CD Players - Troubleshooting

I am using CD players with my DJ mixer, and the sound is severely distorted.  What is wrong?
If your DJ mixer accepts turntables, there is a chance that the phono preamp circuit is engaged, which provides additional amplification for turntables.  Consult the manual of your mixer to find out how to connect a LINE device or to disengage the preamp circuit.

My CD player is skipping excessively or having trouble reading when using CD-R discs.  How can I remedy this?
CD-R discs vary widely in specifications, from the reflectivity and color of the dye to the maximum write speed the disc will allow.  A good checklist to follow when burning audio discs is:

  1. Make sure to burn audio at no faster than 24x speed.  The faster you burn a CD, the less CD players will be able to read it sufficiently.  The reason for this is that the laser, when being used at fast speeds, does not have the time to burn the pits in the disc with the appropriate intensity. CD-ROM discs do not have this problem, because computers can stop and re-read the section of the disc in question repeatedly until it can read accurately, which would result in the audio stopping completely on an audio CD player.
  2. Use quality discs. Instead of picking up that $5 special of generic discs at the supermarket, pick up a reasonable grade disc from a company that specializes in media.  Once you find a brand of discs that works well, stick with it!
  3. Take exceptionally good care of burned discs, as they scratch more easily than commercially pressed CDs.

My CD player is skipping excessively with all discs, or won’t read discs!  What’s wrong?
Please contact our technical support department at 732-346-0061. There is a chance that your unit may need to be returned to our facility for service.  In the meantime, you may want to try using a wet-type CD lens cleaning disc, in the event that the optical lens has become dirty.

 

Further Technical Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Gemini product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Gemini technical support team is available to help! Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: phone support, email support. 

www.geminisound.com/support