Because timing is everything – Sutherland Timeline User Manual

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Because timing is everything...

A great orchestra depends on a great conductor to keep the note of every instru-

ment playing exactly at the right moment. The pluck of a string, or the trill of a fl ute

just a fraction of a beat off can ruin a performance. The emotion that touches the

soul of the audience depends on this precision.

It was with this precision in mind, that the Timeline was born.

As an instrument designed to keep the fi nest of turntables running at exactly the

correct speed, there is simply no equal. With a time-base accuracy of 2 parts per

million, the Timeline is the very defi nition of precision.

The Timeline fl ashes its laser at precisely 33 1/3 (or 45) times per minute. If your turntable is

rotating at exactly the correct speed, the dot is stretched into a line segment that is projected

to the same place on every revolution. If, however, your turntable is too fast, the projected line

segment will drift in a clockwise direction. If too slow, into a counter-clockwise direction. Adjust

your turntable speed accordingly. The Timeline will also reveal any loading effects of stylus

dragging forces.

The Timeline has also been designed to serve as an indispensable record weight that will effec-

tively dampen the vinyl, providing quieter playback. Its machined Delrin lower section couples

into the vinyl. That interface section is then tightly constrained by the rigidity of the machined

aluminum upper section. Playback will be signifi cantly improved by leaving the Timeline in

place during playback.

Batteries: 2 N size alkaline

Battery life: greater than 800 hours

Laser: 650 nm, less than 2.5 mw output

spot size 1/4 “ at 15 feet

Size: 3” diam, 1 3/4 “ high