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MX-1400 DSP
User Guide
and Reference Manual
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles Ca. 90058
www.AmericanAudio.us
3/07

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  • Page 1 MX-1400 DSP User Guide and Reference Manual 4295 Charter Street Los Angeles Ca. 90058 www.AmericanAudio.us 3/07...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    • Cue mixing Echo • Split cue for headphones • Digital bPM Display • Turntable ground connectors located on the rear • Master Output Trim Control panel American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 2 © ®...
  • Page 3: Mx-1400 Dsp

    To prevent electromagnetic inter- Dealer Name__________________________ ference with electrical appliances Dealer Address_________________________ such as radios and televisions, use _____________________________________ shielded cables and connectors for connections. _____________________________________ Dealer Phone__________________________ American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 3 © ®...
  • Page 4 EQUIPMENT GROUND CLAMPS POWER SERVICE GROUNDING ELECTRODE SYSTEM Fig. A (NEC ART 250, PART H) NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 4 © ®...
  • Page 5: Safety Precautions

    18. Always have the front gain controls set to any way, doing so will void your manufactures their lowest level during initial power-up to pre- warranty. vent speaker damage. American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 5 © ®...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    Caution! There are no user serviceable parts inside this mixer. 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 mixer may require service, please contact American Audio customer support.
  • Page 7: Unpacking

    We hope that you will at least read through these instructions to familiarize yourself with the basics of this mixer. The MX-1400 DSP is part of American Audio’s continuing evolution in audio technology. This unit has been built and designed to meet the needs of a typical DJ. We have attempted to provide you with the most reliable product on the market by using only components con- structed of the finest material.
  • Page 8: Controls And Functions

    +4db. A consistent average output level of +4db will produce a clean output signal. 4. channeL trebLe controL - This knob is used to adjust the treble levels of a channel American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 8 © ®...
  • Page 9 (see Channel gain 2) To avoid speaker damage that may be caused by excessive volume, be sure this slider is always set to zero (completely down) before turning the unit on. American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 9 © ®...
  • Page 10 “q" START SWITCh activates the FADER “q" START feature. When in the ON position, the FADER “q" START automatically returns the CD player to the preset CUE POINT. For example; Assuming you have two compatible American Audio™ CD players or a American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 10...
  • Page 11 1. When the crossfader is pushed to the far right position, playback on CD player 2 will begin, and CD player 1 will return to the cue position. Refer to your American Audio CD player user manual for setting CUE POINTS. Turn the ON/OFF SWITCh to the OFF position to disengaged “q”...
  • Page 12 American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 12 © ®...
  • Page 13 3. begin playback on an audio source connected to the channel you are adjusting. 4. Use the gain Control to adjust an average output volume of +4 db. 5. Repeat this step for all channels. American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 13 © ®...
  • Page 14: Rear Panel

    CD player, connect from the CD player controller out jack to this jack. Channel 1 “q-Start” functionallity will be controlled by the left side of the Crossfader (21). For more information on American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 14 © ®...
  • Page 15 47. channeL 1: Line 1 input Jacks - do not ConneCt turntables to these jaCKs! CD players, Tape Decks and other line level instruments may be connected to these jacks. The red American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 15 © ®...
  • Page 16 56. diGitaL output - This jack is used to send a stereo digital output siginal to a digital input device. 57. triM output - This knob is used to adjust the maximum voltage output level. Output voltage American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 16 © ®...
  • Page 17 Always be sure main power is shut off before change the position of the Voltage Selector Switch. *dual voltage Models only American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 17 © ®...
  • Page 18: Lcd Screen/dsp Effects

    Turning the knob in a clockwise direction will increase your pitch. Turning the knob in a counter-clockwise direction will decrease the pitch. 63. bpM (beats per Minute) dispLaY - This meter will display the master output bPMs. American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 18 © ®...
  • Page 19: Typical Mixer Set-up

    Turntables can only be connected to the PhONO LEvEL RCa note: JaCkS. be sure the LiNE LEvEL SELECTOR SwiTChES are in the T U R N TA B L E "PhONO" position when using turntables. American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 19 © ®...
  • Page 20 15 feet. Using the balanced jacks will ensure a clean signal through out the entire audio system. American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 20 © ®...
  • Page 21: Cleaning

    CROSS FaDER REPLaCEMENT The crossfader is “hot Swapable” which means it may be replaced at any time, even when power is applied. Only replace with American Audio Part Feather Fader Plus. Replacing with any other model fader may seriously damage your mixer.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting

    Sometimes the bPM cannot be measured, depending on the music. If this happens, you will have to set the bPM manually, by using the TAP button (16). See TAP button (16) on page 10. American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 22 © ®...
  • Page 23: Warranty

    MX-1400 DSP waRRaNTY The MX-1400 DSP carries a one year limited warranty. We recommend you 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 R.A. (return authorization) number. If the mixer is under warranty, you must provide a proof of purchase invoice.
  • Page 24: Specifications

    Maximum gain, Eq Flat, Master Output) Line, auX, phono: More Than 65db @ 1khz between L and R, and Channels More Than 70db @ 1khz between Channels American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 24 © ®...
  • Page 25 +12 +/-2db, below -30db at 13khz Microphone Equalizer: bass: +12 +/-2db, -12 +/-2db at 70hz Mid: +12 +/-2db, -12 +/-2db at 1khz trebLe: +12 +/-2db, -12 +/-2db at 13khz American Audio - www.americanaudio.us - MX-1400 DSP Instruction Manual Page 25 © ®...
  • Page 26 ©American Audio® World headquarters: 4295 Charter Street Los Angeles, CA 90058 USA Tel: 323-582-3322 Fax: 323-582-2941 Web: www.americanaudio.us E-mail: info@americandj.com...

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