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American Audio Q-Record User Manual

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Q Record

User Guide

and Reference Manual
6122 S. Eastern Ave.
Los Angeles Ca. 90040


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  • Page 1: User Guide

    Q Record "Q" START MIXER & USB PLAYER & RECORDER "EASY, FAST, & RELIABLE" User Guide and Reference Manual 6122 S. Eastern Ave. Los Angeles Ca. 90040 5/08...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    • high output to headphones • Balanced XLR Output • Tirm Output Adjustment on Rear • Master Output Balance Control American Audio © • gain, Treble, Mid, & Bass Control for each Channel • Microphone volume, Treble, and Bass Con- trol •...
  • Page 3: Electrical Safety Precautions

    To prevent electromagnetic inter- ference with electrical appliances such as radios and televisions, use shielded cables and connectors for connections. American Audio © ELECTRICAL SAfETY PRECAUTIONS For Dual Voltage models only! • The desired voltage may be set with the vOLTAgE SELECTOR switch on the rear panel (using a flat head screw driver).
  • Page 4: Electrical Precautions

    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. American Audio © ELECTRICAL SAfETY PRECAUTIONS CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK...
  • Page 5: Safety Precautions

    Do not pull on the cord. 15. To avoid electric shock, do not open the top cover when the unit is plugged in. If prob- lems occur with the unit, call American Audio customer support. 16. Do not place metal objects or spill any liq- uids inside or on the mixer.
  • 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 Record 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: Front Panel

    5. Repeat this step for all channels 4. channeL eQ section - CHANNEL TREBLE CONTROL - This knob is used to adjust the treble levels of a channel American Audio © fRONT PANEL - CONTROLS AND fUNCTIONS - - Q Record Instruction Manual Page 8...
  • Page 9 Cue level and the Program level together. You can vary the output level to either hear more or less of either of the two levels. Turning the Cue Mixing knob to the CUE position American Audio ©...
  • Page 10 A. When the crossfader is pushed to the far right position, playback on CD player B will begin, and CD player A 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 11 24. Mic 1 & 2 on/oFF Buttons - Individual buttons switch MIC 1 & 2 On and Off. American Audio - - Q Record Instruction Manual Page 11 ©...
  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    LinE LEVEL sELECtOr switCh (28) is in the “AUX 2” position. Never connect line level instruments (CD players, tape decks, etc.) American Audio - - Q Record Instruction Manual Page 12 ©...
  • Page 13 For cable runs greater than 15 feet use the xLr baLanCEd jaCks (41). 39. pLaYer controL channeLs 1 - 4 - This jack is used to control the “Q-Start” function between the mixer and a compatible American Audio or American DJ CD Player.
  • 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 - - Q Record Instruction Manual Page 14 ©...
  • Page 15: Usb Player & Recorder

    49. 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. American Audio © - - Q Record Instruction Manual Page 15 ®...
  • Page 16: Usb Player Basic Operations

    Figure 2: tapping the reverse track button will jump back to the previ- ous track. American Audio © please see page 7 for sD card and usB drive information. Figure 2 - - Q Record Instruction Manual Page 16 ®...
  • Page 17: Recording To Your Usb Device

    Your are now recording to your USB device. 3. After you finished recording your desired material, press the RECORD START/STOP button (46) to stop recording to your USB device. American Audio © USB PLAYER BASIC OPERATIONS (CONT.) Figure 4 5.
  • Page 18: Typical Mixer Setup

    JACkS. Be sure the LINE LEvEL SELECTOR SwITCHES are in the "PhONO" position when using turntables. American Audio © C A S S E T T E D E C K T U R N TA B L E - - Q Record Instruction Manual Page 18...
  • Page 19 RCA to RCA Patch Cables Balanced XLR male to XLR female Cables C A S S E T T E D E C K American Audio v4001™ Speaker Cables Typical Balanced Output Set-up This image details a typical stereo output layout. Note the use of the Balanced XLR Jacks on both the mixer and the amplifier.
  • Page 20: Cleaning

    Q RECORD 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 21: Addding Music To Your Usb Device

    1. Check and make sure the files on the USB device are in Mp3 format. 2. Make sure there are no other type files on the USB device, WAV, doc., jpg, etc... American Audio © ADDING MUSIC TO YOUR USB STICk - - Q Record Instruction Manual Page 21...
  • Page 22: Warranty

    American Audio concludes, after inspection, affects the reliability of the product; ® if the product has been repaired or serviced by anyone other than the American Audio factory unless ® prior written authorization was issued to purchaser by American Audio ;...
  • Page 23: Specifications

    S/N Ratio: (Maximum gain, EQ Flat, W/20khz LPF, A-Weighted) Line/auX: phono: Mic: cross taLk: (Maximum gain, EQ Flat, Master Output) Line, auX, phono: American Audio © Q Record 4 Channel Mixer/ USB Player & Recorder Dual voltage: AC 115v~60hz/230v-50hz, User Selectable Single voltage:...
  • Page 24: Technical Specifications

    + n: s/n ratio: FreQuencY response: recording and play: output Gain: thD+n: American Audio © +12 +/-2dB, -22 +/-2dB at 100hz +12 +/-2dB, -15 +/-2dB at 10khz 12 +/-2dB, Below -27 AT 70hz 12 +/-2dB, Below -27 AT 1khz...
  • Page 25 ©American Audio® World headquarters: 6122 S. Eastern Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90040 USA Tel: 323-582-3322 Fax: 323-582-3311 Web: E-mail:

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