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Panasonic SL1500CEB Operating Instructions
SL-1500C
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.
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
 Before use
Safety precautions ........................................ 04
Accessories ................................................... 07
Parts Name ................................................... 08
Sales and Support Information
Customer Communications Centre
 Getting started
Putting the player together ........................... 10
 Before fitting the turntable ...................... 11
 Fitting the turntable ................................ 11
 Fitting the turntable mat ......................... 11
Features
Coreless direct drive motor to achieve
high precision, stable rotation and high
reliability
 Stable rotation is achieved by combining the
coreless direct drive motor that reduces minute
vibration during rotation with the motor control
technology that switches the drive mode
depending on the operational status of the motor.
 In addition to providing superior performance, the
direct drive motor requires no parts replacement
or maintenance.
High-precision bearings for highly sensitive
tone arm
 The machine-cut, high-precision bearing used in
the tone arm bearing with gimbal suspension
allows for high initial response sensitivity and
accurate record tracking.
Auto lift-up function to automatically
lift up the tone arm
 This unit is equipped with an auto lift-up function
to automatically lift up the tone arm as a record
finishes playing.
 Attaching the balance weight.................. 11
 To remove turntable ................................ 11
Connections and installation ......................... 12
 Connecting to an integrated amplifier or
component system
(Connecting the external output terminals
Connecting the PHONO output terminals)...12
 Installation .............................................. 14
 Fit the dust cover..................................... 14
Adjustment ................................................... 15
 Horizontal balance .................................. 15
 Stylus pressure ........................................ 15
 Anti-skating ............................................. 15
 Tone arm height...................................... 16
 Armlift height .......................................... 17
 Playing back
Playing records .............................................. 18
 Maintenance
Maintenance ................................................. 20
Replacing the cartridge ................................. 21
Troubleshooting guide .................................. 22
Specifications ................................................ 23
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Maintenance
 Built-in phono-equalizer amplifier compatible with
a wide range of devices.
 High-quality MM type cartridge
 Attaching the head shell .......................... 11
Playing
back
Complete package, including the
following, to enjoy playing back records
Getting started
 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/
Before use
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.
Table of contents
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
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 ( 23).
 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.
Before use
Caution for AC Mains Lead
(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
Turntable (1 pc.)
SL-1500CEB-S : (TYL0302)
SL-1500CEB-K : (TYL0359)
Turntable mat (1 pc.)
(RGS0008)
Dust cover (1 pc.)
(TTFA0457)
EP record adaptor (1 pc.)
SL-1500CEB-S : (TPH0340)
SL-1500CEB-K : (TPH0339)
Balance weight (1 pc.)
SL-1500CEB-S : (TYL0361)
SL-1500CEB-K : (TYL0295)
Auxiliary weight (1 pc.)
(TYL0362)
Head shell with cartridge
(1 pc.) (TYL0360)
PHONO cable (1pc.)
(K4EY4YY00003)
PHONO earth lead (1pc.)
(K4EY1YY00189)
The head shell comes with
a cartridge equivalent to
“ortofon 2M Red”.
AC mains lead (1 pc.)
(K2CT3YY00096)
 The model numbers of the accessories are as of February 2019.
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.
 The stylus is a consumable item. When replacing, purchase ortofon “stylus 2M Red”.
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Before use
In order to prevent damage during shipping some of the equipment has been disassembled.
Please check and identify the supplied accessories. (Some accessories parts are supplied in a bag.)
Parts Name
Numbers such as ( 18) indicate
reference pages.
Front
Tone arm ( 11,21)
Locking nut ( 11,21)
Head shell ( 11,21)
Centre spindle ( 10)
START-STOP button ( 18)
ON/OFF (power) [
( 18)
]
Arm clamp ( 15)
Arm rest ( 15)
Cue lever ( 15)
Balance weight ( 11)
Stylus pressure
control ( 15)
Auxiliary weight
mounting location
( 11)
Arm lock ( 16)
Anti-skating
control
( 15)
Speed select buttons ( 18)
Arm-height
adjuster
( 16)
Turntable ( 10)
Turntable mat ( 10)
Cartridge ( 7,21)
Stylus ( 7,21)
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Insulator ( 14)
Before use
Back
External output switch ( 12)
Auto lift-up switch ( 19)
ヱラヰワヰ
ユモンヵラ
ロ
ロ
ヰョョ
ン
ヱラヰワヰチヰヶヵ
Dust cover
fitting part ( 14)
ヰョョ
ヰワ
ン
ヰワ
モヶヵヰチロリョヵチヶヱ
ロリワユチヰヶヵ
AC ( ) input terminal ( 12,13)
External output terminal ( 12)
PHONO output terminal ( 13)
PHONO earth terminal ( 13)
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Putting the player together
In order to prevent damage during shipping, some of the equipment has been disassembled.
Put the player together in the following order.
Attention
 Before setting up, put on the stylus guard to protect the stylus tip ( 18), return the tone arm to
the arm rest and fix it with the arm clamp.
 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.
Turntable mat
Turntable
Board
Handle carefully as
this is heavy.
Balance weight
Centre spindle
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Head shell
Before fitting the turntable
1
Remove the magnet cover from
the turntable.
Attaching the head shell
4
 There is a magnet and its cover on the
back side of the turntable.
Remove the magnet cover before fitting
to the main unit.
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.
Getting started
Locking nut
Back side of the turntable
Head shell
Magnet cover
Fixing
screw
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.
Fitting the turntable
2
Slowly set the turntable on the
centre spindle.
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.
Fitting the turntable mat
3
Lay the turntable mat on the
turntable.
Attaching the balance weight
5
Attach the balance weight to the
rear of the tone arm.
Balance weight
Auxiliary weight
0
Magnet
 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". (23)
Note
 The inside of the balance weight is greased.
To remove the turntable
As shown in the
figure on the right,
set your fingers in
the two holes on
the turntable, hold
the centre spindle
down and remove the turntable
upward.
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Connections and installation
 Do not simultaneously connect both the PHONO terminal output and external output terminals
to a connected device (pre-main amplifier, component system, etc.). Connecting simultaneously
may cause noise and/or popping sound.
 Turn off all units and disconnect the AC mains lead from the socket before making any
connections.
 Do not operate the external output switch and connect or disconnect cables with the unit turned
on.
 When connecting the PHONO output terminals, be sure to connect the PHONO earth lead.
Otherwise, mains hum (buzzing noise) may occur.
 Refer also to the instruction manual of the connected device.
Connecting to an integrated amplifier or component system
Connecting the external output terminals
1
Turn off the unit and the
connected device, and disconnect
the AC mains leads from the socket.
2
Connect the PHONO cable to
the external output terminals of
the unit and the external input
terminals of the connected device.
 When connecting the external output
terminals, do not connect the PHONO earth
lead.
 Connecting to the PHONO input terminals
of the connected device produces abnormal
output, loud and with distorted sound quality.
3
Set the external output switch to
“ON”.
4
Connect the AC mains lead.
 Confirm the wattage of the AC outlet on
the connected equipment before using it
for this unit.
For the power consumption of this unit,
see the specifications. ( 23)
Back of main unit
ロ
ワ
ン
ロ
ヱラヰワヰ
ユモンヵラ
ヱラヰワヰチヰヶヵ
ヰョョ
ヰワ
ン
LINE OUT
ロリワユチヰヶヵ
ロ
ヰョョ
ン
モ
ヰワ
モヶヵヰチロリョヵチヶヱ
ロリワユチヰヶヵ
R
L
AC mains lead
External output switch
ヰョョ
ヰワ
PHONO
cable
Insert the AC mains
lead up to a point
just before the round
hole.
R
L
ン
Make settings with the unit
turned off.
To a household
mains socket
External input (AUX)
Amplifier (not included)
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Connecting the PHONO output terminals
Turn off the unit and the
connected device, and disconnect
the AC mains leads from the socket.
2
Connect the PHONO cable and
PHONO earth lead to the PHONO
input terminals of the connected
equipment.
3
Set the external output switch to
“OFF”.
4
Connect the AC mains lead.
 Adequate volume and sound quality cannot
be obtained when connected to the external
input terminals of the connected device.
Back of main unit
ロ
ヱラヰワヰ
ユモンヵラ
PHONO
OUT
 Confirm the wattage of the AC outlet on
the connected equipment before using it
for this unit.
For the power consumption of this unit,
see the specifications. ( 23)
ヰ
ン
ヱラヰワヰチヰヶヵ
ロ
ヱラヰワヰ
ユモンヵラ
ロ
ヰョョ
ン
L
R
ヱラヰワヰチヰヶヵ
ヰョョ
ヰワ
ン
ヰワ
モヶヵヰチロリョヵチヶヱ
ロリワユチヰヶヵ
AC mains lead
External output switch
PHONO PHONO
earth lead cable
R
ヰョョ
L
Insert the AC mains
lead up to a point
just before the round
hole.
ヰワ
ン
PHONO
EARTH
Make settings with the unit
turned off.
PHONO
To a household
mains socket
Amplifier (not included)
Attention
 Tighten the PHONO earth terminal using a Phillips head screwdriver.
Note
] (OFF/ON)
 Stanby/on switch [
Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa.
In standby mode, the unit is still consuming a small amount of power.
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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Getting started
1
Connections and installation
(continued)
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
Increases
the height
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 ( 9) on the
player.
 To remove the dust cover, keep it open
and lift it straight above.
Attention
 Return the tone arm to the arm rest and fix
it with the arm clamp before you attach or
detach the dust cover.
 Remove the dust cover while playing.
 When inserting the dust cover, prevent the tip
of the hinges from hitting and damaging the
main unit.
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Notes for installation

