Vestax PDX-d3S User Manual

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PROFESSIONAL DIRECT DRIVE TURNTABLE

OWNER'S MANUAL

VESTAX CORPORATION

2-37-1Kamiuma,Setagaya-ku,Tokyo154-0011Japan Phone:03-3412-7011Fax:03-3412-7013

VESTAX America

2750C29thAveSuite.115Holywood.Fl33020 Phone:303-766-5269Fax:303-766-2196 E-mail:vestax-corporation@msn.com

VESTAX (Europe)Ltd.

18st.ChristophersRoad,Haslemere,SurreyGU271DQEngland. Phone:(0)1428-653117Fax:(0)1428-661021

CONGRATULATION

Thank you for purchasing the Vestax PDX-d3S, Professional Direct Drive Turntable.

Please read this owner's manual carefully before you start to use yours, so that you will fully understand all of the special features and enjoy the full use of the product.

 

CONTENTS

FEATURES

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NOTES

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A. S. T. S

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(ANTI SKIPPING TONE-ARM SYSTEM)

 

EACH PARTS NAME

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BEFORE USE

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ASSEMBLY AND SET-UP

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INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION

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ADJUSTMENT

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OPERATION

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DIGITAL CONTROL

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REMOTE CONTROL

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SPECIFICATION

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C A U T I O N

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN

CAUTl0N TO REDUCE THE RlSK OF ELECTRlC SHOCK

DO NOT REMOVE COVER OR BACK

NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE

REFER SERVlCING T0 QUALIFIED SERVlCE PERSONNEL

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulateddangerous voltagewithin the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to consitute 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

T0 REDUCE THE RISK 0F FIRE 0R ELECTRlC SHOCK DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE T0 RAIN 0R M0ISTURE

CAUTION TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK,MATCH BLADE OF

PLUG TO WIDE SLOT FULLY INSERT

ATTENTION P0UR EVITER LES CH0CS ELECTRIQUES INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRESP0NDANTE DE LA PRISE ET P0USSER JUSQU’AU F0ND

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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS

READ BEFORE OPERATING EQUIPMENT

T h i s p r o d u c t wa s d e s i g n e d a n d m a n u fa c t u r e d t o m e e t s t r i c t q u a l i t y a n d s a f e t y s t a n d a r d s . T h e r e a r e , h o w e v e r , s o m e i n s t a l l a t i o n a n d o p e r a t i o n p r e c a u t i o n s w h i c h y o u s h o u l d b e p a r t i c u l a r l y awa r e o f .

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 dath 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 sholud 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 placting 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 piug 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 intems 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 dangerrous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified sersonnel.

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 coverd 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 perfromance-this indicates need for service.

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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 characterristics 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 perfrom sefety 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.

F E A T U R E S

NOTES

The PDX-d3S is a high end performance turntable designed for the beginners and the professionals with the same basic quality as the best selling turntable, the PDT-5000.

ANTI SKIPPING TONE-ARM SYSTEM,TRACING HOLD BALANCE SYSTEM

New designed A.S.T.S(Anti Skipping Tone-arm System) and TH(Tracing Hold) balance TONE-ARM system protect skipping performance in hard scratching. And this TONE-ARM provide adjustment mechanism of tone-arm height which Vestax Turntable series have generally.

FAST STARTS BY HIGH TORQUE

Using high-torque direct motor, the integral motor delivers 1.6kg• cm start torque. The high-torque gives quick starts that enables the platter to reach 33-1/3 rpm within 0.3 second.

FLOATING SUSPENSION TONEARM

The tone-arm is mounted on the deck plate using a floating suspension system with the drive motor. Acoustic feedback is minimized by this advanced system.

QUARTZ-PHASE-LOCKED CONTROL

The pitch is variable continuously by up to approximately ±10% and returned automatically to the predetermined speed (33-1/3 or 45 rpm) by on/off switch even if the pitch control is employed.

NON-CENTER-CLICK PITCH FADER

Pitch fader has no center click, and it allows delicate adjustment easily. The PDX-d3S features detachable pitch control fader for ease of replacement when it is worn out.

MINI LIGHT FOR ILLUMINATING STYLUS

The PDX-d3S provides detachable small stylus illuminator for illuminating the stylus tip during play for low-light conditions.

OTHER FEATURES

Quick stops are achieved with an electronic braking system. Remote control jack is provided for controlling START/STOP by other equipment like a fader start etc.

Using FULL TIME QUARTS LOCK SYNTHESZER.

rotation of turntable is controlled. Using PLL circuit of the two system. Accuracy of playing speed and time keeping will be completed.

The pitch speed is controlled by none center click pitch control fader volume. The pitch fader span can be selected between ±12%, ±6%, ±3%.

MOTOR OFF function is provided to cancel servo brake of the motor and REVERSE MODE will reverse the turntable thus provided.

STICK CONTROLLER is provided for the functions of pitch bend and FAST SLOW, so that it is possible to abjust speed up or down to begin phrase of a song without

touching the record.

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Before detaching or attaching the headshell, be sure to turn the power of the amplifier or mixer off.

Detaching or attaching of the headshell with the volume control turned up may cause damage to the speakers.

Do not turn "ON" the power supply, with the turntable platter detached.

When play is finished, be sure to secure the tone-arm with the arm clamp. After play is finished, if the unit is not to be used for some time, care should be taken to secure the tone-arm to protect the stylus tip. For the same reason, the stylus protector should also be attached.

Wipe the headshell terminals from time to time. Dust and dirt at the headshell terminals may result in increased "HUM" noise or intermittent sound. Use a soft dry cloth to clean the heashell terminals.

Dust and dirt should be carefully removed from stylus tip or records. Dust and dirt on the stylus tip or record may not only result in deterioration of tone quality, but also cause undue wear of the record and the stylus tip itself.

Transportation of the unit to distant places for removal and the like. Pack up the unit in the reverse order to that for unpacking, using the packing materials furnished when the unit was purchased. Should there be no such packing materials, be sure to take the following steps. Remove the turntable platter together with the turntable mat, and wrap it up to prevent any damage to them. Return the tone-arm to the arm rest, and affix it with tape or the like. Remove the balance weight and the headshell/cartridge from the tone-arm and then wrap them up to avoid and damage to them. Wrap up the turntable base with a blanket or soft paper also to prevent any possible damage to it.

ACOUSTIC FEEDBACK AND HUM

Acoustic Feedback is usually cause by vibration of speaker, which affects the sensitive cartridge. If such a phenomenon occurs, relocate the turntable or speakers as far apart from each other as possible. Hum is usually cause by nearby appliances that use transformer or thermostat. Relocating the unit further away from the noise sources will readily solve the problem. Hum may also be produced if the grounding wire extending from the unit is securely connected to the GND terminal on the amplifier of mixer.

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