Denver VPL-100 audio turntable

Denver VPL-100 audio turntable
1. Read instructions - All the safety and operating instructions should be read before
the appliance is operated
2. Retain instructions - The safety and operating instructions should be retained for
future reference.
3. Heed Warnings - All warnings on the
appliance and in the operating
instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow instructions - All operation and
use instructions should be followed.
5. Water and Moisture - The appliance
should not be used near water; for
example, near a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet
basement, or near a swimming pool,
and the like.
6. Carts and Stands - The appliance
should be used only with a cart or stand
An appliance and cart combination should be
moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force,
and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance
and cart combination to overturn.
7. Wall and Ceiling Mounting - The appliance should be mounted to a wall or ceiling
only as recommended by the manufacturer.
8. Ventilation - The appliance should be situated so that its location or position does not
interfere with its proper ventilation. For example, the appliance should not be situated
on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar surface that may block the ventilation openings; or
placed in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet that may impede the
flow of air through the ventilation openings.
9. Heat - The appliance should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves or other appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
10. Power Sources - The appliance should be connected to a power supply only of the
type described in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.
11. Grounding or Polarization - Precautions should be taken so that the grounding or
polarization means of an appliance is not defeated.
12. Power-Cord Protection - Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not
likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying
particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles and the point where
they exit from the appliance.
13. Protective Attachment Plug - The appliance is equipped with an attachment plug
having overload protection. This is a safety feature. See Instruction Manual for
replacement or resetting of protective device. If replacement of the plug is required,
be sure the service technician has used a replacement plug specified by the
manufacturer that has the same overload protection as the original plug.
14. Cleaning - The appliance should be cleaned only as recommended by the
15. Power Lines - An outdoor antenna should be located away from power lines.
16. Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outside antenna is connected to the receiver, be
sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical
Code, ANSI/ NFPA No.70-1984, provides information with respect to proper
grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge
unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding
electrode. See figure 1.
17. Nonuse Periods - The power cord of the appliance should be unplugged from the
outlet when left unused for a long period of time.
18. Object and Liquid Entry - Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids
are not spilled into the enclosure through openings.
19. Damage Requiring Service - The appliance should be serviced by qualified service
personnel when:
A. The power supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the appliance; or
C. The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
D. The appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a marked change
in performance; or
E. The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure damaged.
20. Servicing - The user should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that
described in the operating instructions. All other servicing should be referred to
qualified service personnel.
Getting Started
Remove appliance from the box.
Remove any packaging from the product.
Place packaging inside the box and either store or dispose of safely.
In the box
USB Turntable
Software Installation CD
USB cable
45 rpm adaptor
Instruction manual
●USB digital audio output
●Software included to record and process your recordings.
●Three speed turntable 33, 45 and 78rpm
●Automatic stop at the end of the record
●Separate line level output via Phono connections.
●Damped cueing lever to manually raise and lower the Tonearm
●Front mounted Power switch.
●45 rpm single adaptor.
Important Safety Information
●When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed.
●Check that the voltage indicated on the data plate corresponds with that of the local
network before connecting to the mains supply.
●This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) who are not
mentally able, physically capable, experienced or do not understand the product.
They should be given supervision and instruction in the use of the appliance by a
person responsible for their safety.
●Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
●Do not leave appliance unattended whilst connected to the mains supply
●To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
●Do not immerse in water or any other liquids.
●Unplug the appliance from mains outlet when not in use and before servicing.
●Do not unplug by pulling the cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
●Do not use the appliance with a damaged mains cord or plug.
●Do not pull the mains cord, close the door on it or run it over sharp edges.
●Do not use if unit has been dropped or damaged in any way.
●Repairs to electrical equipment should only be performed by a qualified electrician.
Improper repairs may place user at serious risk
●Place the unit on sound, level surface free of vibrations and away from sources of heat.
●Do not leave unit plugged in for long periods.
●Do not use with wet hands.
●Do not put objects into openings.
●Keep free of dust, lint, hair, etc.
●Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers and all parts of the body away from moving parts.
●Do not use this unit for anything other than its intended use.
●Never place unit on top of or near loudspeakers as acoustic feedback will occur.
1. 45 Single adaptor
3. Cue lever
5. Tone arm rest and security latch
7. Power switch
11. AUX IN
2. Tone arm
4. Speed control switch
6. Cartridge/Stylus
8. Turntable
Setting up the USB Turntable
●Remove all packaging from the unit.
●Ensure that the security latch is closed so that the tone arm is not free to move.
●Ensure unit is on a solid level surface, away from sources of heat, sunlight, etc.
●Remove the protective stylus guard from the tone arm cartridge by gently pulling
Installing the software
●Place the supplied CD into the drive of your computer, follow the instructions and the
software will automatically install as follows:
●Click ‘Next’
●Select ‘I accept’ option then click ‘Next’:
●Click ‘Next’:
●Here either select another location or click ‘Next’ to continue (recommended):
●Click ‘Next’ to continue:
●Click ‘Install’ to continue:
●The software will start to install:
●Click on ‘Finish’ to complete the installation:
●Audacity should automatically start up, if not follow the next sequence:
●The Audacity icon will now be seen on the desktop, double click on it to start Audacity
running, if an icon does not appear, go to the ‘C’ drive under ‘My Computer’, click on
‘Program files’ and then ‘Audacity’. Right click on the ‘orange ball wearing
Headphones’ icon and select ‘Send to’ then ‘Desktop (create shortcut)’.
Using Audacity
●Plug the USB cable into the back of the unit and the other end into a spare USB port on
your computer.
