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SL-1200GR / SL-1210GR
Direct Drive Turntable System
Operating Instructions
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.
 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
 For customers within the UK: 0333 222 8777
 For customers within Ireland: 01 447 5229
 Monday–Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, (Excluding public holidays).
 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
 The newly developed coreless direct drive
motor can reduce minute vibration during
rotation while maintaining high torque.
 The high-precision motor control technology
switches the drive mode depending on the
operational status of the motor and thus
enables high torque and stability.
The tone arm with high-precision
bearings achieves high initialmotion sensitivity
 The tone arm pipe is light, highly rigid
aluminum.
 The use of traditional Technics gimbal
suspension construction and high-precision
bearings attains high initial-motion sensitivity.
A turntable with high rigidity
and improved vibration damping
capacity
 Reinforcing ribs on the back side of the
aluminum die-cast platter and rubber coating
for removing unnecessary resonance can
deliver high rigidity and improved vibration
damping capacity.
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Vibration-proof cabinet and
insulators
 The two-layered cabinet made of a
combination of BMC and aluminum die-cast
ensures high rigidity.
 Special silicon rubber insulators providing
excellent vibration damping capacity and
long-term reliability can shut out external
vibration and suppress howling noise.
High-quality terminals
 Gold-plated PHONO output terminals prevent
degradation in sound quality.
 The case has a metal shielded interior to
protect against external noise.
Highly accurate turntable speed
maintained with the pitch control
 The digital control method is adopted to
achieve constant pitch control.
 The pitch variable range select button (×2) is
provided. The pitch control with the range up
to ±16 % is possible.
Table of contents
 Before use
Accessories ......................................................................... 09
Parts Name ......................................................................... 10
Before use
Safety precautions .............................................................. 06
 Getting started
 Connecting to the PHONO terminals and
AC IN terminal........................................................ 12
 Attaching the cartridge .......................................... 13
 Before fitting the turntable ..................................... 15
Getting started
Putting the player together ................................................. 12
 Fitting the turntable ............................................... 15
 Fitting the turntable mat ........................................ 15
 Attaching the head shell ......................................... 15
 Attaching the balance weight................................. 15
Connections and installation ............................................... 16
 Connecting to an integrated amplifier or
component system ................................................. 16
 Installation ............................................................. 17
 Fit the dust cover.................................................... 17
Adjustment ......................................................................... 18
 Horizontal balance ................................................. 18
 Stylus pressure ....................................................... 18
 Anti-skating ............................................................ 19
 Tone arm height..................................................... 20
 Armlift height ......................................................... 21
 Adjusting the turntable startup/brake speed .......... 21
 Playing back
Pitch control (fine adjustment to pitch) ................................ 24
Playing
back
Playing records .................................................................... 22
 Maintenance
Troubleshooting guide ........................................................ 26
Specifications ...................................................................... 27
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Maintenance
Maintenance ....................................................................... 25
Safety precautions
Warning
Caution
Unit
Unit
 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.
 Do not place sources of naked flames, such
as lighted candles, on this unit.
 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.
 This unit is intended for use in moderate and
tropical climates.
 Do not put any objects on this unit.
This unit becomes hot while it is on.
AC mains lead
 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.
 The mains plug is the disconnecting device.
Install this unit so that the mains plug
can be unplugged from the socket outlet
immediately.
 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
 Place this unit on an even surface.
 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.
 Ensure that the placement location is sturdy
enough to accommodate the weight of this
unit ( 27).
 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.
 Keep any IC card or magnetic card such as a
credit card away from the turntable.
- Otherwise the IC card or magnetic card
may become unusable due to the magnetic
effect.
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.)
(TTPA0683)
EP record adaptor (1 pc.)
(TEKX077)
Balance weight (1 pc.)
(TYL0056)
Auxiliary weight (1 pc.)
(TKKH51441)
Head shell (1 pc.)
(TPBGA003)
Overhang gauge (1 pc.)
(RMR2210-W)
Screw set for cartridge (1 set)
(TTV0022)
(2 pc.)
 Nuts
(2 pc.)
 Screws-short
(2 pc.)
 Screws-long
(2 pc.)
 Washers
(Supplied in a bag)
PHONO cable (1pc.)
(K2KYYYY00257)
PHONO earth lead (1pc.)
(K4EY1YY00160)
AC mains lead (1 pc.)
(K2CT3YY00081)
Before use
Turntable (1 pc.)
(TTV0027)
 The model numbers of the accessories are as of February 2017.
They are subject to change without notice.
 Keep the packaging materials after taking out the goods.
You will need them when carrying the product over long distances.
 Follow the local regulations when disposing of the product.
 Do not use any other AC mains lead, PHONO cable and PHONO earth lead except the supplied
one.
 Keep the cartridge, auxiliary weight, nuts, screws and washers out of reach of children to prevent
swallowing.
 Illustrations and figures in this manual are of the silver main body.
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Parts Name
Numbers such as ( 20) indicate reference pages.
EP record adaptor ( 22)
Arm clamp ( 18)
Arm rest ( 18)
Cue lever ( 18)
Balance weight ( 15)
Centre spindle ( 14)
START-STOP button ( 22)
Stylus pressure
control ( 18)
Tone arm ( 15)
Auxiliary
weight
mounting
location ( 15)
Locking nut ( 15)
ON/OFF (power) ( 22)
Head shell ( 13)
Strobe light ( 24)
Arm lock
( 20)
Anti-skating
control
( 19)
Speed select buttons ( 22)
Arm-height
control ring
( 20)
Turntable ( 14)
Turntable mat ( 14)
Stylus light ( 23)
Stylus light switch ( 23)
Pitch range select
button ( 24)
PITCH ADJ control
( 24)
RESET button ( 23)
Insulator ( 17)
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Before use
Back
Dust cover fitting part ( 17)
AC ( ) input terminal ( 16)
PHONO earth terminal ( 16)
PHONO output terminal ( 16)
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Putting the player together
Connecting to the PHONO terminals and AC IN terminal
Make connection to the PHONO terminals and AC IN terminal before setting up or installing
the player.
1
Take out the player from the
package, attach the “FRONT
cushioning” and place the player
with its front side down so that
you can make connection to the
PHONO terminals and AC IN
terminal on the back side.
2
Connect the supplied PHONO
cable, PHONO earth lead, and
AC mains lead.
Attention
Be careful not to tip over the player.
2
Connect the PHONO cable, PHONO earth
lead and AC mains lead.
Insert the AC mains lead up to
a point just before the round hole.
(Red)
(White)
(Black)
Connecting the PHONO earth lead to
the player and amplifier.
Turn the terminal to the left to loosen.
Insert the earth lug and tighten the
terminal securely.
1
Attach the “FRONT cushioning” and
place the player with its front side down.
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Attaching the cartridge
1
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
 When playing SP records, use a cartridge
for SP records.
 Use a commercially available mini flat
screwdriver (4 mm).
 Be careful not to touch the stylus tip.
(Example)
Overhang gauge
 Move the cartridge to line the stylus tip up
Screw for
cartridge
with the end of the gauge.
Head
shell
Washers
Lead wire
Stylus tip
52 mm
Cartridge
Terminal
Stylus
 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)
 Tighten the screw for cartridge.
 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
 If the mounting screws are included in
the cartridge, use them.
2
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.
 When fitting the turntable, prevent foreign material from getting in between the main unit and
turntable.
 Do not touch or scratch the board.
3
Turntable mat
Handle carefully as
this is heavy.
1
2
Turntable
Board
5
Balance weight
Centre spindle
4
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Head shell
Before fitting the turntable
1
Remove the magnet cover from
the turntable.
Fitting the turntable mat
3
 There is a magnet and its cover on the
back side of the turntable.
Remove the magnet cover before fitting
to the main unit.
Magnet cover
Magnet
Attaching the head shell
4
Fit the head shell with the
cartridge into the tone arm.
Keep the head shell horizontal
and tighten the locking nut.
 Be careful not to touch the stylus tip.
Fixing
screw
Locking nut
Attention
 Keep any magnetic-sensitive object such as
a magnetic card and watch away from the
magnet.
 Prevent the turntable from hitting the main
unit or falling off.
Prevent dust or iron powder from adhering
to the magnet on the back side.
 Do not touch the fixing screws (three
locations) of the turntable. The rating
performance cannot be guaranteed if they
are out of position.
Head shell
Attaching the balance weight
5
Attach the balance weight to the
rear of the tone arm.
Balance weight
Fitting the turntable
2
Slowly set the turntable on the
centre spindle.
To remove the turntable

