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Targeting all the aspiring DJs out there, American Audio is offering the CDS-1 Single CD Player, a top-loading CD player at a very affordable price.

Priced at $209.95 suggested retail, the CDS-1 is equipped with many of the hottest features used by professional DJs. For example, it offers Fader Q Start, the ability to crossfade to a pre-programmed cue point on a CD (when used with a Q-start compatible American Audio mixer). The CDS-1 also includes Instant Start, Loop In/Out, 8x Oversampling and Anti-Skip Protection.

In addition to entry-level users, the CDS-1 is perfectly useful for working professional DJs who want a backup set-up to take along on the road. In addition to selling the CDS-1 as a single unit, American Audio has packaged a complete system, the CDS-1/System, that comprises two CDS-1 CD Players, an XDM-200 DJ Mixer and a Custom Road Case -- all for one low price.

The XDM-200 mixer included in the system was designed specifically for use with the CDS-1 CD player. The mixer has 2 channels -- one for each CD player --with 2 Lines, 2 Phonos and one Microphone input. Of course, the XDM-200 is also "Q compatible" with the CD players, allowing for Fader Q Start crossfading. Also included on the XDM-200 are Gain, Bass and Treble controls for each channel, Cue and Cue Level control, and a Headphone jack.

The entire CDS-1/System weighs 30 lbs. and carries a suggested retail price of only $559.95.

Additional features of the CDS-1 CD Player include: a digital output that allows it to be connected to a CD burner or personal computer; Search/Scan/Forward & Back Skip capabilities; Single/Continuous/Remain Time display; and Pitch Bend ( 8%, 12% or 16%). The CDS-1 is capable of playing CD-R recordable CDs just as easily as regular commercial CDs. The unit operates on a power supply of AC 115V 60Hz/230V 50Hz switchable. Each CDS-1 CD player measures 10.75"L x 8.5"W x 3.5"H, and weighs just 3.5 lbs.

Specifications of the CDS-1 include a Signal-to-Noise ratio of 75dB, Frequency Response of +/-1.0dB, and Total Harmonic Distortion of 0.02%. Channel separation rates at 75dB, and the unit's Output Level is 2.0V+/-1dB.

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