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SL-1200GAE
Operating Instructions
Direct Drive Turntable System
Bedienungsanleitung
Plattenspieler mit Direktantrieb
Mode d’emploi
Platine vinyle à entraînement direct
Istruzioni per l’uso
Giradischi ad azionamento diretto
Instrucciones de funcionamiento
Sistema de accionamiento directo del plato giratorio
Gebruiksaanwijzing
Platenspeler met directe aandrijving
Bruksanvisning
Skivspelare med direktdrivning
Betjeningsvejledning
Pladespiller med direkte drev
Käyttöohjeet
Suoravetoinen levysoitinjärjestelmä
Instrukcja obsługi
Gramofon Direct Drive
Návod k obsluze
Gramofonový systém s přímým pohonem
Music is borderless and timeless, touching people’s
hearts across cultures and generations.
Each day the discovery of a truly emotive experience
from an unencountered sound awaits.
Let us take you on your journey to rediscover music.
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Delivering the Ultimate Emotive
Musical Experience to All
At Technics we understand that the listening experience
is not purely about technology but the magical and
emotional relationship between people and music.
We want people to experience music as it was originally
intended and enable them to feel the emotional impact
that enthuses and delights them.
Through delivering this experience we want to support the
development and enjoyment of the world’s many musical
cultures. This is our philosophy.
With a combination of our love of music and the vast
high-end audio experience of the Technics team, we stand
committed to building a brand that provides the ultimate
emotive musical experience by music lovers, for music
lovers.
Director
Michiko Ogawa
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing this product.
Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use.
zz About descriptions in these operating instructions
- Pages to be referred to are indicated as “( 00)”.
- The illustrations shown may differ from your unit.
Sales and Support Information
Customer Communications Centre
zz For customers within the UK: 0333 222 8777
zz For customers within Ireland: 01 447 5229
zz Monday–Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, (Excluding public holidays).
zz For further support on your product, please visit our website: www.technics.com/uk/
Features
The coreless direct drive eliminates
cogging and achieves smooth
rotation
zz The twin-rotor construction reduces minute
vibration during rotation while maintaining
high torque.
zz The high-precision motor control technology
switches the drive mode depending on the
operational status of the motor.
This technology combines high torque with
high stability.
The tone arm with high-precision
bearings achieves high initialmotion sensitivity
zz The tone arm pipe employs magnesium
which provides high rigidity.
zz The use of traditional Technics gimbal
suspension construction and high-precision
bearings attains high initial-motion sensitivity.
Three-layered turntable that
delivers smooth rotational stability
zz The turntable has a three-layered construction
with a rigidly combined brass and aluminium
diecast platter, and a rubber covering its rear
surface to eliminate unnecessary resonance.
With this construction, high rigidity and
vibration damping are achieved.
zz The use of a heavyweight-class turntable that
generates a large inertial mass.
It delivers smooth rotational stability.
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Four-layered cabinet construction
and insulators based on thorough
anti-vibration design
zz The top panel of immaculate aluminium
has been added to the three-layered
construction of aluminium diecast, BMC, and
heavyweight-class rubber. This four-layered
construction combines high rigidity with a
high quality finish and feel.
zz The insulators employ special silicon rubber
to ensure high vibration damping and longterm reliability. They completely dampen
external vibration and suppress howling
noise.
High-quality terminals
zz The use of brass-milled and gold-plated
terminals prevents degradation in sound
quality.
zz Inside the case, the metal shielding
construction is used to diminish the effects of
external noise.
Highly accurate turntable speed
maintained with the pitch control
zz The digital control method is adopted to
achieve constant pitch control.
zz The pitch variable range select button (×2) is
provided. The pitch control with the range up
to ±16 % is possible.