 As shown in the
Attention
 Be careful when handling the turntable, as it
is heavy.
 Keep your fingers from being caught.
 Wipe off fingerprints or dirt with a soft cloth.
Auxiliary weight
0
figure on the right,
set your fingers in
the two holes on
the turntable, hold
the centre spindle
down and remove
the turntable
upward.
 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". (27)
Note
 The inside of the balance weight is greased.
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Getting started
Back side of the turntable
Lay the turntable mat on the
turntable.
Connections and installation
 Turn off all units and disconnect the AC mains lead from the socket before making any
connections.
 Connect the AC mains lead only after all other connections are completed.
 Be sure to connect the PHONO earth lead. Otherwise mains hum may occur.
 Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
1
Connect the PHONO cable and
PHONO earth lead to the PHONO
input terminals of the connected
equipment.
 You will not have adequate volume or
sound quality if the connected amplifier
has no PHONO input terminals.
2
Connect the AC mains lead.
 Confirm the wattage of the AC outlet on
the connected equipment before using it
for this unit.
(This unit consumes 11 W.)
Connecting to an integrated amplifier or component system
Amplifier (not included)
PHONO
EARTH
Back of main unit
PHONO
R
R
L
L
PHONO cable
PHONO earth lead
AC mains lead
To a household
mains socket
Note
 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
Reduces
the height
Raise the main unit to turn the insulators and
adjust the height.
 Clockwise: Reduces the height.
 Anti-clockwise: Increases the height.
Attention
 Do not turn the insulators too far.
Doing so may cause them to come off or
damage them.
Fit the dust cover
1
Hold the dust cover with both
hands and insert it into the dust
cover fitting parts ( 11) on the
player.
 To remove the dust cover, keep it open
and lift it straight above.
 Before you move the unit, remove all devices
connected and turn off the power supply.
 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 the unit as far as possible from a radio.
 Do not install the unit on a heat source.
 Avoid a place with large temperature variations.
 Avoid a place with frequent condensation.
 Avoid an unstable place.
 Do not put an object on the unit.
 Do not install the unit in a confined space
such as a book shelf.
 Install the unit at a position well away from
walls or other devices to ensure effective
heat radiation from the inside of the unit.
 Make sure that the material of the
installation location is sufficiently strong to
withstand the weight of this unit.
 Note that the unit may be damaged by
cigarette smoke or moisture from an
ultrasonic humidifier.
Condensation

