TTXUSB Quickstart Multilingual Manual - V2.2

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Quick Start Owner’s Manual


1. TTXUSB with Straight Tonearm

2. Anti-Drag Aluminum Platter

3. Slipmat

4. Headshell

5. 2.5g Weight for Headshell

6. Target Light

7. 45 RPM Adapter

8. S-Shaped Tonearm

9. Counter Weight

10. Additional Counter Weight for

S-Shaped Tonearm

11. IEC Power Cable

12. RCA Cord

13. USB Cord

14. Service Tool

Quick Assembly Instructions


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

2. Match the inner motor to Figure 2.

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


1. Tilt turntable upright as shown.

2. Connect R-RCA (red) audio cable from mixer or amplifier.

Connect L-RCA (white) audio cable from mixer or amplifier.

3. Connect only the supplied power cord and ensure that power setting switch is in the correct position for your region.

4. If you would like to record audio directly to your computer, connect the included USB cord from the

TTXUSB to your computer’s USB port.

Note: Be sure not to pinch wiring under base.


Bottom Panel Features

1. Adjustable Rubber Dampening Feet:

When all of the feet of the turntable are completely tightened, the top flat surface of the turntable will be at 85mm. Unscrewing these feet raises the turntable up to compensate for unleveled surfaces.

2. Carrying Handles:

These handles provide a secure grip so that the turntable may be comfortably transported.

3. Voltage Selector:

This switches the internal voltage transformer between 115V, 230V and 240V. The turntable should be shipped with the proper voltage setting for your region. Check that the switch is in the proper voltage before connecting the power cord to prevent damage to the turntable.

4. IEC Power Terminal:

This IEC Power Terminal can be used with any IEC power cable, but it is recommended that the supplied IEC power cable be used. Be sure that any IEC power cable attached has proper clearance underneath the unit not to pinch cable or break power jack.

5. RCA Output:

These stereo output jacks allow the turntable to be connected to a compatible device with a PHONO or

LINE level input.

6. Phono/Line Selector:

This switch should be set to the proper level depending on the type of input the turntable is connected to. PHONO is used with traditional turntable inputs on older receivers or where PHONO is stated. LINE level allows the TTXUSB to directly connect to modern electronic inputs such as computers, home stereos, and mixers.

7. Gain:

This knob sets the level of the audio signal going through the USB port to your computer. Please adjust the gain to a suitable level so the meters in your software application never hit the clip meter


8. USB Audio Output:

Use the included USB Cable to connect your turntable to your computer. Refer to the software instruction guide for more information.


Tonearm Assembly

1. Counterweight/Ring and S-Weight:

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.

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.





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.


General Controls

1. Power Button: Turns on the turntable when pressed. It illuminates blue when the turntable is switched on.

2. Start/Stop Buttons: Start and stop the turntable motor. Both buttons have the same function.

3. Platter: This turntable has a special edge design that has been optimized for "dragged" platter slow downs. The pattern will appear to stand still when the Pitch Range is set to 0% and the Target Light is being used.

4. Forward/Reverse Toggle: Switches the motor direction between forward and reverse.

5. Start Time Adjuster: Rotate to increase or decrease the startup time of the platter.

6. Braking Time Adjuster: Rotate to increase or decrease the stopping time of the platter.

7. 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 strobes against the platter edge making the pattern appear to stand still when the Pitch Range is at 0%.

8. Pitch Fader: This slide control allows the pitch of the playback to be changed. In the center position the pitch is at 0%

9. Key Lock: This button locks the key of the music at the relative position of the Pitch Fader. This processing effect is only available when the LINE output is used.

10. Quartz Button: This button locks the pitch at 0% (regardless of pitch fader position) using Quartz

Motor Control when engaged.

11. Torque Adjustment: Lightly press buttons 9 and 10 simultaneously to adjust the torque settings of the platter. There are three settings for torque. “L” is low, “M” is medium, and “H” is high.

