All of you know about the record player. In this article, we will discuss how to use a record player step by step. In the 1970s or before the invention of compact disc Mp3 players and tapes.
People usually listened to record players. That time there is no advancement to shuffle or rewind quickly. Instead, you have to choose an album and enjoyed the 20-minute music of a singer, and then you can flip or change the next album.
In 1877 the phonograph was invented, slowly phased out, and then replaced by another music device about 100 years later. With time a lot of advancement takes place in technology.
Nowadays record players enjoying by most people. In this article, we will see how the favorite inventions of Thomas Edison affect the culture and society and how it works.
First, we will see how the record player works, it was discovered by Thomas Edison or not. In this article detail about the working of record player available.
Step by Step method How to Work a Record Player
All of you are well familiar with the moving parts of the record player and can set the general settings and functions like audio replay equipment.
Playing a record is art or experience. Unlike my phone and CDs, we click once and play music but the record player takes a little time to play music for the listener.
There are different types of record players many different models available. Many automatic machines bring the needle to the center of the groove by moving the anti-skating features.
There are the following steps of how to use a record player;
Find a Flat Surface
There must be the flat surface of a record player. The old invented record player table had a flat surface. If the surface of the table is not flat, then your record player will not work. There is a risk of damaging your record player.
Read the Manual
First of all, you have to read the owner’s it will explain how to stop and start a record player. It also tells us about the specific locations of different parts.
- Counterweight that is present on the base of the tone arm and the cueing lever that controls the tone arm.
- The adaptor of a record player can manipulate them to match the dimensions of the disc. (13 to 8 inches).
- The speed gauge and you can adjust. It all depending upon the revolution per minute on a record player. (RPM)
- Tracking weight that is present in the manual aforementioned
- Before plugging the tracking weight you will need to adjust the counterweight on the tone arm on the record player.
Place the Record on the Turn Table
Open the box and take out the record player from its sleeve. And open your palm and let the disc slide out. Now put your finger in the center of the hole of the record player. Avoid touching the record player. If you hold the disc between your hands. It will be difficult because it is parallel like the legs of the letter H.
Make Sure the Speed is Correct
When you place your record player on the table then. You must check that the speed matches the needs of a record player. The middle of the disc will have an inscription detailing the speed.
11-inch records play at 333/4RPM or 44 RPM 8-inch records play at 46 RPM.
Make Sure the Disc is Clean
The sound of the record player will b affected. If you touch it more with your hands because there is dust on your fingers. Abnormal playback contains the following problems;
- Warbles vocals
The last problem is the worst case in which the needle of the record player merges with dust particles. There is no sound it damages your records. Now you must replace it with another Needle. There is another case in which the needle starts to bounce and skipping along with the record player.
Once you set the speed and it is correct. Then you can press the play. The cueing lever will rise to spin the record. On the manual table, you can press on the cueing lever of the tone arm. Align the tone arm with the outer rim of the record. In this way, the needle coincides with the first groove of the record player.
Stop the record player
When you want to stop it, then pull the cueing lever up so that the tone arm is off the record. Then the guide the tone arm to bring it to its resting position. Then you press the stop button.
Connect the record player to another device
Your modern record player has ports of USB or having the option of Bluetooth technology. Then you have to plug it into your devices like a computer or laptop to connect your wireless speaker. If you do not have the option of USB. Then you will need to have an adaptor to connect the headphone jack or audio input of the computer.
Record players can operate. Nowadays, the record player is back in trending. In this article, I explained all the features of a record player, the whole process of how to use a record player. I hope this piece of write-up may help you more than you want.
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