Numark X2 Quick Start Owner's Manual

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Quick Start Owner’s Manual

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Quick Start Owner’s Manual (ENGLISH)


• X2

Anti-Drag Aluminum Platter


Control Record


2.5g Weight for Headshell

Target Light

45RPM Adapter

Straight Tonearm

S-Shaped Tonearm

Counter Weight

Additional Counter Weight for S-

Shaped Tonearm

IEC Power Cable

3 Stereo RCA Cords

1 Fader Start Cord


Quick Start Owner’s Manual (ENGLISH)

1. Make sure all items listed on the front of this guide were in the box.





Assemble unit following the Quick

Assembly Instructions.

4. Study this setup diagram.

5. Place the unit in an appropriate position for operation.

6. Make sure all devices are turned off and all faders and gain knobs are set to “zero”

7. Connect all stereo input sources as indicated in the diagram, your microphone, and headphones

8. Connect the stereo outputs to power amplifier(s), tape decks, and/or other audio sources.

9. Plug all devices into AC power.

10. Switch everything on in the following order.

• audio sources (i.e. turntables or CD players) mixer last, any amplifiers or output devices

11. When turning off, always reverse this operation by,

• turning off amplifiers mixer

• last, any audio sources

12. Go to

for product registration.

More information about this product may be found at

Quick Assembly Instructions

1. Notice the locking pins shown. BE SURE THAT TURNTABLE IS NOT PLUGGED IN.

2. Match the inner motor to Figure 2.

3. Carefully place platter with holes aligned to base as shown









Tonearm Assembly

1. Counterweight/Ring and S-Weight:

The Counterweight is used to balance the head shell and cartridge assembly so that the proper amount of stylus pressure is applied to the record. The S-Weight should be used in most cases when the S-Shaped tube is used. It is not needed for the straight arm and can be stored below the counterweight in the top cabinet while not in use.

2. Height Adjust Ring:

Turning this ring counter-clockwise raises the tonearm up to 6mm to accommodate for different slipmat thicknesses. This ring can not be adjusted unless the Height Lock Lever (3) is unlocked.

3. Height Lock Lever:

Turning this lever towards the direction of the arrow (clockwise) unlocks the Height Adjust

Ring (2) so that the tonearm height can be adjusted.

4. Anti-Skate Adjustment:

This knob is used to compensate for inward tracking forces. See Tonearm Setup for more details on its settings.

5. Secondary Tube Lock Collar:

This collar is used to secure the tonearm tubes

(straight or s-shaped) to the tonearm assembly.

6. Arm Clip:

This specially designed arm clip secures the tone arm while it is being transported or not in use.

7. Tonearm Cueing System:

This feature allows the tone arm to be positioned at a certain point above the record and slowly engaged. When the lift lever is in the up position the tone arm should rest on the armrest. When the lift lever is lowered, the tone arm is slowly lowered until the stylus is resting on the record.

8. Tone Arm Lock Nut:

This aluminum nut is used to secure the head shell and cartridge assembly to the tone arm tube. See cartridge setup for more details.





Tonearm Setup

1. Install cartridge and raise the arm lift for cartridge/stylus protection.

2. Notice how the counterweight can be moved.

3. With the cueing system lift lever down, adjust the weight so entire tonearm assembly is freely balanced.

4. Zero the scale on the weight by moving the black ring until “0” is aligned with the slot. The tonearm assembly should still be balanced as shown in Figure 2.

5. Turn the counterweight until the desired weight in grams is met. (Most DJ cartridge specifications range from 2.0g to 4.0g. Check cartridge manual for details)

Setting the Anti-Skate Adjustment

The Anti-Skate control is the knob shown on the last figure.

In most cases, the Anti-Skate should be set to its minimum setting. Anti-Skate compensates for inward tracking forces that occur with certain cartridges when the stylus nears the center of the record. If the turntable is experiencing excessive skipping during back-cueing and scratching while nearing the center spindle, try increasing the Anti-Skate in the increments indicated on the dial. Start by adding small increments; test its performance, then increase it as necessary.

The Anti-Skate control is primarily used for high quality recordings in conjunction with the tonearm cuing system.


This turntable was designed to accommodate a variety of different mixing styles. Here are some general operation guidelines to optimize the performance of the turntable.

