Manual de Instrucciones
© 1996 by Sony Corporation
· Before operating the unit, check that
the operating voltage of your unit is
identical with that of your local
· Should any solid object or liquid fall
into the cabinet, unplug the unit and
have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any
· Unplug the unit from the wall outlet
if it is not to be used for an extended
period of time. To disconnect the
cord, pull it out by the plug. Never
pull the cord itself.
· The unit is not disconnected from the
AC power source (mains) as long as it
is connected to the wall outlet, ever if
the unit itself has been turned off.
· The nameplate indicating operating
voltage, power consumption, etc. is
located on the rear exterior.
· Place the unit on a level surface.
· Avoid placing the unit near electrical
appliances (such as a television, hair
dryer, or fluorescent lamp) which
may cause hum or noise.
· Place the unit where it will not be
subject to any vibration, such as from
speakers, slamming of doors, etc.
· Keep the unit away from direct
sunlight, extremes of temperature,
and excessive dust and moisture.
Keep the carton and packing materials.
They provide an ideal container to
transport the unit.
If you have any question or problem
concerning your unit that is not covered
in this manual, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
To prevent fire or shock
hazard, do not expose
the unit to rain or
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to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk
of electric shock to persons.
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and maintenance (servicing) instructions
in the literature accompanying the
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Model No. PS-LX300H
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Assembling the Turntable 4
Hooking up the Turntable 4
Adjusting the Turntable 5
Playing a Record 6
Parts and Controls 9
Thank you for purchasing the Sony
Stereo Turntable System. Before
operating the unit, please read this
manual thoroughly and retain it for
The following icon is used in this
Indicates hints and tips for
making the task easier.
Check that you received the following items with your turntable:
· Platter (with drive belt) (1)
· Rubber mat (1)
· Dust cover (with hinges) (1)
· Counter weight (1)
· Cartridge and headshell (1)
· 45 r/min adaptor (1)
· Plug adaptor (except for U.S.A. and Europe models) (1)
Assembling the Turntable
1 If your turntable is equipped with a voltage
selector, be sure to set the selector to your line
2 Carefully, place the platter on the spindle.
3 Using the ribbon, loop the drive belt around the
motor pully. After looping the belt, do not forget
to remove the ribbon.
4 Place the rubber mat on the platter.
5 Slide the counter weight onto the shaft at the rear
of the tone arm and turn 3 or 4 times in the
direction of the arrow.
6 Insert the headshell into the front of the tone arm.
Turn the locking collar in the direction of the
arrow until the headshell is secure.
7 Insert the hinges on the dust cover into the hinge
pockets on the rear of the cabinet.
Hooking up the Turntable
The phono cables and earth lead come attached to the
rear of the cabinet.
1 Connect the cable with the red plug to the right
PHONO R input jack on the amplifier and
connect the cable with the white plug to the left
PHONO L input jack.
2 Connect the earth lead to the earth terminal on the
Be sure to connect the earth lead. Failure to do so will result
in a humming noise from the turntable.
Mains lead hookups
Connect the mains lead to an AC wall outlet after
completing all of the previous connections.
If the power cord plug does not match with your AC
wall outlet, use the supplied plug adaptor.
/ to a wall outlet
Adjusting the turntable
Before attempting to play any records, be sure to
complete the following steps to insure proper tone arm
balance, tracking force and anti-skating adjustment.
Failure to complete these adjustments will result in
inferior sound quality and may cause permanent
damage to the stylus and record.
1 Make sure the turntable is level.
The insulator feet allow you to make slight
adjustments to the height of the turntable.
2 Set the ANTI-SKATING dial to "0".
3 Remove the protective cover from the cartridge,
move the tone arm to the space between the arm
stand and the platter.
Take care not to damage the stylus.
4 While using the finger lift to support the
headshell, set the cueing lever to the down
position. Take care not to damage the stylus.
5 Balance the tone arm by turning the counter
weight either clockwise or counterclockwise.
When the tone arm is properly balanced
It will float parallel to the platter when released.
It should not tilt toward either the headshell or counter
6 Set the cueing lever to up position and return the
tone arm to the arm stand.
7 Since the tracking force is zero when the tone arm
is properly balanced, set the tracking force scale
ring so that "0" lines up with the index line.
Hold the counter weight with your other hand so
that it will not turn together with the scale ring.
8 When using the supplied cartridge, turn the
counter weight so that 2.5 reading lines up with
the index line. The supplied cartridge requires 2.5
grams of tracking force.
When optionally available cartridge is used
Turn the counter weight counterclockwise to align the
tracking force scale ring to the correct tracking force.
The tracking force scale ring is marked in 0.1 g steps
and one full turn of the counter weight yields a tracking
force of 3 g.
9 Set the ANTI-SKATING dial to the same setting
as the tracking force scale ring.
The numbers on the ANTI-SKATING dial
correspond to 1 g of tracking force.
Turn this ring so that the
"0" lines up with the index
Turn the counter weight
so that 2.5 reading lines
up with the index line.