American Audio Portable Multimedia Player Media Operator User Manual

Media Operator  
Professional USB & SD Card Player  
"EASY, FAST, & RELIABLE"  
Featuring:  
User Guide  
and Reference Manual  
6122 S. Eastern Ave  
Los Angeles Ca. 90040  
5/08  
 
iMPOrTaNT SafETy PrECaUTiONS  
CAUTION  
IMPORTANT SAFETY ITEMS FOR  
U.S.A. & CANADA MODEL ONLY  
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  
WARNING:  
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,  
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS SD PLAYER TO  
WATER OR MOISTURE  
CAUTION:  
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OTHER  
THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT  
IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE  
CAUTION:  
1. Handle the power supply cord carefully. Do not  
damage or deform; it may cause electric shock  
or malfunction when used. Hold plug attach-  
ment when removing from wall outlet. Do not  
pull on the cord.  
THE PLAYER SHOULD NOT BE ADJUSTED OR  
REPAIRED BY ANYONE EXCEPT PROPERLY  
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.  
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.  
NOTE:  
This unit may cause interference to radio and  
television reception.  
3. Do not place metal objects or spill liquid inside  
the player. Electric shock or malfunction may  
occur.  
Please carefully read and understand the  
instructions in this manual thoroughly before  
attempting to operate this unit. These instruc-  
tions contain important safety information  
regarding the use and maintenance of this unit.  
Take special care to follow all warning symbols  
and labels both on the unit and printed in this  
manual. Also, Please keep this manual with the  
unit, for future reference.  
CaUTiON  
Do not open -  
Risk of electric shock  
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC  
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER RACK.  
THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS  
INSIDE REFER SERVICE TO YOUR  
AUTHORIZED American Audio DEALER.  
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK  
DO NOT USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG WITH  
AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE, OR  
OTHER TYPE OF ELECTRICAL OUTLET  
UNLESS THE WIDE BLADES CAN BE  
CAREFULLY INSERTED INTO A MATCHING  
WIDE SLOT.  
The lightning flash with an arrow triangular  
symbol is intended to alert the user to the  
presence of non insulated “dangerous volt-  
age” within the products enclosure, and  
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute  
a risk of electric shock.  
The exclamation point triangular symbol is  
intended to alert the user to the presence  
of important operating and maintenance  
(servicing) instructions in the user manual  
accompanying the SD player.  
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.  
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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.  
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.  
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  
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  
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.  
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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SafETy iNSTrUCTiONS  
I. Read Instructions - All the safety and oper  
ating instructions should be read before the  
before the Media Player is operated. The  
safety and operating instructions should be  
saved for future reference.  
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.  
2. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the Media  
Player and in the operating instructions  
should be adhered to.  
Model No.________________________________  
Serial No.________________________________  
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.  
purchase notes:  
Date of Purchase__________________________  
Dealer Name______________________________  
Dealer Address____________________________  
_________________________________________  
4. Ventilation- The Media Player shoul be  
situated so that its location or position does  
not interfere with its proper ventilation.  
For example, the player should not be situ-  
ated 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.  
________________________________________  
Dealer Phone_____________________________  
5. Heat - The Media player should be situated  
away from heat sources such as radiators,  
heat registers, stoves, or other appliances  
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.  
6. Power Sources - The Media player should be  
connected to a power supply only of the  
type described in the operating instructions  
or as marked on the player.  
7. Servicing - The user should not attempt  
to service the Media Player beyond that  
described in the operating instructions. All  
other servicing should be referred to quali-  
fied service personnel. The Player should be  
servicedby qualified service personnel when:  
A. The power-supply cord or the plug has  
been damaged.  
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been  
spilled into the player.  
C. The player has been exposed to rain or  
water.  
D. The player does not appear to oper-  
ate normally or exhibits a marked  
change in performance.  