• Use the included Slip Mat during record playback. This Slip Mat was designed to reduce friction between the platter and the record to allow for rapid back cueing and efficient scratch play.

• Do not place the turntable on or near a speaker or subwoofer. This may cause unwanted noise depending on the environment conditions.

• Always secure the tone arm using the Arm Clip when not in use. This can prevent stylus damage and accidental tone arm engagement.

To reduce needle skipping, follow the guidelines in the Tone Arm Setup section of this manual. Too much weight on a cartridge may cause erratic skipping or stylus damage.


Bottom Panel Features

1. CD Output – This stereo RCA output will only output the audio signal from the CD player. Use an

RCA cord to connect to a line level input of a mixer or amplifier.

2. TT/CD Output – This is the main stereo output of the X2. This stereo RCA connection will output the audio signal from the CD player or the audio signal from a record, depending on the position of the TT/CD switch on the top panel. Please use an RCA cord to connect to a line level input of a mixer or amplifier.

3. PHONO TT Output - This stereo RCA connection will only output the audio signal when using the

X2 as a conventional turntable. Use an RCA cord to connect to a phono level input of a mixer or amplifier.

Please note:

The X2 allows you to scratch over a CD while it is playing! Connect the CD output to a line input on your mixer. Then connect the PHONO TT output to a phono input on another channel of the mixer. Now begin playing the CD. As the CD is playing, flip the TT/CD switch to TT. Place a record on the platter and start scratching over the music as it is playing.

4. Relay Connector - If you wish to use the relay function, plug in your 3.5mm stereo control cables into here and then into your other CD player. The cable must have a stereo-style plug for the units to work properly.

5. Remote Start Connector – Use this connector to plug into your fader-start compatible mixer or remote switch. This function is always active. a. b.

To use this connector for fader-start, connect the supplied fader-start cable to a faderstart compatible mixer. Every time you move the crossfader on the mixer to the side that the unit is on, it will start playing. When you move the fader away from that side, the unit will stop. Moving the fader back will start playback again.

Foot switches can also be attached to this jack for creative mixing techniques and can be found in most music shops. Connector plugs are often ¼”, so a 1/8” adapter will be needed for connection. There are also two types of footswitches that will work with this connector. The first is a typical, on/off pushbutton switch and is generally used for switching channels on guitar amps. The second type is a momentary footswitch, which is typically used for keyboard sustain pedals.

6. IEC Power Plug Connector - Plug your supplied power cord in here. Below the power connector there is a small red switch that is used to set the voltage of the unit to correspond with either

115v/60Hz or 230v/50Hz electrical systems. Make absolutely sure that this switch is set properly before plugging in the unit or you will damage the internal components. This damage would not be covered under warranty.


Top Panel Features


Play/Pause Button – Starts and stops playback and the platter. Pressing toggles between play and pause of the platter. Each time Play is pressed after Pause, a new Cue Point is set.

PLEASE NOTE: Some features, such as looping, cue point, bleep and scratch mode functionality, will only apply when using the X2 to play CD media.

Press “PLAY” Press Press “PLAY”

or “SUTTER” “PAUSE” or “SUTTER” Press “CUE”

Position on disc

Play interval Play interval

Back to new cue point


Vinyl Record – controls the playback of the music, including scratching, pitch bend and cueing.


Locking Spindle – controls the cd player when the vinyl control record is fastened securely to it.


High Torque Direct Drive Platter - utilizes a 4.3 kgf-cm motor to turn the vinyl record. The platter should not be held in position for sustained periods.


Slot Load CDRW Drive (on side) – designed to play commercially available CD and properly burned CDR and CDRW discs. Insert the CDs you wish to play here.


Tonearm Assembly – please see “Tonearm Parts” section.


Startup Adjust - changes the amount of time it takes for the platter to start when the Play button is activated. As the knob is turned to the right, the startup time decreases. For fast startup, turn the knob all the way left.



Brake Adjust – changes the amount of time it takes for the platter to stop when the Pause button is pressed. As the knob is turned to the right, the braking time increases. For fast braking, turn the knob all the way left.


Power Switch - turns on and off the machine. The unit should always be shut down with this button first before any external power is removed. Typically, it is recommended that the CD player is powered on before amplifiers and off after amplifiers to avoid an audio spike to be sent through your equipment.

