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RETROLIFE

PLEASE READ USE AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS IN ITS ENTIRETY
PRIOR TO SETTING UP AND OPERATING YOUR RETROLIFE PRODUCT

NOTE: As with any electronics maintenance, always unplug the unit from the power outlet to prevent the risk of electrical shock

ROUTINE MAINTENANCE

Needles
- Needles can last up to a 3000 hours depending on the condition of the records. We recommend cleaning your needle by using compressed air or a stylus brush to remove dust and debris as needed.
- Replacement needles can be purchased at https://retrolifeplayer.com/collections/turntable-stylus or by contacting our Customer Service Team at support@retrolifeplayer.com, Monday through Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST.


Belts
- Wobble, sway, or speed related issues are generally caused by a worn or old belt.
- Replacement belts can be purchased by contacting our Customer Service Team at at support@retrolifeplayer.com, Monday through Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST.


Turntables/Record Players
- Skipping related issues are generally caused by a dirty vinyl record. We recommend cleaning your vinyl record/turntable assemblies using a professional cleaning kit once a year depending on actual usage of the unit.

Cleaning: Regularly clean the turntable, including the turntable body, record tray, and turntable. Wipe gently with a clean cloth or sponge, or special turntable cleaning supplies if necessary.

Maintenance: Turntables require regular maintenance to keep them functioning properly. Place the machine on a stable surface, turn off the power, and let the turntable dry for a few hours. Before next use, coat the tonearm and cartridge with a lubricant such as sewing machine oil.

Record selection: Use high-quality records, preferably untreated originals, to avoid record player wear and tear. Also, avoid using badly worn records, which can damage the turntable cartridge.

RPM adjustment: Make sure the turntable is spinning correctly, avoiding too fast or too slow. If you need to adjust the turntable rpm, use the RPM adjustment button on the turntable.

Cartridge Cleaning: To clean the cartridge regularly, wipe gently with a clean cloth or sponge. If the cartridge is heavily soiled, special cartridge cleaning products can be used.

Avoid damage: Turntables need to be protected from damage, such as heavy pressure or bumps. Make sure the turntable is placed on a stable surface and protected from prolonged exposure to wet or dry conditions.

These tips can help you care for your turntable and prolong its life.


Record Player Stands/Cabinets
Cleaning: Use a soft, clean cloth or sponge to gently wipe the surface of the storage cabinet or shelf to keep it clean. If the storage cabinet or shelf is dirty or dusty, you can use a mild detergent to wipe it down gently.

Keep dry: Make sure the interior of your storage cabinet or shelf is dry to avoid the growth of mold and other microorganisms. If the storage cabinet or shelf needs to be stored in a humid environment, use a moisture barrier to keep the interior space dry.

Use record clips: Use record clips to keep your vinyl records secure and secure. Record holders can be purchased off-the-shelf, or you can make your own. Homemade record holders can be made of wood or iron to ensure they are secure and fit the size and shape of vinyl records.

Keep out of direct sunlight: Storage cabinets or racks should be kept out of direct sunlight to prevent vinyl records from fading or degrading. If the storage cabinet or shelf must be placed in direct sunlight, cover the top of the storage cabinet or shelf with a layer of shade material.

Regular Cleaning: Regularly clean the interior and surfaces of your storage cabinet or shelf to ensure it remains clean and hygienic. Wipe gently with a soft, clean cloth or sponge.

Maintenance: Regularly maintain the storage cabinet or shelf to ensure its long-term use. After cleaning, a lubricant or talcum powder can be used to ensure smooth operation.

In conclusion, the correct use and care of vinyl storage cabinets and vinyl racks can ensure the long-term preservation of vinyl records and maintain their original appearance and sound quality.


Turntable Accessories
Cleaning the cartridge: Use a special cartridge cleaning stick or cleaning solution to clean the cartridge. The cleaning solution should be able to dissolve grease and grime from the cartridge while keeping it clean and dry.

To clean the tonearm and headframe: Gently wipe the tonearm and headframe with a soft cloth or sponge to remove dust and grime. Do not use any cleaning agents or chemicals as they may damage the headframe and tonearm.

Clean the turntable body: Gently wipe the turntable body with a soft cloth or sponge to remove dust and grime. Keep dry: After cleaning the cartridge, tonearm and cartridge, place it in a dry place away from moisture and direct sunlight.

Store records: Store records in a dry, ventilated place away from direct sunlight and moisture.

Regular maintenance: Use your turntable regularly to keep it running smoothly. At the same time, regularly check whether the cartridge and tonearm are damaged, and replace them in time if they are damaged.

In conclusion, caring for turntable accessories requires gentleness, care, avoiding chemicals and excessive cleaning to preserve their original appearance and prolong their life.


Vinyl/Record Player Storage

1)vinyl storage

Make sure the storage environment is dry. Excessive humidity can accelerate the aging and decay of vinyl records. Records are best stored in an environment with a relative humidity of about 60%.

Use a record cabinet or rack to store records. These devices often feature humidity control and temperature control to help protect the records.

Avoid direct sunlight and humid air. Keep the record in a well-ventilated place out of direct sunlight.

Use a record case. A record case protects records from physical damage and humidity.

Avoid frequent moving and vibration. Frequent handling and vibration can damage the surface and edges of the record.

Keep records sealed when not in use. This helps prevent moisture from entering the record and prolongs its life.

In short, protecting the storage environment of vinyl records is very important. If you want to preserve your vinyl records for the long term, make sure they are in ideal storage conditions.

2)record player storage

Environmental requirements: Vinyl record players need to be stored in a dry, light-proof and ventilated place. It is recommended to place the turntable in the living room, study or dedicated record room.

Protect from moisture: The record player needs to be protected from moisture, so it is recommended to put some moisture-proof agent, such as silica gel, etc. around the record player. Also, try to avoid exposing the turntable to moisture.

Protect from shock: Turntables need to be protected from shock, so when storing them, avoid placing them on unstable surfaces such as rugs or couches. Protect from overheating: Turntables need to be protected from overheating, so it is recommended to avoid placing them in direct sunlight, or in high temperatures.

Storage: When storing a turntable, it should be stored upright to avoid wear on the bottom of the turntable. At the same time, you should avoid placing the record player in an overcrowded environment to avoid the record player being squeezed.

Regular Cleaning: Turntables need regular cleaning to keep them functioning properly. It is recommended to use a soft cloth or sponge with an appropriate amount of detergent for cleaning, and then rinse with clean water.

In conclusion, storing your turntable requires care, as well as regular maintenance and cleaning. Only in this way can we ensure the long-term normal operation of the turntable.


Retrolife offers a product line of various cleaning accessories. Please visit our website at https://retrolifeplayer.com/collections/accessories for more information. As products are improved and new products are released, our Use and Care Instructions are regularly updated at: https://retrolifeplayer.com/pages/help-center

NOTE: Needles and belts are consumable items that will need to be replaced as part of the regular care and maintenance of the product.