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Turntable System
SL-1200M3D
Operating Instructions
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this
product, please read these instructions completely.
Please save this manual.
P PC
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Dear customer
Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully.
Supplied accessories
Please check and identify the supplied accessories.
Use numbers indicated in parentheses when
asking for replacements parts.
Table of contents
Supplied accessories ....................................................... 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ........................... 3
Features ............................................................................. 4
Controls ............................................................................. 4
Preparation of the cartridge ............................................ 4
Putting the player together .............................................. 5
Connections and installation .......................................... 6
(Only for U.S.A.)
To order accessories contact 1-800-332-5368 or web site
(http: //www.panasonic.com).
Turntable .................. 1pc.
(SFTE172-01Z)
Turntable mat .......... 1pc.
(RGS0008)
Connecting the stereo cords and AC power cord ....................... 6
Connection to the Audio Mixer (not included) ............................. 6
Installation .................................................................................... 6
Preparatory adjustments ................................................. 7
Horizontal balance and stylus pressure ...................................... 7
Anti-skating .................................................................................. 8
Tone arm height ........................................................................... 8
Fit the dust cover ......................................................................... 8
Maintenance .................................................................... 11
Product service ............................................................... 11
Troubleshooting guide ........................................ Back cover
Technical specifications ..................................... Back cover
Auxiliary weight ...... 1pc.
(SFPWG17202)
EP record adaptor
(SFWE010) ............... 1pc.
Disc slip sheet set
(RGS0005Z) .................. 1
•Disc slip sheet
•Transparent sheet
Playing records ................................................................. 9
Adjustments while using the unit ................................. 10
Pitch control ............................................................................... 10
Armlift height .............................................................................. 10
Balance weight ....... 1pc.
(SFPWG17201K)
Dust cover ............... 1pc.
(SFAD122-01A)
Shell with stylus weight
(SFPCC31005K) ...... 1pc.
Shell weight ............. 1pc.
(SFPZB3501)
Overhang gauge ..... 1pc.
(SFK0135-01)
Screw set for cartridge
....................................... 1
•Nuts(RHN26003)
•Screws-short(SFCZV8801)
•Screws-long(SFPEV9801)
•Washers(SFPEW9601)
A cartridge is not included.
User memo:
DATE OF PURCHASE
DEALER NAME
DEALER ADDRESS
The following mark and symbols are located on bottom of the unit.
TELEPHONE NUMBER
CAUTION
The model number and serial number of this product can
be found on either the back or the bottom of the unit.
Please note them in the space provided below and keep for
future reference.
MODEL NUMBER
SL-1200M3D
SERIAL NUMBER
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC
SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN,
SPLASHING, DRIPPING OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
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TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK MATCH
WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,
FULLY INSERT.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE SCREWS.
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within
an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock
to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert the user to the presence of
important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety instructions on the unit and the applicable safety
instructions listed below. Keep these operating instructions handy for future reference.
1)
Read these instructions.
2)
Keep these instructions.
3)
Heed all warnings.
4)
Follow all instructions.
5)
Do not use this apparatus near water.
6)
Clean only with dry cloth.
7)
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8)
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
9)
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug
does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
11) Only use attachments/accessories
manufacturer.
specified
by
the
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold
with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has
been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A.
CAUTION:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the
following measures:
¡Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
¡Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
¡Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
¡Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this
equipment would void the user’s authority to operate this
device.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Features
A masterpiece amongst turntables with a worldwide reputation.
Pitch control reset button
•Pitch can be instantly reset to the rated speed (33 1/3 or 45 rpm).
Highly accurate turntable speed maintained continuously
with a quartz pitch control
•The pitch can be varied between -8 and +8%, with accuracy maintained throughout the range.
The direct drive produces high torque
•Wow and flutter below 0.01%. Starting torque of 1.5 kg/cm enabling the turntable to reach 33 1/3 rpm in 0.7 seconds.
•Fully electric braking system.
Tone arm with gimbal suspension
-8
6
4
2
+8
2
4
6
+8
•The tone arm can be finely adjusted in a range of 6 millimeters
with the lockable height control.
Anti-vibration design with 3 layer cabinet construction
and large insulating legs.
Pop-up stylus light.
Controls
No.