10. Scratch Mode Button– toggles between the four different scratch modes. These modes describe how the music reacts to movement by the record.

Scratch Modes:

Scratch allows the vinyl to act just like a typical record on turntable.

Scratch + FWD - allows the vinyl to act just like a typical record on turntable but only plays forward actions.

Scratch + Cue Modes: Hold “Scratch” for 1 second to get in the Cue modes. In the two

following modes, when the control vinyl is pulled back, the player will jump back to the last set cue point.

Scratch + Cue - allows the vinyl to act just like a typical record on turntable, and will jump back to the last set cue point when the control vinyl is pulled back.

Scratch + Cue + Fwd - allows the vinyl to act just like a typical record on turntable, only plays forward actions, and will jump back to the last set cue point when the control vinyl is pulled back.

11. Strobe Target Light and Power Jack – This aluminum light can be rotated depending on the head shell position and the amount of light required on the vinyl record surface. The light also strobes against the platter edge making the pattern appear to stand still when the Pitch Range is at 0%.

12. Cue Button - returns and pauses the music at the last set Cue Point. The Cue Point is the last place in which the unit was paused and then Play or Stutter was pressed. Pressing a second time allows for temporary play of this point. You can easily edit the cue point by spinning the record to a new position while paused. As you spin the record, the music will sound. By stopping the record and pressing Play, a new point is set.

Press “PLAY”

Press Rotate to new cue point or “STUTTER”


Position on disc

Play interval

Back to new cue point

13. Stutter Button – starts the music from either the first set Cue Point or the last point of pause. If you start from the last pause point while the unit is paused, a new Cue Point is set. Pressing this button while the unit is in Play restarts the unit from the last Cue Point, creating a “stutter” effect.

This also works from “RELOOP”.

Press “PLAY” Press “STUTTER”


Position on CD

STUTTER interval

Return to start point


14. Loop In - is the point where you wish the loop to start. A loop is any area of a CD that you choose to repeat seamlessly. The initial “CUE” or “PLAY” point of the CD is by default the “Loop In” point.

If you wish to set a new loop-in point, just press “Loop In” while the CD is playing when it reaches the desired point. The “Loop In” button will light indicating a new loop is set. The “Reloop/Stutter” button will also illuminate indicating a point has been set and is accessible for “Stutter”. The unit will always remember a point until you set a new point or put in a new CD. The new point will be accessible until you remove the CD from the unit. If you change tracks and you previously set a

“Loop In” on another track, pressing “Reloop” will jump to that point.

Press “LOOP IN” Press “RELOOP”

Set “HOT” point Start from “HOT” point again

Position on CD

STUTTER interval

Return to “LOOP IN”

If you wish to change the loop-in point, just press “Loop In” again.

1 st

Press 2 nd

Press Press


“LOOP IN” point New “LOOP IN” point 1 st

and “HOT” point set and “HOT” point set 2 nd

press starts looping

press releases loop and continues play

Position on CD

First LOOP interval

Second LOOP interval

Return to second “LOOP IN” point

Return to first “LOOP IN” point

15. Loop Out - sets the end point of the loop. The first time you press “Loop Out” while a CD is in play mode, the “Loop Out” button will turn on and flash while the song automatically returns to the “Loop

In” point with no breaks and continues to play. When the song reaches the “Loop Out” point again, it jumps to the “Loop In” point and continues to repeat this action. You will notice the “Loop In” button will also be flashing during loop action. To release, or end the loop, press “Loop Out” a second time and play will continue forward when the song passes the previously set “Loop Out” point. The “Loop Out” button will be lit solid indicating that the loop is now in memory for “Reloop” purposes. The “Loop Out” point will be erased if “Loop In” is pressed or a new “Cue” point is set after the “Loop Out” point. This is important because without this point, “Reloop” will not be possible.

Press 2 nd Press 1 st Press 3 rd Press


“LOOP IN” point Releases looping Starts looping Starts new loop

and “HOT” point set and continues play

First LOOP interval

Second LOOP interval

Return of first LOOP

Return of second loop


16. Reloop - repeats play “stutters” from the “Loop In” point. If a loop has been set, it plays and repeats a previously set loop, until it is released by “Loop Out”.

