The Media Operator from American Audio is the ideal solution for playing and controlling MP3 tracks in retail locations, buildings, restaurants – any installation where an easy, reliable way to manage digital music is needed. An all-in-one, simple-to-operate professional MP3 player, the Media Operator can play digital tracks from both SD cards and USB sticks/drives
Great for mobile entertainers too, it features full playback control, similar to most professional CD players. Its pro features include Seamless Loop, Tempo Lock, Pitch Control (+/-4%, +/-8%, +/-16%), Pitch Bend, Repeat Mode and an Auto BPM Counter.
The Media Operator is equipped with both an SD Card slot and a USB 2.0 slot. The SD slot is designed to read SD cards up to 4GB and does not accept SDHC cards (SDHC cards can be read via the USB reader). With a 1GB SD Card having the capacity to store up to 1000 MP3 tracks, the Media Operator makes it possible to play and manage a vast library of digital music from one compact, easy-to-use unit.
“Everybody loves the convenience of being able to store and carry around thousands of songs on a thumb-sized device like an SD Card or USB stick. The Media Operator makes it equally convenient to play, manage and control those tracks,” said Tom Freret, national sales manager for American Audio. “You can pop a whole night’s music into the SD or USB reader, and just play it as is or add some of the easy-to-use professional control functions.”
Folder and track search knobs make it quick and easy to find the MP3 track you’re looking for. A bright, user-friendly LCD display on the front of the unit shows MP3 track listings, as well as Single/Continue and Time viewing. The Media Operator also features American Audio’s Advanced Cueing, with track searching done by the frame rather than by the second for greater pinpoint accuracy.
The Media Operator includes Master Volume Control, as well as a microphone input (XLR/ ¼” combo). Additionally there are two line out options, XLR and RCA. “You can plug the unit directly into powered speakers or an amplifier through the balanced XLR outs, or go to a preamp mixer from its RCA outputs,” said Freret.
A rack mountable unit, the Media Operator measures 19”L x 5.5”W x 1.75”H and takes up 1 rack space. The compact player weighs only 4 lbs., making it easily transportable for mobile use.
The Media Operator is extremely affordable too, with a suggested retail price of just $299.95.