTROLS - PLAYER UNIT  
Figure 5  
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PLAYER UNIT - FACE (FIGURE 5)  
23. DRIVE 1 TRANSPORT TRAy - This tray is used to load and unload a compact disc into the drive  
1 mechanism. The tray is opened and closed by pressing the DRIVE 1 OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON (25).  
Never attempt to force the transport tray open or close when the power is turned off.  
24. USB PORT - This is the USB port where you can insert a USB stick, USB SD Card reader, or com-  
patiable external hard drive for playback. VERy IMPORTANT: PlEASE SEE PAGE 7 FOR DETAIlS  
REGARDING/USING USB DEVICES.  
25. DRIVE 1 OPEN/CLOSE (Transport Tray Open/Close) - This button is used to open and close  
the drive 1 transport tray. NOTE: when a disc is already loaded in the transport tray, the tray will not  
open unless the unit is in pause or cue mode.  
26. POWER SWITCH - This switch is used to control the unit's main power. A red LED directly above  
the power switch will glow to indicate main power is active.  
27. DRIVE 2 OPEN/CLOSE (Transport Tray Open/Close) - This button is used to open and close  
the drive 2 transport tray. NOTE: when a disc is already loaded in the transport tray, the tray will not  
open unless the unit is in pause or cue mode.  
28. DRIVE 2 TRANSPORT TRAy - This tray is used to load and unload a compact disc into the drive  
2 mechanism. The tray is opened and closed by pressing the DRIVE 2 OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON (27).  
Never attempt to force the transport tray open or close when the power is turned off.  
PLAYER UNIT - REAR (FIGURE 6)  
29. DRIVE 1 AUDIO OUT R & L - These jacks send a left and right analog mono output signal. Use  
these jacks to send standard audio to a mixer or receiver. The red colored jack represents the right  
channel output and white jack represents the left channel's output.  
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30. REMOTE JACK - Connect the supplied 8 pin cable from this jack to the remote control's connec-  
tor. This will allow you to control the player functions with the remote unit.  
31. USB PORT - This is the USB port where you can insert a USB stick, USB SD Card reader, or  
compatiable external hard drive for playback  
32. DRIVE 2 AUDIO OUT R & L - These jacks send a left and right analog mono output signal. Use  
these jacks to send standard audio to a mixer or receiver. The red colored jack represents the right  
channel output and white jack represents the left channels output.  
33. POWER CONNECTOR - This is the main power connection. Only use the supplied polarized  
power cord. Use of any other power may result in severe damage to the unit. Be sure the local power  
matches the unit’s required power.  
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LIqUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD)  
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LCD DISPLAY (FIGURE 7)  
34.CUE INDICATOR - This indicator will glow when the unit is in CUE mode and will flash every time  
a new CUE POINT is set.  
35. FOLDER DISPLAy - This indicates which folder you are in.  
36. TIME BAR INDICATOR - This bar visually details the time defined in the TIME METER (37).  
As with the TIME METER (37), this bar is also dependent on the selected time function REMAIN,  
ELAPSED, or TOTAL REMAIN. 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.  
37. TIME METER - These indicators will detail the current Minutes, Seconds, and Frames. The meter  
will display either the elapse, remaining, or total remaining time of a track or the entire disc. The  
display time will depend on the selected time function. The selected time function will be displayed  
above the TIME METER as either TOTAL REMAINING, REMAINING TRAck TIME, OR ELApsEd  
TRAck NAME.  
38. BPM METER - This meter will display the BPM of the current track.  
39. PITCH METER - This meter displays the pitch percentage being applied to playback by the  
PITCH SLIDER (5). If the meter read zero regardless of the PITCH SLIDER'S (5) position, the PITCH  
(8) function is not activated.  
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TEMPO LOCK - This will indicate the Tempo Lock function is active.  
41. LOOP/RELOOP INDICATOR - The LOOP indicator will appear when a loop is ready to be engaged.  
The RELOOP indicator will flash when a loop is engaged.  
42. AUTO CUE - This will indicate if the Auto Cue is on or off. Press and hold the SGL/CTN (12) for 1  
sec. to turn the Auto Cue function on and off. The unit's Auto Cue function will automatically set the  
cue point at the beginning of each track.  
43. CHARACTER DISPLAy - This will display the name of the track and/or folder when either a CD  
with text information or an Mp3 disc with compatiable ID3 tags is loaded into the unit.  
44.TOTAL/REMAIN/ELAPSED INDICATOR - when TOTAL REMAIN is indicated in the Lcd dIspLAy  
(4) the time meter will show the total disc remaining time. when REMAIN is indicated the time meter  
will show the current track's remaining time. when ELAPSED is indicated the time meter will show  
the current track's elapsed time.  
45. REPEAT INDICATOR - This indicates the unit is in repeat play mode, the unit will cONTINuE to  
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play all tracks in a selected folder until the mode is deactivated. To activate REPEAT mode, press the  
FOLDER BUTTON (10 ) for at least 2 seconds to activate and deactivate.  
46. 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.  
47. TRACK INDICATOR - This double digit indicator details a current track. The number displayed in  
the track indicator is a direct reference to a track being selected for programming or a track in play,  
pause, or cue mode.  
48. PLAy INDICATOR - The “PLAy” indicator will glow when the unit is in play mode.  
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INTERNAL MENU  
Hold TIME BUTTON for 3 seconds to enter the internal menu. Turn TRACK KNOB to scroll through the differ-  
ent menus and press the TRACK KNOB to enter the corresponding submenu. Turn TRACK KNOB to change  
the submenus and press TIME BUTTON to memorize your settings in any operating mode and exit the menu.  
