b. Position disc on turntable.
c. Turn power on and engage speed control.
d. Position tone arm at the outermost groove of the starting point.
NOTE: Operator is permitted to "slip-cue" the disc, but should not stop or reverse
the revolving plate (turntable).
e. Place the turntable input key on the audio console to CUE (monitor cue start point).
f. Rotate turntable counterclockwise to allow lead-in time for turntable to attain full speed. A
failure to allow sufficient lead time could result in a "wow" sound.
Approximate lead-in times are:
33 1/3 1/4 to 1/2 turn
45 1/3 to 3/4 turn
78 3/4 to 1 1/2 turn
g. At the end of the audio selection, lift the tone arm to a neutral or standing position (either
manually or mechanically).
h. Place speed control in neutral.
i. Turn power off.
j. Remove record disc from turntable.
Operator's maintenance of a turntable involves the following steps:
a. Disconnect and inspect the AC power cord for serviceability.
b. Clean all exterior surfaces.
c. Check drive belts (if belt driven) for cracks and proper tension. Replace belt if broken,
cracked, or stretched, using associated tools.
d. Clean the drive system using denatured alcohol and cotton swabs.
e. Check and lubricate the disc center guide/spindle using a lubricant.
f. Visually inspect the tone arm for damage. Replace if damaged.
g. Remove and inspect the cartridge. Replace if necessary.
h. Remove and inspect the stylus for damage if bent, crimped, or broken.