Sony PS-LX250H User manual

Sony PS-LX250H User manual
Turntable System
Operating Instructions
The model and serial numbers are located at the rear. Record the serial number in the space provided
below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. PS-LX250H
Serial No. _______________
© 1999 Sony Corporation
Before use, make sure to read the
accompanying sheet “For the customers in
the U.S.A.”
On safety
 Before operating the unit, check that the
operating voltage of your unit is identical
with that of your local power supply.
 Should any solid object or liquid fall into
the cabinet, unplug the unit and have it
checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
 Unplug the unit from the wall outlet if it is
not to be used for an extended period of
time. To disconnect the cord, pull it out by
the plug. Never pull the cord itself.
 The unit is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is
connected to the wall outlet, even if the
unit itself has been turned off.
 The nameplate indicating operating
voltage, power consumption, etc. is located
on the rear exterior.
On placement
 Place the unit on a level surface.
 Avoid placing the unit near electrical
appliances (such as a television, hair dryer,
or fluorescent lamp) which may cause hum
or noise.
 Place the unit where it will not be subject
to any vibration, such as from speakers,
slamming of doors, etc.
 Keep the unit away from direct sunlight,
extremes of temperature, and excessive
dust and moisture.
On repacking
Keep the carton and packing materials. They
provide an ideal container to transport the
If you have any question or problem
concerning your unit that is not covered in
this manual, please consult your nearest Sony
Thank you for purchasing the Sony Stereo
Turntable System. Before operating the unit,
please read this manual thoroughly and retain
it for future reference.
The following icon is used in this manual:
Indicates hints and tips for making
the task easier.
Getting Started
Unpacking 3
Assembling the Turntable 4
Hooking up the Turntable 4
Playing a Record 5
Additional Information
Maintenance 6
Troubleshooting 7
Specifications 7
Parts and Controls 8
Check that you received the following items with your turntable:
 Platter (with drive belt) (1)
 Rubber mat (1)
 Dust cover (with hinges) (1)
 45 r/min adaptor (1)
Getting Started
Assembling the Turntable
Installing the dust cover
Insert the hinges on the dust cover into the hinge pockets on
the rear of the cabinet.
Hooking up the Turntable
Set the EQ switch according to the jacks of your stereo
system (amplifier).
 When your stereo system (amplifier) has PHONO
input jacks (connect to PHONO input jacks)
set to OFF.
 When your stereo system (amplifier) does not have
PHONO input jacks (connect to AUX, VIDEO input
jacks, etc.)
set to ON.
The phono cables come attached to the rear of the cabinet.
Connect the cable with the white plug to the white (L)
jack and connect the cable with the red plug to the red
(R) jack. Make sure to insert the plugs firmly into the
jacks. If the plugs are not inserted firmly, noise may be
Move the metallic parts inside the larger gear in the
direction of arrows.
It is necessary to set the EQ switch according to the
connected jacks. For details, refer to step 1 in
“Assembling the Turntable”.
Mains lead hookups
When the power is supplied after assembling or
moving the turntable
The turntable sometimes rotates and the torn arm descends to
the platter even if START is not pressed.
If this occurs, press STOP to return the tone arm to the arm
Carefully, place the platter on the spindle.
Using the ribbon, loop the drive belt around the motor
pully. After looping the belt, do not forget to remove the
Place the rubber mat on the platter.
Connect the mains lead to an AC wall outlet after completing
all of the previous connections.
 to a wall outlet
Install this system so that the power cord can be unplugged
from the wall socket immediately in the event of trouble.
Playing a Record
To stop playing
Press STOP.
To pause playback
Press the UP/DOWN button to raise the stylus off the record.
To listen to a different part of the record
Press UP/DOWN button.
Move the tone arm to the position you desire.
Press UP/DOWN button.
The tone arm descends to the record.
To play a 17-cm record
Place a record on the platter.
Place the supplied 45 r/min adaptor on the spindle.
When you have finished using the adaptor, put it back in the
adaptor tray.
