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Postby Kkk1234 » 20 Oct 2017 14:38

Hi all i am looking for a manual for a phillips 685 turntable. Any ideas how to find one online?
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Re: Turntable manual

Postby themisto462 » 20 Oct 2017 15:26

Hello and welcome.

I have a Philips AF 685 turntable too and when I got it, I had the same problem as you. There was really nothing to find at the internet, so everything to handle it was "learning by doing".

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Re: Turntable manual

Postby Kkk1234 » 20 Oct 2017 17:33

The setting should be easy? 1.5 grams for tone arm? And just play with the anti skate.
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Re: Turntable manual

Postby themisto462 » 20 Oct 2017 17:52

The setup for the tonearm is a bit different to other turntables, because the counterweight has no scale for the tracking force. It is only for balancing the tonearm. To adjust the tracking force, you have to move the little weight on the tonearm-tube.
For the correct tracking force - what cartridge is mounted?
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Re: Turntable manual

Postby Kkk1234 » 20 Oct 2017 19:07

I am home now so i may reply faster. Thank you for your help. Staton rs500dj
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Re: Turntable manual

Postby howardpgh » 20 Oct 2017 19:29

Why not use a small gram scale. I use an electronic one I got at the flea market for $5.00.
Handy to have around.
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Re: Turntable manual

Postby themisto462 » 20 Oct 2017 20:12

Sorry, but I couldn't find the recommended tracking force for this cartridge. The most of the Stanton 500 cartridges here at the database are indicated with a tracking force from 2.0-5.0 grams, so I would give 2.0 grams a try.

Before you start to setup, you should pull the mains plug so the platter won't turn on if you move the tonearm. Then set antiskate to "0" and move the weight on the tonearm-tube in the direction of the arm-base in the first catch.

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Move the tonearm from its rest and turn the counterweight till the arm is balanced (it is "hovering"). Move the tonearm back to the rest an set the weight on the tube in the following position (it should be the third catch):

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The tracking force should be rd. about 2.0 grams now.

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Now set the antiskate to "2"- by using the "spherical" scale. Finished!
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Re: Turntable manual

Postby Kkk1234 » 20 Oct 2017 20:15

Cool thank you!!!! My name is Kevin. My brother Keith and sister Kathie all have albums. Now we all can enjoy them again.
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Re: Turntable manual

Postby themisto462 » 20 Oct 2017 20:21

Hello Kevin,

enjoy the music!

Best regards.

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Re: Turntable manual

Postby themisto462 » 20 Oct 2017 20:51

Hi Kevin,

sorry, but I forgot something...

Before you start balancing the tonearm you also have to lower down the arm-lifter, so the arm can move free. But you have to secure the tonearm by holding it in you hand when turning the counterweight.

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