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UNPaCkiNg  
Every Media Operator™ has been thoroughly tested and has been shipped in perfect operating condi-  
tion. Carefully check the shipping carton for damage that may have occurred during shipping. If the  
carton appears to be damaged, carefully inspect your media player for any damage and be sure all  
equipment necessary to operate the media 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 instruc-  
tions. Please do not return the media player to your dealer without first contacting customer support.  
iNTrODUCTiON  
Introduction:  
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the American Audio® Media Operator™. This media  
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 media player. This booklet contains important infor-  
mation concerning the proper and safe operation of your new media 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 media player. Do not attempt any repairs  
yourself, 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 media 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 media player in to an electrical outlet. All  
fader and volume controls should be set to zero or minimum position, before the SD player is switched  
on. If the media player has been exposed to drastic temperature fluctuation (e.g. after transportation),  
do not switch on the media 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 media 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 media player in extremely hot (more than 40°C/104°F) or extremely cold (less  
than 5°C/40°F) surroundings.  
• Keep the unit out of direct sunlight and away from heaters.  
• Operate the media 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 opera-  
tion.  
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iMPOrTaNT SD CarD aND USB iNfOrMaTiON  
VERY IMPORTANT SD CARD AND USB INFORMATION: When using an SD Card, USB stick, USB  
Card Reader, or compatible External Hard Drive*:  
• Make sure your SD Card, USB Stick, or Hard Drive* has only MP3 files on it. There cannot  
be any other type of files on your media device, NO WAV files, photo files, etc...  
• The Media Operator™ is compatible with all SD and SDHC Cards (SDHC up to 32GB only)  
The Media Operator™ can read Mp3 format files only.  
• Only external hard drives* with external power supplies are supported. When using an ex-  
ternal hard drive, if you switch the Media Operator "Off" and then back "On" again you  
will need to disconnect and then reconnect your external hard drive USB plug. If you do  
not do this the Media Operator will not detect your connected hard drive.  
• If you are using a SD Card via USB card reader, you must remove the USB card reader  
first to change SD Card's. Please do not remove the SD Card from the USB card reader  
while the USB card reader is still connected to the Media Operator.  
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 Media Operator™.  
*Not all external hard drives with external power supplies are compatible with the Media  
Operator™.  
SET-UP  
1. Checking the Contents  
Be sure your Media Operator™ was shipped with the following:  
1) Media Operator™  
3) A Set of Stereo RCA Cables  
5) SD Card and SD Card Reader  
2) Operating Instructions (This Booklet)  
4) 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 undesir-  
able 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 Media Operator™ out-  
puts to the line inputs of a mixer. Never connect this player's output to a mixers "phono"  
inputs.  
3) Use the XLR balanced outputs to connect the Media Operator™ to the XLR inputs of a  
speaker.  
CAUTION:  
To avoid sever damage to the unit, be sure the power is off when making connections to  
the unit.  
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gENEraL fUNCTiONS aND CONTrOLS  
Figure 1  
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Figure 2  
A. MEDIA PLAYER (FIGURE 1)  
1. SOURCE SELECT BUTTON - Press this button to toggle between the USB port or SD Card slot.  
The related LED will be lit when the playback source is selected. The USB port LED glows red, and  
the SD Card slot will glow green. The button can only be used when the fixture is pause mode.  
2. USB PORT - This is the USB port where you can insert a USB stick, USB card reader, or com-  
patiable external hard drive for playback. VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE SEE PAGE 7 FOR DETAILS  
REGARDING/USING USB DEVICES.  
3. MICROPHONE - This combo jack will accept a standard 1/4 plug or XLR 3-pin balanced male  
plug. The volume output level for this microphone will be controlled by its own respective volUmE  
knoB (21). Note: We recommend that you use a 500-600ohm microphone for the best sound  
quality.  
4. LCD DISPLAY - This high quality LCD display indicates all the functions, as they are occurring.  
The display ICONS will be explained on page 12.  
5. FOLDER kNOB - This knob serves three functions depending on which mode you are in;  
Turning this knob will let you scroll through the music folders on your SD Card or USB Stick.  
The folder number will be shown in the FolDER inDicAToR (28) in the LCD. Turn the knob to  
scroll backwards or forwards through the folders.  
• Push the knob to display the folder name of the current song playing.  
• Push this knob for 2 seconds to enter the PRESET MENU. See page 19 for PRESET MENU.  
6. TRACk kNOB -  
Turning this knob will let you search either folders and tracks. The track and folder will be shown in the  
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gENEraL fUNCTiONS aND CONTrOLS (Cont.)  
