New Denon turntable at Crutchfield

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  1. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

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    I was looking for a single-disc CD player over at Crutchfield when I came across this new Denon turntable.....

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    While Denon has a long tradition with turntables and cartridges, it's great to see a mainstream manufacturer to continue support for vinyl playback equipment.

    Denon DP-500MX
     
  2. John Watson

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    Very nice, says its direct drive; does that mean belt free?

    Too bad nice appearance isn't a concern for the other Denon sharp-edged black boxes I've been looking at...
     
  3. Philip Hamm

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    Yes, direct drive = no belts. I've got a Denon direct drive turntable that I paid about $300 for maybe 10 years ago. It still runs but you can hear the motor. [​IMG] I'd love to buy that one to replace mine. [​IMG]
     
  4. John Watson

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    It's very pricey, and the cartridge is extra!

    I have a circa 1983 Technics turntable with direct drive, linear tracking cartridge, and a decent degree of auto - shut-off, repeat-play. It has a neat small profile.

    I'm sure a contemporary version of that would sell well (for those who want a turntable, and aren't fanatics [​IMG]), but it seems our society can't remember how to do such things. [​IMG]
     
  5. Lee Distad

    Lee Distad Stunt Coordinator

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    Turntables still sell briskly, oddly enough. We stock four models, from $100 to $800, and at Christmas time, sold out of all of them. [​IMG]

    Another dealer in town carries ClearAudio from Germany:

    http://www.clearaudio.de/res1/en/pro...reference.html

    List price on those goes up to about $20K...
     
  6. Charles Gurganus

    Charles Gurganus Supporting Actor

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    I heard the theme from 2001 a Space Odyassy playing while looking at those turntables....[​IMG]
     

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