Power requirements for electrical equipment vary from area to area. Please ensure that your DD1500x-II meets
the power requirements in your area. If in doubt, contact a qualified electrician or AKAI Professional dealer.
120 VAC @ 60 Hz for United States and Canada
220~230/240 VAC @ 50 Hz for Europe
240 VAC @ 50 Hz for Australia
Protecting Yourself And The DD1500x-II
¥ Never touch the AC plug with wet hands.
¥ Always disconnect the DD1500x-II from the power supply by pulling on the plug, not the cord.
¥ Allow only an AKAI Professional dealer or qualified professional engineer to repair or reassemble the
DD1500x-II. Apart from voiding the warranty, unauthorized engineers might touch live internal parts and
receive a serious electrical shock.
¥ Do not put, or allow anyone to put any object, especially metal objects, into the DD1500x-II.
¥ Use only a household AC power supply. Never use a DC power supply.
¥ If water or any other liquid is spilled into or onto the DD1500x-II, disconnect the power, and call your dealer.
¥ Make sure that the unit is well-ventilated, and away from the direct sunlight.
¥ To avoid damage to internal circuitry, as well as the external finish, keep the DD1500x-II away from
sources of direct heat (stoves, radiators, etc.).
¥ Avoid using aerosol insecticides, etc. near the DD1500x-II. They may damage the surface and may ignite.
¥ Do not use denatured alcohol, thinner or similar chemicals to clean the DD1500x-II. They may damage the finish.
¥ Modification of this equipment is dangerous, and can result in the functions of the DD1500x-II being
impaired. Never attempt to modify the equipment in any way.
¥ In order to assure optimum performance of your DD1500x-II, select the setup location carefully, and
make sure the equipment is used properly. Avoid setting the DD1500x-II in the following locations:
1. In a humid or dusty environment
2. In a room with poor ventilation
3. On a surface that is not horizontal
4. Inside a vehicle such as a car, where it will be subject to vibration
5. In an extremely hot or cold environment
Special notes on use of the DD1500x-II
The DD1500x-II incorporates an MO disk drive. To handle the device, pay special attentions in the following points:
1. The MO disk drive is a special precision device and is very sensitive to shock or vibration. If you plan to
move the DD1500x-II by air, land, we recommend to put the unit into a shell-type case (urethane-
cushioned inside) that meets the ATA specifications
2. Set the DD1500x-II horizontally (within 10 degrees to the front or rear panel). Do not set the unit vertically
or in a slanted location.
3. In case the DD1500x-II is moved into a relatively warm room, etc., the laser pickup of the MO disk drive
may have condensation. In this case, do not use the unit immediately after it is turned on. Always wait for
more than one hour with the DD1500x-II turned on, until the condensation is removed. Then insert an MO
disk and start the session.
4. Set the DD1500x-II so as not to prevent its ventilation (by the fan unit on the rear panel). Also, if you rack-
mount the DD1500x-II with other devices, be sure to keep at least 10 cm over and under the DD1500x-II
for good air circulation.
The AKAI DD1500x-II is a computer-based device, and as such contains and uses software in ROMs. This
software, and all related documentation, including this Operator's Manual, contain proprietary information
that is protected by copyright laws. All rights are reserved. No part of the software or its documentation may
be copied, transferred or modified. You may not modify, adapt, translate, lease, distribute, resell for profit or
create derivative works based on the software and its related documantation or any part thereof without prior
written consent from AKAI Electric Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.