Table of contents
Safety precautions................................................................. 6
Accessories............................................................................ 9
Parts Name.......................................................................... 10
Putting the player together.................................................. 11
zz Attaching the cartridge........................................... 11
zz Fitting the turntable................................................ 13
zz Fitting the turntable mat......................................... 13
zz Attaching the head shell.......................................... 13
Getting started
zzGetting started
Before use
zzBefore use
zz Attaching the balance weight.................................. 13
Connections and installation................................................ 14
zz Connecting to an integrated amplifier or
component system.................................................. 14
zz Installation.............................................................. 15
zz Fit the dust cover..................................................... 15
Adjustment.......................................................................... 16
zz Horizontal balance.................................................. 16
zz Stylus pressure........................................................ 16
zz Anti-skating............................................................. 17
zz Tone arm height...................................................... 18
zz Armlift height.......................................................... 19
zz Adjusting the turntable startup/brake speed........... 19
Playing records..................................................................... 20
Pitch control (fine adjustment to pitch)................................. 22
Playing
back
zzPlaying back
zzMaintenance
Troubleshooting guide......................................................... 24
Updating the firmware......................................................... 24
Specifications....................................................................... 25
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Maintenance
Maintenance........................................................................ 23
Safety precautions
Warning
Caution
Unit
Unit
zz To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or
product damage,
--Do not expose this unit to rain, moisture,
dripping or splashing.
--Do not place objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, on this unit.
--Use only the recommended accessories.
--Do not remove covers.
--Do not repair this unit by yourself.
Refer servicing to qualified service
personnel.
--Do not let metal objects fall inside this unit.
--Do not place heavy items on this unit.
zz Do not place sources of naked flames, such
as lighted candles, on this unit.
zz This unit may receive radio interference
caused by mobile telephones during use.
If such interference occurs, please increase
separation between this unit and the mobile
telephone.
zz This unit is intended for use in moderate and
tropical climates.
zz Do not put any objects on this unit.
This unit becomes hot while it is on.
AC mains lead
zz To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or
product damage,
--Ensure that the power supply voltage
corresponds to the voltage printed on this
unit.
--Insert the mains plug fully into the socket
outlet.
--Do not pull, bend, or place heavy items on
the lead.
--Do not handle the plug with wet hands.
--Hold onto the mains plug body when
disconnecting the plug.
--Do not use a damaged mains plug or socket
outlet.
zz The mains plug is the disconnecting device.
Install this unit so that the mains plug
can be unplugged from the socket outlet
immediately.
zz Ensure the earth pin on the mains plug is
securely connected to prevent electrical
shock.
--An apparatus with CLASS I construction
shall be connected to a mains socket outlet
with a protective earth connection.
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Placement
zz Place this unit on an even surface.
zz To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or
product damage,
--Do not install or place this unit in a
bookcase, built-in cabinet or in another
confined space.
Ensure this unit is well ventilated.
--Do not obstruct this unit’s ventilation
openings with newspapers, tablecloths,
curtains, and similar items.
--Do not expose this unit to direct sunlight,
high temperatures, high humidity, and
excessive vibration.
zz Ensure that the placement location is sturdy
enough to accommodate the weight of this
unit ( 25).
zz Do not lift or carry this unit by holding the
knobs. Doing so may cause this unit to fall,
resulting in personal injury or malfunction of
this unit.
Caution for AC Mains Lead
Before use
(For the AC mains plug of three pins)
For your safety, please read the following text
carefully.
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three
pin mains plug for your safety and convenience.
A 10-ampere fuse is fitted in this plug.
Should the fuse need to be replaced please
ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating
of 10-ampere and that it is approved by ASTA
or BSI to BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark
or the BSI mark
on the body of the fuse.
If the plug contains a removable fuse cover you
must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is
replaced.
If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be
used until a replacement cover is obtained.
A replacement fuse cover can be purchased
from your local dealer.
Before use
Remove the connector cover.
How to replace the fuse
The location of the fuse differ according to the
type of AC mains plug (figures A and B).
Confirm the AC mains plug fitted and follow
the instructions below.
Illustrations may differ from actual AC mains
plug.
1. Open the fuse cover with a screwdriver.
Figure A
Figure B
Fuse cover
2.Replace the fuse and close or attach the fuse
cover.
Figure A
Fuse
(10 ampere)
Figure B
Fuse
(10 ampere)
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Safety precautions
(continued)
Disposal of Old Equipment
Only for European Union and countries with recycling systems
These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean that used
electrical and electronic products must not be mixed with general household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products, please take them to applicable
collection points in accordance with your national legislation.
