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ROBERTS RT200 Direct-Drive Turntable with USB Connection and Built-in Preamplifier User Guide

ROBERTS RT200 Direct-Drive Turntable with USB Connection and Built-in Preamplifier


What is in the Box?

Clear a work area.
Ensure the packaging is the right-way up.
Open the packaging carefully.
Lift out each item, identify it, and carefully place it to one side.

  • Dust cover
  • Base unit with tone-arm
  • Turntable platter
  • Rubber mat
  • Head-shell with cartridge
  • Counterweight for the tone-arm
  • Hinges x 2
  • Cables x 3, comprising
    USB cable (type-A – type-B)
    Stereo phono plugs – Stereo phono plugs
    Stereo phono sockets – 3.5mm stereo plug
  • 45 r.p.m. adaptor holder with screws x 2
  • 45 r.p.m. adaptor
  • Mains power adaptor with EU and UK pin options

We recommend that all packaging is kept to allow the turntable to be safely transported in the future.


FIG 1 Features

FIG 2 Features

  1. Counterweight
    Used to set the tracking weight.
  2. Anti-skating control
    Used to set the anti-skating adjustment.
  3. Cueing lever
    Use to lower and raise the tone-arm.
  4. Tone-arm rest and securing clip
    Holds the tone-arm in place when not in use.
  5. Tone-arm
  6. Head-shell
    Holds the cartridge and stylus.
  7. 33 / 45 r.p.m. speed switch
    Selects the speed for the record to be played.
  8. Platter and rubber mat
    Place the record here for playing.
  9. 45 r.p.m. adaptor holder
  10. Phono sockets (right and left)
    Audio output to an amplifier.
    Red = Right channel; White = Left channel.
  11. Pre-Amp On/Off Switch
    Controls use of the built-in phono preamplifier.
    If connected to a Line or Aux input set this switch to On.
  12. USB port (see website for details on recording)
    Connect to a computer for making recordings.
  13. Auto Stop On/Off switch
    Controls the use of the automatic switch off.
  14. DC input socket
  15. Power On/Off switch

FIG 3 Rear view


STEP 1 – Assembling your turntable

FIG 4 Connect the head-shell to the tone-arm


FIG 5 Attach the counterweight to the tone-arm

FIG 6 Balance the tone-arm

FIG 7 Balance the tone-arm

When removing the stylus cover, do not touch the stylus. Damage caused to the stylus by mishandling is not covered by the guarantee. When balancing the tone-arm it is important that the stylus never contacts the turntable platter, mat or base.

FIG 8 Set the tracking weight

Note: An incorrect tracking weight can have a significant effect on the quality of the audio when playing records. If the tracking weight is set too low or too high then excessive wear to the stylus or damage to the surface of the record may be caused.

FIG 9 Attach the platter and mat


FIG 10 Attach the dust cover

FIG 11 Attach the adaptor holder


STEP 2 – Connecting

A – Audio connection

Note: In order to play music the turntable must be connected to a device providing amplification and one or more loudspeakers.

FIG 12 Audio connection

FIG 13 Audio connection

FIG 14 Mains adaptor

FIG 15 Mains adaptor


STEP 3 – Playing a record

FIG 16 Playing a record

Note: Always use the cueing lever to lower and raise the tone-arm and stylus in order to minimise the risk of damage to either the stylus or the record’s surface. When playing records it is important to ensure that the stylus never contacts the turntable platter, mat or turntable base. Damage caused to the stylus by mishandling is not covered by the guarantee.

FIG 17 Playing a record


Product markings

FIG 18 Product markings



FIG 19 Safety

IMPORTANT: The mains adaptor is used as the means of connecting the product to the mains supply. The mains socket and any multi-way mains block used for the product must remain accessible during normal use. In order to disconnect the product from the mains, the mains adaptor should be removed from the mains socket completely.

Use only the mains adaptor provided with the product, or a genuine replacement provided by Roberts Radio. The use of alternative adaptors will invalidate the guarantee.

  • Your turntable and AC/DC adaptor should not be exposed to liquids or steam and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the turntable or adaptor.
  • It is recommended to operate the product such that there is a minimum distance (10cm recommended) to adjacent objects in order to ensure good ventilation.
  • The ventilation of the product should not be restricted by covering it with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains etc.
  • No naked flame sources such as lighted candles should be placed on the product.
  • It is recommended to avoid using or storing the product at extremes of temperature. Avoid leaving the unit in cars, on window sills, in direct sunlight etc.
  • There are no user serviceable parts inside this product. The head-shell, stylus and cartridge are considered to be parts that the user may replace if so desired.
  • Do not attempt to disassemble any part of the product.
  • The product must be used in a moderate climate. The name plate is located underneath the turntable.


Electromagnetic compatibility advice

In the event of a malfunction due to electrostatic discharge, mains power supply transients or short interruptions, remove the power for 30 seconds and then re-apply power to resume normal operation.

If the product is used in an environment with any ESD Immunity / Radiated Immunity / Conducted Immunity disturbance, the product may malfunction. It will automatically recover to normal when the ESD Immunity / Radiated Immunity / Conducted Immunity disturbance is stopped.



FIG 20 Specifications

The company reserves the right to amend the specification without notice

To clean the turntable use a soft lint-free cloth, ideally made from natural fibres in order to prevent a build-up of static electricity which can attract dust. Do NOT use polish or any solvent based cleaners. To remove dust from the mat on the platter, use a slightly damp lint-free cloth, removing the mat first if needed. To clean records, only use a purpose designed record cleaning brush with the record on the platter.

For support with using the recording function and for general troubleshooting, please visit our website at



This product is guaranteed for twenty four months from the date of purchase by the original owner against failure due to faulty workmanship or component breakdown, subject to the procedure stated below. Should any component or part fail during this guarantee period it will be repaired or replaced free of charge.

The guarantee does not cover: 1. Damage resulting from incorrect use. 2. Consequential damage. 3. Product with removed or defaced serial numbers.

N.B. The stylus will not be replaced under this guarantee if it is damaged or broken.

Procedure: Any claim under this guarantee should be made through the dealer from whom the product was purchased. It is likely that your Roberts dealer will be able to attend to any defect quickly and efficiently, but should it be necessary the dealer will return the product to the company’s service department for attention. In the event that it is not possible to return the product to the Roberts dealer from whom it was purchased, please contact Roberts Radio using the contact details on the website.

For product repairs falling outside the guarantee period, please refer to the “customer care” tab on the website.

These statements do not affect the statutory rights of a consumer.

Product Compliance

PO Box 130
South Yorkshire
S64 8YT
© 2019 Roberts Radio Limited


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