Numark NTX1000 - Frequently Asked Questions

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The NTX1000 gives you everything you’re looking for. It’s a no-compromise direct-drive turntable that has all the features and performance demanded by you—the professional DJ. This article answers some of the popular questions about the Numark NTX1000.


Frequently Asked Questions 


What accessories are included with the NTX1000?

The Numark NTX1000 comes with the following accessories:

  • Platter
  • Dustcover
  • Felt Slipmat
  • Headshell
  • 45 RPM Adapter
  • Counterweight & Scale Ring
  • Additional Counterweight
  • RCA Stereo Cable
  • Power Cable


Are there any PHONO outputs on this unit?

Yes! This turntable has both PHONO and LINE outputs. Use the switch near the output to assign the proper output level according to the input to which the turntable will be connected. 


How do I record my records to the computer?

To record music to your computer, you can use the EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter and a USB cable. 

  1. With EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter installed on your computer, use the included USB cable to connect NXT1000's USB port to an available USB port on your computer.

  2. On your computer, open EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter by going to Start Menu, All Programs (Windows) or the Applications menu (Mac).

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your recording. When prompted to play your music, move NTX1000's tonearm on the record to start playback.

  4. Note: To listen to a record while it’s playing, listen through your computer's speakers or connectNTX1000's RCA outputs to a stereo system or powered speakers.

  5. When you have finished recording, raise NTX1000's tonearm from the record and return it to the arm clip.


Can I move the tonearm myself?

On the NTX1000, the tonearm can be raised and lowered by hand, or by using the raise / lower lever.


Can I adjust the balance of the tonearm?

Yes! The balance of the tonearm can be adjusted, refer to the steps below for adjusting the balance of the tonearm. Also note, there is an additional counterweight included, which you use with this counterweight to balance your tonearm properly. 

  1. Make sure the cartridge is on the tonearm. Turn the tonearm lock nut clockwise to loosen it or counter-clockwise to tighten it. Do not over-tighten it!

  2. Attach the counterweight and scale ring to the tonearm, and then rotate the counterweight counter-clockwise (while you are facing the scale ring) until it is in the complete forward position.

  3. Now there should be a feeling of weight and resistance when the headshell is raised and lowered. Begin rotating the counterweight clockwise (while you are facing the scale ring) until the weight and resistance feeling is gone. If done properly, the tonearm will pivot with very little resistance back and forth indicating that there are exactly 0 grams of stylus pressure.

  4. With the counterweight in its new position further away from tonearm pivot point, grasp the scale ring only and rotate it until 0 is in the vertical position.

  5. Finally, rotate the counterweight and scale ring counterclockwise until you reach the desired weight. A complete revolution of the scale ring corresponds to 3 g, so if the scale rotates 360° beyond the 0 point, add 3 to the new scale ring reading. If you cannot achieve the desired weight during this step, remove the counterweight and scale ring from the tonearm entirely, attach the additional counterweight to the end of the tonearm, and then start again from Step 2 above.

  6. Push the small Lock Lever (above the Anti-Skate Dial) counterclockwise to unlock the height adjustment dial. Please the stylus on your record, and then move the tonearm lever to raise or lower the tonearm so it is parallel with the record. Push the lock lever clockwise to lock the height adjustment dial. 

How do I know where to set the counterweight?

Different cartridge and stylus combinations have different required counterweight settings, otherwise known as Tracking Force. This information can usually be found in the documentation provided with the cartridge or stylus, and will often include a recommended weight, or a weight range, to stay within for optimal response. 


Do I need to use the slipmat?

Using the slipmat is a good practice on any turntable, as failure to use the slipmat may cause damage to your media, or damage to the turntable itself. 


What kind of records can I use with the NTX1000?

The NTX1000 will play 33.3, and 45 RPM records. A 45 RPM adapter is included with the NTX1000.


My record is playing at the wrong speed. What do I do?

If this ever happens, ensure that the 33 / 45 RPM button is set to the correct speed for your record. Also be cognizant of the placement of the pitch slider on the top of the NTX1000, this fader can be moved to increase or decrease the speed of the platter, allowing you to manipulate the pitch of the track.

My record is skipping. What do I do?

If the record is skipping try cleaning the record directly using standard lp cleaning techniques. For some materials that can help with the cleaning of your vinyl, you can find the VINYL ALIVE Record Cleaning Kit on the ION Audio website. If the record continues to skip, consider replacing the stylus.


What is the purpose of the strobe light on the NTX1000?

The strobe light illuminates the edge of the platter, which indicates whether or not the phase of the platter’s rotation is constant. As the platter rotates, look at the vertical lines on its edge under the light’s strobing. If the phase is constant, the lines will appear to be still. If the rotation is out of phase, the lines will appear to move or “drift.”


Where can I find further support on the NTX1000 and other Numark products?

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Numark product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Numark technical support team is available to help!

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.



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