Audio Technica AT-LP2D-USB Owner`s manual

Audio Technica AT-LP2D-USB Owner`s manual
USB Stereo
Turntable System
AT-LP2D-USB
Installation and Operation
Automatic Stereo Turntable System
Installation and Operation
Warning: To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
Attention: Pour prévenir feu ou choc
électrique, ne pas exposé l’appareil à la pluie
ou à l’humidité.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AVIS
RISQUE DE CHOC ÉLECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
To prevent electric shock, do not remove the
cover. There are no user-serviceable parts
inside. Internal adjustments are for qualified
professionals only. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
Pour prévenir un choc électrique, ne pas ouvrir
le couvercle. Il n’y aucune pièces de rechanges
à l’intérieur. Tout ajustement interne doit être
fait par une personne qualifié seulement.
Référez tout réparation au personnel qualifié.
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the AT-LP2D-USB. Audio-Technica
brings its legendary quality and audio fidelity to the digital realm
with this LP-to-Digital Recording System. In the box, you'll find
everything you need to transfer your classic LP collection to
digital files: Audio-Technica’s AT-LP2D-USB stereo turntable,
complete with USB output that allows direct connection to
your computer; recording software–Cakewalk PYRO (for PC
use) and Audacity (for MAC or PC); an integral dual-magnet
Audio-Technica phono cartridge; a USB cable and adapter
cables. The turntable also offers a built-in switchable
phono/line preamp that allows connection to a stereo system
equipped with either a phono or line-level input.
AT-LP2D-USB stereo turntable features:
• USB output–no special drivers required for direct connection
to your computer
• Built-in switchable stereo phono/line level pre-amplifier.
Permits use of turntable with stereo systems having either
magnetic-phono inputs or “AUX” (line-level) inputs; also
allows convenient use of turntable with most powered speakers
• PC & Mac compatible
• Fully automatic operation
Caution: To prevent electric shock, do not use
the polarized plug with an extension cord,
receptacle, or other type of electrical outlet
unless the wide blade can be easily inserted
into a matching slot.
Attention: Pour éviter toute décharge
électrique, ne pas utiliser la prise polarisée avec un cordon de
prolongation, réceptacle ou tout autre dispositif électrique, à
moins que la broche large puisse s'insérer facilement dans un
trou de même taille.
• Two speeds: 33 1/3 RPM and 45 RPM
• Professional aluminum turntable platter
• Integral Audio-Technica Dual Magnet™ phono cartridge with
replaceable diamond stylus
• Damped lift/cueing mechanism with front-panel control
• Removable dust cover
What’s in the box
To assure maximum satisfaction from this product, please read
the information and follow the instructions presented in this
manual. Please keep the manual in an accessible location for
future reference.
AT-LP2D-USB Turntable
We suggest that you save all the packaging materials for
possible future storage, moving or shipping.
Platter
CAUTION: To avoid stylus damage, make certain the
included stylus guard is in place whenever the turntable
is being installed, moved or cleaned.
45 RPM adapter
Removable dust cover
Record mat
Drive belt
USB cable
Dual RCA (female) to 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini-plug (male) stereo
adapter cable
Stylus assembly
Dual RCA (female) to 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini-plug (female) stereo
adapter cable
Cakewalk PYRO software (for PC use only)
Audacity software (for MAC or PC use)
AT-LP2D-USB Turntable Owner's Manual
Stylus (“Needle”)
Stylus guard
2
Software Guide
Controls
Figure 1 Main Features
10
Front
Back
PHONO
START
STOP
1
2
3
LINE
15
USB
16
9
9
8
6
7
11
SPEED
4
12"
SIZE
5
7"
33
45
1.
START BUTTON
Engages the motor/platter and begins automatic operation.
9.
2.
STOP BUTTON
Disengages the motor/platter and returns tone arm to rest.
10. DUST COVER
3.
TONE ARM LIFT BUTTON
Lifts and lowers tone arm for manual selection.
4.
PLATTER SPEED BUTTON
Select 33 RMP (button in high position) or 45 RPM
(button in low position) platter speed.
5.
SIZE SELECTOR
Select the size of the record: 12" or 7".
6.
PLATTER
Aluminum platter mounts directly to center spindle/
motor shaft.
7.
CENTER SPINDLE
Precision-machined platter-mount portion of the motor shaft.
8.
45-RPM ADAPTER (Shown in receptacle)
Adapts 7" records with large center holes to fit center spindle.
DUST COVER HINGE HOLDERS
Attachment points for removable hinged dust cover.