Press “LOOP IN” Press “LOOP OUT” Press “RELOOP”

Set “LOOP IN” point Start Loop until Start Loop again

and “HOT” point pressed again

LOOP interval

“RELOOP” return to “LOOP IN”

17. The Beatkeeper™ - utilizes the latest patented Beatkeeper™ technology. The Beatkeeper™ automatically tracks beats based upon a combination of frequencies and rhythm patterns in the music. It shows BPM in the display and outputs 4-count (a.k.a. one measure) information about the music in a marching bar graph.

The Bar Graph: Most dance music and rock is set up in 4 beat increments called measures. The bottom LED is for the 1 st

beat or “Down Beat”. Typically, most music starts on the downbeat so the unit sets the first beat to where the music begins. Occasionally this may not be correct or you may wish to reset it. To reset the downbeat simply tap the “TAP” button at the new downbeat location as the music is playing or while in Pause.

18. TAP - this button is used for resetting the downbeat and also re-calibrating the BPM. The

Beatkeeper™ is considered by many to be the most accurate automatic beat counter on the market today, however, it occasionally may have trouble determining the correct BPM. This can happen when the music contains complex rhythms, or if it starts without a beat at all. If you know the BPM showing in the display is incorrect, or if the beat LEDs are not flashing with the beat, you have 2 options to reset the Beatkeeper™.

1. Press the Tap button on the downbeat and hold for a second. This will tell the unit to recalculate and display the next BPM it finds.

2. If holding the “TAP” button doesn’t work, you can manually hit the “TAP” button on the beat and the display will indicate the new BPM. The BPM will be based upon the average of your last 8 taps. The Beatkeeper™ will then know which beats in the music it should be using to determine the correct BPM and it will track them through the song.

Occasionally, the unit will be tracking the wrong beat but have the correct BPM. To reset the downbeat, simply hit the “TAP” button once on the downbeat.

19. Reverse/Bleep Switch

Reverse – changes the direction of the platter and the music until the switch is put back to the middle position. This action can be adjusted to be instant or controlled by the platter action through the program menu options.

Bleep – temporarily reverses the music from buffer while the unit continues forward motion. When the switch is released the unit resumes play from the point where play would have occurred otherwise.

20. TT/CD Switch – this switch determines whether you will be playing a vinyl record or a CD with the platter. If the switch is set to “TT”, then the X2 will function as a conventional turntable. If the switch is set to “CD”, the platter will control the CD player. Please note that to control the CD player, you will need to use the special control record which latches onto the locking spindle.

21. Key Lock – holds the music at the current key. If the pitch slider is moved, the speed will change, but the key will remain the same. By putting the pitch at 100% you can actually slow the music to a complete stop while playing the last heard tones of the music. This works very well on vocals and can be a very cool effect. If the unit has Key Lock active after the track has been changed and before Play is hit, the unit will lock to the 0% key. If “Key” is deactivated during Pause, the unit will reset to match the current pitch position. If “Key” is deactivated during Play, the key will remain at the new position until the track is changed.

To change the key of the music press and hold “Key Lock” while moving the “Track/Menu Select

Knob”. The key can increase to 2 octave (+24 half steps) above normal. The key can decrease up to more than 5 octaves (-64 half steps) below normal.

22. Pitch Button - adjusts the amount of control the Pitch Slider has on the overall speed of music and platter. Pressing the button will cycle through pitch ranges of 6, 12, 25, and 100%. Pressing and holding 2 seconds will deactivate and activate pitch.

23. Pitch Slider - controls the overall speed of the music and platter. At pitch settings of -80% to -

100%, the platter will deactivate and the music will be controlled by the slider. By moving the slider toward “+” the speed of the music speeds up. By moving toward “-” the speed slows down. At

100% pitch range, the music can be completely stopped or played at 2 times the original speed.


To match the speeds of two units, you can either monitor the music of both units by ear, or use the automatic BPM readout and adjust the speed to match. When the tempo of the music of the CD you wish to match is slow compared to the tempo of the other music, move the slider to the (+) end and match the BPM. When faster, move the pitch slider to the (-) end. By making this adjustment the speeds will be matched, though the beats may not yet be aligned.

24. Single - toggles the unit to play back just one track at a time (Single) or play continuously through all tracks and then start over repeating the CD infinitely (Continuous).

25. Display/Back

Display - switches the Time Modes on the display between Elapsed Playing Time (Elapsed),

Remaining Time (Time Remain) on the track and Remaining Time (Total Remain) on the entire CD.