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“.
 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)
 High humidity in a room with much steam,
etc.
 Rainy season
 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
 Return the tone arm to the arm rest and fix
it with the arm clamp before you attach or
detach the dust cover.
 When inserting the dust cover, prevent the tip
of the hinges from hitting and damaging the
main unit.
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Getting started
Increases
the height
Notes for installation

Adjustment
Horizontal balance
Preparation
Stylus pressure
Preparation
 First, remove the dust cover.
 Remove the stylus cover, taking care not
to damage the stylus, then release the arm
clamp.
 Lower the cue lever.
 Turn the anti-skating control to “0”.
 First, remove the dust cover.
 Return the tone arm to the arm rest and fix it
with the arm clamp.
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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.
 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.
 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
 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.
 The stylus pressure control will turn
together with the balance weight.
 Turn until the centre line points to the
appropriate stylus pressure.
Getting started
0
Balance weight
Hold here
to turn
Turns
together
3
1
2
2
Centre line
Note
 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
Release the arm lock.
Arm lock
After arm height adjustment is
finished, lock the tone arm by
turning the arm lock knob.
 Be sure to turn the arm lock knob to the
end as shown in the figure below. You
may need to apply some force to do so.
 Put a record on the turntable.
1
3
(Released)
KATING
TI-S
AN
(Locked)
3
0
2
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
 Turn the arm-height
control ring to align
the position mark
with the index line.
0 to 6 mm are
marked on the arm
height control ring.
height (H) or when you don’t use
the supplied head shell
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.
 If the cartridge height (H) is too small to
make them parallel to each other, add a
“cartridge spacer” (not supplied).
Parallel to a record
Attention
4
3
Index line
Arm-height control
ring
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When you don't know the cartridge

