American Audio Turntable TT Record User Manual

TT-Record  
Turntable Mp3 Recorder  
"Fast, Easy, and Reliable"  
USER INSTRUCTIONS  
6122 S. Eastern Ave.  
Los Angeles Ca. 90040  
1/08  
 
CONTENTS  
ELECTRICAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS..................................................................................................4  
INSTALLATION gUIdLINES....................................................................................................................5  
PROdUCT INFORMATION......................................................................................................................6  
CUSTOMER SUPPORT..........................................................................................................................6  
QUICK START.........................................................................................................................................7  
ASSEMBLY.............................................................................................................................................8  
SET-UP...................................................................................................................................................9  
hEAdShELL ANd CARTRIdgE ASSEMBLY.........................................................................................9  
PROPER TURNTABLE INSTALLATION................................................................................................11  
TONEARMBALANCINg.......................................................................................................................11  
ANTI-SKATE.........................................................................................................................................11  
FUNCTIONS ANd CONTROLS  
MAIN UNIT.................................................................................................................................12  
TONEARM ASSEMBLY..............................................................................................................14  
TROUBLE ShOOTINg..........................................................................................................................15  
WARRANTY..........................................................................................................................................16  
SPECIFICATIONS.................................................................................................................................17  
CAUTION  
Do not open -  
risk of electric shock  
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC  
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER.  
THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS  
INSIDE. REFER ALL SERVICE TO YOUR  
AUTHORIZED AMERICAN AUDIO® DEALER.  
NOTE: This product satisfies FCC  
regulations when shielded cables  
and connectors are used to con-  
nect the unit to other equipment.  
To prevent electromagnetic inter-  
ference with electrical appliances  
such as radios and televisions, use  
The lightning flash with an arrow triangular  
symbol is intended to alert the user to the  
presence of non insulated “dangerous volt-  
age” within the products enclosure, and  
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute  
a risk of electric shock.  
shielded cables and connectors  
The exclamation point triangular symbol is  
for connections.  
intended to alert the user to the presence  
of important operating and maintenance  
(servicing) instructions in the user manual  
accompanying the amplifier.  
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS  
I. Heat - The turntable should be situated  
away from heat sources such as radiators,  
heat registers, stoves, or other appliances  
(inclucing amplifliers) that produce heat.  
2. Do not let insecticides, benzene, or thin-  
ner come in contact with the surface of  
the unit.  
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC  
SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS  
UNIT TO RAIN, LIQUIDS, OR MOISTURE  
3. Never disassemble or modify your unit in  
any way, doing so will void your manufac-  
tures warranty.  
4. Never plug this unit in to a dimmer pack  
5. Do not attempt to operate this unit if it  
becomes damaged in any way.  
6. This unit is intended for indoor use only,  
use of this product outdoors voids all war-  
ranties.  
7. Always mount this unit in safe and stable  
matter.  
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK  
DO NOT USE THIS (POLARIZED) PLUG WITH  
AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE, OR  
OTHER TYPE OF ELECTRICAL OUTLET  
UNLESS THE WIDE BLADES CAN BE  
CAREFULLY INSERTED INTO A MATCHING  
WIDE SLOT.  
ATTENTION: POUR PREVENIR LES CHOCS  
ELECTRIQUES NE PAS UTILISER CETTE  
FICHE POLARISEE AVEC UN PROLON-  
GATEUR, UNE PRISE DE COURANT OU  
UNE AUTRE SORTIE DE COURANT, SAUF  
SI LES LAMES PEUVENT ETRE INSEREES A  
FOND SANS EN LAISSER AUCUNE PARTIE A  
DECOUVERT.  
8. Disconnect from main power before  
making any type of connection.  
9. Cleaning - The turntable should be clean-  
ed only as recommended by the manufac-  
turer. Use a soft cloth to wipe down  
the outside of the unit. For stubborn stains  
moisten a soft cloth with class cleaner or  
other mild detergent to wipe away any  
stains. Use a soft cloth to wipe any residual  
cleaner. Never use volatile cleaners such  
as benzene, solvent, or thinner to clean  
your unit, these cleaners will damage the  
units surface.  
