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Pro-Ject The Classic Evo Manual
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
The Classic Evo
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The Classic Evo
Controls, features and connections
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(14)
(15)
(16)
(17)
(18)
(19)
(20)
(21)
MAIN PLATTER
CHASSIS
SPEED CONTROL
MOTOR WITH MOTOR PULLEY
DRIVE BELT
SUB-PLATTER
TRANSPORT SCREWS
TONEARM COUNTERWEIGHT
TONEARM LIFT
TONEARM REST AND REMOVABLE TRANSPORT LOCK
CARBON / ALUMINIUM TONEARM TUBE
HEADSHELL WITH FINGER LIFT
TONEARM FLANGE
ANTI-SKATING WEIGHT WITH THREAD
ANTI-SKATING WEIGHT SUPPORT
ANTI-SKATING STUB WITH ANTI-SKATING ADJUSTMENT SCALE
LID HINGE
HINGE FASTENERS
LID
PHONO OUTPUT SOCKET
POWER SUPPLY SOCKET
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Turntable accessories
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)
(14)
(15)
(16)
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Instruction for use
Cartridge alignment protractor (not shown)
White cotton gloves
Anti-skating weight
Allen key 1.5mm
Allen key 2mm
Allen key 3mm
Counterweight no. 183 for cartridges with weight between 7 - 14g
Single adaptor
Hook tool
Stylus Pressure Gauge
Connect IT RCA – E 1,23m (not shown)
Cloth (not shown)
Power supply (not shown)
3x Feet
Round drive belt for 78 r.p.m. (not shown)
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CONTENTS
TURNTABLE OVERVIEW
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ACCESSORIES OVERVIEW
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SETUP AND INSTALLATION
1. FEET ASSEMBLY
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2. TRANSPORT SCREWS
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3. MOUNTING AND CONNECTING THE CARTRIDGE
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4. CARTRIDGE DOWNFORCE ADJUSTMENT
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5. ANTI-SKATING FORCE ADJUSTMENT
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6. CONNECTION TO THE AMPLIFIER
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7. MAINS POWER CONNECTION
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8. FITTING THE LID
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9. SWITCHING ON AND OFF
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10. CHANGING REPLAY SPEED
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11. ADJUSTING THE VERTICAL TRACKING ANGLE (VTA)
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12. ADJUSTING THE AZIMUTH
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13. USEFUL TIPS
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14. MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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WARRANTY, SERVICE
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PACKAGING
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Dear music lover,
Thank you for purchasing a Pro-Ject Audio Systems record player.
In order to achieve maximum performance and reliability, please study these instructions carefully.
Warning of a hazard for the user, the unit or possible misuse
Important notice
The following instructions for adjusting the cartridge are provided in case the cartridge is replaced by a different
model at a later date.
During assembling and adjustment small parts could be lost if they are not carefully placed in a suitable
receptacle. Before starting assembly make yourself acquainted with the parts listed above which are
correspondingly numbered in the technical drawings above. Separately packed items are marked with an
asterisk *.
Safety instructions
The power supply is used to connect and disconnect the unit from the mains. Make sure that the plug
is easily accessible at all times. Hold the plug when unplugging the power cord. Never handle the
power cord while your hands are wet or damp.
Avoid letting liquids enter the device. Never place any item containing liquid, like a flower vase, on or
near the device. Never spill any liquid on the device. Never place any naked flame sources, like lighted
candles, on or near the device. The product shall not be used in damp or wet locations, next to a
bathtub, sink, swimming pool or any other similar conditions.
Keep plastic bags away from children to prevent any risk of suffocation.
The turntable was shipped partially disassembled in order to avoid damage to sensitive parts.
Please check immediately to make sure that neither the packaging nor the device was damaged in
transit.
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SETUP AND INSTALLATION
1.
FEET ASSEMBLY
Remove the three feet (15 –accessories list) from the grey foam insert. Carefully turn the turntable and screw
the feet into the thread insert from the bottom of the turntable. Balance the turntable by using a spirit level
before next steps.
2.
TRANSPORT SCREWS
Remove the three transport screws (7) from the upper part of the chassis before installing the sub-platter (6),
the drive belt (5) and the platter (1).
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3.
MOUNTING AND CONNECTING THE CARTRIDGE
All cartridges with half inch mounting holes can be mounted. Leave the needle's protection cover on, fit the
cartridge to the headshell by using the supplied screws by passing one screw through each slot in the headshell
(12). Do not tighten the nuts yet.
Connect the tonearm wires with the cartridge pins as follows:
white
red
green
blue
left channel positive (L+)
right channel positive (R+)
right channel return (R-)
left channel return (L-)
The full sound quality of the record player can only be achieved if the cartridge is adjusted correctly. Particular
tools like the Pro-Ject Audio Systems alignment tool are required to accomplish this job properly. If you are not well
acquainted with the adjustment of cartridges, please call for the willing help of your Pro-Ject Audio Systems
dealer.
