User Manual - Sevenoaks Sound and Vision

User Manual - Sevenoaks Sound and Vision
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Pro-Ject 2 Xperience SB DC
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Pro-Ject 2 Xperience SB DC
Controls, features and connections
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3
4
5
6
7/17
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9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
18
19
20
21
22
Motor transport foam inserts
Motor pulley
Drive belt *
Sandwich platter *
Tonearm counterweight *
5a Downforce scale
Tonearm lift lever
Tonearm rest and removable transport lock
Tonearm tube
8a Tonearm base
Lid *
Lid hinges
Hinge fasteners
Power supply socket
Phono output sockets and earth connection
Anti-skating stub with anti-skating weight adjustment scale
Anti-skating weight *
Anti-skating weight support
Power switch
Headshell with finger lift and optional fitted cartridge Ortofon 2M Silver
Motor
Adjustable tip-toe feet with anti-scratch cups *
Screw-down record clamp *
Connection cable (not shown) *
Universal power supply (not shown) *
Single adapter (not shown) *
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Dear music lover,
thank you for purchasing a Pro-Ject Audio System’s record player.
In order to achieve maximum performance and reliability with this record player you should study these instructions
for use carefully.
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Warning of a hazard for the user, the unit or possible misuse.
Important notice.
The record player is supplied without cartridge or with a factory fitted and adjusted cartridge Ortofon 2M
SILVER.
** The following instructions for adjusting the cartridge are provided in case the cartridge is replaced by a
different model at a later date.
During assembly and adjustment of the deck small parts could be lost if not carefully placed in a suitable
receptacle. Before starting assembly make yourself acquainted with the parts listed above and 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, such as a flower vase
on or near the device. Never spill any liquid on the device. Never place any naked flame sources,
such as 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.
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Set-up
The deck is supplied partially disassembled and carefully packaged for safe transport. Carefully remove all
parts from the transport packaging.
Screw the three feet (21) onto the threaded bolts located on the underside of the plinth. Make sure the
surface you wish to use the turntable on is level (use a spirit level) before placing the turntable on it.
Remove the two motor transport foam inserts (1) which secure the motor (20) during transportation. Carefully
place the platter bearing housing over the bearing axle. Level the plinth using a spirit level and the adjustable
feet (22).
Fit the drive belt (3) around the platter (4) and the motor pulley (2). Avoid getting sweat or grease on the belt
as these will deteriorate the performance and reduce the belt's lifespan. Use absorbent kitchen paper to remove
any oil or grease from the outer edge of the platter and the belt.
Remove the transport lock (17) from the tonearm. Store it together with the two motor transport foam inserts
(1) in the original packaging so they are available for any future transportation.
Please note: We recommend to use the record player without a mat on the platter.
Cartridge downforce adjustment
The counterweight (5) supplied is suitable for cartridges weighing between 5 – 7,5g (counterweight no. 28).
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Alternative counterweights for cartridges weighing between 10 - 14g (no. 29),
29 7 - 10g (no. 46),
46 are available
as accessory parts.
Pushing carefully, turn the counterweight (5) onto the rear end of the tonearm tube (9), so that the downforce
scale (5a) shows towards the front of the player. Lower the armlift and position the cartridge in the space
between arm rest and platter. Carefully rotate the counterweight (5) until the armtube balances out. The arm
should return to the balanced position if it is moved up or down. This adjustment must be done carefully. Do
not forget to remove the cartridge protection cap if fitted.
Once the arm is correctly balanced return it to the rest. Hold the counterweight (5) without moving it, and gently
revolve the downforce scale ring (5a) until the zero is in line with the anti-skating stub (14). Check whether the
arm still balances out.
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Rotate the counterweight counter clockwise (seen from the front) to adjust the downforce according to the cartridge
manufacturer's recommendations. One mark on the scale represents 1 mN (= 0,1g / 0,1 Pond) of downforce.
Please note: Adjust the downforce prior to installing the anti-skating weight.
The recommended downforce for the factory fitted cartridge is 18mN.
18mN
Anti-skating force adjustment
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 "
"
"
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Hang the loop of the thread of the anti-skating weight in the groove of the anti-skating stub (14) corresponding
to the downforce applied to your cartridge and feed the thread through the loop of the wire support (16).
Connection to the amplifier
The record player has gold plated female RCA phono sockets (13) so you can substitute the interconnect cables
supplied with higher quality cables such as the ProPro-Ject Connect it 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
(such as CD, Tuner, Tape or Video) are not suitable.
Take care to connect the left and right channels correctly. The right channel is usually marked red, the left
channel black or white. Check the manual supplied with your amplifier for relevant information. An earthing
wire may be connected to the screw terminal between the sockets if you encounter hum problems when using
the record player.
If your amplifier does not have an input suitable for phono cartridges you will require a separate phono
amplifier stage for MM or MC cartridges which is then connected between the record player and a free line
level input of the amplifier.