LCD. Turn the knob to scroll backward and forward through tracks and folders. Pushing and turning  
this knob will allow you to skip 10 tracks ahead or back, per "click" of the knob. Push this knob to  
display the artist, bitrate, title name, genre, and file name of the current song playing.  
7. REPEAT BUTTON - When the REPEAT function is active only the tracks within the folder that is  
playing will repeat. When the REPEAT function is deactivated all tracks within the memory device will  
play.  
8. IN, OUT, & RELOOP BUTTONS -  
IN BUTTON - “CUE ON THE FLY” - This function allows you to set a CUE POINT (see CUE POINT  
page 15) without music interruption (“on the fly”). This button also sets the starting point of a seam-  
less loop (see SEAMLESS LOOP on page 16).  
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 SEAMLESS LOOP has been made (see setting a SEAMLESS LOOP on  
page 16), but the player is not actively in SEAMLESS LOOP mode (a loop is not playing), pressing  
the RELOOP BUTTON will instantly reactivate the SEAMLESS LOOP mode. To exit loop, press the  
oUT BUTTon. LOOP and RELOOP will appear in the lcD DiSplAy (4) when the RELOOP function  
is available.  
9. TEMPO LOCk FUNCTION - This button activates and deactivates the TEMPO LOCK function.  
This function allows you to use the piTch knoB (11) 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 to much.  
10. PITCH ON/OFF BUTTON - This button is used to turn the piTch ADjUSTmEnT knoB (11) on  
and off. The pitch percentage can be changed between 4%, 8%, and 16%. 4% will allow the least  
amount of pitch manipulation and 16% will allow the most amount of pitch manipulation. To adjust  
to the different values please see page 22.  
11. PITCH kNOB -  
This knob is used to adjust the playback pitch percentage. The knob is a set adjustment and will  
remain set until the pitch knob is moved or the pitch function has been turned off. This adjustment  
can be made with or without a digital source loaded. The pitch adjustment will remain even if the digi-  
tal source has been removed and will reflect on any other digital source loaded into the player. That is  
to say, if you set a +2% pitch on one digital source, remove that source and load another, that source  
too will have a +2% pitch. The amount of pitch being applied will be displayed in the lcD (4).  
12. PITCH BEND BUTTONS -  
(-) PITCH BEND BUTTON - The (-) pitch bend function creates a momentary “Slow Down” in the  
song's BPM’s (Beats per minute) while it is playing. This will allow you to match the beats between  
two playing track’s or other playing music source. Remember, this is a momentary function. When  
you remove your finger from the pitch button, the BPM’s will automatically return to normal. Holding  
down this button will decrease the pitch to whatever the piTch pERcEnTAgE SElEcToR (13) is set  
to. Use this function to slow to another playing music source. Be sure to notice that this function is  
a momentary pitch adjustment.  
(+) PITCH BEND BUTTON - The (+) pitch bend function creates a momentary “BUMP” in the song's  
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gENEraL fUNCTiONS aND CONTrOLS (Cont.)  
BPM’s (Beats per minute) while it is playing. This will allow you to match the beats between two play-  
ing song's or any other music source. Remember, this is a momentary function. When you remove  
your finger from this button, the BPM’s will automatically return to normal. Holding down this button  
will increase the pitch to whatever the piTch pERcEnTAgE SElEcToR (13) is set to.  
13. PITCH PERCENTAGE SELECTOR- When the piTch knoB (11) is activated use this button to  
choose a pitch percentages of 4%, 8%, and 16%. See page 22 for more details.  
14. 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 LED will glow, and  
while in pause mode the green LED will flash.  
15. CUE - Pressing the cUE button during playback immediately pauses playback and returns the  
track to the last set cue point (see setting a CUE POINT, page 15). The red CUE 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 be held down to momentarily play the track. When you release the CUE button it instantly returns  
to the CUE POINT. You can also tap the CUE button to create a BOP EFFECT.  
16. SGL/CTN - This function allows you to choose between single track play or continuous track play  
(all tracks in order). Hold this button down for 1 second to activate the Auto Cue function. See page  
14 for AUTO CUE.  
17.TIME MODE - The TIME button will switch the time value described in the TimE mETER between  
ELAPSED PLAYING TIME, and TRACK REMAINING TIME.  
