Denon DP-62L Direct-Drive Turntable Service & Review

The Denon DP-62L direct-drive turntable is an absolute gem, often overlooked and less well-known than some contemporaries. In my endeavours to bring you interesting equipment you may not be aware of, let's take a closer look. I often work on turntables where I find myself thinking "If I didn't have…

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Denon DP-30L Direct-Drive Turntable Service & Repair

Here's a closer look at a Denon DP-30L direct-drive turntable and a reminder of why turntables need expert attention. This particular Denon DP-30L direct-drive turntable came in having just been fitted with an Ortofon 2M Red moving magnet cartridge and new audio cable. You'd think she be good to go,…

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Denon DP-30L Turntable Service & Review

I recently serviced this lovely Denon DP-30L direct-drive turntable and want to spread the word about this great deck. The Denon DP-30L is an excellent turntable with a good feature-set, quality motor, solid chassis and excellent speed control circuitry. The DP-30L weighs in at just under 10kg, much more than…

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Denon DP-1200 Turntable Motor Service

By popular demand, I've decided to write some articles about servicing direct-drive turntable motors. Having recently overhauled a Denon DP-1200, this seemed like a great motor to start with. The Denon DP-1200 is a direct-drive classic, loved by thousands around the globe. Consider this a workhorse deck, solid, well-made, reliable,…

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Kenwood KD-650 Direct-Drive Turntable Service & Repair

The Kenwood KD-650 is an amazing turntable, one of the very best to come out of the 1970's and 80's. If you ever get a chance to purchase either the KD-650, with Kenwood tonearm, or the KD-600, go for it. The KD-650 is also one of the best-performing turntables you…

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Denon SL-7D Direct-Drive Turntable Service & Repair

I've just finished repairing and servicing a lovely old deck that one doesn't often see - a Denon SL-7D direct-drive turntable. My customer received the run-around from several technicians and wanted me to have a look to see if I could get her going again. This Denon SL-7D came fitted with a gorgeous…

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Kenwood KP-2022 Belt-Drive Turntable Service

I've just finished servicing this lovely old Kenwood KP-2022 belt-drive turntable. The owner asked me if it was worth servicing the old girl. You can imagine my reply! They just don't make them like this any more and this Kenwood is a particularly cool deck. The KP-2022 needed a full…

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