American Audio Announces SDJ-1 Dual SD Card Player & Q-SD 4-Channel SD Card Player/Mixer
American Audio has introduced two new piece of audio gear designed specifically for use with SD cards: the SDJ-1 Dual SD player and the Q-SD, a 19″ 4-channel mixer combined with an SD player. Both units have built-in SD slots that allow them to read MP3 files directly from SD cards without any external drives, additional software, computers or separate MP3 players required.
Both units come equipped with a full range of features, including Tempo Lock, Seamless Loop, Auto BPM Counter, and Fader Q Start when used with compatible American Audio products (the SDJ-1 can be used with American Audio’s traditional Q-Series mixers). Like the company’s MP3 disc players, they have advanced cueing with track search by frame. Additionally, you can search the SD card for the next song while the current one is playing. On the SDJ-1 dual player, music from either SD can be played on either side. The SDJ-1 is ultra fast with no boot up time, and because there are no moving parts there’s nothing to break down, which makes it super reliable. It features Pitch Bend, Pitch Control (Â±4%, Â±8% or Â±16%), and dual RCA outputs.
The Q-SD combo mixer/player has 2 Phono, 4 Line, 4 Aux & 2 Mic inputs, with the capability to assign SD to any of the 4 channels. Among its features are: gain, treble, mid & bass control for each channel (-30dB rotary kills); master output trim control; zone output control; cue mixing, cue level and master level control; balanced XLR outputs; DJ microphone with volume, treble, bass and talkover control; and pitch bend (Â±4%, Â±8% or Â±16%, Â±60%).
The American Audio SDJ-1 dual SD player costs $349.95 (includes 1GB SD card and USB SD card reader for limited time), and the Q-SD combo mixer/SD player will dent you $600 (includes 1GB SD card and USB SD card reader for limited time). More information on the American Audio SDJ-1 and Q-SD.