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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