Denon DP-100M

October   1 9 8 1 october 1981
1 9 8 4 1984

Original version of the DP-100 with DK-1000 plinth : the only way to see that the well-remembered DP-100M was targeted at the consumer market.

The DK-1000 is a wood + leather enclosure with a wood + glass dustcover, à la Pioneer Exclusive P3. It is the only thing that turns a DP-100 into a DP-100M, adding 15kg along the way for a grand total of 63kg and 900,000¥.
That's 14,285¥ per kilo :)

Only about one on ten DP-100M was fitted in a DK-1000 but for something made for the consumer home... strange move. The Servo Tracer tonearm was fitted on each DP-100M made but was originally planned to remain optional on the DP-100 - another strange move.

However, at 200,000¥, it was previsible the few buyers did decide to keep it simple and went for the barenaked DP-100...


For the technical description see the DP-100 page ; a real DP-100M here.

Denon DP-100M, image 1 Denon DP-100M, image 2
Denon DP-100M specifications
Title Value
Motor : 3-phase servo-motor
Speed locking : PLL loop with dual magnetic print + reading heads
Speeds : 33 1/3, 45, 78rpm
Platters : 1x 30cm / 3,2kg (top)
1x 33cm / 3,850kg (bottom)
Inertia moment : 1260kg / cm2
Load characteristics : 0% up to 1,5kg
Wow & flutter : 0,02% (WRMS ; JIS)
0,038% (linear)
0,010% (A-weighted)
Speed accuracy : 0,002%
Speed fluctuations : 0,06% (measured)
S/N ratio : 90dB (DIN-B, manufacturer's specification)
80dB (Rumpelmesskoppler ; linear)
85dB (Rumpelmesskoppler ; A-weighted)
64dB (B&K test disc ; linear)
70dB (B&K test disc ; A-weighted)
Inherent noise : 115dBM (unweighted)
125dBM (A-weighted)
Pitch control : +/- 9,9% (0,1% steps)
PC : 25W
Dimensions : 57 x 31 x 46,5cm
61,7 x 32,6 x 55cm (DK-1000)
Weight : 48kg.
15kg. (DK-1000)
List price : 700,000¥ (DP-100 ; 1982)
900,000¥ (DP-100M ; 1982)
Tonearm Tonearm
Effective length : 28,2cm
Overhang : 12,5mm
Acceptable cartridge weight : 4...28g. (normal cw)
7...31g. (added cw)
Tracking force : 0...3g. (+/- 0,05g)
VTA adjustement : 43...51mm
Tracking error : within 2°
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