(Stylus weight ※ 2)
Screw for cartridge
Shell with stylus
weight
(Shell
weight ※ 1)
Lead wire
Terminal
Nut
Stylus
Screw for cartridge
Overhang
gauge
Stylus tip
52mm
Name
Reference page(s)
EP record adaptor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Turntable base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Turntable mat (Or disc slip sheet) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Center spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Turntable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Strobe lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Power switch (power ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Strobe illuminator/pilot lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Start/stop button (start - stop ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Speed select buttons (33, 45) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Arm-height control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Shell stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Balance weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Stylus pressure control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Arm lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Anti-skating control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Cue lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Arm clamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Arm rest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Tone arm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
LED indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Pitch control (Pitch adj. ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Locking nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Reset button (reset ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Head shell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Stylus light switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Stylus light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Preparation of the cartridge
Attach a cartridge (not included).
YES
NO
NO
Follow the cartridge’s instructions to correctly attach it to the
head shell.
•Use the included shell weight ※1 when using a light cartridge
(3.5 to 6.5 grams).
•Use the stylus weight ※ 2 to increase stylus pressure (
page 7). Leave it off until stylus pressure has been adjusted.
Adjust the overhang.
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Fit the included overhang gauge to the head shell. Adjust the
overhang and facing of the cartridge and tighten the screws.
• Line the point of the stylus up with the end of the gauge.
•The cartridge should be parallel on the shell head.
Putting the player together
Put the player together in the following order.
•Do not connect the AC power cord until set up is complete.
•Leave the dust cover off until set up and adjustments are complete.
Fit the turntable
Magnet
Securing
screws
and turntable mat
.
Put the turntable on the center spindle and then lay the mat on
top.
•Be very careful when putting the turntable on the main unit.
The magnet on the bottom of the turntable is finely adjusted
and sharp contact can cause it to move and lead to poor operation. Ensure the magnet remains free from dust and iron
particles.
•Do not adjust the screws attaching the magnet to the turntable. The rated performance of the unit cannot be guaranteed if the magnet is moved.
Attach the head shell
.
Fit the head shell into the tone arm, keep it horizontal and tighten
the locking nut.
Attach the balance weight
tone arm.
to the rear of the
If the cartridge weighs between 10 and 13 grams, attach the
included auxiliary weight
to the main balance weight.
Locking nut
When the player is to be used for scratch play
Use the disc slip sheet
instead of the turntable mat. This enables
the record to be easily moved during play.
•Top (printed side): Lay the record on this side.
•Bottom: Slippery side.
For a different kind of slip
Put the transparent sheet
under the disc slip sheet.
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Connections and installation
Connecting the stereo cords and AC power cord
Amplifier(not included)
Connect the stereo cords and earth lead.
GND
This unit
;
(R) (L)
PHONO
(R) (L)
To household
AC outlet
If the earth lead isn’t connected, a hum will be heard from the
AC power source.
Connect the AC power cord.
•Connect this cord only after all other connections are complete.
•Confirm the wattage of AC outlets on amplifiers and receivers
before using them for this unit. This unit consumes 14 W.
(Red) (White)
PHONO earth lead
Connection to the Audio Mixer (not included)
Stereo cords
To phono
terminals
AC120V,60Hz
This unit
•Disconnect all units from the power source before making any connections.
•Reconnect the AC power cords after all other connections are complete.
This unit
Installation
•Install the unit on a horizontal surface protected from vibrations.
•Keep this unit as far as possible from speakers.
PHONO
earth lead
(Red)
(R)
(Red)
(R)
(White)
(L)
IN
R
(White)
(L)
IN
L
OUT
L
R
PHONO
R
•Ensure the unit is not exposed to direct sunlight, dust, humidity,
and heat from a heating appliance.
•This unit may pick up interference from a radio if there is one nearby.
Keep radios as far as possible from this unit.
L
PHONO
Adjusting the height of the insulators
;;
PHONO
R L
Place the unit where it is to be used and adjust the height of the legs
to make the unit horizontal.
Audio mixer
PHONO
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R L
Preparatory adjustments
Horizontal balance and stylus pressure
Release the tone arm.
Take care with the stylus and remove its cover,
then release the arm clamp.
Free the tone arm from the arm rest.
Adjust horizontal balance
;
;
Push the cue lever down.
Turn the anti-skating control to “0”.
Turn the balance weight until the arm is approximately horizontal.
Take care at this time not to allow the stylus to touch the unit.
0
Arm clamp
3
2
1
Turn the stylus pressure control to “0”
Return the tone arm to the arm rest and fix it with
the arm clamp.
Turn the stylus pressure control to “0”.
Arm rest
Hold the balance weight still while doing this.
YES
Balanced
NO
Too far forward
NO
Too far back
Adjust stylus pressure
See the cartridge’s instructions for recommended stylus pressure.