11. TONE ARM/HEADSHELL ASSEMBLY
Tone arm is permanently attached to the headshell
assembly.
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12. STYLUS ASSEMBLY
14
13. STYLUS (“NEEDLE”)
13
14. STYLUS GUARD
15. PRE-AMP SELECTOR SWITCH (PHONO/LINE)
(On back of turntable) Use PHONO setting when you
connect to the phono input on your home stereo. Use the
LINE level when you connect to CD/TAPE/AUX inputs of
your home stereo.
16. USB OUTPUT
Use this output to connect your turntable to the USB input
of your computer. Please see included software guide
for instructions.
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Setup & Operation
Assembling the Turntable
The AT-LP2D-USB requires some assembly before first use.
IMPORTANT: Do not connect the AC power cord until
assembly is complete.
1.
Carefully place the turntable platter on the center
spindle, making certain the platter is fully seated on
the spindle.
2.
While holding both ends of the red tape ribbon on the
turntable belt, carefully pull the belt over the motor
pulley (Fig. 2a). (If the belt drops off, remove the
turntable platter and put the belt back on it, as
described on page 7.)
3.
Once the belt is seated in the pulley's groove, carefully
remove the ribbon. Make certain the belt is not twisted.
4.
Place the turntable mat on top of the turntable
platter (Fig. 2b).
5.
If desired, the hinged dust cover may be removed. Hold
both sides of the dust cover and pull upward gently
and evenly to detach the cover from the turntable
(Fig. 2c). Keep the cover in a safe, clean place.
6.
To re-install the dust cover, guide the dust cover hinges
into the two hinge receptacles located at the back of
the turntable housing
Connecting to Computers with USB Input
The USB cable (included) connects your AT-LP2D-USB
turntable to your computer without need for special drivers.
Refer to included software guide (also available online at
www.audio-technica.com) before connecting the turntable
to your computer.
Figure 2 Assembling the Turntable
2a Drive belt
Motor spindle
Red ribbon
Drive belt
2b Record mat
2c Dust cover removal
Setting the Pre-amp (Phono/Line) Switch
For increased flexibility of use, this turntable has an internal
stereo phono pre-amplifier. The Pre-amp Selector (Phono/Line)
Switch is located on the back of the turntable. If the stereo
system you are using has a PHONO input, set the Pre-amp
Selector Switch to the “PHONO” position. If your stereo
system does not have a PHONO input, set the Pre-amp
Selector Switch to the “LINE” position and connect the
turntable's output cables to the AUX or other high-level input
on your stereo system (described later) (Fig. 3).
NOTE: If you are using the USB cable to connect your turntable
to a computer, the Pre-amp Selector Switch setting has no
effect on USB operation.
Figure 3
“AUX”
PHONO
Stereo System
White
Red
Input
Jacks
Pre-amp
Selector
Switch
AC
LINE
PHONO
PHONO
LINE
USB
AC
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Connecting to Stereo System
1. Connect the red RCA-type pin-plug to the right channel
input and the white RCA-type pin-plug to the left
channel input of your stereo system (Fig. 3, page 4).
2. With the tone arm still fastened to the tone arm rest,
slowly turn the turntable platter clockwise ten times,
to make certain the automatic mechanism is fully cycled.
3. Remove the vinyl tie that holds the tone arm on its rest.
4. Connect the power cord plug to an AC outlet.
5. NOTE: You do not need to disconnect your turntable
from your stereo system in order to connect it to a
computer via the USB port. This allows you to monitor
your recordings when using recording software. See
software guide for further information.
Connecting to Computers or Audio Devices with 3.5 mm
Input
The AT-LP2D-USB connects without adapters to devices
equipped with RCA connectors. For maximum flexibility,
we have included two adapter cables to fit other popular
audio inputs.
The first of these adapter cables-dual RCA to stereo 3.5 mm
mini-plug (male)-is designed to fit most popular computer*
audio inputs. It may also be used to connect the turntable's
RCA output to other equipment, including:
• a stereo/boombox* equipped with a 3.5 mm mini input
• powered speakers* equipped with a 3.5 mm mini input
• a mixer* or PA system* equipped with a 3.5 mm mini jack
The second included adapter cable–dual RCA to stereo 3.5 mm
mini-plug (female)–permits connection of the turntable output to
amplified speakers* or similar devices. The 3.5 mm stereo
minijack on the cable adapter accepts stereo mini-plugs.
To use either adapter cable, connect the turntable's red and
white RCA-type plugs to the cable adapter's RCA-type jacks.
