Vestax PDX-2300 MkII PDX-2300 MkII Pro, PDX-2300MkII User Manual

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PROFESSIONAL DIRECT DRIVE TURNTABLE

OWNER'S MANUAL

VESTAX CORPORATION

1-18-16 Wakabayashi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 154-0023 Japan Phone : 03-3412-7011 Fax : 03-3412-7013

E-mail : info@vestax.com www.vestax.com

VESTAX Europe Ltd.

Unit 5, Riverwey Industrial Park

Alton, Hampshire GU 34 2QL, England.

Phone : (0)1420-83000 Fax : (0)1420-80040

www.vestax.co.uk

CONGRATULATION

Thank you for purchasing the Vestax PDX-2300MkII/MkII Pro, Professional Direct Drive Turntable. Please read this owner's manual carefully, so that you will fully understand all of the special features and enjoy the full use of this product.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RlSK OF ELECTRlC SHOCK

DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)

NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE

REFER SERVlCING TO QUALIFIED SERVlCE PERSONNEL

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's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude 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.

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRlC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

CAUTION : TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT

ATTENTION : POUR EVITER LES CHOCS ELECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU' AU FOND

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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS

READ BEFORE OPERATING EQUIPMENT

This product was designed and manufactured to meet strict quality and safety standards. There are, however, some installation and operation precautions which you should be particularly aware of.

1.Read instructions-All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the appliance is operated.

2.Retain instructions-The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.

3.Heed Warnings-All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.

4.Follow Instructions-All operating and use instructions should be followed.

5.Cleaning-Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.

6.Attachments-Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer as they may cause hazards.

7.Water and Moisture-Do not use this product near water-for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.

8.Accessories-Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only with a cart,. stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with product. Any mounting of the appliance should follow the manufacturer's instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.

9.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 never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register. 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.

10.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 appliance dealer or local power company.

11.Grounding or Polarization-This product is equipped with a polarized alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If this should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.

12.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, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.

13.Protective Attachment Plug-The appliance is equipped with an attachment plug having overload protection. This is a safety feature. See Instruction Manual for replacement or resetting of protective device. If replacement of the plug is required, be sure the service technician has used a replacement plug specified by the manufacturer that has the same overload protection as the original plug.

14.Lightning-For added protection for this product during lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.

15.Overloading-Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

16.Object and Liquid Entry-Never push objects of 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.

17.Servicing-Do not attempt to service product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel.

18.Damage Requiring Service-Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

a.When the power-supply cord or plug is damage.

b.If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the product.

c.If the product has been exposed to rain or water.

d.If the product dose not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls 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.

e.If the product has been dropped or cabinet has been damaged.

f.When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance-this indicates need for service.

19.Replacement Parts-When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original parts. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.

20.Safety Check-Upon completion of any service or repairs to product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operating condition.

21.Carts and Stands-The appliance should be used only with a cart stand that is recommended by manufacturer.

22.An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick

stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.

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FEATURES

Advanced analogue turntable.

Enhanced pitch control. Fast and accurate beat matching adjustment with a 100mm +/-10% fine pitch fader. Ultra pitch control with a +/-50% control fader. Combined the total amount you can adjust the pitch by is a huge +/-60%pitch. Furthermore, with the pitch bend joystick, you can quickly push or pull the pitch for smooth mixes or dynamic effects.

Digital Pitch Display. A large display, showing the current pitch setting, allows you to accurately set the pitch or when needed to, make adjustments perfectly.

Strong DC motor with 2.7kg torque allowing for super high-speed start times.

Adjustable start and break speeds (within 1/4 RPM).

A.S.T.S - anti skipping tone arm system - the most reliable and strongest tone arm system available for professional turntables of this kind. This system when combined with Tracking Hold (TH) technology can reduce skipping and needle vibration by up to 90%.

Adjustable tone arm height and weight.

Start and brake speeds can be adjusted and pre-set for improved performance.

Reverse play is possible with the quick easy one touch reverse play button.

The futuristic body design of the PDX-2000 and PDX-2300 is made of a super high density moulded plastic that provides not only the best possible acoustic sounds but also reduces feedback.

PDX-2300MkII Pro

In addition to the above-mentioned feature, the dynamic balance tone arm system is adopted.

By improving the trace performance of tone arm, playback sound quality becomes better and it makes playback possible even if the disk have some curvature.

NOTES

Ensure that the power to any mixer or amplifier that the turntable is connected to is turned OFF before attaching or detaching the head shell. Failing to do so may damage your mixer, amplifier or speakers.

Whilst the platter is detached DO NOT TURN ON THE TURNTABLE.

When you have finished using the turntable please ensure that the tone arm is secured with the tone arm clamp. If the unit is not to be used for an extended period it is also sensible to ensure that the stylus tip is protected. Most conventional cartridges come with an attached stylus protector.

Dust, dirt and other surface grime should be removed from the unit, the stylus tip and any records to be played on the unit. Take care so as to avoid damage. We suggest using a dry soft cloth.

Please take care when transporting this unit, or packing for storage. It is best to use the original packaging materials provided in either case. Should this not be possible, then please take care to wrap the platter and the unit separately, and to ensure that the entire unit is kept in a dry place out of direct sunlight. Before wrapping please remove the stylus and to avoid damage to the tone arm, please set the tone arm in the tone arm clamp and apply a reasonable amount of tape to ensure that it does not move.

To avoid feedback or hum, locate the speakers and the turntable is a suitable position. Feedback is often caused by the vibration of speakers, which in turn affects sensitive cartridges, producing a poor sound. If such occurs, relocate the turntable or speakers so as to be as far apart from each other as possible. Hum is often caused by nearby appliances that use a transformer or thermostat. Relocating the units again as far away as possible to the source will help with this problem. Hum may also be produced if the grounding wire is not securely fasted to the mixer or amplifier.

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PARTS

Front

Turntable Platter(Option 2 )

Spare Cartridge Stand

Center Spindle

Tone-Arm Height Fixed Screw

PDX-2300MkII

Balance Weight(Option 5 )

Dynamic Needle

Power Switch

Pressure

EP Adapter Holder

Adjustment Knob

 

 

Tone-Arm

 

Height Gauge

 

Tone Arm

Slip Mat(Option 3 )

Arm Rest

Headshell

 

 

(Option 4 )

START/STOP Button

 

Speed Select Button

PDX-2300MkII Pro

Detachable Stylus Illumination Jack

Fine Pitch Fader

Reverse Switch

START/BRAKE Controller

Pitch Bend Joystick

Ultra Pitch Fader

Rear

PDX-2300MkII Pro

Output Jack

Remote-control Jack

PDX-2300MkII

SERIAL NO.

R L

REMOTE

OUTPUT

AC Cord

Ground Terminal

BEFORE USE

Parts and accessories

Before use, please check that you have all parts.

q Main unit w Platter e Split mat

r Head shell

t Balance weight

Accessories accompanying this booklet.

y Shell weight u RCA cable i GND cable o EP adopter

!0Platter screws

!1Screw driver for platter screws !2Owner's manual

!3Stylus Light

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