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Panasonic SL1210MK7EB Operating Instructions
SL-1210MK7
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
Sales and Support Information
Customer Communications Centre
Safety precautions ........................................ 04
Accessories ................................................... 07
Parts Name ................................................... 08
 Getting started
Putting the player together ........................... 09
 Attaching the cartridge ........................... 09
 Attaching the head shell .......................... 09
 Before fitting the turntable ...................... 11
 Fitting the turntable ................................ 11
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
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
 Fitting the slipmat ................................... 11
 Attaching the balance weight.................. 11
Features
Coreless direct drive motor for high torque
and reliability
 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 digital control method improves tracking and
accuracy, allowing for accurate and stable pitch
control.
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 improved tracking, making skating less
likely even during the most intense performances.
Functions to deliver a wide range of
performances
 Connecting to a pre-main amplifier or
component system /
Connecting to a mixer .............................12
 Installation .............................................. 13
 Fit the dust cover..................................... 13
Adjustment ................................................... 14
 Horizontal balance .................................. 14
 Stylus pressure ........................................ 14
 Anti-skating ............................................. 15
 Tone arm height...................................... 16
 Armlift height .......................................... 17
 Operation settings
(LED colour setting / Reverse playback
setting / 78 rpm setting / Torque setting /
Brake setting) .........................................17
 Playing back
Playing records .............................................. 18
Pitch control (fine adjustment to pitch) .......... 20
 Maintenance
Maintenance ................................................. 21
Troubleshooting guide .................................. 22
Specifications ................................................ 23
 Allows for torque and brake speed adjustment.
 Allows for reverse playback.
 Allows the user to select from two LED lamp
colours depending on user's preference or the
environment.
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Maintenance
 This unit is designed to not only deliver high-quality
sound and high feedback resistance, but also to
efficiently cut off external vibration in very loud
environments.
Connections and installation ......................... 12
Playing
back
Vibration-cutting highly rigid cabinet and
high-damping insulator
 To remove turntable ................................ 11
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.)
(TYL0332)
Slipmat (1 pc.)
(TBMX5361)
Slip sheet (1 pc.)
(TBMX5371)
 One of each is provided with
the unit. The slip sheet is a
thin, transparent sheet.
Be careful not to throw it
away by mistake.
Dust cover (1 pc.)
(TTFA0454)
Technics label (1 pc.)
(TBMA7331)
EP record adaptor (1 pc.)
(TPH0339)
Balance weight (1 pc.)
(TYL0295)
Head shell (1 pc.)
(TYL0331)
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.)
(K4EY4YY00003)
PHONO earth lead (1pc.)
(K4EY1YY00189)
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, nuts, screws and washers out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
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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.
Arm clamp ( 14)
Arm rest ( 14)
EP record adaptor ( 18)
Front
Centre spindle ( 10)
Head shell stand ( 9)
Balance weight ( 11)
START-STOP button ( 18)
Tone arm ( 9,11)
ON/OFF (power) ( 18)
Locking nut ( 9)
Strobe light ( 20) 
Stylus pressure
control ( 14)
Head shell ( 9)
Arm lock
( 16)
Anti-skating
control
( 15)
Cue lever ( 14)
Speed select buttons
( 18) 
Arm-height
control ring
( 16)
Turntable ( 10)
Slipmat ( 10)
Pitch range select
button ( 20) 
Stylus light ( 19)
PITCH ADJ control
( 20)
The LED lamps can be set to
blue or red with the LED colour
setting. (Factory setting Red)
(17)
RESET button
( 19)
RESET LED lamp
( 19) 
Insulator ( 13)
Back
PHONO
EARTH
L
R
PHONO OUT
AC ( ) input terminal ( 12)
PHONO output terminal ( 12)
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PHONO earth terminal ( 12)
Putting the player together
Attention
 When performing scratching (including reverse
play), use a cartridge and stylus for DJs.
Attach a cartridge (store-bought)
tentatively.
Follow the cartridge’s instructions 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.
Head
shell
Washers
Lead wire
Cartridge
Terminal
Stylus
Nuts
 Tighten the screw for cartridge.
 Be careful not to allow the cartridge to
slip out of place.
Screw for cartridge
Screw for
cartridge
(Example)
2
head when viewed from the top
and side (the illustration is the top view).
Getting started
1
 The cartridge should be parallel on the shell
(Lead wire)
Red
Green
White
Blue




