Denon DP-70L

October   1 9 8 0 october 1980
1 9 8 2 1982

Costing 120,000¥, the DP-70L is an updated DP-70M, which kept bubinga as top veneer.

Added was the electronic arm lifter and the latter's speed control : the switch and knob to the right of this image, where the fixed/variable switch and pitch knob are on the DP-70M, the latter being displaced to the left.

The rest is identical :
Double-platter (zinc + aluminium diecasts), strong torque from the AC motor, bi-directional servo correcting the 1000 magnetic impulses read by a magnetic head, electronic braking, high 80dB s/n ratio, ridiculously low speed deviation, a fair resistance to load and 16kg on the balance, too.

The included tonearm has VTA adjustable on the fly up to 9mm, its counterweight has Dynamic Damping built-in (and the end of the wand as well), gold-plated contacts, magnetic anti-skating, and an auto-lifting of itself at the end of records.

The step up was the DP-80 standalone drive which cost 95,000¥ all by itself - sans controlled-speed electronic lifter, sans tonearm, sans PCL-4 headshell, sans bubinga.

The DP-70L is discreetely elegant and remained available until the irruption of CD.

Denon DP-70L, image 1
Denon DP-70L specifications
Title Value
Type : Auto-stop direct-drive
Upper platter : 30,8cm, diecast zinc
Lower platter : aluminium diecast
Motor : outer-rotor AC servo-motor
Speed servo : bi-directional servo
Speeds : 33 1/3 rpm & 45rpm
Pitch control : ± 6%
Wow & flutter : < 0,008%% (RMS)
Initial drift : < 0,002%
Startup time : 1,6s (33 1/3rpm)
Load characteristics : 0% up to 150g at platter's outer diameter
AC voltage sensibility : 0% between 90V...110V
S/N ratio : 80dB
Type : static-balance, S-Type
dynamic damping counterweight
Effective length : 24,4cm
Overhang : 14mm
Tracking force : 0...2,5g (0,1g steps)
Cartridge weight : up to 19g (headshell included)
Supplied headshell : Denon PCL-4 (9g.)
Adjustable VTA : 9mm (helicoid)
Anti-skating : 0...2,5g, magnetic
General General
Enclosure : 70mm compressed wood particles
Finish : bubinga veneer
PC : 15W
Dimensions : 49 x 16,1 x 44,4cm
Weight : 16kg
List price : 120,000¥ (1980)
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