By disposing of them correctly, you will help to save valuable resources and prevent any
potential negative effects on human health and the environment.
For more information about collection and recycling, please contact your local municipality.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in accordance with national
legislation.
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Accessories
In order to prevent damage during shipping some of the equipment has been disassembled.
Please check and identify the supplied accessories.
Turntable mat (1 pc.)
(RGS0008)
Dust cover (1 pc.)
(RYF1035-Q)
EP record adaptor (1 pc.)
(RMX0551)
Balance weight (1 pc.)
(RXQ2316)
Auxiliary weight small (1 pc.)
(TPAKK61)
Auxiliary weight big (1 pc.)
(TPAKK62)
Head shell (1 pc.)
(RFA3670)
Overhang gauge (1 pc.)
(RMR2210-W)
Screw set for cartridge (1 set)
(RXQ2315)
(2 pc.)
zz Nuts
(2 pc.)
zz Screws-short
(2 pc.)
zz Screws-long
(2 pc.)
zz Washers
PHONO cable (1pc.)
(K2KYYYY00257)
PHONO earth lead (1pc.)
(K4EY1YY00160)
AC mains lead (1 pc.)
(K2CT3YY00081)
AC mains lead (1 pc.)
(K2CM3YY00041)
AC mains lead (1 pc.)
(K2CS3YY00033)
Before use
Turntable (1 pc.)
(RYQ1618-X)
Screw set for turntable (1 set)
(RXQ2343)
(3 pc.)
zz Screws-long
(3 pc.)
zz Washers
zz Belleville springs (3 pc.)
zz The model numbers of the accessories are as of March 2016.
They are subject to change without notice.
zz Dispose of the packaging materials in an appropriate manner.
zz Follow the local regulations when disposing of the product.
zz Do not use any other AC mains lead, PHONO cable and PHONO earth lead except the supplied
one.
zz Keep the cartridge, auxiliary weight, nuts, screws and washers out of reach of children to prevent
swallowing.
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Parts Name
Numbers such as ( 20) indicate reference pages.
EP record adaptor ( 20)
Arm clamp ( 16)
Arm rest ( 16)
Cue lever ( 16)
Balance weight ( 13)
Centre spindle ( 12)
Start-stop button ( 20)
Stylus pressure
control ( 16)
Tone arm ( 13)
Auxiliary
weight
mounting
location ( 13)
Locking nut ( 13)
ON/OFF (power) ( 20)
Head shell ( 11)
Strobe light ( 22)
Arm lock
( 18)
Anti-skating
control
( 17)
Speed select buttons ( 20)
Arm-height
control ring
( 18)
Turntable ( 12)
Turntable mat ( 12)
Pitch range select
button ( 22)
Stylus light ( 21)
PITCH ADJ control
( 22)
Stylus light switch ( 21)
Reset button ( 21)
Insulator ( 15)
Back
Dust cover fitting part ( 15)
AC input terminal ( 14)
PHONO earth terminal ( 14)
PHONO output terminal ( 14)
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Putting the player together
Attaching the cartridge
Attach a cartridge (store-bought)
tentatively.
Follow the cartridge’s instructions to
correctly attach it to the head shell, and
tighten the screws lightly.
Adjust the overhang.
Use the included overhang gauge.
Fit the overhang gauge to the head shell.
Head shell
zz When playing SP records, use a cartridge
for SP records.
zz Use a commercially available mini flat
screwdriver (4 mm).
Overhang gauge
(Example)
Screw for
cartridge
kMove the cartridge to line the stylus tip up
with the end of the gauge.
Head
shell
Washers
Stylus
Lead wire
Terminal
Cartridge
Stylus tip
52 mm
zz The cartridge should be parallel on
the shell head when viewed from the
top and side (the illustration is the top
view).
Nuts
(Lead wire)
Red
Green
White
Blue




(Terminal)
R+
(Red)
R(Green)
L+ (White)
L(Blue)
lTighten the screw for cartridge.
zz Be careful not to allow the cartridge to
slip out of place.
Screw for cartridge
The overhang can be adjusted optimally.