 Be careful not to damage the stylus tip.
 Do not use the product with the arm lock
released.
 For finer adjustment, use a level (not included)
to adjust the arm height so that the cartridge
becomes parallel to a record.
Adjusting the turntable startup/
brake speed
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 .
 The armlift height is factory-adjusted to
8 to 13 mm.
Torque button
L (Low)
H (High)
KE
BRA F
S
L
H
TORQUE
 Press the centre of the button lightly.
Startup speed
You can select from three options of the startup
speed (the time to reach the constant speed) after
[START-STOP] is pressed and the torque gain at the
constant speed.
(Factory setting: 3)
[3]
Fast startup
[1]
Slow startup
The confirmation lamp blinks the specified number
of times according to the current setting when you
press the H or L torque button.
To change the setting, press the H or L torque
button while the lamp is blinking.
Example:If the current setting is [3] and you
press the L button twice, the setting will
change to [1].
After you press the torque button, the
2
Return the tone arm to the arm
rest and fix it with the arm clamp.
Turn the adjustment screw.
Brake speed
You can select from five options of the brake speed
to stop the turntable after [START-STOP] is pressed.
(Factory setting: 5)
[5]
Stops fast
∼
 Turning the screw clockwise lowers the
armlift.
 Turning the screw anti-clockwise raises
the armlift.
confirmation lamp blinks the specified number of
times showing the new setting, stays lit for two
seconds and then goes off.
Armlift
screw
[1]
Stops slowly
The confirmation lamp blinks the specified number
of times according to the current setting when you
press the F or S brake button.
Armlift
To change the setting, press the F or S brake
button while the lamp is blinking.
Example:If the current setting is [5] and you
press the S button twice, the setting will
change to [3].
1
After you press the brake button, the confirmation
2
lamp blinks the specified number of times showing
the new setting, stays lit for two seconds and then
goes off.
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Getting started
 Put a record on the turntable.
 Remove the stylus cover, taking care not
to damage the stylus, then release the arm
clamp.
 Lift the cue lever and move the tone arm over
the record.
BRAKE button
S (Slow)
F (Fast)
Confirmation lamp
∼
Armlift height
Playing records
Preparation
1 Put a record (not included) 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.
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The turntable starts revolving.
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Press [START-STOP].
フブ
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Indicator
Strobe light
Attention
Do not press [START-STOP] when the turntable is removed.
If you have accidentally pressed [START-STOP].
 The indicator of the speed select button ([33] or [45]) starts blinking.
If it is blinking, turn [ON/OFF] to turn the unit off, fit the turntable and then turn [ON/OFF] to turn
the unit on.
EP record adaptor
Centre spindle
4
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2
2
2
Speed select buttons
Indicators
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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
 Fine adjustment to
pitch ( 24)
 Press [START-STOP].
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
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Stylus light
4
Stylus light switch
Lift the cue lever and move the
tone arm over the record.
Press the stylus light switch.
 The stylus light (white LED) rises up and
illuminates the stylus.
 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 slowly.
The tone arm moves down slowly.
Play starts.
When playing EP records

 Press the speed select button [45] ([45]
lights).
 Fit the EP record adaptor over the centre
spindle.
 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.
 The stylus lifts off the record.
 To start play again, lower the cue lever.
When using a record stabilizer (not

included)
 See the instruction manual of the record
stabilizer.
 Maximum weight: 1 kg
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When playing SP records