The stylus pressure control will turn at the same time. Stop
when the center line points to the required pressure.
Cue lever
0
To increase stylus pressure for scratch play
1
Use the stylus weight (included) to increase stylus pressure by 4
grams.
3
2
Turn the balance weight to adjust to the appropriate
pressure for the cartridge you are using.
Anti-skating control
Turn stylus
pressure
control
5
0
1
0
3.
Balance weight
Stylus pressure
control “0”
Center line
Arm clamp
Turn balance
weight
2.5
3
1.
5
2
Center line
Stylus weight
Shell with stylus weight
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Preparatory adjustments
Anti-skating
Adjust to the same value as the stylus pressure control.
If stylus pressure is over 3 grams, set this control to “3”.
Tone arm height
Release the arm lock.
Compare the height of your cartridge (H) with the following and set the arm height appropriately.
0
•Arm height is indicated in millimeters on the arm-height control,
with marks indicating 0.5 millimeter intervals. Turn the control
to the required height.
1
3
2
Released
LOC
K
Cartridge height
(H) in millimeters
Height control
position
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
•If you do not know the height of your cartridge, rest the stylus
on a record and adjust the height control until the tone arm is
parallel with the record.
Locked
4
Lock the arm after adjusting the height.
3
H
Index line
Tone arm and record parallel.
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Fit the dust cover
Hold the dust cover with both hands and fit it over the
player from directly above.
Playing records
Preparation
Put a record on the turntable.
Take off the stylus cover and release the arm clamp.
Turn [power] to turn the unit on.
off
on
•The pilot lamp comes on.
•33 1/3 rpm is automatically selected and the indicator lights.
•Press [45] if you are playing a 45 rpm record.
Indicator
lights
p o w er
33
・+6
・ 3.3
・ 0 %
・−3.3
Press [start-stop].
45
The turntable starts revolving.
Lift the cue lever and move the tone arm over
the record.
Lower the cue lever.
The tone arm moves down and play starts.
start・stop
33
45
When play finishes
Lift the cue lever and move the tone arm back to the arm rest.
Press [start-stop].
The electronic brake gently stops the turntable.
Turn [power] to turn the unit off.
Clamp the tone arm and put the stylus cover back on.
Cue lever
To temporarily stop play
Lift the cue lever.
The stylus lifts off the record.
When using EP records
Take the adaptor out of its holder
spindle.
Press [45] to change the speed.
and fit it over the center
To light up the stylus
•Press the stylus light switch. The light rises up and illuminates the
stylus.
•When the light is not required, press it down. The light also goes
out.
EP record
adaptor
Press the switch firmly. If the switch is lightly pressed, the light may
come on but not rise up.
Stylus light
Stylus light switch
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Adjustments while using the unit
Pitch control
Fine adjustment to the number of revolutions per minute.
Slide [pitch adj.] while the turntable is revolving.
LED indicator
-8
6
Move the indicator to the required position.
•The numbers represent approximate percentages.
•Pitch can be adjusted between -8% to +8%.
4
2
To reset pitch to the preset value
2
4
6
reset
+8
Reset button
pitch ad j .
Strobe illuminator
off
on
p o w er
+6
3.3
0 %
- 3.3
+6 % variation
+3.3 % variation
Normal turntable speed
_3.3 % variation
Press [reset].
The green lamp lights and the pitch immediately returns to the set
value (33 1/3 or 45 rpm), regardless of any adjustments made with
[pitch adj.].
Press [reset] again and pitch returns to the adjusted value.
To measure pitch
The four rows of metal circles around the edge of the turntable can
assist you in measuring pitch.
They are lit by the strobo light as they pass and each row appears to
stand still at a different pitch.
Avoid using fluorescent light while measuring pitch. The timing will
be put out and accuracy will be affected.
Armlift height
Preparation
Put a record on the turntable.
Take off the stylus cover and release the arm clamp.
Use a screwdriver to turn the armlift screw.
Make this adjustment only if the cartridge you are using makes it
necessary.
•Turning the screw clockwise lowers the armlift.
•Turning the screw anti-clockwise raises the armlift.
Armlift screw
Armlift height (the distance between the record and stylus when the
cue lever is raised) is set to between 8 and 13 millimeters at time of
shipment.
Armlift
8~13mm
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Maintenance
Care of the parts
Head shell
terminals
Oil
To clean this unit, wipe with a soft, dry cloth.
If the surfaces are extremely dirty, use a soft cloth dipped in a soapand-water solution or a weak detergent solution.