For detailed product information regarding Pro-Ject Audio interconnect cables and phono amplifiers please
refer to the Pro-Ject website www.projectwww.project-audio.com.
audio.com.
The recommended load impedance for the factory fitted cartridge is: 47kohms /MM-input
Mains power connection
The turntable is supplied with the universal power supply with 3 exchangeable sockets adapters suitable for
all countries. Select the correct adapter for your country and insert the adapter to the exchangeable part of
the power supply.
Connect the low voltage plug from the power supply to the socket (12) on the rear of the record player before
connecting the power supply to the mains.
Fitting the lid
Fit the lid (dust cover 9) carefully over the hinge prongs and adjust the screws (11) until the lid stays open
where you want it to without being too stiff to open or close.
Switching on and off
Press the button START to start the turntable. For change the speed from 33 r.p.m. to 45 r.p.m., please press
the START button again. Speed is correct, when the LED diode stops blinking. To switch turntable to STAND
BY mode, please hold the button START for 3 seconds.
For detailed product information please refer to the Pro-Ject web site www.projectwww.project-audio.com.
audio.com.
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Playback of vinyls
Remove stylus guard from cartridge (19). Start motor for platter rotation.
Carefully move Headshell with finger lift (19) to lead-in groove of record. Move tonearm lift lever (6) to down
position. Adjust amplifier volume to desired level.
Amplifier input should be set to Phono position. If a Tape-Monitor functionality is available, only
activate when recording unit is switched on.
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. It is therefore recommended
that the lid be removed for optimum sound quality.
The record player should be positioned on a low-resonance surface such as wood or multiple layer ply board
to avoid structural vibrations disturbing replay.
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 this is not the case, loosen both 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.
Carefully retighten the screws without applying excessive force (which would deform the arm pillar) – finger
tight is quite sufficient.
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 if your needle is not mounted exactly
perpendicular to the cartridge body (which is often the case).
Slacken off the screw just enough to be able to revolve the arm
tube without applying force. Please note: do not remove the
screw completely!
With the aid of a good magnifying glass adjust the needle until it is vertical in the groove (i.e. perpendicular
to the record's surface). Ideally this should correspond to the top surface of the cartridge body being parallel
to the record surface.
When you are satisfied that the needle is vertical, retighten the screw carefully.
Please note: Under no circumstances should the arm tube be adjusted with the needle still in the
record groove! Irreparable damage may be caused to the cantilever suspension! The arm must be
lifted to make each adjustment and lowered afterwards to check it.
Fitting and connecting the cartridge
** All cartridges with half inch mounting holes can be fitted. Leaving the needle's protection cover on, fit the
cartridge to the headshell using the screws supplied with the cartridge by passing one screw through each
slot in the headshell (19). Do not tighten the nuts yet.
Connect the tonearm wires to the cartridge pins as follows:
white
red
green
blue
left channel positive (L+)
right channel pos. (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 correctly adjusted. Particular
tools like the Pro-Ject alignment tool are required to accomplish this job properly.
If you are not well acquainted with the adjustment of cartridges you are advised to call upon the willing help of
your Pro-Ject dealer to accomplish this task for you.
Adjusting a cartridge and tonearm calls for the greatest care in order to avoid damaging the cartridge
or tonearm bearings. Leave this work to your dealer if you are in any way unsure of the necessary
steps and precautions to be taken.
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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 attract more dust! Antistatic
cleaning fluids are available at specialist stores but must be applied sparingly to avoid damage to rubber
parts. It is recommended to fit the needle cover before cleaning or maintenance is carried out to avoid damage.
If the player is not used over a long period of time the drive belt can be removed to prevent unequal stretching.
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Always disconnect the record player from the mains power supply as a precaution before maintenance!
Technical specifications PRO-JECT 2 Xperience SB DC / Pro-Ject 9cc Evolution
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: ±0,12 % 45: ±0,28 %
33: ±0,12 % 45: ±0,11 %
70dB
8g
9 " (230mm)
18mm
4W/ >0,5W standby mode
15V/ 800mA DC, universal power supply
460 x 145 x 360mm, dust cover open 460 x 400 x 445mm
8 kg
Technical specifications MM-Cartridge Ortofon 2M Silver
Frequency range
Channel separation
Output voltage
Recommended load impedance
Compliance/stylus type
Recommended tracking force
Weight
20-22.000Hz
23dB/1kHz
4mV
47kohms / amplifier connection – MM-input
20µm/mN – elliptical
18mN
7,2g
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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:
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• No earth connection from cartridge or arm or arm cable to amplifier, or earth loop.
Distorted or inconsistent sound from one or both channels:
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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 effected 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 (10), counterweight (6), anti-skating weight (16) platter (5) and belt (3). Fit the
cartridge protection cap. Insert the transport lock for the tonearm (18) 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 © 2015. 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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