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With regards to a record player, the term "manual operation" refers to the fact that certain processes must be controlled by the user. In contrast, there are also automatic turntables, where some or all of the processes run automatically.
Here are some aspects of manual operation with a record player:
- Tonearm control
With a manual record player, control of the tonearm, which carries the needle, is in the hands of the user. He must guide the tonearm over the record himself. He must also raise the tonearm again and reset the needle when playback is finished.
- Start and stop - lowering and raising the needle
The user is responsible for manually lowering the stylus onto the record to start playback and raising it to stop playback or change the disc.
With regards to a record player, "automatic operation" refers to the fact that certain functions of the record player run automatically without the user having to intervene manually. This approach simplifies operation and makes playing records less time-consuming. Here are some aspects of automatic operation on a record player:
- Tonearm automation - starting and stopping playback
A record player with automatic operation has an automatic tonearm. This means that the tonearm with the needle is automatically lowered onto the record when the record player is started. The playback process can be stopped at any time by pressing a button, whereby the tonearm is then automatically raised and returned.
- Automatic tonearm stop at the end of the record
After the last track on the record has been played, the automatic tonearm lifts the tonearm automatically and returns it to its rest position.
The advantage of an automatic record player lies in its user-friendliness. It offers a convenient and user-friendly option that requires less manual intervention, which can also be attractive for newcomers to the world of record playback.
The automatic system minimises the risk of errors, such as accidentally scratching the record due to improper handling.
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