•Never use alcohol, paint thinner, or benzine to clean this unit.
•Before using chemically impregnated cloth, read the instructions
that came with the cloth carefully.
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 cover.
Thoroughly clean dust off the stylus and record.
•Use a soft brush to clean the stylus. Brush from the base to the tip.
•Use a good quality record cleaner to keep your records clean.
Wipe the head shell terminals occasionally
Use a soft cloth. 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.
• Leave the stylus cover on while handling the head shell to prevent
damaging the stylus.
Oiling the center spindle.
Apply 2 or 3 drops every 2000 hours of operation. Use SFW0010 oil
(not included).
Moving the unit
Repackage the unit in the packaging it came in.
If you no longer have the packaging, do the following:
•Return the tone arm to the arm rest and tape it in place.
•Remove the balance weight and head shell from the tone arm and
carefully wrap them.
•Take off the turntable and turntable mat and carefully wrap them.
•Carefully wrap the main unit in a blanket or paper.
Product service
Do not attempt to remove the cover(s) or repair the unit yourself.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
Product information
For product service, product information or assistance with product
operation, refer to the servicenter directory.
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Troubleshooting guide
Before requesting service for this unit, check the chart below for a
possible cause of the problem you are experiencing. Some simple
checks or a minor adjustment on your part may eliminate the
problem and restore proper operation.
If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the
remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, refer to
the directory of Authorized Service Centers (enclosed with this
unit) to locate a convenient service center, or consult your dealer
for instructions.
For detailed instructions, contact an authorized servicenter in
the U.S.A. and Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care Centre
in Canada.
In the U.S.A.1-800-211-7262 or web site
(http://www.panasonic.com)
In Canada 905-624-5505 or web site
(www.panasonic.ca)
Probable cause(s)
Problem
Reference
page(s)
Suggested remedy
No power.
Is the AC power cord plugged in?
Plug the cord in firmly.
6
There is power but no sound.
Are connections to the amplifier or receiver
correct?
Double check all connections.
6
Left and right sounds are reversed.
Are the stereo cord connections to the amplifier or receiver reversed?
Double check all connections.
6
Humming heard during play.
Are there other appliances or their power
cords near the stereo cords?
Separate the appliances and their power cords
from this unit.
Is the earth lead connected?
Make sure the earth lead is correctly connected.
6
Technical specifications
Turntable section
Tonearm section
Type
Quartz direct drive
Manual turntable
Drive method
Direct drive
Motor
Brushless DC motor
Turntable platter
Aluminum diecast
Diameter 33.2 cm (13-5/64")
Weight 1.7 kg (3.74 lb.)
Turntable speeds
33-1/3·rpm 45 rpm
Starting torque
1.5 kg·cm (1.3 lb·in)
Build-up characteristics
0.7 s. from standstill to 33-1/3 rpm
Braking system
Electronic brake
Wow and flutter
0.01 % WRMS ※
0.025 % WRMS (JIS C5521)
±0.035 % peak (IEC 98A Weighted)
Rumble
−56 dB (IEC 98A Unweighted)
−78 dB (IEC 98A Weighted)
※ This rating refers to turntable assembly alone, excluding effects
of record, cartridge or tonearm, but including platter. Measured
by obtaining signal from built-in frequency generator of motor
assembly.
General
Power supply
Power consumption
Dimensions (W×H×D)
Weight
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
14 W
45.3 × 16.2 × 35.3 cm
(17-27/32" × 6-12/32" × 13-29/32")
12 kg (26.4 Ib)
Type
Universal
Effective length
230 mm (9-1/16")
Arm height adjustment range
0 − 6 mm
Overhang
15 mm (19/32")
Effective mass
12 g (without cartridge)
Offset angle
22°
Friction
Less than 7 mg (lateral, vertical)
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
Stylus pressure adjustment range
0−4g
Applicable cartridge weight range
3.5 − 13 g
11 − 20.5 g (including headshell)
(with auxiliary weight)
9.5 − 13 g
17 − 20.5 g (including headshell)
(with shell weight)
3.5 − 6.5 g
11 − 14 g (including headshell)
Headshell weight
7.5 g
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Weight and dimensions are approximate.
This manual was printed with soy based ink.
Panasonic Consumer Electronics
Company, Division of Panasonic
Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way Secaucus,
New Jersey 07094
http://www.panasonic.com
Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc.
Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5
San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina,
Puerto Rico 00985
Panasonic Canada Inc.
5770 Ambler Drive,
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 2T3
www.panasonic.ca
RQT4912-2P
M0299X3124
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