1. Playlist – Normal / Title/ Artist / Album/ Genre  
Normally the unit will read your USB devices in order of folder name and file names in folders. Title, Artist,  
Album and Genre will use your last built database file when scrolling through the selected database in alpha-  
betical order. when new files are added it is necessary to build a new database for the MP3 files to read in  
any mode described.  
2. Sensitivity – Touch wheel Sensitivity Adjustment (Adjustment range is -20~+20.)  
Increase or decrease the sensitivity of the Jog wheels touch sensor.  
3. Sleep Time – No sleep, 5~120 min  
Set the time the player takes to enter sleep mode. when in sleep mode, the player will either read sleep or  
ZZZZZ on the LCD screen.  
4. Line Setup – MODE= 1~3(Line mode)  
Dis=0.5~12.0 sec. (LINE NAME start/stop time adjustment)  
Run=50~2000 msec. (LINE NAME move time adjustment)  
5. Bit rate – Display ON/OFF  
Display the bit rate of MP3 files.  
6. Version – CON:XX (Control version)  
DSP:XX (DSP version)  
SER:XX (Servo version)  
Displays the firmware version.  
7. Load Default – Press TRACK Knob to enter load defaults. (LCD displays “Load OK”.)  
will reset all settings to factory default except for Firmware version.  
8. Exit & Save – Exit & Save setting to next power on (LCD displays “Saving”.)  
This will save all changes if changes are not saved the unit will revert to last saved changes on power off.  
Press the TRACK knob to fast exit & save in any operating mode.  
NOTE:  
SLEEP TIME: The CD player automatically shuts off the transport and laser after about 15 minutes when in  
pause or cue mode). This extends the life of your motor drive and laser. During sleep mode the display  
shows the word “SLEEP”. To wake up the player, just press the cue or play button, the display turns to  
normal and is ready to receive instructions. you can enter the Sleep Time menu to adjust sleep time, range  
is 5~120 minutes.  
SAVE: PITCH ON/OFF, PITCH RANGE, SGL/CTN, AUTO CUE, TIME MODE, KEy LOCK, SENSITIVITy,  
DISPLAy/SCROLL TIME/JOG MODE.  
DEFAULTS: PITCH (ON), PITCH RANGE (8%), PLAy MODE(CTN), AUTO CUE(ON), TIME MODE  
(REMAIN), KEy LOCK(OFF), SENSITIVITy(0), BIT RATE(Disp. ON), REPEAT MODE (OFF), PLAyLIST  
(NORMAL), SLEEP TIME (15 min), LINE SETUP(model 1), DISPLAy(1 sec),RUN TIME(150msec)  
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BASIC OPERATIONS  
5 in. / 12cm disc  
1. OPENING AND ClOSING THE DISC TRAy/lOADING DISCS  
This is an electronic operation and can only work when the power is on. Press the  
OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON (1) to open or close the disc tray. Pressing the PLAy/PAUSE  
BUTTON (16), 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 (1) is pressed accidentally. Stop playback, then press the OPEN/  
CLOSE BUTTON (1) to open the trays.  
Figure 8  
3 in. / 8cm disc  
2. lOADING DISCS  
The UCD-200 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 8), and when using 3 inch/8 cm discs, place them securely in the  
inner guides (figure 9).  
CAUTION:  
Figure 9  
• 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 malfunc-  
tion and damage the transport system.  
3. lOADING/EJECTING AN USB DEVICE  
The UCD-200 can only read SDHC (High Capacity) Cards up to 32GB. The file format is Mp3 only. when  
connecting a USB stick, USB card reader, or external hard drive make sure you are correctly lined up with the  
USB port and gently insert the USB connection. To disconnect a USB drive, stop playback and "pull out" the  
USB connection. Please see page 7 for USB information.  
CAUTION:  
NEVER remove a USB device while in PLAy mode.  
4. SElECTING yOUR AUDIO SOURCE  
Select your desired audio source using the SOURCE SELECTOR BUTTON (2). This button lets you toggle  
between either CD Player 1 or 2 depending on the side you are using, USB port 1 and USB port 2.  
This selector lets you choose which source will play on either side. The LED's will verify which source  
is active. The different sources can only be selected while in PAUSE mode.  
5. SElECTING TRACkS  
Select a desired track by using TRACK KNOB (9). Rotate the TRACK KNOB (9) clockwise to select the next  
track, or rotate the knob counter-clockwise to select the previous track. you may turn and hold the TRACK  
KNOB (9) to change tracks continuously at a higher speed. when you are using the TRACK KNOB (9) to select  
a new track during playback (a track already playing) the new track you selected will immediately begin play-  
back as soon as the search operation is completed.  
6. STARTING, PAUSING, & STOPPING PlAyBACk  
Pressing the PLAy/PAUSE BUTTON (16) with a music source device activated will immediately start playback.  
The point at which playback starts (cue point) will automatically be stored in the memory as the cue point. The  
unit will return to this cue point (the point at which playback started) when the CUE BUTTON (17) is pressed.  
Pausing temporarily stops playback. Pressing the PLAy/PAUSE BUTTON (16) changes the operating mode  
between play and pause.  
Stopping playback will not stop the drive mechanism, but merely pause or cue the track. There are two ways  
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to stop playback:  
1) Press the PLAy/PAUSE BUTTON (16) during playback to pause at that point.  
2) Press the CUE BUTTON (17) during playback to return the track to it’s last cue point.  
7. SETTING A CUE POINT  
”Cueing” is the action of preparing for playback. The unit is designed to automatically cue at the first audible  
signal on the first track of a disc when a disc is inserted. If a track is selected before a disc is inserted, the unit  
will automatically cue to the first audible signal for the selected track. you may press the IN BUTTON (11) on the  
fly (while the disc is playing). This will set a CUE Point without music interuption. Pressing the CUE BUTTON  
(17) will now return you to this exact point.  
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