The serial and model number for this unit is  
located on the rear panel. Please write down  
the numbers here and retain for future refer-  
ence.  
Model No._____________________________  
Serial No._____________________________  
CAUTION:  
1. Handle the power supply cord carefully. Do  
not damage or deform; it may cause elec-  
tric shock or malfunction when used. Hold  
plug attachment when removing from wall  
outlet. Do not pull on the cord.  
2. To avoid electric shock, do not open the  
top cover when the unit is plugged in. If  
problems occur with the unit, call American  
Audio® customer support.  
Purchase Notes:  
Date of Purchase_______________________  
Dealer Name__________________________  
Dealer Address_________________________  
_________________________________________  
_________________________________________  
3. Do not place metal objects or spill liquid  
inside or on the turntable. Electric shock  
or malfunction may occur.  
Dealer Phone__________________________  
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ELECTRICAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS  
ELECTRICAL PRECAUTIONS  
CAUTION  
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK  
DO NOT OPEN  
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an  
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the  
presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the  
product'senclosurethatmaybeofsufficientmagnitude  
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.  
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is  
intended to alert the user to the presence of important  
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in  
the literature accompanying the appliance.  
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC  
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK).  
THERE ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS  
INSIDE REFER SERVICE TO YOUR AUTHORIZED  
AMERICAN AUDIO® SERVICE TECHNICIAN.  
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS  
ObJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY - Never push objects of  
READ INSTRUCTIONS — All the safety and operating  
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION  
instructions should be read before the product is  
operated.  
Ifthisproductisequippedwithapolarizedalternating  
current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than  
theother), itwillfitintotheoutlet onlyoneway. This  
isasafetyfeature.Ifyouareunabletoinserttheplug  
fullyintotheoutlet, tryreversingtheplug. Iftheplug  
should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to  
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the  
safety purpose of the polarized plug.  
any kind into this product through openings as they  
may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out  
parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.  
Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.  
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS — The safety and operating  
instructionsshouldberetainedforfuturereference.  
hEED WARNINGS — All warnings on the product and  
in the operating instructions should be adhered to.  
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS — All operating and use  
instructions should be followed.  
SERVICING — Do not attempt to service this product  
yourself as opening or removing covers may expose  
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all  
servicing to qualified service personnel.  
CLEANING — The product should be cleaned only with  
a polishing cloth or a soft dry cloth. Never clean with  
furniture wax, benzine, insecticides or other volatile  
liquids since they may corrode the cabinet.  
If this product is equipped with  
a
three-wire  
DAMAGEREQUIRINGSERVICE - Unplugthisproduct  
from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified  
service personnel under the following conditions:  
groundingtypeplug,aplughavingathird(grounding)  
pin, itwillonlyfitintoagroundingtypepoweroutlet.  
Thisisasafetyfeature.Ifyouareunabletoinsertthe  
plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to  
replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the  
safety purpose of the grounding type plug.  
When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.  
If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into  
the product.  
ATTAChMENTS  
Do not use attachments not  
recommendedbytheproductmanufacturerasthey  
may cause hazards.  
If the product has been exposed to rain or water.  
Iftheproductdoesnotoperatenormallybyfollowing  
theoperatinginstructions.Adjustonlythosecontrols  
that are covered by the operating instructions as an  
improper adjustment of other controls may result in  
damage and will often require extensive work by a  
qualified technician to restore the product to its  
normal operation.  
WATER AND MOISTURE — Do not use this product  
near water — for example, near a bathtub, wash  
bowl,kitchensink,orlaundrytub;inawetbasement;  
or near a swimming pool; and the like.  
ACCESSORIES — Do not place this product on an  
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The  
product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or  
adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only  
POWER-CORD PROTECTION - Power-supply cords  
should be routed so that they are not likely to be  
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or  
against them, paying particular attention to cords at  
plugs,conveniencereceptacles,andthepointwhere  
they exit from the product.  
OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING — If an outside  
antennaorcablesystemisconnectedtotheproduct,  
be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so  
astoprovidesomeprotectionagainstvoltagesurges  
andbuilt-upstaticcharges.Article810oftheNational  
ElectricalCode,ANSI/NFPA70,providesinformation  
with regard to proper grounding of the mast and  
supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire  
to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding  
conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit,  
connection to grounding electrodes, and  
requirementsforthegroundingelectrode.SeeFigure  
A.  
LIGhTNING — For added protection for this product  
duringalightningstorm,orwhenitisleftunattended  
and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from  
the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable  
system. This will prevent damage to the product  
due to lightning and power-line surges.  
POWER LINES An outside antenna system should  
notbelocatedinthevicinityofoverheadpowerlines  
or other electric light or power circuits, or where it  
can fall into such power lines or circuits. When  
installing an outside antenna system, extreme care  
should be taken to keep from touching such power  
lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.  
OVERLOADING — Do not overload wall outlets,  
extensioncords,orintegralconveniencereceptacles  
as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.  
If the product has been dropped or damaged in any  
way.  
When the product exhibits a distinct change in  
with  
a
cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table  
recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with  
the product. Any mounting of the product should  
follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should  
use a mounting accessory recommended by the  
manufacturer.  
performance — this indicates a need for service.  
REPLACEMENT PARTS -- When replacement parts  
arerequired,besuretheservicetechnicianhasused  
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or  
have the same characteristics as the original part.  
Unauthorizedsubstitutionsmayresultinfire,electric  
shock, or other hazards.  
SAFETY ChECk - Upon completion of any service or  
repairs to this product, ask the service technician to  
performsafetycheckstodeterminethattheproduct  
is in proper operating condition.  
CART — A product and cart combination should be  
moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and  
uneven surfaces may cause the product and cart  
combination to overturn.  
WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING — The product should  
not be mounted to a wall or ceiling.  
hEAT The product should be situated away from heat  
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or  
other products (including amplifiers) that produce  
heat.  
VENTILATION — Slots and openings in the cabinet are  
provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable  
operation of the product and to protect it from  
overheating, and these openings must not be  
blocked or covered. The openings should never be  
blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug,  
or other similar surface. This product should not be  
placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or  
rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the  
manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.  
POWER SOURCES —This product should be operated  
only from the type of power source indicated on the  
marking label. If you are not sure of the type of  
power supply to your home, consult your product  
dealer or local power company.  
ANTENNA  
LEAD IN  
WIRE  
GROUND  
CLAMP  
ANTENNA  
DISCHARGE UNIT  
(NEC SECTION 810-20)  
LOCATION – The appliance should be installed in a  
stable location.  
NONUSE PERIODS – The power cord of the appliance  
should be unplugged from the outlet when left un-  
used for a long period of time.  
ELECTRIC  
SERVICE  
EQUIPMENT  
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS  
(NEC SECTION 810-21)  
GROUND CLAMPS  
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING  
ELECTRODE SYSTEM  
(NEC ART 250, PART H)  
Fig. A  
NEC — NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE  
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PRODUCT INFORMATION  
Customer Support: American Audio® pro-  
vides a toll free customer support line, to pro-  
vide set up help and to answer any question  
should you encounter problems during your  
set up or initial operation. You may also visit us  
comments or suggestions. For service related  
issue please contact American Audio®. Service  
Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to  
5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.  
Please carefully read and understand the  
instructions in this manual thoroughly before  
attempting to operate this unit. These instruc-  
tions contain important safety information  
regarding the use and maintenance of this unit.  
Take special care to follow all warning symbols  
and labels both on the unit and printed in this  
manual. Also, Please keep this manual with the  
unit, for future reference.  
Voice:  
Fax:  
E-mail:  
To purchase parts online visit  
(800) 322-6337  
(323) 582-2941  
Features:  
• Metal Tone Arm  
• Belt Drive Platter Motor  
• Large Platter Start/Stop Button  
• 2 Speeds (33 & 45 RPM)  
• 45 Adapter for 7" Records  
• Adjustable Feet for Leveling  
• Anti-Skating Tone Arm Adjustment  
Tone Arm Holder with Lock  
Warning! To prevent or reduce the risk of  
electrical shock or fire, do not expose this unit  
to rain or moisture.  