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Getting started
zz If the mounting screws are included in
the cartridge, use them.
2
Before use
1
Putting the player together
(continued)
In order to prevent damage during shipping, some of the equipment has been disassembled.
Put the player together in the following order.
Attention
Do not connect the AC mains lead until set up is complete.
4
1
3
Turntable
Mounting
screw for
turntable
Belleville
spring
Turntable mat
Handle carefully as
this is heavy.
2
Rotor shaft fix
hole
6
Balance weight
Washers
Rotor shaft
Centre spindle
Attention
zz Do not use an electric screwdriver or
impact wrench to tighten screws.
zz Note that using a screwdriver not fitting to
the screws for mounting the turntable may
damage the main unit.
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5
Head shell
Fitting the turntable
1
Insert the centre spindle in the
centre hole of the turntable.
Attaching the head shell
5
Attention
zz Be careful not to touch the stylus tip.
zz Be careful when handling the turntable, as
it is heavy.
zz Wipe off fingerprints or dirt with a soft cloth.
Slowly lower the turntable while
aligning the rotor shaft fix holes
(three locations) with the rotor
shafts.
zz Turn the turntable in both directions to
align the holes with the rotor shafts.
Head shell
0
Attaching the balance weight
Attention
zz If the rotor shafts are misaligned, a gap
remains between the turntable and main
unit and you cannot mount the turntable
correctly. Do not force the turntable
downward.
6
Attach the balance weight to the
rear of the tone arm.
Balance weight
Attach the washers, belleville
springs, and screws for turntable to
the rotor shaft fix holes, and tighten
the mounting screws securely.
0
3
Locking nut
Getting started
2
Fit the head shell with the
cartridge into the tone arm.
Keep the head shell horizontal
and tighten the locking nut.
Attention
To remove the turntable
„„
Loosen the mounting screws for turntable
and remove them.
-Keep the screws, belleville springs, and
washers carefully.
kHold the turntable with both hands and
slowly pull it straight up.
Auxiliary weight
0
zz When tightening screws,
do not allow screw heads
to protrude from the top
surface of the turntable.
zz Tighten the three screws
evenly.
zz Attach the included auxiliary weight to the
rear of the tone arm according to the weight
of your cartridge.
For adjustable cartridge weight ranges, see
"Applicable cartridge weight range". (25)
Note
zz The inside of the balance weight is greased.
Fitting the turntable mat
4
Lay the turntable mat on the
turntable.
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Connections and installation
zz Turn off all units and disconnect the AC mains lead from the socket before making any
connections.
zz Connect the AC mains lead only after all other connections are completed.
zz Be sure to connect the PHONO earth lead. Otherwise mains hum may occur.
zz Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
1
Connect the PHONO cables and
PHONO earth lead to the PHONO
terminals of the connected
equipment.
zz You will not have adequate volume or
sound quality if the connected amplifier
has no PHONO terminals.
2
Connect the AC mains lead.
zz Confirm the wattage of the AC outlet on
the connected equipment before using it
for this unit.
(This unit consumes 14 W.)
Connecting to an integrated amplifier or component system
Amplifier (not included)
Back of main unit
VOLUME
INPUT SELECTOR
PHONES
5V 2.1A
PHONO
EARTH
PHONO
R
R
L
Insert the AC mains lead
up to a point just before
the round hole.
L
PHONO cable
PHONO earth lead
To a household
mains socket
Note
zz The operation switch does not separate entire unit from mains even if in “OFF“ position.
Remove the plug from the mains socket if you will not be using the unit for an extended period of
time. Place the unit so that the plug can be easily removed.
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Installation
Install the unit on a horizontal surface
protected from vibrations.
Keep this unit as far as possible from speakers.
Adjusting the height to make the
„„
unit horizontal
Attention
zz Do not turn the insulators too far.
Doing so may cause them to come off or
damage them.
zz Before you move the unit, remove all devices
connected and turn off the power supply.
zz Ensure the unit is not exposed to direct
sunlight, dust, humidity, and heat from a
heating appliance.
zz This unit may pick up interference from a
radio if there is one nearby.