●Insert the mains plug into the nearest mains socket and switch on if applicable.
●Run the Audacity software by double clicking the Audacity icon.
●Before recording, click on Edit at the top of the main page; select Preferences at the
bottom of the menu which will open up Preferences.
●At the recording part of the window open the Device menu by using the down arrow on
the right hand side. Select the USB PnP Audio Device option from the menu. Also tick
the box next to ‘Software Play through (Play new track while recoding it)’.
●The lower box enables the number of recording channels to be set, 1 is Mono and 2 is
Stereo, select the Stereo option.
●Click ‘OK’ once the options have been selected:
Preferences window
Playing a record
●This PlASTIC TURNTABLE PLAYER operates from AC 230V/50Hz power. Insert the
plug of the AC power cord into a wall outlet with AC power supply
●Switch on the unit by pressing the power switch on the front, the LED above it will
●Raise the dust cover and push it back far enough until it stays upright.
●Release the Security latch from the tone arm by moving it to the right.
●Place the record to be played on the turntable.
●Select the correct playing speed for the record (33, 45 or 78 rpm) using the ●Speed
control switch on the top right hand side of the unit.
●Push the cue lever back to raise the tone arm.
●Moving the arm from its rest will start the turntable rotating.
●At the desired point on the record, pull the cue lever forward to lower the arm.
●At the end of the record the Turntable will automatically stop rotating.
●NOTE: lowering the lid whilst the record is on the Turntable will reduce the build up of
dust, etc on the record which would impair the performance of the unit.
Recording to computer using Audacity
●Start the record playing as described above, and press Record
at the top of the
Audacity window to start recording to the computer.
●Once recorded use the Transport controls at the top of the screen to, Go to start, Play,
Record, Pause, Stop and Go to end of Wave form as below:
Pause - Play -Stop - Go to Start - Go to End - Record
●Use the file, Edit, View, Project, Generate, Effect and Analyse menus to Save, Export
and Manipulate your music.
● If the recording level requires adjustment, click on ‘START’, ‘SETTINGS’ and select
control panel. Under Control Panel select ‘SOUNDS and AUDIO DEVICES’, click on
the ‘VOLUME’ tab and select ‘ADVANCED’.
● On the Master volume window select options at the top left hand corner, click on
properties in the drop down menu.
● In the Properties window select “USB PnP Audio Device “ from the drop down menu at
the top. Click on “OK “ to confirm the selection and a window will now appear with a
control for the recording level. Move this control up if the recording is too quiet and
down if the recording is too loud
● NOTE: the blue wave form should sit in the Audacity window such that the peaks of it
stop short of the top and bottom
● Before editing your music, the recorded waveform will need to be highlighted.
● To highlight your wave form, click with the left mouse button on the left hand side of
the waveform (under the L+R controls) and the waveform will go darker.
● At this point the whole waveform can be edited. However if only a section of the
waveform needs to be edited (or saved) the section required can be highlighted by
placing the mouse over the beginning of the section holding the left button down and
dragging it right over the area required and releasing it when the end of the desired
section is reached. This darkened section will now be the only audio that will be
● Alternatively click on the EDIT menu at the top left and then click on SELECT then
choose from: All (whole wave form), Start to Cursor or Cursor to end.
● NOTE: after recording to the Computer, the USB cable may have to be removed from
the USB port in order to enable playback later from the Computer.
Exporting your music files (.WAV)
● Once you have recorded and edited your music, you will need to save your files to the
computer. To do this, click on file and move down to Export as WAV tab.
● Click on this and you will promptly be asked for the file name of the music recorded
which will be saved in the location shown. At this point either make a note of the folder
where your music is saved or save it in a folder of your choice.
● This can either be an existing one or a new folder.
Exporting your music files (.Mp3)
● Once you have recorded and edited your music, you will need to save your files to the
computer. To do this click on file and move down to Export as Mp3 tab.
● Click on this and you will promptly be asked for the file name of the music recorded
which will be saved in the location shown. At this point either make at note of the
folder where your music is saved or save it in a folder of your choice.
● This can be either be an existing one or a new folder.
● NOTE: In order to activate the Export to Mp3 feature, it will be necessary to copy a file
named lame_enc.dll from the installation CD and paste it in the AUDACITY folder that
contains the software on the hard drive that was copied earlier from the CD. The
software will automatically detect this file and exporting as an mp3 will now be
● Hold the tone arm with one hand to support it as you take either side of the stylus with
your thumb and forefinger of the other. Gently pull the stylus forward slightly then
move it downwards then pull clear.
● Fitting a new stylus is the reverse of removal
● NOTE: Never play records with a worn or damaged Stylus.
Do’s and don’ts
● Do not place unit on top of or near loudspeakers as acoustic feedback will occur.
● Do not play badly worn or chipped records.
● Ensure Stylus is clean and free of fluff and dust.
Care and Maintenance
● Clean the unit with a soft, damp lint free cloth, never use chemicals or harsh
● Use a good quality record cleaner to optimise results.
Instructions on environment protection
Electric and electronic equipment contains materials, components and substances that can be
hazardous to your health and the environment, if the waste material (discarded electric and electronic
equipment) is not handled correctly.
Electric and electronic equipment is marked with the crossed out trash can symbol, seen below. This
symbol signifies that electric and electronic equipment should not be disposed of with other household
waste, but should be disposed of separately.
All cities have established collection points, where electric and electronic equipment can either be
submitted free of charge at recycling stations and other collection sites, or be collected from the
households. Additional information is available at the technical department of your city.
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