 Before you move the unit, turn the unit off,
pull out the power plug and disconnect all
connected devices.
 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 the installation location is
sufficiently strong to withstand the total
weight of the unit and system.( 23)
 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).
Adjustment
Horizontal balance
Stylus pressure
Preparation
Preparation
1
 Return the tone arm to the arm rest and fix it
with the arm clamp.
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.
Balance weight
 Take care not to
allow the stylus tip
Hold here
to touch the
to turn
turntable or main
unit.
Turn the stylus pressure control
until “0“ comes to the centre line
of the rear of the
Stylus pressure
tone arm.
control
 Hold the balance
weight still during
doing this.
Hold here
to turn
Balance weight
Centre line
Arm clamp
Note
 Stylus pressure of the supplied cartridge: 1.8 g
 When using a separately sold cartridge, refer
to the user’s guide for your cartridge for the
appropriate stylus pressure.
2
Arm clamp
Arm rest
Cue lever
Anti-skating control
Balanced and the tone
arm is parallel to the
turntable.
Turn the balance weight to adjust
to the appropriate stylus pressure
for the cartridge.
 The stylus pressure control will turn
together with the
Balance weight
balance weight.
Hold here
 Turn until the centre
to turn
line points to the
Turns
appropriate stylus
together
pressure.
The balance weight is
too far forward.
The balance weight is
too far back.
Centre line
1
3
Turn the anti-skating control to
adjust it to the same value as the
stylus pressure control.
2
1
0
Anti-skating
Note
 For stylus pressures 3 g and above, adjust
anti-skating control to “3”.
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Getting started
 First, remove the dust cover.
 Remove the stylus cover ( 18), taking care
not to damage the stylus, then release the
arm clamp.
 Lower the cue lever.
 Turn the anti-skating control to “0”.
Adjustment
(continued)
Tone arm height
Make this adjustment only if the cartridge you
are using makes it necessary.
Preparation
 Hold the arm-height adjuster and slide it up
or down to align the position mark with the
index line. 0 to 6 mm are marked on the arm
height adjuster.
 Put a record on the turntable.
1
Release the arm lock.
Arm lock
(Released)
(Locked)
2
4
6
Arm-height
adjuster
2
4
6
2
Adjust the height with the armheight adjuster.
Adjust the arm height until the tone arm
becomes parallel to the record.
Index line
 When checking the index line of the armheight adjuster, check with your eyes on the
same level.
 Use the chart below as reference to find the
appropriate position mark for the height of
your cartridge.
Cartridge height
(H) in millimeters
Height control
position
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
 Height of the accessory cartridge H = 18 (mm)
(Height control position : 4)
When you don't know the cartridge