Keep the unit as far as possible from a radio.
zz Do not install the unit on a heat source.
zz Avoid a place with large temperature variations.
zz Avoid a place with frequent condensation.
zz Avoid an unstable place.
zz Do not put an object on the unit.
zz Do not install the unit in a confined space
such as a book shelf.
zz Install the unit at a position well away from
walls or other devices to ensure effective
heat radiation from the inside of the unit.
zz Make sure that the material of the
installation location is sufficiently strong to
withstand the weight of this unit.
zz Note that the unit may be damaged by
cigarette smoke or moisture from an
ultrasonic humidifier.
Condensation
„„
Fit the dust cover
1
Hold the dust cover with both
hands and insert it into the dust
cover fitting parts ( 10) on the
player.
zz To remove the dust cover, keep it open
and lift it straight above.
Think of taking out a cold bottle from a
refrigerator. If you leave it in a room for a while,
dewdrops will form on the bottle surface. This
phenomenon is called “condensation“.
zz Conditions causing condensation
 Rapid temperature change (caused by
moving from a warm place to a cold place or
vice versa, rapid cooling or heating, or direct
exposure to cooled air)
igh humidity in a room with much steam,
H
etc.
ainy season
R
zz Condensation may damage the unit. If it
has occurred, turn the unit off and leave it
until it adapts to the ambient temperature
(approximately 2 to 3 hours).
Attention
zz Return the tone arm to the arm rest and fix
it with the arm clamp before you attach or
detach the dust cover.
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Getting started
Raise the main unit to turn the insulators and
adjust the height.
zz Clockwise: Reduces the height.
zz Anti-clockwise: Increases the height.
Notes for installation
„„
Adjustment
Horizontal balance
Preparation
Stylus pressure
Preparation
zz First, remove the dust cover.
zz Remove the stylus cover, taking care not
to damage the stylus, then release the arm
clamp.
zz Lower the cue lever.
zz Turn the anti-skating control to “0”.
zz First, remove the dust cover.
zz Return the tone arm to the arm rest and fix it
with the arm clamp.
1
1
Free the tone arm from the arm
rest and adjust horizontal balance
by turning the balance weight.
Hold the tone arm and turn the balance
weight in the arrow direction to adjust
the balance until the arm is approximately
horizontal.
zz Take care not to
Balance weight
allow the stylus tip
to touch the
Hold here
turntable or main
to turn
unit.
Turn the stylus pressure control
until “0“ comes to the centre line
of the rear of the tone arm.
zz Hold the balance
weight still while
doing this.
Stylus pressure
control
Hold here
to turn
Balance weight
Centre line
Arm clamp
Arm clamp
Arm rest
Cue lever
Anti-skating control
Note
zz Refer to the user's guide for your stylus for
the appropriate stylus pressure.
Balanced and the tone
arm is parallel to the
turntable.
The balance weight is
too far forward.
The balance weight is
too far back.
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Anti-skating
Turn the balance weight to adjust
to the appropriate stylus pressure
for the cartridge.
1
Turn the anti-skating control to
adjust it to the same value as the
stylus pressure control.
Getting started
zz The stylus pressure control will turn
together with the balance weight.
zz Turn until the centre line points to the
appropriate stylus pressure.
0
Balance weight
Hold here
to turn
Turns
together
3
1
2
2
Centre line
Note
zz For stylus pressures 3 g and above, adjust
anti-skating control to “3”.
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Adjustment
(continued)
Tone arm height
Make this adjustment only if the cartridge you
are using makes it necessary.
Preparation
3
After arm height adjustment is
finished, lock the tone arm by
turning the arm lock knob.
zz Put a record on the turntable.
1
Release the arm lock.
When you don't know the cartridge
„„
height (H),
Arm lock
Remove the stylus cover, taking care not to
damage the stylus, then release the arm clamp.
Lower the cue lever, rest the stylus on the
record and adjust the height control until the
tone arm and record are parallel.
(Released)
(Locked)
2
Parallel to the turntable
Adjust the height with the armheight control ring.
Adjust the arm height until the tone arm
becomes parallel to the record.
Use the chart below as reference to find the
appropriate position mark for the height of
your cartridge.