Place only one record on the platter at a time. If two or more
records are stacked on the platter, the stylus will not make
proper contact with the grooves and the quality of reproduction
will be impaired.
Press the Speed select button to select the speed.
Set the SIZE SELECTOR to 17 or 30.
Turn the protective cover to expose the stylus, and close
the dust cover.
Press START.
The platter starts rotating.
Adjust the volume on your amplifier.
Additional Information
Stylus and Record Care
In order to prevent premature stylus and record wear, the
stylus and record should be cleaned before playback.
To clean the stylus, brush it from back to front using a good
quality stylus cleaning brush. Do not clean the stylus with
your finger tip. When using a fluid stylus cleaner, make sure
not to moisten the stylus too much.
Cleaning the Cabinet and Dust Cover
Clean the cabinet and dust cover periodically using a soft dry
cloth. If stains are difficult to remove, use a cloth moistened
with a mild detergent solution. Do not use solvents such as
alcohol, benzine or thinner, since they will damage the finish.
Replacing the Stylus
The life expectancy of the stylus tip is about 500 hours. To
preserve maximum sound quality and avoid damage to your
records, we recommend replacing the stylus within this time
For a replacement stylus, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
To replace the stylus
To clean your records, wipe thoroughly using a good quality
record cleaner.
Turn off the amplifier.
Protect the stylus with the stylus cover.
Stylus cover
Grasp the stylus holder and pull it away from the body
of the cartridge.
Stylus holder
Insert the new stylus by pushing it into the cartridge
Additional Information
Before going through the check list below, first make sure
 The power cord is securely connected.
 The speaker cords are securely connected.
Should any problem persist after you have made these checks,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
The tone arm skips, skates or does not advance.
 The turntable is not level. Place the turntable on a level
 The record is dirty or scratched.
Clean the record with a commercially available record
cleaning kit, or replace the record.
Poor sound quality, excessive noise, intermittent
sound, etc…
 The stylus is dirty or worn. Remove dust on the stylus using
a stylus cleaning brush, or replace the worn stylus (see
page 6).
 Dust or dirt has collected on the record. Clean the record
using a good quality record cleaner.
Rumble or low-frequency howl*.
 The turntable is placed too close to speakers. Move speakers
away from the turntable.
Motor and Platter
Drive system
Wow and flutter
Signal to noise ratio
Tone Arm
Effective arm length
Power requirements
Power consumption
DC motor
295 mm dia. (aluminum, die-cast)
33 1/3 and 45 r/min, 2 speed
Less than 0.25% (WRMS)
More than 50 dB (DIN-B)
Dynamic balanced straight shaped with soft
damping control
195 mm
U.S.A. and Canada: 120 V AC, 60 Hz
European countries: 230 V, 50/60 Hz
Approx. 420 × 100 × 342 mm (w/h/d)
2.7 kg
Supplied Accessories
45 r/min adaptor (1)
Platter (with drive belt) (1)
Rubber mat (1)
Dust cover (1)
Tempo is incorrect.
 Incorrect r/min. Set the r/min setting to match the one
indicated on the record. (Select “33” for 33 1/3 r/min records
or “45” for 45 r/min records.)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
The drive belt is deteriorated.
 Replace the drive belt. For details, please make a contact with
Sony dealer.
Platter does not rotate.
 Make sure the power cord is inserted all the way into an AC
wall outlet.
The drive belt is broken.
 Replace the drive belt. For details, please make a contact with
Sony dealer.
Sound is too low or distorted.
 The turntable is not connected to the PHONO IN inputs on
the amplifier (see page 4).
* This phenomenon, called “acoustic feedback”, occurs when
vibrations from the speakers are transmitted through the air or via
solid objects (such as shelves, a cabinet, or the floor) to the
turntable where they are picked up by the stylus, amplified and
reproduced through the speakers.
Additional Information
Parts and Controls
EQ switch
45 r/min adaptor
Speed select button
Rubber mat
Cartridge and headshell
START button
Dust cover
Tone arm
Arm stand
Finger lift
STOP button
UP/DOWN button
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