height (H) or when you don’t use
the accessory 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
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Armlift height
3
After arm height adjustment is
finished, lock the tone arm by
turning the arm lock knob.
Preparation
 Put a record on the turntable.
 Remove the stylus cover ( 18), taking care
not to damage the stylus, then release the
arm clamp.
 Lift the cue lever and move the tone arm over
the record.
1
KATING
TI-S
AN
Check the armlift height (distance
between the stylus tip and record
surface).
If adjustment is needed, go to
step 2 .
3
0
 The armlift height is factory-adjusted to
8 to 13 mm.
Attention
 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.
2
Return the tone arm to the arm
rest and fix it with the arm clamp.
Turn the adjustment screw.
 Turning the screw clockwise lowers the
armlift.
 Turning the screw anti-clockwise raises
the armlift.
Armlift
screw
Armlift
Arm clamp
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Getting started
 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.
Make an adjustment according to your
cartridge if necessary.
Playing records
Preparation
1 Put a record (not included) on the turntable.
2 Take off the stylus cover and release the arm clamp.
1
Press [
] to turn the unit on.
33-1/3 rpm is automatically selected and
the indicator [33] lights.
2
ヘベ
ピピ
Press [START-STOP].
The turntable starts revolving.
ヴヵモンヵ〔ヴヵヰヱ
フブ
ピピ
Indicator
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.
] to turn the unit off, fit the turntable and then press [
] to turn
If it is blinking, press [
the unit on.
 Turn the unit on or off with the volume on the connected device set to the minimum.
Centre spindle
1
3
·
4
1
2
2
Speed select buttons
Indicators
Cartridge
Stylus cover
①
②
③
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2
Removing the stylus cover