* When using either cable adapter, always set the
AT-LP2D-USB turntable's Pre-amp Selector Switch to
the “LINE” position. (Switch is located on the back of
the turntable.)
NOTE: If connection is desired to a mono amplifier/speaker,
make certain to use a stereo-to-mono adapter, available from
your dealer or an electronic parts store. Inserting a mono plug
in the stereo jack will disable one of the stereo channels. Other
adapter cable configurations will be available from dealers and
parts stores for connecting to devices needing different
terminations.
Operation
Automatic Operation
1. Remove the stylus guard from the stylus assembly
(Fig. 4).
2.
Put a record on the turntable. If needed, use the
45 RPM adapter (Fig. 5).
3.
Select the size of record: 12" or 7" (Fig. 6).
4.
Select the speed: 331/3 RPM or 45 RPM (Fig. 7).
5.
Start: Gently push the START button (Fig. 8a). The
turntable will start and the tone arm automatically will
move to the lead-in groove. When the record has
finished playing, the tone arm will automatically return
to the tone arm rest and the turntable will shut off.
6.
Stop: To stop playing the record before it reaches the
end, press the STOP button (Fig. 8b). The tone arm will
lift and return to the tone arm rest, and the turntable
will shut off.
7.
Pause: To pause the record before it has completed
playing, press the tone arm Lift button (Fig. 8c). Press
the Lift button again to continue playing the record.
Figure 4
Stylus assembly
Stylus (“Needle”)
Stylus guard
Figure 5
45 RPM adapter
5
Caution: When the tone arm reaches the end of the
record, it will lift and return to the tone arm rest
automatically. When this happens, do not interfere with
the tone arm’s motion, or damage to the mechanism
may occur.
If the tone arm does not return automatically to the tone
arm rest after the record has finished playing, simply press
the STOP button to complete operation.
Figure 6
Figure 7
SPEED
Manual Operation
1. Remove the stylus guard from the stylus assembly
(Fig. 4).
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2.
Put a record on the turntable. If needed, use the 45
RPM adapter (Fig. 5).
3.
Select the size of record: 12" or 7" (Fig. 6).
Figure 8
8a
4.
Select the speed: 33 /3 PRM or 45 RPM (Fig. 7).
5.
Press the Lift button IN to raise the tone arm (Fig. 8c).
3.
Gently move the tone arm so the stylus is over the
point on the record where play is desired to begin.
4.
Press the Lift button again to gently lower the tone
arm and play record.
1
45
(Out) (In)
8b
8c
(Out) (In)
Replacing the Stylus
While holding the head of the tone arm, rotate the front of the
stylus assembly in a forward and down motion to remove it
(Fig. 9). (As you remove the old assembly, note its position and
“feel,” to aid in properly installing the new one.)
Figure 9 Removing the stylus
Install the new stylus assembly as shown in Figures 10a/10b,
being careful not to touch the actual stylus. Make certain that
the projection at the back of the assembly is fully seated in the
cartridge body first (Fig. 10a), and that the assembly “clicks”
up into place, with no gap between its top edge and the front
of the black plastic tone arm head (Fig. 10b). Replace the stylus
after 400 hours of use.
To maintain original performance, insist upon a genuine
Audio-Technica brand replacement stylus. Look for the
Audio-Technica trademark ( ) on the front of the stylus
assembly and on the packaging.
Figure 10 Installing a new stylus
10a
Engage in
body first
10b
No gap here
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Troubleshooting
Figure 11 Checking the drive belt
Turntable does not operate
1. Make certain the turntable’s AC cord is plugged into an 11a
AC outlet, and that the AC outlet is “live.”
2.
Check the drive belt to make certain it is on correctly.
(See Figure 11.)
A) Remove the record mat from the turntable platter
(Fig. 11a). Place the mat in the cardboard packaging
sleeve for safekeeping. Through an opening in the
turntable platter, visually inspect to see if the drive belt
is around the motor pulley (Fig. 11b).
B) If the drive belt is not around the motor pulley: Lift
and remove the turntable. Place a thumb into each of
the left and right openings on the turntable platter; and,
using the fingers to press down on the turntable hous- 11b
ing’s surface, pull the platter straight up (Fig. 11c).
Avoid pressing on the tone arm.
C) With the turntable platter bottom side up, place the
belt along the outside wall of the turntable platter's
drive rim, making certain that the belt is smooth and
flat all the way around (Fig. 11d).
D) Put the turntable back on the center spindle, make
certain it is fully seated, and align one of its openings
over the motor pulley position.
