Are you a music lover looking to elevate your listening experience?
A turntable can be a great addition to your setup, providing warm and rich sound that digital formats just can’t match.
But setting up a turntable can be intimidating, especially if you’re new to the world of vinyl. Fear not!
In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of setting up a Fluance turntable step-by-step. Whether you’re a seasoned audiophile or a newcomer to the vinyl scene, our instructions are clear and easy to follow.
So sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy your favorite records like never before.
How To Set Up Fluance Turntable
Step 1: Unboxing and Assembly
The first step in setting up your Fluance turntable is unboxing and assembly. Fluance does a great job of packaging everything in sequence, making the process as easy as possible.
Start by removing all the components from the box and laying them out on a flat surface. Next, assemble the turntable by placing the platter on the spindle and pulling the belt out slightly at the top corner to pull it over the motor pulley.
The cartridge comes pre-mounted in a head shell that slides onto the aluminum tonearm and secures with a screw sleeve. No tools are required for assembly.
Step 2: Calibration
Once your turntable is assembled, it’s time to calibrate it for optimal performance. Start by placing a small circular bubble level on the surface of the plinth and watch it as you raise and lower each of the three rubber feet beneath. This will ensure that your turntable is level.
Next, balance the tonearm by swinging it over the platter in a playing position and turning the counterweight until it floats perfectly straight over it. Be sure to take great care to keep the stylus from touching the platter during this step.
Finally, rotate the counterweight until its indicator line matches the prescribed tracking force value of the cartridge. This value determines the amount of weight the cartridge places on the record’s surface. After this, make a quick manual-prescribed adjustment of the onboard anti-skating control, which produces some outward force against the tonearm to combat its tendency to push inward due to motion.
Step 3: Plug In and Enjoy
With calibration complete, you’re ready to plug in your Fluance turntable and enjoy your favorite records like never before.
Fluance turntables are designed to provide warm and rich sound that digital formats just can’t match. So sit back, relax, and let your new turntable transport you to a world of musical bliss.
Adjusting The Turntable Settings
Adjusting the turntable settings is an important step in setting up your Fluance turntable for optimal performance. The tracking force is a crucial element that determines the amount of pressure the phono cartridge places on your records. Too little force will cause the cartridge to bounce and skip, while too much will wear out your stylus and records too quickly.
Different cartridges are designed to apply different amounts of tracking force, and you want to make sure your turntable’s tonearm is set up to apply the correct amount for the cartridge you’re using, which is usually specified in grams somewhere in the owner’s manual. This is accomplished through the tracking-force adjustment or counterweight, which may be a dial or hanging weight on the tonearm.
To adjust the tracking force, start by balancing the tonearm in the air and setting the counterweight dial to zero. Then, set the dial to the correct setting according to your cartridge’s recommended tracking force value. It’s important to note that pressing down on the cartridge with your finger during this step can cause damage, so it’s best to avoid doing so.
The most accurate way to adjust the tracking force is with a dedicated scale. For example, you can use a manual stylus gauge or a digital scale that measures the tracking force accurately. Make sure to follow the instructions in your owner’s manual carefully for best results.
After adjusting the tracking force, set the anti-skating control to match it. This control produces some outward force against the tonearm to combat its tendency to push inward due to motion. Setting it correctly ensures that your turntable will play your records smoothly without any distortion or skipping.