Please note: adjusting a cartridge and tonearm calls for the greatest care in order to avoid damaging
the cartridge or tonearm bearings. Ask your local dealer for help if you are unsure in any of the
necessary steps and precautions which must be taken.
4.
CARTRIDGE DOWNFORCE ADJUSTMENT
The counterweight (8) supplied is suitable for cartridges weighing between 7 - 14g (counterweight no. 183).
Adjust the downforce prior to setting the anti-skating force.
Place counterweight (8) halfway along the counterweight support rod at rear of arm.
With the power off, and the platter static, place the stylus pressure gauge (11 –accessories list) onto the platter.
To set the recommended 23mN downforce (1mN = 0,1g / 0,1 Pond), place the tip of the stylus slightly after
the 20mN mark.
If the stylus gauge becomes level, then the correct pressure has been achieved. However if the there is
insufficient or excessive pressure the gauge will either not move or tilt down.
To adjust the amount of pressure, carefully move the counterweight (8) along the support rod, until the stylus
pressure is sufficient to raise the pressure gauge to the level position. Moving the counterweight (8) away from
the cartridge will reduce pressure and towards will increase pressure.
Please note: It is advised to remove stylus tip from gauge whilst making adjustments to avoid damage
to stylus.
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ANTI-SKATING FORCE ADJUSTMENT
Put the anti-skating thread hook over the anti-skating adjustment scale.
The anti-skating force must be adjusted corresponding to the downforce as follows:
Downforce
Groove in the stub (15)
10 - 14mN
1st from bearing rings
15 - 19mN
2nd
"
"
"
20mN and bigger
3rd
"
"
"
6.
CONNECTION TO THE AMPLIFIER
The record player has gold plated female RCA phono sockets (20) so you can substitute the interconnect cables
supplied with higher quality cables such as the Pro-Ject Connect IT Si interconnect cables for connection to the
amplifier if you wish. Use the Phono input (sometimes labelled gram, disc or RIAA) on your amplifier. Make
sure that the phono input offers correct matching and amplification for the type of cartridge used. Line inputs
(like CD, Tuner, Tape or Video) are not suitable.
Take care about connecting the left and right channel correctly. The RIGHT CHANNEL is usually marked RED,
the LEFT CHANNEL BLACK or WHITE. Check the manual of your amplifier for relevant information. An earthing
wire may be connected to the screw terminal between the sockets if you encounter humming problems.
If your amplifier does not have an input suitable for phono cartridges, a separate phono amplifier stage for
MM or MC cartridges is required. It has to be connected between record player and a free line level input of
the amplifier.
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For detailed product information regarding Pro-Ject Audio Systems interconnect cables and phono amplifiers
please visit our website: www.project-audio.com
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MAINS POWER CONNECTION
The turntable is supplied with a power supply suitable for your country's mains supply. Check the label before
connecting to ensure compliance with the mains rating in your house.
Connect the low voltage plug from the power supply to the socket (21) on the rear of the record
player before connecting the power supply to the mains.
8.
FITTING THE LID
Fit the lid (dust cover 19) carefully over the hinge prongs and adjust the screws (18) until the lid stays open
where you want it to without being too stiff to open or close.
9.
SWITCHING ON AND OFF
Press the speed control button (3) to start the turntable. A long (more than three seconds) press on the speed
control button stops the motor.
10.
CHANGING REPLAY SPEED
To play records at 33 r.p.m. press the speed control button (3) to starts the motor. Pressing the speed control
button two times selects 45 r.p.m.. The selected speed is shown respectively by the flashing LED. When the platter
has attained full speed, the LEDs stop flashing.
To be able to play 78 r.p.m. the flat drive belt has to be removed and the round drive belt has to be fitted
around the sub-platter (6) and the larger diameter part of the motor pulley (4). To do so the platter (1) has to
be removed.
After the round drive belt has been fitted, pressing the speed control button two times selects 78 r.p.m.. When
full speed is attained the LED 45 stops flashing.
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ADJUSTING THE VERTICAL TRACKING ANGLE (VTA)
Put a record on the platter. When the needle is lowered into the record groove and the tonearm is not resting on
the lift arm, the tube of the tonearm should be parallel to the surface of the record.
If it is not, loosen both hexagon screws in the tonearm base just enough to allow vertical movement of the arm
pillar without force and slide the arm up or down until it is parallel.
Retighten the hexagon screws without applying excessive force (which would deform the arm pillar) – finger tight
is quite sufficient.
12.
ADJUSTING THE AZIMUTH
The cartridge needle must be vertical in the record groove in order to trace the groove wall modulations
correctly.
A small screw at the bearing end of the arm allows incorrect azimuth to be corrected.
Slacken off the screw just enough to be able to revolve the arm tube without applying force. Note! Do not
remove this screw completely!
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13.