(For supplied head shell)
Cartridge height
(H) in millimeters
Height control
position
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
kTurn the arm-height
1
control ring to align
the position mark
with the index line.
0 to 6 mm are
marked on the arm
height control ring.
2
4
3
Index line
Arm-height control
ring
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Attention
zz Be careful not to damage the stylus tip.
zz Do not use the product with the arm lock
released.
Armlift height
Make an adjustment according to your
cartridge if necessary.
Preparation
1
Check the armlift height (distance
between the stylus tip and record
surface).
If adjustment is needed, go to
step 2 .
zz The armlift height is factory-adjusted to
8 to 13 mm.
You can choose manual mode or auto mode.
(Factory setting: Auto mode)
Auto mode
„„
We recommend auto mode that can maximize
performance of the product. It adjusts the
"startup speed" (described below) automatically.
(The set torque control is not reflected.)
Move the mode switch to [A] using a tool
such as a thin screwdriver.
Manual mode
„„
Allows you to adjust the "startup speed" manually.
Move the mode switch to [M] using a tool
such as a thin screwdriver.
Startup speed
You can adjust the startup speed (the time for
the turntable to reach the constant speed) from
pressing [START-STOP] and the torque gain at
the constant speed.
Adjust the torque knob using a flat
screwdriver.
zz H direction: Fast startup
zz L direction: Slow startup
Brake speed
2
Return the tone arm to the arm
rest and fix it with the arm clamp.
Turn the adjustment screw.
zz Turning the screw clockwise lowers the
armlift. zz Turning the screw anti-clockwise raises
the armlift.
Armlift
screw
Armlift
You can adjust the brake speed from pressing
[START-STOP] until the turntable stops.
(Adjustment is possible in both auto and
manual mode.)
Adjust the brake speed control knob using a
flat screwdriver.
zz S direction: Slow stop
zz F direction: Fast stop
Brake speed
control knob
BRAKE
S
H
Torque knob
Mode switch
F
L
M
TORQUE
A
Note
1
2
4
zz Use a commercially available mini flat
screwdriver (2.4 mm) to adjust the torque/
brake speed control knob.
zz Do not turn the knob too far using an
excessive force.
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Getting started
zz Put a record on the turntable.
zz Remove the stylus cover, taking care not
to damage the stylus, then release the arm
clamp.
zz Lift the cue lever and move the tone arm over
the record.
Adjusting the turntable startup/
brake speed
Playing records
Preparation
1 Put a record on the turntable.
2 Take off the stylus cover and release the arm clamp.
1
2
Turn [ON/OFF] to turn the unit on.
The strobe light comes on. 33-1/3 rpm is
automatically selected and the indicator [33]
lights.
・+6.4
・ 3.3
0
・- 3.3
%
The turntable starts revolving.
START・STOP
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33
Press [START-STOP].
45
33
Indicator
Strobe light
EP record adaptor
Centre spindle
4
1
1
2
2
2
Speed select buttons
Indicators
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3
·
5
When play finishes
„„
 Lift the cue lever, return the tone arm to the
arm rest and lower the cue lever.
3
Press [RESET] to light the pitch
control blue LED lamp.
The unit plays at a preset pitch (33-1/3, 45
or 78 rpm) regardless of the [PITCH ADJ]
position.
Blue LED
indicator
zz Fine adjustment to
pitch ( 22)
The electronic brake gently stops the
turntable.
 Turn [ON/OFF] to turn the unit off.
 Clamp the tone arm with the arm clamp.
 Put the stylus cover back on (to protect the
stylus tip).
To light up the stylus
„„
The stylus tip is illuminated during play.
RESET
button
RESET
 Press [start-stop].
PITCH ADJ
4
Stylus light
Stylus light switch
Lift the cue lever and move the
tone arm over the record.
Press the stylus light switch.
zz The stylus light (white LED) rises up and
illuminates the stylus.
zz Press down the stylus light to turn off the
light.
Cue lever
Attention
Press the stylus light switch firmly. If the switch
is lightly pressed, the light may come on but not
rise up.
5
Lower the cue lever.
The tone arm moves down slowly.
zz Press the speed select button [45] ([45]
lights).
zz Fit the EP record adaptor over the centre
spindle.