12. 33 and 45 RPM Buttons: These buttons control the RPM of the turntable platter. When both of the

33 and 45 RPM buttons are pressed simultaneously, the 78 RPM mode will engage.


Display Controls

The Display of the TTXUSB was developed to instantly provide usable feedback regardless of the turntable orientation. Understanding its functions may improve your skill level.

1. Platter Direction Sensors: Whether the turntable platter is turning or stopped, these segments indicate the direction of rotation. They move in pairs on opposite sides of the display.

NOTE: If the platter is removed while the turntable is powered on, the entire ring of segments will flash indicating that the drive magnets have been pulled apart and the motor has entered PROTECTION MODE. It is recommended that the turntable be powered off after it enters PROTECTION MODE before replacing the platter.

2. Multi-Function Segment Indicators: Depending on the display mode, these Indicators may provide pitch, BPM or motor settings. See the independent functions of the PITCH, BPM and MOTOR

CONTROLS for additional information.

3. BPM Button: Pressing this button will toggle the center section of the display between the current pitch setting and an estimated beats per minute (BPM) reading. If this button is pressed and held for

2 seconds, the BPM counter will recalculate the BPM estimation. If the display is indicating a steady

"---" this means that the TTXUSB is calculating the BPM range OR it is unable to distinguish an estimate. If the BPM estimation is a flashing "---" then this indicates that there is no audio being processed.

4. Pitch versus BPM indicators: The word PITCH and the PERCENTAGE symbol are both active while the display indicates the pitch setting. The

BPM indicator is only active when the display is set to provide BPM estimations.

5. Pitch Range Button: This button toggles the pitch range between 10,

20 and 50% when pressed in succession. If this button is pressed and held for 2 seconds, the pitch range will be set to 8% until the button is pressed again. If this button is pressed and held together with the

BPM Button (3), then the contrast of the Display will be reduced until the buttons are released.

6. Pitch Range Indicators: Depending on the pitch range (8, 10, 20, 50%) these indicators will be active. When the pitch range is set to 8%, none of these indicators are active.

7. RPM settings: The 33, 45 or 78 segments will be active for the respective motor RPM mode.

8. Key Lock Indicator: This symbol indicates that the onboard digital signal processors are correcting the KEY of the playback source.

NOTE: The KEY LOCK function can only be used while the output is set to LINE level.

9. Quartz Lock Indication: If the QUARTZ LOCK function (General Controls) is engaged, this segment becomes active and the display will flash "- Q -" if the PITCH FADER is adjusted until the

QUARTZ LOCK function is deactivated.

10. Start Time Indicator: If this indicator is active while the motor is starting, it means that the startup time has been adjusted using the Start Time Adjuster (General Controls)

11. Brake Time Indicator: If this indicator is active while the motor is stopping, it means that the stop time has been adjusted using the Braking Time Adjuster (General Controls)

12. Contrast: Press both (3) and (5) simultaneously to cycle through contrast levels on the display.


Interchanging the Pitch Fader and

Button Cartridges

The TTXUSB unique design allows the configuration of the PITCH FADER and BUTTON

CONTROLS to be interchanged depending on the orientation of the turntable. In the event of damage or excessive wear, these components should only be replaced with NUMARK


DEALER for additional information.

1. Turn the turntable off or unplug it from its power source.

2. Remove the PITCH FADER KNOB and store it in a safe place.

3. Use the included SERVICE TOOL to remove the two screws that secure the PITCH

FADER CARTRIDGE PLATE. Once removed, place these screws in a safe place.

4. Use the flat side of the SERVICE TOOL to pry off the PITCH FADER CARTRIDGE PLATE by inserting it into the cutaway at the center of the plate and prying upwards

5. Use the included SERVICE TOOL to remove the two screws that secure the BUTTON

CARTRIDGE PLATE. Once removed, place these screws in a safe place.

6. Using the flat side of the SERVICE TOOL again, pry off the BUTTON CARTRIDGE

PLATE by inserting it underneath the plate and prying upwards (see picture.)