Attaching the stylus cover

Hold the stylus cover from its front
and back, and while pushing the
latch on the rear part (), slowly
tilt the stylus cover downward ().
Hold the stylus cover from its
front and back, align with the
front of the cartridge, and
slowly lift it () taking care not
to damage the stylus.
3
Lift the cue lever and move the
tone arm over the record.
Cue lever
4
Lower the cue lever slowly.
The tone arm moves down slowly.
Play starts.
To temporarily stop play

Lift the cue lever.
 The stylus lifts off the record.
 To start play again, lower the cue lever.
When play finishes

After lifting the cue lever to return the tone
arm to the arm rest, lower it completely.
The electronic brake gently stops the
turntable.
] to turn the unit off.
Press [
Clamp the tone arm with the arm clamp.
Put the stylus cover back on (to protect the
stylus tip).
This function automatically lifts up the tone arm
after a record finishes playing. It prevents the
last groove from playing back repeatedly.
(It does not stop the turntable rotation.)
This function requires the following setting to
become active.
Setting: With the unit turned off, set the auto
lift-up switch on the rear side to “ON”.
 After an auto lift-up, be sure to perform the
steps  to  described above in “When play
finishes”.
Attention
 Depending on the record, it may take some
time after the play finishes for the auto liftup to operate, or it may operate while the
record is still playing. If the tone arm is lifted
during play, set the auto lift-up switch to
“OFF”.
 The auto lift-up function may not operate
normally. For the auto lift-up function to
operate normally, the cue lever must be
completely lowered after the tone arm is
returned to the arm rest following the end of
play.
ロ
ロ
ヰョョ
ン
ヰヶヵ
ヰョョ
ヰワ
ン
ヰワ
モヶヵヰチロリョヵチヶヱ
Auto lift-up
switch
ロリワユチヰヶヵ
When playing EP records

 Press the speed select button [45] ([45]
lights).
 Fit the EP record adaptor over the centre
spindle.
When playing SP (78 rpm) records

 Press the speed select buttons [33] and [45]
at the same time (78 rpm: [33] and [45]
light).
When using a record stabilizer

(not included)
 See the instruction manual of the record
stabilizer.
 Maximum weight: 1 kg
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Playing
back
Press [START-STOP].
Auto lift-up function

