Mobile Music Made Easy! American Audio CK-1000 MP3 Is A Dual CD/MP3 Player And 2-Channel Audio Mixer Ready To Connect To Power Speakers
(American Audio | Posted 2007-05-01)
Now its easier than ever for mobile DJs and remix artists to take professional quality digital playback and mixing gear to any gig, and plug it in to power speakers for a killer performance. The incredible new CK-1000 MP3 from American Audio combines a superb dual CD/ MP3 player with a 2-channel mixer, all in a highly affordable, easy-to-transport deck. Once at their gig, DJs can make a quick and easy connection to a pair of power speakers using the XLR outputs in the rear of the unit. DJs also have the option of plugging into a digital source using the CK-1000 MP3s digital output.
“With the new CK-1000 MP3, theres no need to lug around separate pieces of gear,” said Tom Freret, national sales manager for American Audio. “This affordable, all-in-one combo makes it easier for DJs to stay organized, professional-sounding and on top of the groove in the digital realm. It has everything you need to play and mix MP3s, CDs and CD-R discs like a true professional.”
In addition to the enormous convenience it affords, the CK-1000 MP3 empowers DJs and digital turntablists with an arsenal of creative tools and pro features that can be used with both CD and MP3 tracks, like digital scratching, a Tap Sync BPM Counter, Tempo Lock and a Bop Effect.
Advanced Cueing with MP3 track searching by frame - as opposed to the more common by-the-second method - gives users the ability to pinpoint musical cues with a level of accuracy previously attainable only with high-end CD players. “With 72 frames per second, digital turntablists who use our CK-1000 MP3 can now achieve the same degree of precision control in their MP3 cueing that they do with regular CDs,” said Ferret.
Users can take advantage of the CK-1000 MP3s Advanced Track Search to quickly find and cue up song titles during their performances. Another distinguishing feature is Folder Search, which lets DJs organize their tracks by category and call up everything from “Wedding Songs” to “Slow Jams” to “Workout Mix” in an instant. Both the track titles and artist names are prominently displayed whenever an MP3 disc is played, and a visual marker shows clear reference points so DJs can view exactly where in the song each track is currently playing. It can be set for single or continuous play, giving DJs the flexibility to program their tunes on the fly or in advance via prepared CDs or MP3 playlists.
Other important features of the CK-1000 MP3s dual MP3/CD players include Q-Start, +10 Track Advance button, Anti Shock (20 seconds per side) and a Pitch Control range of +/-4%, +/-8% and +/-16%.
As a 2-channel mixer, the CK-1000 MP3 is well-equipped too. It includes a variety of handy inputs: 2 CD (built-in), 2 Line, 1 Aux and 1 Mic. An additional auxiliary input jack on the faceplate is great for hooking up portable MP3 players and satellite radio receivers. It offers Bass, Mid, Treble and Gain adjustment for each channel, as well as Master Level, Mic Level, Cue Pan and Cue Level. For visual monitoring, Stream Flow LED indicators are provided on each channel. A convenient Flip/Flop On/Off button provides Relay Playback between the two CD players.
The rear panel of the CK-1000 MP3 features balanced XLR outputs, S/PDIF digital output and 2 additional line inputs. A multi-voltage switch located on the back of the unit can be set to 115V/60Hz or 230V/50Hz, depending on the power source.
Ideal for mobile use, the highly portable CK-1000 MP3 measures just 17.75”L x 11.25”W x 4.5”H, and weighs 13 lbs. It carries a very affordable suggested retail price of $699.95.
DJs looking for the ultimate in mobile music can purchase the CK-1000 Mobile System (suggested retail $1,399.99). It features one CK-1000 MP3, two DLS-15P, 15-inch powered speakers, two SPS-1B, speaker stands, and two Accu Cable 25 ft. XLR-XLR speaker cables, plus a microphone and headphones.