Pitch control
(fine adjustment to pitch)
1 Press [RESET] to turn off the blue
LED light.
To measure pitch

The four rows of strobe mirrors around
the edge of the turntable can assist you in
measuring pitch.
2 Press the pitch range select
button to select the pitch range.
 [×2] light on: ±16 %
 [×2] light off: ±8 %
3
While the turntable is revolving
Slide [PITCH ADJ].
 Pitch can be adjusted between approx.
–8 % and +8 % or approx. –16 % and
+16 % according to your selection.
 The numbers represent approximate
percentages for your adjustment.
j2
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
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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)
 Blue LED on: Fixed to the preset value.
 Blue LED off: Can be adjusted with
[PITCH ADJ].
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Maintenance
Care of the parts

Moving the unit

Thoroughly clean dust off the stylus and
record.
 Take off the head shell with the cartridge and
clean the stylus using a soft brush.
Brush from the base to the tip.
 Use a record cleaner to keep your records
clean.
Repackage the unit in the packaging it came
in.
Keep the packaging materials after taking out
the goods.
If you no longer have the packaging, do the
following:
 Take off the turntable and turntable mat and
carefully wrap them.
 Remove the head shell and balance weight
from the tone arm and carefully wrap them.
 Clamp the tone arm with the arm clamp and
tape it in place.
 Carefully wrap the main unit in a blanket or
paper.
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.
Repackaging
Turn the amplifier 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.
Cleaning the dust cover and

cabinet
0
Before repackaging,
remove the balance
weight and insert the
tone arm support
under the tone arm.
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WEEE symbol

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.
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Maintenance
Wipe the dust cover and cabinet with a soft
cloth.
Do not touch the board while cleaning.
Otherwise, the player may fail.
When dirt is heavy, wring a wet cloth tightly to
wipe the dirt, and then wipe it with a soft cloth.
 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.
 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.
Troubleshooting guide
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.
No power.
 Is the AC mains lead plugged in?
Plug the mains lead in firmly. ( 16)
There is power but no sound.
Sound is weak.
 Are connections to the amplifier/receiver’s PHONO terminals correct?
Connect the PHONO cables to the amplifier’s PHONO input terminals. ( 16)
Left and right sounds are reversed.
 Are the stereo connection cable connections to the amplifier or receiver reversed?
Double check all connections. ( 16)
 Are connections of the head shell's lead wires to the cartridge terminals correct?
Double check all connections. ( 13)
Humming is heard during play.
 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.
 Is the earth lead connected?
Make sure the earth lead is correctly connected. ( 16)
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.
 Pull 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.
 If the strobe light or the blue indicator blinks again, check which one is blinking and contact our
service representative.
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Specifications
General
Tone arm section
Power supply
AC 110 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Type
Static Balance
Power
consumption
11 W (Power ON)
0.2 W (Power OFF)
Effective length
230 mm
Overhang
15 mm
Dimensions
(W×H×D)
453 x 173 x 372 mm
Tracking error
angle
Mass
Approx. 11.5 kg
Operating
temperature
range
0 °C to 40 °C
Within 2° 32' (at the outer
groove of 30 cm (12“)
record)
Within 0° 32' (at the inner
groove of 30 cm (12“)
record)
Operating
humidity range
35 % to 80 % RH
(no condensation)
Offset angle
22°
Turntable section
Type
Direct drive manual
turntable
Drive method
Direct drive
Motor
Brushless DC motor
Turntable
Aluminum diecast
Diameter: 332 mm
Mass: Approx. 2.5 kg
(including a rubber sheet)
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
(With the auxiliary weight)
10.0 to 16.4 g
18.7 to 25.1 g (including the
head shell)
Turntable speeds 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm
Variable range
pitch
±8 % and ±16 %
Starting torque
2.2 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)
(Without the auxiliary weight)
5.6 to 12.0 g
14.3 to 20.7 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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Panasonic Corporation
Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
Importer for Europe:
Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH
Panasonic Testing Centre
Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany
Panasonic Corporation
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