18. ADV. TRACk BUTTON - While either playing a track or in pause mode, press this button to  
search for the next track you want to play. When you press this button you will enter ADV. TRACK  
mode, the TRAck inDicAToR (41) will flash. Use TRAck knoB (6) to search for the track you want  
to play. Press the TRAck knoB (6) once you have found your desired track. The LCD will display  
"Search..." and then "FOUND" once the track is found. When the track that is playing comes to an  
end press the TRAck knoB (6) once more to play the track that you searched for. You can also press  
the TRAck knoB (6) to stop current playback and start playback on your seleted track. Please see  
page 18 for complete instructions.  
19. FRAME SEARCH BUTTONS - The search buttons will let you scan through a track, either  
backwards or forwards, frame by frame. If you hold either of the buttons down you will search faster  
through the frames.  
20. MASTER VOLUME CONTROL - This knob is used to control the master output level. To avoid  
speaker damage that may be caused by excessive volume, be sure this knob is always set to the  
lowest level before turning the unit on.  
21. MICROPHONE VOLUME CONTROL - This knob controls the output volume of the MICRO-  
PHONE (3).  
22. SD CARD SLOT - This is where you load your SD card. Gently insert your SD Card into the slot.  
To eject your card, put the Media Operator in pause mode, and then press the SD Card gently. The  
SD Card should "Pop" out. VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE SEE PAGE 7 FOR DETAILS REGARD-  
ING/USING SD CARDS.  
23. POWER BUTTON - Press and hold this button for at least 2 seconds to power the unit on and  
off.  
B. MEDIA OPERATOR - REAR (FIGURE 2)  
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gENEraL fUNCTiONS aND CONTrOLS (Cont.)  
24. AUDIO OUT R & L - The Master Output includes a pair XlR BAlAncED jAckS (25) as well as  
a pair of RCA Unbalanced Jacks. The RCA jacks send a low current unbalanced 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.  
25. BALANCED XLR MASTER OUTPUTS jACkS - The Master Output includes a pair of XLR  
Balanced jacks as well as a pair of RcA UnBAlAncED jAckS (24). The 3-pin XLR jacks send a  
high current balanced output signal. These jacks should be used when you will be driving an amp or  
other audio equipment with a balanced input, or whenever you will be running a signal line greater  
than 15 feet. Always, use these jacks whenever possible.  
26. AC VOLTAGE INPUT - This connector is used to supply main power to the unit via the included  
detachable power supply. Only use the supplied power adaptor to avoid damaging the unit. The unit  
receives an input power supply of DC 6V 1.5A.  
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gENEraL fUNCTiONS aND CONTrOLS (Cont.)  
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28  
29  
30  
31  
32  
42  
41  
33  
34  
35  
40  
39  
Figure 3  
38  
37  
36  
"REMAIN" is indicated in the lcD the TimE  
DiSplAy (36) in the lcD will define the current  
track's remaining time. When "ELAPSED" is indi-  
cated in the lcD the TimE DiSplAy (36) in the  
lcD will define the current track's elapsed time.  
You can toggle the indicators by pressing the  
TimE BUTTon (17).  
D. LCD DISPLAY PANEL (FIGURE 3)  
27. CUE INDICATOR - This indicator will glow  
when the unit is in CUE mode and will flash every  
time a new CUE POINT is set.  
28. FOLDER INDICATOR - This will indicate which  
folder you are in.  
39. REPEAT INDICATOR - This indicates that  
the repeat function is activated. When the repeat  
function is activated, all of the tracks the current  
folder will repeat playing until the REPEAT func-  
tion is deactivated.  
29. TIME BAR INDICATOR - This bar gives a visual  
approximation of a track's remaining time. This bar  
will begin to flash when a track is ending.  
30. AUTO BPM INDICATOR - This will indicate  
that the AUTO BPM counter is active.  
40. SINGLE INDICATOR - When this indicator  
is lit, the player is in single play mode. The track  
will play once and then return to CUE mode. If the  
single indicator is not lit the unit is in continuous  
mode. In continuous mode the unit will play all the  
remaining tracks in the memory device. Once the  
remaining tracks have ended the unit will return to  
cue mode.  
31. BPM METER - This meter will display the  
BPM's of the current track.  