11c
E) Through the opening, carefully hook the turntable
belt with a finger or with the original red ribbon (never
use a sharp object) and pull the belt over the motor
pulley (Fig. 11e). Make certain the belt is not twisted
between the pulley and the platter’s drive rim.
F) Put the record mat back on the platter.
G) While holding the tone arm in its rest position,
slowly turn the platter by hand clockwise at least 10
rotations to clear the mechanism’s automatic cycle.
Turntable operates, but no sound at all
1. The stylus guard is still in place.
11d
2.
The tone arm Lift button is pressed in.
3.
Amplifier controls set incorrectly: wrong input selected,
tape monitor on, speakers switched off, etc.
4.
Check the stylus on phono cartridge for correct placement. Refer to the instructions for replacing the stylus
on page 6.
Drive belt
Turntable operates, but no sound, or sound not loud
enough
1. If the turntable is connected to an AUX (high-level)
input: The Pre-amp Selector Switch may be set to the
“PHONO” position (phono-input level).
2.
The input gain of the amplified speaker or similar
device may be too low.
3.
The stylus assembly may not be fully seated in the
cartridge body. (See Fig. 10 on page 6.)
Sound is very distorted
1. Turntable connected to an amplifier’s PHONO input:
If the pre-amp switch is set to the “LINE” position
(AUX high-level output), a phono input will be
overloaded.
11e
Motor pulley
Turntable moves slightly up and down
1. Usually this is a normal condition and not a problem.
If this causes the turntable to be unable to trace the
record, please contact your dealer or our service
department. Make very certain the surface upon
which the turntable is resting is not picking up
vibrations from the floor or walls, or from direct
speaker sound.
7
Specifications
Tips For Better Performance
•
When opening or closing the turntable cover, handle it
gently, moving it either at the center or equally from
both sides.
•
Do not touch the stylus tip with your fingers; avoid
bumping the stylus on the turntable mat or a
record’s edge.
•
Clean the stylus tip frequently, using a soft brush with
a back-to-front motion only.
•
If you use a stylus cleaning fluid, use it very
sparingly.
•
Wipe the dust cover and turntable housing gently with
a soft cloth. Use only a small amount of mild detergent
solution to clean the turntable and dust cover.
•
Never apply harsh chemicals or solvents to any part of
the turntable system.
•
Prior to moving the turntable, always unplug it from the
AC outlet and fasten the tone arm on the tone arm rest
with the vinyl twist-tie.
Type
Platter
Motor
Speeds
Belt drive turntable, fully automatic
Aluminum
DC servo-controlled
331/3 RPM, 45 RPM
Wow and flutter
Signal-to-noise ratio
Cartridge
Less than 0.25% (WTD) @ 3K Hz (JIS)
50 dB
Integral Dual Magnet™ stereo cartridge
with diamond stylus
Output level
Pre-amp “PHONO”
Pre-amp “LINE”
Power
Dimensions
Net weight
Furnished accessories
Replacement stylus
2.5 mV nominal at 1 KHz, 5 cm/sec
200 mV nominal at 1 KHz, 5 cm/sec
120V AC, 60 Hz, 3W
14.17" (360 mm) W x 3.82" (97 mm) H x
14.06" (357 mm) D
6.6 lbs. (3.4 kg)
Dual RCA (female) to 1/8" (3.5 mm) miniplug (male) stereo adapter cable; dual
RCA (female) to 1/8" (3.5 mm) mini-plug
(female) stereo adapter cable; USB cable;
45 RPM adapter
ATN3600L
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One-Year Limited Warranty
Audio-Technica brand products purchased in the U.S.A. are warranted for one year from date of purchase by Audio-Technica U.S., Inc. ( A.T.U.S.) to be
free of defects in materials and workmanship. In event of such defect, product will be repaired promptly without charge or, at our option, replaced
with a new product of equal or superior value if delivered to A.T.U.S. or an Authorized Service Center, prepaid, together with the sales slip or other
proof of purchase date. Prior approval from A.T.U.S. is required for return. This warranty excludes defects due to normal wear, abuse, shipping
damage, or failure to use product in accordance with instructions. This warranty is void in the event of unauthorized repair or modification, or removal
or defacing of the product labeling.
For return approval and shipping information, contact the Service Dept., Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, Ohio 44224.
Except to the extent precluded by applicable state law, A.T.U.S. will have no liability for any consequential, incidental, or special damages; any
warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose expires when this warranty expires.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the U.S.A., please contact your local dealer for warranty details.
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