When playing SP records
„„
zz Press the speed select buttons [33] and [45]
at the same time (78 rpm: [33] and [45]
light).
To temporarily stop play
„„
Lift the cue lever.
zz The stylus lifts off the record.
zz To start play again, lower the cue lever.
When using a record stabilizer (not
„„
included)
zz See the instruction manual of the record
stabilizer.
zz Maximum weight: 1 kg
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Play starts.
When playing EP records
„„
Pitch control
(fine adjustment to pitch)
1 Press [RESET] to turn off the blue
LED light.
2 Press the pitch range select
button to select the pitch range.
zz [×2] light on: ±16 %
zz [×2] light off: ±8 %
3
While the turntable is revolving
Slide [PITCH ADJ].
zz Pitch can be adjusted between approx.
–8 % and +8 % or approx. –16 % and
+16 % according to your selection.
zz The numbers represent approximate
percentages for your adjustment.
×2
To measure pitch
„„
The four rows of strobe mirrors around
the edge of the turntable can assist you in
measuring pitch.
Strobe
mirrors
+
6.4 % change in pitch when stationary
+3.3 % change in pitch when stationary
Normal turntable speed (33-1/3, 45 or 78
r/min) when stationary
-3.3 % change in pitch when stationary
Attention
The strobe mirrors are lit by the strobe light
(blue LED) synchronizing with the precise
frequency of digital control.
Always use the blue LED to measure the pitch.
Strobe light
Pitch range select
button
Blue LED indicator
Pitch control
RESET button
RESET
PITCH ADJ
To reset pitch to the preset value
„„
Press [RESET].
The blue LED indicator lights and the pitch
immediately returns to a preset value regardless
of the [PITCH ADJ] position.
(33-1/3, 45 or 78 rpm)
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・ 3.3
0
・- 3.3
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Maintenance
Care of the parts
„„
Cleaning the dust cover
„„
Thoroughly clean dust off the stylus and
record.
zz Take off the head shell with the cartridge
and clean the stylus using a soft brush. Brush
from the base to the tip.
zz Use a record cleaner to keep your records
clean.
Wipe the dust cover and cabinet with a soft
cloth.
When dirt is heavy, wring a wet cloth tightly to
wipe the dirt, and then wipe it with a soft cloth.
zz Do not use solvents including benzene,
thinner, alcohol, kitchen detergent, a
chemical wiper, etc. This might cause the
exterior case to be deformed or the coating
to come off.
zz Do not wipe the dust cover while playing a
record.
This can cause static electricity. This static can
cause the tone arm to be attracted towards
the dust cover.
Head shell
terminals
Wipe the head shell terminals occasionally.
Wipe the head shell terminals with a soft cloth
and fit the head shell to the tone arm.
Turn the volume down or turn the amplifier
off before fitting or removing the head shell.
Damage to your speakers can occur if the head
shell is moved while the volume is turned up.
Moving the unit
„„
Repackage the unit in the packaging it came
in.
If you no longer have the packaging, do the
following:
zz Take off the turntable and turntable mat and
carefully wrap them.
zz Remove the head shell and balance weight
from the tone arm and carefully wrap them.
zz Clamp the tone arm with the arm clamp and
tape it in place.
zz Carefully wrap the main unit in a blanket or
paper.
WEEE symbol
„„
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Disposal of the product outside the EU
countries
This symbol is valid within the EU
only.
Contact a local governmental office
or your dealer to confirm a right
manner of disposal.
Maintenance
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Troubleshooting guide
Updating the firmware
Before requesting service, make the below
checks. If you are in doubt about some of the
check points, or if the remedies indicated in the
chart do not solve the problem, contact your
dealer.
To improve operation or add new functions,
the firmware for the unit is updated on an as
needed basis.
No power.
zz Is the AC mains lead plugged in?
Plug the mains lead in firmly. ( 14)
There is power but no sound.
Sound is weak.
zz Are connections to the amplifier/receiver’s
PHONO terminals correct?
Connect the PHONO cables to the amplifier’s
PHONO terminals. ( 14)
Left and right sounds are reversed.
zz Are the stereo connection cable connections
to the amplifier or receiver reversed?