Caution! There are no user serviceable parts  
inside this unit. Do not attempt any repairs  
yourself, doing so will void your manufactures  
warranty. In the unlikely event your unit may  
require service please contact customer sup-  
port. Please do not return to your dealer with-  
out first contacting customer support.  
The shipping carton and packing materi-  
als are constructed of recyclable material,  
please recycle when ever possible.  
WARRANTY INFORMATION  
The TT-RECORD™ carries a ONE year (365  
days) limited warranty. This warranty covers  
parts and labor. Please fill out the enclosed  
warranty card to validate your purchase and  
warranty. All returned service items whether  
under warranty or not, must be freight pre-  
paid and accompany a return authorization  
(R.A.) number. If the unit is under warranty,  
you must provide a copy of your proof of pur-  
chase invoice. Please contact American Audio®  
customer support at (800) 322-6337 for a R.A.  
number. All packages not displaying a R.A.  
number on the outside of the package will be  
returned to the shipper.  
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QUICk-START  
Turntable Quick-Start:  
1. Changing Platter Speed  
Use the RPM selectors (5 & 6) to change the platter speeds.  
2. Start/Stopping Platter  
Use the Start/Stop Button (7) to start and stop playback.  
3. Pitch Control  
1. The pitch adjustment is a fine adjustment to the platter's RPMs.  
2. The pitch adjustment is variable and may be adjusted between -10% and +10% of the platter  
selected speed.  
3. The pitch is changed by sliding the Pitch Slider (3) in an up and down motion.  
Product Service:  
1. Clean the stylus periodically with a soft brush to prevent the accumulation of dust.  
2. When sound becomes distorted or noisy, check the stylus. If the stylus is worn out, replace it  
with a new one.  
3. From time to time, the turntable should be wiped down with a soft, dry cloth.  
4. Volatile materials should not be used, such as: alcohol, thinner, benzine etc. They may remove  
the paint or damage the luster.  
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ASSEMbLY  
This unit has been thoroughly tested and has been shipped in perfect operating condition. Care-  
fully check the shipping carton for damage that may have occurred during shipping. If the carton  
appears to be damaged, carefully inspect your unit for any damage. Be sure all accessories needed  
to operate the unit has arrived intact. In the event damage has been found or parts are missing,  
please contact our toll free customer support number for further instructions. Please do not return  
the unit to your dealer without first contacting customer support.  
Some assembly required before you can begin to use your new TT-Record. Please follow the  
assembly instruction below before attempting to use you new turntable.  
ASSEMBLY:  
Before you begin assembly please be sure all parts and accessories have arrived intact. Please use  
the check list below to identify and order parts and accessories.  
45 RPM Adapter  
Headshell  
Turntable Platter  
Counter Weight  
Slipmat  
Rubber Foot  
Headphone Adapter  
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SET-UP  
NOTES:  
• Do not connect the AC power plug before assembly has been completed.  
• Before turning the power on, make sure once again all the connections and power voltage set-  
tings are correct. Always turn off the power when connecting or disconnecting.  
• Read this manual carefully before using the unit. Be sure to store the manual in a safe place for  
future reference.  
• Attach a stylus cartridge to the Headshell (10) before assembling the turntable unit.  
Headshell and Cartridge Assembly:  
When installing a cartridge, refer to the operating instructions of that cartridge. During installation,  
attach the stylus protector to guard the stylus tip from damage.  
Connect the Headshell (10) lead wires to the cartridge terminals. The terminals of cartridges  
and the Headshell (10) lead wires are color coded. Connect each lead wire to the cartridge  
terminals of the same color.  
White (L+) .............……………......Left channel +  
Blue (L-) ....……………................Left channel -  
Red (R+) ..…………....................Right channel +  
Green (R-) .......……………............Right channel -  
Turntable Assembly:  
1. Removing from carton:  
Carefully remove the main unit with the packing material intact from the box. Remove the packing  
material once the unit has been removed from the shipping carton. All accessories should be located  
in the packing material.  