Back - allows you to step back when using the menu options.

26. Menu – is used for setting track order and various special commands. Follow the directions on the display while using Track/Push Select knob to navigate and implement the desired changes. These changes will be stored and retained on unit power off.


Program – Allows you to play back a sequence of tracks on a CD. Follow the onscreen directions after entering this mode.






Relay – By turning this on, the unit will automatically start Playing when another unit attached via a 1/8” relay cable stops playing. In Single Mode, this would be at the end of each track.

In Continuous Mode this would be after a complete CD has played.

Reverse Mode – Allows the Reverse function activate instantly, or to be delayed based upon the actual platter motion.

33/45 RPM– This sets the default normal speed of the platter to either 33RPM or 45RPM depending upon your desired use. When set to Default, the music will be normal at 0% no matter the platter speed. If the 33/44 button is toggled, then the speed of the music and platter will change accordingly for effect.

Buffer - This gives an option for eliminating the dead space at the end of tracks. The unit already automatically removes dead space at the beginning of tracks. End-of-track dead space elimination is useful if you are playing a CD continuously and want to eliminate all the gaps between songs.

Utility – o o

Sleep Mode - The unit will automatically enter sleep mode after 15 minutes of inactivity. In this mode, playback will still start instantly from buffer, however, the laser will be off to extend its life. If this feature is undesirable, then it can be turned off.

Remote Type (Fader, On/On, On/Off) – allows you to set the unit to remotely start via a fader-start mixer or switch.




Fader - allows you to use an industry-standard faderstart mixer by attaching an 1/8” fader-start cable between the unit and your mixer. Typically, if you move the crossfader toward the active channel, the attached CD player will play.

When it is moved away, the unit will Cue or Pause, depending upon the CD player setting. Some mixers allow the input channel also to start the player.

On/On - allows you to use a momentary-type switch to start the unit.

On/Off – allows you to use a locking switch to start and stop the unit.

This will work with some older style fader-start mixers as well. o o

Auto-In – sets the unit to automatically bring the CD into the unit after a predefined period. This can be turned off if not desired.

Calibration – allows you to recalibrate your pitch slider, vinyl encoders, and effect wheel by following the on-screen instructions. o o

Version – shows all software versions in the unit.

Reset – allows you to reset the machine options to the factory defaults.

Store - will store all Cue Points for the CD (one Cue Set can be stored per CD).



Recall - will recall all Cue Points for the CD.

27. 33/45 RPM speed - changes the rotation speed of the platter and the music. The default mode is

33 RPM, so when 45 RPM is selected the speed and pitch increase 45%. The mode can be set to default at 45 RPM through the menu options.

28. Track/Push Select Knob

Track – Rotate to select tracks. Pressing while rotating selects tracks +10

Push Select – Press “Menu” then rotate knob to move through menu options. Pressing selects options.

29. Rewind/Fast Forward – use these buttons to rewind and fast forward through your songs.

30. LCD Display - indicates all the functions as they are occurring with the CD.

31. Eject Button (on side) – this button is used to eject the CD.



CD Section:

Output Level: 1.5 +/- 0.2 Vms(1KHz 0dB)

S/N Ratio: > 85dB

Freq Response: 20Hz to 20KHz +/- 2dB

Dynamic Range: > 80dB

Channel Separation: > 80dB

Output Level Difference between Right and Left Channel: < +/- 1dB

Channel Balance: +/- 1dB

Harmonic Distortion(THD + N): Less than 0.03%

Supported CD formats: Redbook CD, and MP3 Data CD

Phono Section:

Output Level: 5.15 to 6.85mV (cartridge: CS-1)

Output Level Difference between Right and Left Channel: < +/- 3dB

Wow & Flutter: < 0.15%

TT Section:

Output Level: 500 +/- 30mV (cartridge: CS-1)

Output Level Difference between Right and Left Channel: < +/- 3dB

Wow & Flutter: < 0.15%

Dimensions: 458(L) X 357(W) X 99(H) mm

X 150(H) mm---> including the tonearm section height

Weight: 11.5 kg

Power Consumption: 90W.

Motor torque:

Constant Torque: 2.8kg

Instant Torque: 4.3kg

Manual Revision 1.4


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