Knowing how to properly assemble and operate a turntable is vital in order to play vinyl records. The AIWA PX-E850 stereo turntable system usually comes with a user manual for easy set-up and playing. In case the user manual of your turntable ends up missing, however, backup instructions are helpful. Ensure the longevity of your turntable by carefully cleaning it, storing it when unused and knowing how to operate it correctly to avoid damage.
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Check that the voltage on the turntable matches the location's voltage settings. For a North American model, the two voltage setting options are 110 V and 127 AC and 220 V and 240 V AC. The turntable will usually be preset for 220 V or 240 V AC, yet can be adjusted to match local settings.
Clean the stylus before playing a record. Use a fluid stylus cleaner and avoid direct contact of the stylus with your finger. Do not over-moisten the stylus. Replace the stylus after 400 plays. Replacement styluses can be found at a local AIWA dealer or record store.
Dust off the cabinet and clean off the dust cover with a dry cloth. Do not use any strong detergents, as they may damage the surface, but a mild soap is optional.
Wire the equaliser amp. Connect it to the rear of the unit, plugging the red plug to the red-channel jack and the white plug to the left-channel jack. Switch the equaliser switch on the unit on, unless the amp is hooked up to Phono, in which case it may be left off.
Assemble the turntable. Hold and pull the ribbon attached to the belt over the motor pulley, making sure the ribbon does not twist. Put the mat over the platter. Attach the dust cover to the hinges in the rear of the turntable.
Put the record on the turntable. Choose an appropriate rotating speed. Press "Start" to play.
Tips and warnings
- Do not expose the turntable to rain or moisture and avoid electrical shock
- Avoid placing the table on any uneven, slippery or dusty surface, or in a place that is extremely hot or cold.
- Unplug and store the turntable in a cool place when unused.
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