(Terminal)
R+
(Red)
R(Green)
L+ (White)
L(Blue)
Note
 The head shell stand ( 8) can be used
to store the head shell with the cartridge
attached, or to store the head shell
temporarily removed to replace the cartridge
and the like. It allows you to prevent
cartridge and/or stylus failure or trouble due
to head shell overturning.
 Depending on the cartridge type, attaching
the dust cover ( 13) when the head shell
is stored in the head shell stand with the
cartridge attached may cause the dust cover
to touch and break the cartridge. Be sure
the head shell is not stored in the head shell
stand when attaching the dust cover.
Attaching the head shell
Adjust the overhang.
 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.
3
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
Stylus tip
Before use
Attaching the cartridge
52 mm
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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
 Before setting up, put on the stylus guard to protect the stylus tip, 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.
Slipmat
 Front side
(Printed side):
Record mounting face
 Back side: Slip face
Slip sheet
Turntable
Handle carefully as
this is heavy.
Balance weight
Board
Centre spindle
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Head shell
( 9)
Before fitting the turntable
1
Remove the magnet cover from
the turntable.
Fitting the slipmat
3
 A record on the rotating turntable can
be stopped manually as well as rotated
in reverse.
 Laying a slip sheet on the turntable
changes the slip-cueing feel.
Back side of the turntable
Slipmat
Magnet cover
Slip sheet
Magnet
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.
Attention
 When performing scratching (including reverse
play), use a cartridge and stylus for DJs.
Attaching the balance weight
4
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.
Note
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.
 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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Getting started
 There is a magnet and its cover on the
back side of the turntable.
Remove the magnet cover before fitting
to the main unit.
Lay the slipmat and slip sheet 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.
For the power consumption of this unit,
see the specifications. ( 23)
Connecting to a pre-main amplifier or component system /
Connecting to a mixer
Back of main unit
Back of main unit B
Back of main unit A
L
PHONO
EARTH
PHONO
EARTH
R
L
L
PHONO
EARTH
R
R
PHONO OUT
PHONO OUT
PHONO OUT
PHONO
earth lead
PHONO
cable
PHONO
cable
AC mains lead
L
R
PHONO cable/
PHONO earth lead
L
R
L
R
To a household
mains socket
L
R
B IN
R
A IN
L
R
PHONO
OUT
L
R
L
PHONO
PHONO
R L
PHONO
EARTH
PHONO
Amplifier (not included)
Audio mixer
R L
PHONO
 Refer to the operating instructions of
the audio mixer sold separately.
Attention
 Tighten the PHONO earth terminal using a Phillips head screwdriver.
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.
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
While holding the dust cover
from both sides, put it in place by
aligning its four corners with the
four corners of the unit.
 When removing, lift the dust cover
straight up.
 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).
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.
 Be sure the stylus light ( 19) is pressed down
when attaching the dust cover. If the dust
cover is attached with the stylus light raised, it
may touch the dust cover.
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Getting started
Adjusting the height to make the

Notes for installation

Adjustment
Horizontal balance
Preparation
Stylus pressure
Preparation
 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”.
 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.
Getting started
 The stylus pressure control will turn
together with the balance weight.
 Turn until the centre line points to the
appropriate stylus pressure.
0
Balance weight
Hold here
to turn
Turns
together
3
1
2
2
Centre line
Note
 For stylus pressures 3 g and above, adjust
anti-skating control to “3”.
 When performing scratching (including
reverse play), adjust the anti-skating control
depending on the scratch movements to
perform to reduce skating.
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Adjustment
(continued)
Tone arm height
Make this adjustment only if the cartridge you
are using makes it necessary.
When you don't know the cartridge

height (H) or when you don’t use
the supplied head shell
Preparation
 Put a record on the turntable.
1
Release the arm lock.
Arm lock
(Released)
(Locked)
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
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
3
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.
 Turn the arm-height
KATING
TI-S
AN
3
0
control ring to align
the position mark
with the index line.
0 to 6 mm are
marked on the armheight control ring.
4
3
Attention
Index line
Arm-height control
ring
Note
 When performing scratching (including
reverse play), adjust the arm-height control
ring depending on the scratch movements to
perform to reduce skating.
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 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.
Armlift height
Operation settings
Make an adjustment according to your
cartridge if necessary.
Preparation
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
LED colour setting
Allows you to select red or blue for the colour of the
strobe light, speed select buttons, pitch range select
button and RESET LED lamp.
Red
Blue
Switch no.: 1 (LED)
OFF (Factory setting)
ON
Reverse playback setting
Allows you to disable or enable reverse playback. ( 19)
REV disabled
REV enabled
Switch no.: 3 (REV)
OFF (Factory setting)
ON
78 rpm setting
 Turning the screw clockwise lowers the
armlift.
 Turning the screw anti-clockwise raises
the armlift.
Armlift
screw
Armlift
Allows you to disable or enable 78 rpm. ( 19)
78 rpm disabled
78 rpm enabled
Switch no.: 4 (78)
OFF (Factory setting)
ON
Torque setting
Allows you to select from four levels of strength to
adjust the torque.
Switch no.: 5 (TQ1)
Switch no.: 6 (TQ2)
ON
ON
High ①
OFF
ON
②
③ OFF (Factory setting) OFF (Factory setting)
ON
OFF
Low ④
⇔
Return the tone arm to the arm
rest and fix it with the arm clamp.
Turn the adjustment screw.
Brake setting
Arm clamp
Allows you to select from four levels of brake strength
to stop the turntable after [START-STOP] is pressed.
1
2
Switch no.: 7 (BK1)
Switch no.: 8 (BK2)
High ①
OFF
ON
② OFF (Factory setting) OFF (Factory setting)
ON
OFF
③
ON
ON
Low ④
⇔
2
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Getting started
 The armlift height is factory-adjusted to
8 to 13 mm.
Switch no.
BK2
BK1
TQ2
TQ1
78
REV
Check the armlift height (distance
between the stylus tip and record
surface).
If adjustment is needed, go to
step 2 .
ON
OFF
LED
1
ON
ON
 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.
Allows for LED colour setting, reverse playback
setting, 78 rpm setting, torque setting and brake
setting.
①Turn the unit off and pull out the power plug.
②Adjust as desired by setting the switches with
a fine Phillips head screwdriver and the like.
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.
Press [START-STOP].
The turntable starts revolving.
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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
1
4
1
2
2
2
Speed select buttons
Indicators
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5
3
Press [RESET] to light the pitch
control RESET LED lamp.
The unit plays at a preset pitch (33-1/3, 45
or 78 rpm) regardless of the [PITCH ADJ]
position.
RESET LED
lamp
 Fine adjustment to
pitch ( 20)
When play finishes