32. PITCH METER - This meter will display the  
pitch percentage applied by the piTch knoB  
(11).  
33.  
TEMPO LOCk - This will indicate the  
Tempo Lock function is active.  
41. TRACk INDICATOR - This 4-digit indicator  
visually details the current track cued or play-  
ing.  
34. LOOP & RELOOP INDICATOR - Appears  
when a LOOP has been made or a RELOOP is  
engaged or ready to be engaged.  
42. PLAY & PAUSE INDICATORS - The "PLAY"  
indicator will glow when the unit is in play mode,  
and the "PAUSE" indicator will flash when the  
unit is pause mode.  
35. AUTO CUE INDICATOR - This will indicate  
if the Auto Cue is on or off. Press and hold the  
Sgl/cTn (16) for more then a second to toggle  
the Auto Cue function on and off.  
36. TIME DISPLAY - These indicators detail the  
Minutes, Seconds, and Frames. The meter will dis-  
play either the elapsed or remaining time of a track.  
37. CHARACTER DISPLAY - This will display the  
name of the track and album when a SD Card is  
loaded.  
38. ELAPSED/REMAIN INDICATOR - When-  
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BaSiC OPEraTiONS  
1. LOaDiNg/EJECTiNg aN SD CarD Or USB  
When loading an SD Card into the player load with the SD Card label facing up and the contacts facing down.  
To remove the card from the player gently press the card "in" until it "pops' out. 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 SD Card and USB drive information.  
Figure 4  
Figure 4: To eject the SD Card press the SD card "in" until it "pops" out. To disconnect a USB drive, stop playback  
and "pull out" the USB connection.  
2. SELECTING FOLDERS AND TRACkS  
Select a desired folder by using the FolDER knoB (5) or select a desired track by using the TRAck knoB  
(6). Turning the FolDER knoB (5) or TRAck knoB (6) once will select either the next higher or lower folder  
or track, depending on which way you turn it.  
Figure 5: Turning the FolDER knoB (5) counter-  
clockwise will take you to the previous folder.  
Figure 5  
Figure 6: Turning the FolDER knoB (5) clock-  
wise will take you to the next folder.  
Figure 6  
Figure 7: Turning the TRAck knoB (6) counter-  
clockwise will take you to the previous track.  
Figure 7  
Figure 8: Turning the TRAck knoB (6) clock-  
wise will take you to the next track.  
Figure 8  
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BaSiC OPEraTiONS (CONT.)  
3. STARTING PLAYBACk - Figure 9  
Insert an SD card or connect an USB drive as  
described on page 13 (loADing/EjEcTing An  
SD cARD oR USB). Pressing the plAy/pAUSE  
BUTTon (14) with an SD Card loaded or USB  
drive connected will immediately start playback.  
The plAy (42) indicator will glow as soon as  
playback begins. 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 (15) is pressed  
and released.  
Figure 9  
4. PAUSING - Figure 9  
This function pauses playback at the exact same point the plAy/pAUSE BUTTon (14) was pressed. Pressing  
the plAy/pAUSE BUTTon (14) will switch between play and pause modes. When the unit is in pause mode  
the pAUSE inDicAToR (42) in the lcD DiSplAy (4) and the plAy/pAUSE BUTTon L.E.D. will begin to flash  
repeatedly.  
5. STOPPING PLAYBACk - Figures 9 &  
10  
Stopping playback will not stop the read-  
ing mechanism, but merely pause or cue the  
track, this function allows the unit to begin play  
instantly. There are two ways to stop (pause)  
playback:  
1) Press the plAy/pAUSE BUTTon (14) dur-  
ing playback. This will pause playback at  
the exact same point the plAy/pAUSE  
BUTTon (14) was pressed.  
2) Press the cUE BUTTon (15) during play-  
Figure 10  
back. This will pause playback and return  
the track to the last set cue point.  
6. AUTO CUE  
This function will automatically set a cue point to the first audio source. The first set cue point will always be  
the beginning of track 1. If a new track is selected before the plAy/pAUSE BUTTon (14) is pressed, a new  
CUE POINT will be set to reflect the new starting point. To toggle AUTO CUE on and off hold the Sgl/cTn  
BUTTon (16) for 2 seconds.  
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