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AMERICAN AUDIO Q-2422 PRO User Manual And Reference Manual

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Q-2422 PRO
Professional Preamp Mixer
User Guide
and Reference Manual
4295 Charter Street
Los Angeles Ca. 90058
www.AmericanAudio.us
1/07

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  • Page 1 Q-2422 PRO Professional Preamp Mixer User Guide and Reference Manual 4295 Charter Street Los Angeles Ca. 90058 www.AmericanAudio.us 1/07...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    • 4 Signal Output Options - Master (RCA and Function (for use with the American Audio Balanced XLR), Zone (RCA) and REC (RCA) CD Players with Fader "Q" Start) Specifications subject to change without notice. American Audio - www.AmericanAudio.com - Q-2422 PRO User Instructions page 2 © ®...
  • Page 3: Q-2422 Pro

    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.com - Q-2422 PRO User Instructions page 3 © ®...
  • Page 4: Electrical Precautions

    SERVICE (NEC SECTION 810-21) EQUIPMENT GROUND CLAMPS POWER SERVICE GROUNDING ELECTRODE SYSTEM Fig. A (NEC ART 250, PART H) NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE American Audio - www.AmericanAudio.com - Q-2422 PRO User Instructions page 4 © ®...
  • Page 5: Safety Precautions

    7. Never disassemble or modify your unit in their lowest level during initial power-up to pre- any way, doing so will void your manufactures vent speaker damage. warranty. American Audio - www.AmericanAudio.com - Q-2422 PRO User Instructions 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 Q-2422 PRO is part of American Audio’s continuing evolu- tion 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 constructed of the finest material.
  • Page 8: Front Panel

    KNOB (25). Note: We recommend that you use a 500-600ohm microphone for the best sound quality. 3. SOURCE SELECTOR SWITCH - These switches are used to select the input source assigned to American Audio - www.AmericanAudio.com - Q-2422 PRO User Instructions page 8 © ®...
  • Page 9 12. POWER SWITCH - This is the main power ON/OFF button. A blue LED next to the power switch will glow when power is ON. Before you turn the power on be sure you have made all connections to the American Audio - www.AmericanAudio.com - Q-2422 PRO User Instructions page 9 © ®...
  • Page 10 The cue level is adjusted by the CUE LEVEL KNOB (16). Be sure the CUE MIXING SLIDER (18) is set to the “CUE” position to hear a selected channel source. American Audio - www.AmericanAudio.com - Q-2422 PRO User Instructions 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 BUTTON to the OFF position (RED LED IS NOT LIT) to disengaged “Q”...
  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    LINE LEVEL SELECTOR SWITCH (30) is in the “AUX 2” position. Never connect line level instruments (CD players, tape decks, etc.) American Audio - www.AmericanAudio.com - Q-2422 PRO User Instructions page 12 © ®...
  • Page 13 CD Player. Using the mini plug included ® ® with your CD player, connect from the CD player controller out jack to this jack. Player B “Q-Start” American Audio - www.AmericanAudio.com - Q-2422 PRO User Instructions page 13 © ®...
  • Page 14 Always be sure main power is shut off before change the position of the Voltage Selector Switch. *Only dual voltage units have this switch. American Audio - www.AmericanAudio.com - Q-2422 PRO User Instructions page 14 © ®...
  • Page 15 Turntables can only be connected to the PHONO LEVEL RCA T U R N TA B L E JACKS. Be sure the LINE LEVEL SELECTOR SWITCHES are in the "PHONO" position when using turntables. American Audio - www.AmericanAudio.com - Q-2422 PRO User Instructions page 15 © ®...
  • Page 16 15 feet. Using the balanced jacks will ensure a clean signal through out the entire audio system. American Audio - www.AmericanAudio.com - Q-2422 PRO User Instructions page 16 © ®...
  • Page 17: Cleaning

    CROSSFADER 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 18: Troubleshooting

    2. Make sure that the Gain level control is not set to high. Crossfader is not working: 1. Check and see if any channels have been assigned to the crossfader. American Audio - www.AmericanAudio.com - Q-2422 PRO User Instructions page 18 © ®...
  • Page 19: Warranty

    Q-2422 PRO WARRANTY The Q-2422 PRO 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 20: Specifications

    MORE THAN 60dB AT 1KHz BETWEEN L AND R MORE THAN 70dB AT 1KHz BETWEEN CHANNELS Channel Equalizer: BASS: +12 +/-2dB at 70Hz Below -23dB at 70Hz MID: +12 +/-2dB at 1KHz American Audio - www.AmericanAudio.com - Q-2422 PRO User Instructions page 20 © ®...
  • Page 21: Technical Specifications

    -14 +/-3dB at 13KHz Zone Equalizer: BASS: +12 +/-2dB at 100Hz, -22 +/-3dB at 100Hz TREBLE: +12 +/-2dB at 10KHz, -15 +/-3dB at 10KHz TALKOVER: - 14 dB +/-2dB American Audio - www.AmericanAudio.com - Q-2422 PRO User Instructions page 20 © ®...
  • Page 22 ©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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