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Pro-Ject VT-E Manual VT-E L
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
VT-E L
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Mounting kit for wall mount
VT-E L
Controls, features and connections
(1)
Power switch
(2)
Motor with motor pulley
(3)
Platter
(4)
Drive belt
(5)
Chassis
(6)
Screwable record clamp
(7)
Tonearm counterweight
(8)
Tonearm lift
(9)
Tonearm rest and removable transport lock
(10)
Tonearm tube
(11)
Headshell with finger lift
(12)
Ortofon OM 5E cartridge
(13)
Feet
(14)
Signal output cable
(15)
Rear support
(16)
Power supply socket
Universal power supply (not shown) *
Single adapter (not shown)*
Allen key (not shown) *
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Mounting kit for wall mount
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
The main wall holder
Bottom support 2x
M6 nut 2x
M6 washer 2x
M6 x 35 screw for rear support or main wall holder
Pro-Ject DAMP IT
Packaging overview
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CONTENT
TURNTABLE and ACCESSORIES overview
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MOUNTING KIT and PACKAGING overview
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SETUP AND INSTALLATION
PART 1 - DESKTOP MOUNT
1. ASSEMBLING THE REAR SUPPORT
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2. MOUNTING THE PLATTER, DRIVE BELT AND THE RECORD CLAMP
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3. CARTRIDGE , VERTICAL TRACKING FORCE (VTF)
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4. CONNECTION TO THE AMPLIFIER
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5. MAINS POWER CONNECTION
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6. SWITCHING ON AND OFF
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7. CHANGING REPLAY SPEED
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8. MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
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PART 2 - WALL MOUNT
9. DISASSEMBLIMG THE REAR SUPPORT
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10. ASSEMBLING THE MAIN WALL HOLDER
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11. ASSEMBLING THE BOTTOM SUPPORT
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12. MOUNTING ON THE WALL
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13. MOUNTING THE PLATTER, DRIVE BELT AND RECORD CLAMP
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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WARRANTY, SERVICE
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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
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.tr
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SETUP AND INSTALLATION
PART 1 – DESKTOP USE
1.
ASSEMBLING THE REAR SUPPORT
Remove the rear support panel (15) from the packaging and prepare two M6x35 screws for mounting.
Using the screwdriver, carefully tighten the screws to fix the rear support panel on the turntable’s chassis (5)
as shown in the following illustration.
2.
MOUNTING THE PLATTER, DRIVE BELT AND RECORD CLAMP
With the rear support (15) mounted and the turntable in vertical position, install the platter (3) and the drive
belt (4) as shown in following illustration.
After the placing the record on the platter, it is necessary to tighten the screw-able record
clamp (6) onto the platter spindle.
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3.
CARTRIDGE, VERTICAL TRACKING FORCE (VTF)
The turntable is supplied with fitted cartridge Ortofon OM 5E. The counterweight (7) supplied is suitable only
for Ortofon OM cartridges. Cartridge downforce is pre-adjusted from the factory.
Please note: It is not recommended to change the cartridge or vertical tracking force without prior
consultation with your dealer.
4.
CONNECTION TO THE AMPLIFIER
The record player has a captive tonearm signal lead (14) for connection to the amplifier. 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.
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 (16) on the rear of the record
player before connecting the power supply to the mains.
6.
SWITCHING ON AND OFF
Pressing the power switch (1) alternately starts or stops the motor.
7.
CHANGING REPLAY SPEED
To play records at 45 r.p.m., put the drive belt (4) over the larger diameter part of the motor pulley (2). To
revert to 33 r.p.m. repeat the proceedings using the smaller step on the pulley.
8.
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!
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PART 2 – WALL MOUNT
9.
DISASSEMBLING THE REAR SUPPORT
Remove two M6 screws which holds the rear support (15) in the back of the turntable.
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ASSEMBLING THE MAIN WALL HOLDER
For wall mount it is necessary to mount the main wall holder (1 – mounting kit) instead of the rear support
(15). For correct mounting, follow instructions from next illustration.
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ASSEMBLING THE BOTTOM SUPPORT
With the main wall holder mounted on the turntable, unscrew both feet (13) from the bottom and instead of
the feet screw the bottom support (2 – mounting kit) as shown in the following illustration.
Now the Vertical turntable is ready for mounting on the wall.
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MOUNTING ON THE WALL
Mount the turntable on the wall through supplied damping pad Pro-Ject Damp IT.
We recommend using the appropriate type of mounting screw for given type of
the wall.
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MOUNTING THE PLATTER, DRIVE BELT AND RECORD CLAMP
With the turntable mounted on the wall, install the platter (3) and the drive belt (4) as shown in following
illustration.
After the placing the record on the platter, it is necessary to tighten the screw-able record
clamp (6) onto the platter spindle.
Technical specifications Pro-Ject VT-E L / Pro-Ject 8,6’’ EV 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 r.p.m.
33: ±0,80 % 45: ±0,70 %
33: ±0,29 % 45: ±0,27 %
-65dB
8g
8,6 " (218,5mm)
22mm
4,5W (5W max)/ >0,5W standby mode
15V/ 0,8 A DC, universal power supply
430 x 345 x 245mm
2,8 kg
Technical specifications MM-Cartridge Ortofon OM 5E
Frequency range
Channel separation
Output voltage
Recommended load impedance
Compliance/stylus type
Recommended tracking force
Weight
20-25.000Hz
22dB/1kHz
4mV
47kohms / amplifier connection – MM-input
20µm/mN – elliptical
17,5mN
5g
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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 not switched on.
Amplifier or speakers 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.
Fit the cartridge protection cap and the transport lock for the tonearm tube, 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 © 2016. All rights reserved.
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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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