To carry-out the LSC upgrade, you will need: a ruler, Origin Live Turntable oil, clean tissue paper, Bubble Gauge.
Part supplied (easy to miss)
Origin Live’s Light Speed Controller (LSC) is quick and easy to install. You will find a loose silver strip with the LSC pod – take care this is not lost when you unpack the pod. If you are performing an upgrade, these steps will require approximately 10-15 minutes work.
Remove the drive belt and store safely.
Remove the original motor pod.
Carefully lift the platter vertically. Take care to lift gently and evenly by firmly gripping left and right sides of the platter. Place upside-down on a secure surface.
Remove any excess oil that pools around the spindle with clean tissue paper.
Picture 1: Platter removed.
Fit the silver strip supplied onto the underside of your platter. Identify the correct position for the silver strip supplied. It should be no more than 2 mm from the edge of the platter and should point towards the spindle.
You may have 2 strips supplied – if so, one is a spare.
The silver strip is self adhesive and shiny on only one side ( the other is dull). The shiny side is the one you must see when the strip is stuck down, so remove the transparent film from the non shiny side and stick the strip down on the platter as shown. Take care to avoid letting it wrinkle or cink. Once you have smoothed the strip firmly onto the platter with your fingers, remove the top transparent film. This leaves just the the 3mm wide strip on the platter.
Picture 2: Identify the correct position for the silver strip.
The silver strip must be no greater than 2 mm from the platter’s edge (the closer the better).
Picture 3: No more than 2mm from the edge.
The silver strip must point towards the spindle. In this example, the silver strip is a few degrees out but the LSC will still work perfectly. Try to be as accurate as you can.
Picture 4: The silver strip must point towards the spindle.
If the bearing was well lubricated, add around 3 drops of Origin Live’s Turntable Oil before gently sliding the platter into position. Make sure the spindle is clean before re-installing the platter. Ensure oil overflow as described in the owner manual.
Picture 5: Lubricate the bearing housing.
Align the LSC so the 3 LEDs approximately align with the spindle.
Picture 6: DSC Motor Pod LED’s should align to the spindle.
Adjust the turntable height so that it is a minimum of 3 mm above the LSC. Use a bubble gauge to level the turntable.
Picture 7: Platter must be a minimum of 5,5 mm above the LSC Pod.
Slide the LSC Pod into position, maintaining LED alignment with the spindle. With the belt “relaxed” i.e. not under tension, position the LSC Pod so that there’s a gap of 5–10 mm between the belt and the pulley as shown in picture 8 below. Once the LSC is positioned, put the belt on the pulley.
Connect the pod power lead to the turntable power supply and notice the blue light beside the switch light up.
Now turn on the turntable to 33rpm A blue light should come on under the platter to indicates that all is well and the LSC is functioning to give exact speed.
If the blue LED fails to illuminate:
- Check power is on
- Try raising the turntable very slightly
- Make sure the inner LED (closest to the centre of the Pod) is a minimum of 5 mm beyond the outer-edge of the platter, i.e. looking down from above the platter, no LEDs should be visible.
Picture 8: The LSC Pod must be positioned for correct belt tension.