 Lift the cue lever, return the tone arm to the
 Press [START-STOP].
The electronic brake gently stops the
turntable.
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Lift the cue lever.
 The stylus lifts off the record.
 To start play again, lower the cue lever.
arm rest and lower the cue lever.
RESET
button
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To temporarily stop play

Lift the cue lever and move the
tone arm over the record.
 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

Cue lever
5
The stylus tip is illuminated during play.
Lower the cue lever slowly.
Stylus light
The tone arm moves down slowly.
Play starts.
Press the stylus light.
 The stylus light (white LED) rises up and
illuminates the stylus.
 Press down the stylus light to turn off the
light.
When playing EP records

To play in reverse

When playing SP (78 rpm) records

 Enable 78 rpm with the 78 rpm setting
( 17).
 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
 Enable reverse playback with the Reverse
playback setting ( 17).
 Simultaneously press the turntable speed
select button or buttons ([33], [45] or [33]
and [45]) and [START-STOP] while the
turntable is rotating.
 Reverse playback starts at the turntable
speed selected by pressing the speed select
button or buttons.
 To return to normal playback, press [STARTSTOP] again while pressing the turntable
speed select button or buttons.
 Pressing [START-STOP] again after pressing
[START-STOP] during reverse playback starts
normal playback.
 Simultaneously pressing the turntable speed
select button or buttons and [START-STOP]
with the turntable stopped starts reverse
playback.
 Press the speed select button [45] ([45]
lights).
 Fit the EP record adaptor over the centre
spindle.
Pitch control
(fine adjustment to pitch)
1 Press [RESET] to turn off the
RESET LED lamp.
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.
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
rpm) when stationary
-3.3 % change in pitch when stationary
Attention
The strobe mirrors are lit by the strobe light
(LED lighting) synchronized with the precise
frequency of the digital control.
Always use this LED lighting to measure the
pitch.
Pitch range select
button
Strobe light
RESET LED lamp
Pitch ADJ control
RESET button
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ヱリヵヤラチモュル
To reset pitch to the preset value

Press [RESET].
The RESET LED lamp lights and the pitch
immediately returns to a preset value regardless
of the [PITCH ADJ] position.
(33-1/3, 45 or 78 rpm)
 RESET LED on: Fixed to the preset value.
 RESET 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 slipmat 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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2
1
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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 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.
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.
 Are connections to the amplifier/receiver’s PHONO terminals correct?
Connect the PHONO cables to the amplifier’s PHONO input terminals. ( 12)
Left and right sounds are reversed.
 Are the stereo connection cable connections to the amplifier or receiver reversed?
Double check all connections. ( 12)
 Are connections of the head shell's lead wires to the cartridge terminals correct?
Double check all connections. ( 9)
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. ( 12)
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.
 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 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 353 mm
Tracking error
angle
Mass
Approx. 9.6 kg
Within 2° 32'
(at the outer groove of
30 cm (12“) record)
Operating
temperature
range
0 °C to +40 °C
Operating
humidity range
35 % to 80 % RH
(no condensation)
Turntable section
Type
Direct drive manual
turntable
Drive method
Direct drive
Motor
Brushless DC motor
Turntable platter
Aluminum diecast
Diameter: 332 mm
Weight: About 1.8 kg
(Including slipmat and slip
sheet)
Turntable speeds 33-1/3 rpm, 45 rpm
(with switch 78 rpm)
Variable range
pitch
±8, ±16 %
Starting torque
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 % WRMS
Within 0° 32'
(at the inner groove of
30 cm (12“) record)
Offset angle
22°
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
5.6 – 12.0 g
(without auxiliary weight)
14.3 – 20.7 g
(including the head shell)
Shell terminal
ø1.2 mm 4 pin terminal
Specifications are subject to change without
notice.
Maintenance
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Manufactured by :
Panasonic Corporation
Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
Importer for Europe : Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH
Panasonic Testing Centre
Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany
Panasonic Corporation
Web Site: http://www.panasonic.com
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