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LENCO L-78 USB Manual

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• Remove the record player and rubber mat from the packaging and remove all packing
Setting up and preparing the device
• Place the device on an even and stable surface.
• Turn the white transport braces on the turntable
until you can remove them. Store them carefully.
• Place the rubber mat on the turntable so that the spindle on the turntable pokes through the
opening in the mat.
• Remove the protective cap from the pick-up system by pulling it downwards.

Connecting the device

Audio connection

The record player has an inbuilt preamplifier and can therefore be connected directly to the
Line In / Aux input on a hi-fi system.
• Connect the audio cable to the Line In / Aux input on your hi-fi system (red plug = right
channel; white plug = left channel).
USB port
You will find information on connecting the record player to a PC in the section "Converting
records to digital files".

Mains connection

• Connect the device by means of the mains plug to an easily accessible wall socket.
Repositioning the driving belt
Severe jolts (during transport, for example) may cause the record player's driving belt to slip
off. To put it back into position, do as follows:
1. Remove the mains plug from the wall socket.
2. Take the rubber mat off the turntable.
3. Turn the turntable to the position illustrated.
4. Pull the driving belt out slightly and place it on the drive wheel as shown in the illustration.
Playing records
To achieve the best quality when playing or converting your records to digital files you should
observe the following information:
• Check the stylus regularly. You can brush off fluff and small bits of dirt with a soft brush,
brushing from the back to the front. For more stubborn dirt, add a little cleaning spirit to the
For information on how to change the stylus refer to "Changing the stylus".
• Secure the tone arm and turntable when transporting the device.



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  • Page 1 Unpacking • Remove the record player and rubber mat from the packaging and remove all packing material. Setting up and preparing the device • Place the device on an even and stable surface. • Turn the white transport braces on the turntable until you can remove them.
  • Page 2 • The adapter must always be used when playing singles. • Check the connection to your hi-fi system before playing a record. • Clean your records with an antistatic cloth before playing them. 1. Lift the cover until it clicks into place. 2.
  • Page 3 • USB port • 500 MB free memory on the hard disk (for programme and data) • CD-ROM drive • Sound card Connecting to a PC 1. Connect the record player to an easily accessible wall socket by means of the mains plug. 2.
  • Page 4 3. Plug the square-shaped plug on the supplied USB cable into the USB port on the back of the record player. 4. Plug the rectangular plug on the cable into a USB port on your PC. Depending on the operating system, your com- puter might display a message saying that the record player has been recognised as a new device and is available to use.
  • Page 5 2. Select "Preferences..." in the "Edit" menu. The "Audacity Preferences" window appears. 3. Make the following settings in this window: Under "Audio I/O" "Playback" / "Device": Here you need to select your sound card, e.g. "Speaker (Realtek)". "Recording" / "Device": "Microphone (USB Audio CODEC)“;...
  • Page 6 Under "Quality" "Default Sample Rate“: "44100 Hz"; the sample frequency used for CDs. "Default Sample Format": "16 bit"; the sample format used for CDs. Under "File Formats“ "Uncompressed Export Format“: "WAV (Microsoft 16bit PCM)"; the format with which audio CDs can be created later.
  • Page 7 You must select the setting "Monitor input“ each time you record. The other settings are stored, although they may be lost when you disconnect the record player from the PC. Recording Check the system settings if you are unable to record despite making the correct settings under Audacity: For Windows XP the record player ("USB Audio CODEC") must be selected in the "Control Panel"...
  • Page 8 to the recording over headphones, speakers or your hi-fi system, depending on the setting. If the recording is not displayed or you cannot hear it, check the cable connections and settings. You will find some hints under "Fault/Remedy“. 10. Click on the stop button. The recording ends. 11.
  • Page 9 Listening to a recording • Click on the playback button to play back the recording. The playback is controlled via the buttons in the menu bar. Editing an audio signal (optional) In the "Effect" menu you will find a series of functions with which you can edit your recordings.
  • Page 10 4. Mark with the cursor the part of the recording that is to be edited, or select "All" under "Select..." in the "Edit" menu. 5. Select "Noise Removal..." again in the "Effect" menu. The "Noise Removal" window appears. 6. Use the slider to set the strength of the effect. 7.
  • Page 11 3. Use the slider under "Select threshold" to set the sensitivity of the filter. 4. Use the slide control under "Max. spike width" to set the maximum length of the click that is to be removed. 5. Click on "Preview“ to check the effect. Attention: Only use Effect with great care, other- wise parts of the recording will also be erased with the click.
  • Page 12 Automatically splitting your recording 1. Select "Silence Finder..." in the "Analyze" menu. The "Silence Finder" window appears. 2. Enter "15" after "Silence Level" and click on "OK". The recording will then be analysed. A label track will appear underneath the recording containing markers (vertical lines) representing the beginning of each recognised new track.
  • Page 13 4. Select "Save Project" in the "File" menu. The project file is stored. Manually splitting your recording 1. Click on the "Skip to Start" button. 2. Select "Add Label at Selection" in the "Project" menu to determine the starting point of the first track.
  • Page 14 Exporting tracks Audacity can export the files in different formats, e.g. as a WAV, OGG or MP3 file. WAV is a standard Windows format played by the Windows Media Player and many MP3 players. WAV files are needed to create audio CDs. The music quality is very good, but the files do become very big.
  • Page 15 "Using Label/Track Name" to import the names you gave them as file names. 3. Click on "Export". The files are created and stored in the selected directory. Exporting as an MP3 file If you wish to export your recordings as MP3 files you will need a separately available MP3 encoder.

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