Double check all connections. ( 14)
zz Are connections of the head shell's lead wires
to the cartridge terminals correct?
Double check all connections. ( 11)
Humming is heard during play.
zz Are there other appliances or their AC mains
lead near the stereo connection cable?
Separate the appliances and their AC mains
lead from this unit.
zz Is the earth lead connected?
Make sure the earth lead is correctly
connected. ( 14)
The Strobe light or the blue
indicator blinks.
Perform the following operation when the
strobe light or the blue indicator blinks.
The symptom may be improved.
Turn [ON/OFF] to OFF.
kPull out the power plug, wait for three
seconds, and then insert the plug again.
 Turn [ON/OFF] to ON and press
[START-STOP] to rotate the turntable.
zz If the strobe light or the blue indicator blinks
again, check which one is blinking and
contact our service representative.
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Before updating
zz From the support website, download the
firmware for version upgrade and create a
USB memory for version upgrade.
zz See the following website for how to create
a USB memory for version upgrade.
www.technics.com/support/firmware/
1 Turn [ON/OFF] to OFF and
remove the turntable. ( 13)
2 Connect the USB memory for
version upgrade to UPDATE
UPDATE
terminal of the
UPDATE
unit.
terminal
3 Turn [ON/OFF] to ON.
zz When update is
started, the update
lamps light up from
left to right.
Update lamps
SERVICE
ONLY
4 Check that all of the four update
lamps are lit, and then turn
[ON/OFF] to OFF.
zz It takes approximately 120 seconds to
update the firmware.
5 Remove the USB memory.
Attention
zz Do not press [START-STOP] when the
turntable is removed.
zz Use a USB memory with FAT16 or FAT32
format.
zz Do not connect any USB device other than
the USB memory for version upgrade to the
UPDATE terminal of this unit.
zz No USB device can be charged from the
UPDATE terminal of this unit.
zz If after connecting the USB memory and
turning [ON/OFF] to ON, the update lamps
fail to light up within 15 seconds or they are
blinking, see the following website.
www.technics.com/support/firmware/
Specifications
General
Tone arm section
Power supply
AC 110 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Type
Static Balance
Power
consumption
14 W (Power ON)
0.2 W (Power OFF)
Effective length
230 mm
Dimensions
(W×H×D)
453 x 173 x 372 mm
Overhang
15 mm
Mass
Approx. 18.0 kg
Tracking error
angle
Within 2° 32' (at the outer
groove of 30 cm (12“)
record)
Within 0° 32' (at the inner
groove of 30 cm (12“)
record)
Offset angle
22°
Turntable section
Type
Direct drive manual
turntable
Drive method
Direct drive
Motor
Brushless DC motor
Turntable
Brass and aluminum diecast
combined
Diameter: 332 mm
Mass: Approx. 3.6 kg
(including a rubber sheet)
Turntable speeds 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm
Variable range
pitch
±8 % and ±16 %
Starting torque
3.3 kg-cm
Build-up
characteristics
0.7 s. from standstill to
33-1/3 rpm
Braking system
Electronic brake
Wow and flutter
0.025 % W.R.M.S.
(JIS C5521)
Rumble
78 dB (IEC 98A weighted)
Arm-height
0 – 6 mm
adjustment range
Stylus pressure
0 – 4 g (direct reading)
adjustment range
Head shell weight Approx. 7.6 g
Applicable
cartridge weight
range
(Without the auxiliary weight)
5.6 to 12.0 g
14.3 to 20.7 g (including the
head shell)
(With the small auxiliary weight)
10.0 to 16.4 g
18.7 to 25.1 g (including the
head shell)
(With the big auxiliary weight)
14.3 to 19.8 g
23.0 to 28.5 g (including the
head shell)
Head shell
terminal lug
1.2 mm φ 4-pin terminal lug
Specifications are subject to change without
notice.
Maintenance
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Manufactured by:
Panasonic Corporation
Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
Importer for Europe:
Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH
Panasonic Testing Centre
Winsbergring 11, 22525 Hamburg, Germany
Panasonic Corporation
Web Site: http://www.panasonic.com
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