2. Turntable Platter (1):  
Remove the turntable platter from the packing material and gently insert the platter into the center  
spindle on the base of the turntable unit.  
3. Drive Hub:  
Pull the belt to the lower side of the turntable over the drive hub.  
4. Slipmat:  
Remove the black slipmat from the packaging and place it on the Platter (1).  
5. Headshell (10):  
Insert the Headshell (12) into the front end of the Tonearm Assembly (2). While holding Headshell (10)  
firmly into the front end of the tonearm assembly, turn the Headshell Locking Nut (11) counter-clock-  
wise to firmly secure the Headshell (10) to Tonearm Assembly (2).  
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SET-UP  
6. Counterweight (16):  
Locate and remove the tonearm Counterweight (16) from the packaging. Slide Counterweight (16)  
onto the rear of the Tonearm (12). Turn it lightly and it will screw onto the rear shaft of the tonearm.  
Anti-Skate:  
The anti-skate adjustment prevents the Tonearm Assembly (2) from skipping across the record from  
the centrifugal force that is caused spinning rotation of the Platter (1). The Anti-Skating (15) control  
knob should be set to the same value as the stylus pressure. For example if your Counterweight (16)  
is set to 2.5 grams the Anti-Skate (15) value should also be set to 2.5.  
Turntable Connections:  
1. Connect the unit's stereo output leads to a receiver or mixer. The red phono terminal represents  
the right output channel and the white terminal represents the left output channel.  
Output Leads  
Mixer (Receiver)  
L (White)  
-----------------------------> L Channel  
R (Red)  
-----------------------------> R Channel  
2. Connect the power core to matching outlet for your area. Only connect the power cord after the  
all other connections have been made.  
Stereo phono lead  
Stereo line lead  
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SET-UP  
Turntable Installation:  
1. Do not place the unit in a location where it will be exposed to direct sunlight or near any type of  
heating appliance.  
2. Do not place the unit in a location where there is high humidity or a lot of dust.  
3. Cartridge may pick up slight sound pressure or vibrations of near by speakers. For best results,  
do not install this unit too close to speakers.  
4. Install this unit on a horizontal surface that is stable and vibration free.  
5. The rubber feet have been specially designed to isolate the unit from excess vibration. The feet  
may also be used to stabilize the main body horizontally. Adjust the height of the unit by turning  
the feet in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction.  
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CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS  
Main Unit  
1
9
8
2
3
4
7
6
5
1. Platter -  
This platter connects directly to the center spindle  
(8). The platter and center spindle (8) holds a vinyl  
record perfectly center. The platter also spins the  
record at a consistent speed.  
2. Tone Arm Assembly -  
3. Pitch Adjust Slider -  
This assembly will be explained in tonearm section  
on the page 14.  
This slider is used to adjust the playback pitch  
percentage (platter speed). Use this slider to match  
the BPM’s of this unit to that of another music  
source.  
4. Record/Stop Button -  
This button is used to start and stop recording to  
your USB stick.  
5. 45-rpm Speed Selector Buttons -  
Engaging this button will rotate the platter at 45  
RPMs. A function LED will glow when this function  
is activated.  
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CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS  
6. 33-rpm Speed Selector Button -  
Engaging this button will rotate the platter at 33  
revolutions per a minute (RPMs). A function LED will  
glow when this function is activated.  
7. START/STOP Button -  
This over sized push button controls platter  
motion. When the unit is turned on the platter will not  
automatically begin to spin. Pressing the button  
once will engage the high torque motor and spin the  
platter, pressing this again will stop the platter.  
8. Center Spindle -  
9. USB Port -  
This spindle holds the turntable platter (1) and  
records stable and centered.  
Insert your USB stick for recording.  
RECORDINg TO yOUR USB STICk:  
1. Select your desired record and load it onto the turntable. Insert your USB stick into the USB port  
(9).  
2. If you only want to record a desired song locate the song on the record.  
3. Start playing the record by pressing the START/STOP button (7) and press the RECORD/STOP  
button (4) to start recording to your USB stick.  
4. After you finished recording your desired material, press the RECORD/STOP button (4) for the  
USB stick. Then press the START/STOP button (7) to stop the record.  
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