USEFUL TIPS
The lid is not only a dust cover but also a resonant structure likely to be excited by and to pass into the plinth the
acoustic energy emanating from your loudspeakers during replay. Therefore it is recommended to remove the
lid for achieving a better sound quality. The record player should be positioned on a low-resonance surface,
like wood or multiple layer ply board to avoid structural vibrations disturbing replay.
14.
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
Your record player requires little or no regular maintenance. Remove dust with a slightly moistened antistatic
cloth. Never use a dry cloth because this will create static electricity which attracts even more dust! Antistatic
cleaning fluids are available at specialized stores but must be applied sparingly to avoid damage to rubber
parts. It is recommended to fit the needle cover before cleaning or maintenance to avoid damage.
If the player is not used over a long period of time, the drive belt should be removed to prevent unequal
stretching.
Always disconnect the record player from the mains power supply as a precaution before maintenance!
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
THE CLASSIC Evo
Pro-Ject 9’’ Carbon/Alu sandwich tonearm
Nominal speeds
Speed variance
Wow and flutter
Signal to noise
Effective tonearm mass
Effective tonearm length
Overhang
Power consumption
Outboard power supply
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Weight
33/45/78 r.p.m.
33: ±0.13 % 45: ±0.12 %
33: ±0.11 % 45: ±0.10 %
-71dB
13.5g
9 " (230mm)
18mm
5W/ >0.5W standby mode
15V/ 0.8 A DC, universal power supply
462 x 131 x 351mm, dust cover open 462 x 423 x 390mm
11.5 kg
Technical specifications MC -Cartridge Ortofon Quintet RED
Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec
Channel balance
Channel separation at 1 kHz
Channel separation at 15 kHz
Frequency range at -3 dB
Frequency response 20-20.000
Hz
Tracking ability at 315 Hz at
recommended tracking force
(typical value)
Compliance, dynamic, lateral
Stylus type
Stylus tip radius
Tracking force range
Tracking force recommended
Tracking angle
12
0.5 mV
< 1.5 dB
> 21 dB
> 14 dB
20 - 25.000Hz
+/-2.5 dB
65 μm
15 μm/mN
Elliptical
r/R 8/18 μm
2.1-2.5 g (21-25 mN)
2.3 g (23 mN)
20º
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Internal impedance, DC
resistance
Recommended load impedance
Cartridge body material
Coil wire material
Cartridge colour
Cartridge weight
7 Ohm
>20 Ohm/amplifier connection – MC-input
ABS/Aluminium
Copper
Red
9g
Potential incorrect use and fault conditions
Pro-Ject turntables are manufactured to the highest standards and undergo strict quality controls before leaving
the factory. Faults that may possibly occur are not necessarily due to material or production faults but can
sometimes be caused by incorrect use or unfortunate circumstances. Therefore the following list of common fault
symptoms is included.
The platter doesn't turn although the unit is switched on:
The unit is not connected to the mains power supply.
No mains at the socket.
Drive belt is not fitted or has slipped off.
No signal through one or other channel or both channels:
No signal contact from the cartridge to the internal tonearm wiring or from that to the arm lead or
from that to the phono box or between that and the amplifier. This could be due to a faulty plug,
broken wire or solder joint or simply loose plug/socket connection.
Phono input not selected at amplifier.
Amplifier is not switched on.
Amplifier or speakers are defective or muted.
No connection to the loudspeakers.
Strong hum on phono input:
No earth connection from cartridge or arm or arm cable to amplifier, or earth loop.
Distorted or inconsistent sound from one or both channels:
Record player is connected to wrong input of amplifier, or MM/MC switch incorrectly set.
Needle or cantilever damaged.
Wrong r.p.m., drive belt overstretched or dirty, platter bearing without oil, dirty or damaged.
Service
Should you encounter a problem which you are not able to alleviate or identify despite the above information,
please contact your dealer for further advice. Only when the problem cannot be resolved there should the unit
be sent to the responsible distributor in your country.
Guarantee repairs will only be affected if the unit is returned correctly packaged. For this reason we recommend
keeping the original packaging.
Never return a record player without making sure that is it safely disassembled and correctly packaged in the
original packaging according to the diagrams on the last page of this user guide. Please remove these parts and
pack them separately: lid, counterweight, anti-skating weight, platter and belt. Fit the cartridge protection cap.
Insert the transport screws for the sub-chassis, the transport lock for the tonearm prior to carefully packaging the
record player.
Warranty
The manufacturer accepts no responsibility for damage caused by not adhering to these instructions
for use and/or by transportation without the original packaging. Modification or change to any part of
the product by unauthorized persons, release the manufacturer from any liability over and above the
lawful rights of the customer.
Pro-Ject Audio Systems is a Registered Trademark of
H. Lichtenegger.
This guide was produced by: Pro-Ject Audio Systems
Copyright © 2019. All rights reserved.
The information was correct at the time of going to press. The
manufacturer reserves the right to make changes to the
technical specification without prior notice as deemed
necessary to uphold the ongoing process of technical
development.
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