7. The cartridges may now be safely removed.

Begin this process by using the flat side of the SERVICE TOOL to pry the PITCH FADER

CARTRIDGE out of the turntable (see picture.) Once removed, detach the wiring clip from the bottom of the cartridge.

8. Remove the Button Cartridge now by using the SERVICE TOOL to pry out the cartridge from the turntable. Once removed, detach the wiring clip from the bottom of the cartridge (see picture.)

9. The cartridges may now be safely interchanged. Find the WIRING CLIP for the

PITCH FADER CARTRIDGE and connect it to the bottom of the cartridge (see picture.)

10. Reinsert the PITCH FADER CARTRIDGE into the desired bay of the turntable. Take utmost care NOT to pinch the unused harness underneath the cartridge. If inserted correctly, the cartridge should rest firmly in the bay.

11. Find the WIRING CLIP for the BUTTON

CARTRIDGE and connect it to the bottom of the cartridge (see picture.)

12. Reinsert the BUTTON CARTRIDGE into the desired bay of the turntable. Take utmost care NOT to pinch the unused harness underneath the cartridge. If inserted correctly, the cartridge should rest firmly in the bay.

13. Re-secure the BUTTON CARTRIDGE PLATE and the FADER CARTRIDGE PLATE by inserting the tabbed sides into the turntable first.

14. Use the included SERVICE TOOL to tighten the four screws that secure the plates to the turntable body. Do not over tighten these screws.

15. Reinstall the PITCH FADER knob and power the turntable on.



Please read these precautionary notes to insure a complete understanding and long life of this DJ turntable.

• Unnecessarily removing the platter may cause damage to the magnet mounting structure, the motor or the platter resulting in undesired performance. The turntable should ALWAYS be powered off before the turntable platter is removed for any reason.

• Unnecessarily "interchanging" tonearm tubes may cause premature wear to components of the tonearm assembly or the tonearm tubes. Interchange tubes only on an "as needed" basis.

• Turning off the turntable while the output is set to LINE level or while the SPDIF output is in use will result in an absence of audio. Keep this in mind during use - if the "motor off" effect is desired effect, it is recommended that the BRAKE MOTOR CONTROL be adjusted.

• Do not attempt to adjust or tighten any tonearm components. Undesirable performance may be a result of an improperly adjusted tonearm or worn cartridge.

Never interchange tonearm tubes while the turntable is powered on.

Any attempt to "customize" your turntable beyond interchanging the tonearm tubes is not recommended and may result in PERMANENT DAMAGE to the turntable and/or a VOIDED


TTXUSB Specifications

Turntable Section:


Start Time:

Braking System:



Wow & Flutter:

Pitch Range:



Direct Drive – 16 Pole, 3 phase

0-33.33 RPM in 0.2 seconds

9 Step Electronic Servo Brake

Dampened Aluminum Die-cast

Low Friction Design.

33.33, 45, and 78 RPM

<0.15% WRMS (JIS C5521)

Digitally controlled by internal quartz clock.

±8%, ±10%, ±20%, and ±50%

-58dB (IEC 98A Unweighted)

-79dB (IEC 98A Weighted)

H : 4.7 kgfcm constant torque : 3.7kgfcm instant torque : 4.7 kgfcm

M : 3.7 kgfcm constant torque : 2.7kgfcm instant torque : 3.7 kgfcm

L : 2.5 kgfcm constant torque : 1.1kgfcm instant torque : 2.5 kgfcm

Tonearm Section:


Height Range:

Cue System:

Balance Weight:




Power Consumption:

USB Audio Interface:

Locking collar based interchangeable tube system. Diecast Aluminum

3-Bearing Construction

0.0 – 6.0 mm.

Dampened Lift Lever,

Arm Rest and Arm Clip

7.0 gram S-weight

75 gram Aluminum Plated

Counterweight w/ 0.0 – 3.5 gram range scale

370mm(W) by 460mm(D) by


27.7 lbs (12.6 kg)

65 Watts

USB 1.1 compatible



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