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
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Before repackaging,
remove the balance
weight and insert the
tone arm support
under the tone arm.
3
1
2
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 when it is in
place. Doing so may cause the tone arm to
be attracted towards the dust cover as a
result of the generated static electricity.
Be sure the dust cover is removed while
playing a record.
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.
Replacing the cartridge
The cartridge can be replaced with one of your preference.
Removing the supplied cartridge
1
2
Attach the stylus cover (18) and
loosen the locking nut to remove
the tone arm from the head shell.
2
 Be careful not to touch the stylus tip.
 Move the cartridge to adjust the overhang
in such a way that the stylus tip is at 52
mm from the head shell mounting end, as
shown in the figure below.
Loosen the cartridge mounting
screws to remove the supplied
cartridge from the head shell.
 Use a commercially available mini flat
screwdriver (4 mm).
 Be careful not to overturn the head shell.
3
Adjust the overhang.
Stylus tip
52 mm
Remove the leads from the terminals.
 Be careful not to cut the leads.
 The cartridge should be parallel on the shell
head when viewed from the top
and side (the illustration is the top view).
Locking nut
Head shell
Cartridge
Screw for
cartridge
Lead wire
Attaching the cartridge
1
 Tighten the screw for cartridge.
 Be careful not to allow the cartridge to
slip out of place.
Attach a cartridge tentatively.
Follow the instructions of the replacement
cartridge to correctly attach it to the head
shell, and tighten the screws lightly.
 If the mounting screws are included in
the cartridge, use them.
 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)
Attaching the head shell
3
Screw for
cartridge
Head
shell
Washers
Screw for cartridge
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.
Locking nut
Head shell
Cartridge
Terminal
Stylus
Nuts
(Lead wire)
Red 
Green 
White 
Blue 
(Terminal)
R+ (Red)
R- (Green)
L+ (White)
L- (Blue)
Attention
 Store the removed screws, washers and nuts in
such a way that they do not get lost.
 This unit is for use with MM type cartridges. The
external output terminals cannot be used when
used with an MC type cartridge.
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Maintenance
Lead wire
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. ( 12)
There is power but no sound, sound is weak or abnormal, loud and with
distorted sound quality.
 Are device connections and PHONO or external output terminal connections correct?
Connect the PHONO output terminals with the amplifier’s PHONO input terminals. ( 13)
Connect the external output terminals to the amplifier’s external input terminals. ( 12)
 Is the external output switch correctly set?
When connecting the external output terminals, set the external output switch to “ON”. ( 12)
Left and right sounds are reversed.
 Are the stereo connection cable connections to the amplifier or receiver reversed?
Double check all connections. ( 12, 13)
 Are connections of the head shell's lead wires to the cartridge terminals correct?
Double check all connections. ( 21)
Low, continuous sound (humming or buzzing sound), noise or popping sound
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?
When connecting the PHONO output terminals, correctly connect the PHONO earth lead. ( 13)
 Are both the PHONO terminal output and external output terminals simultaneously connected to
the connected device?
Connect one or the other. ( 12, 13)
The indicator on the speed select button [33] or [45] blinks.
Perform the following operations when the indicator on the speed select button [33] or [45] blinks.
The symptom may be improved.
] to OFF.
 Press [
 Pull out the power plug, wait for three seconds or more, and then insert the plug again.
] to turn the unit on and press [START-STOP] to rotate the turntable.
 Press [
 If the indicator on the speed select button 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
8.0 W (ON)
Approx. 0.2 W (OFF)
Effective length
230 mm
Overhang
15 mm
Dimensions
(W×H×D)
453 x 169 x 372 mm
Tracking error
angle
Mass
Approx. 9.9 kg
Operating
temperature
range
0 °C to +40 °C
Within 2° 32'
(at the outer groove of
30 cm record)
Within 0° 32'
(at the inner groove of
30 cm record)
Operating
humidity range
35 % to 80 % RH
(no condensation)
Offset angle
22°
Turntable section
Arm-height
0 – 6 mm
adjustment range
Drive method
Direct drive
Stylus pressure
0 – 4 g (direct reading)
adjustment range
Motor
Brushless DC motor
Head shell weight Approx. 7.6 g
Turntable platter
Aluminum diecast
Diameter: 332 mm
Weight: About 2.0 kg
(including rubber sheet)
Applicable
cartridge weight
range
Turntable speeds 33-1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
Starting torque
0.18 N·m (1.8 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.
(Without the auxiliary weight)
5.6 – 12.0 g
14.3 – 20.7 g
(including the head shell)
(With the small auxiliary weight)
10.0 – 16.4 g
18.7 – 25.1 g
(including the head shell)
Shell terminal
ø1.2 mm 4 pin terminal
Phono equalizer section
Gain
37 dB
Cartridge section
Type
MM type
Output voltage
5.5 mV
Mass
7.2 g
Stylus pressure
1.8 g
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Maintenance
Specifications are subject to change without
notice.
Manufactured by :
Panasonic Corporation
Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
Importer for Europe : Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH
Panasonic Testing Centre
Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany
Panasonic Corporation
Web Site: http://www.panasonic.com
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