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- Power on/off rotary switch:
Turns the unit on, the speed indicator for 33-1/3 and the strobe turn on.
- Start/Stop button: Starts
the platter rotation or stops it.
- 33 and 45 buttons: Change
speed, this model will normally start at 33-1/3 so if you want to play 45 you push the 45
button after turning the power on.
- Pitch Adjustment lever
and reset button
- Cueing lever (tonearm
- Arm lift height adjustment
- Anti skating control:
Fully Manual Operation: You
must manually start and stop playback on this turntable. There are no automatic functions.
This turntable requires a standard
mount (not a P-mount) cartridge (cartridge not included).
Although assembly and set up are fairly easy and explained in the manual note that it
involves mounting a cartridge to a headshell.
Quartz Locked Control:
This control provides almost perfect speed control. Unlike
most other quartz turntables, quartz lock control is maintained when pitch is adjusted
(+/-8%). Pitch is adjusted with a large sliding lever on the right of the platter
which has a green LED. The sliding level is marked in increments of 1% pitch change. There
are four lines of platter markings indicating +6%, +3.3%, 0% (exact speed) and -3.3%
change from rated speed. There is a reset button next to the sliding level which
when pressed immediately returns the speed to the preset speed of 33 1/3 or 45 rpm and
illuminates the green LED. When the reset button is pressed again, it will return to
the adjusted pitch.
Red LED strobe-illumination:
A red LED illuminates the platter markings on the left side of the platter. The LED is
synchronized with the quartz frequency of the drive so it is extremely precise.
The turntable base is aluminum
die-cast and the underside of the base is a heavy rubber material for vibration
resistance and absorption. The turntable also has four large insulating feet
which can be adjusted for exact leveling. These features make this unit perfect for use
with extremely high sound pressure levels, such as in DJ use.
This model uses an integral
rotor/platter motor (the magnet of the motor is attached to the turntable
platter) which allows the platter to reach its operating speed very quickly (.7s to 33
1/3). This is crucial in functions that require fast cueing such as DJs and radio
Stylus illuminator with
white illumination allows you to view the stylus tip during play. The illuminator can be
raised up which turns on the light, or it can be lowered which turns off the light.
This allows for cueing in poorly illuminated environments.
sheet: When the turntable is used for "scratch play", you remove the
turntable mat and use the provided disc slip sheet to allow the record to be easily moved
during play. For a different type of slip the supplied transparent sheet is placed under
the disc slip sheet. Please remember that a stylus
which is capable of "scratch play" must be used or you will risk destroying the
Power consumption: 14 watts
Weight: 26.4 Lbs.
Turntable type: Quartz direct drive
Drive method: Direct drive
Motor: Brushless DC motor
Turntable platter: Aluminum
die-cast, diameter 13-5/64", weight 3.74 Lbs.
Starting torque: 1.3 LB-in (great
for DJs who need quick start ups)
Build-up characteristics: .7 second
from standstill to 33-1/3 RPM
Braking system: Electronic brake
Wow and flutter: .01% WRMS, .025%
WRMS (JIS C5521), +/-.035% peak (IEC 98A weighted)
Rumble: -56dB (IEC 98A Unweighted);
-78 dB (IEC 98A Weighted)
Type: Universal (uses standard
mount cartridge, not provided)
Effective length: 9-1/16"
Arm Height Adjustment Range: 0-6mm
Overhang: 19/32" (15mm)
Effective mass: 12 grams (without
Offset angle: 22 degrees
Friction: Less than 7mg (lateral,
Tracking error angle: Within 2
degrees 32' (at outer groove of 12" record, Within 0 degrees 32' (at inner groove of
Stylus pressure adjustment range:
Cartridge weight range: 3.5-13
gram; 17-20.5 gram when using auxiliary weight
dust cover on this unit simply rests on top of the unit, it does not attach.
Although the instructions in the manual are not clear on this, the hinge assembly on the
rear of the platform and the dust cover have been removed and/or covered making it
impossible to attach the dust cover - this is not a "defect;" it is the way the
unit is designed!
This turntable requires a standard
mount (not a P-mount) cartridge to use (cartridge not included). Although assembly and set
up are fairly easy and explained in the manual note that it involves mounting a cartridge
to a headshell.
Quick Set Up Guide
(This is NOT complete, for complete instructions see manual)
1. Install turntable platter
2. Install cartridge (not provided) to headshell
3. Adjust overhang using provided gauge
4. Attach headshell to tonearm
5. Install balance weight
6. Adjust horizontal zero balance and stylus pressure
7. Adjust anti-skating control
8. Adjust tonearm height to match cartridge height