Denon DP-70M

October   1 9 7 9 october 1979
1 9 8 2 1982

Good looking integrated LP turntable with middle of the road design between Denon's 1970s flying saucers and upcoming 1980s flashy technoïd displays.
The top veneer isn't the usual rosewood but bubinga.

Costing 98,000¥, the DP-70M was no toy at all, even if it sported a fixed tonearm.
The Denon trademarks were in : 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 auto shutoff, sans tonearm, sans PCL-4 headshell, sans bubinga.

The DP-70M is discreetely elegant and was updated as DP-70L in october 1980, both versions remaining available until the irruption of CD.

Invisible here but all square pads (but the "stop") have a thin green backlit surround - very pretty.

A real DP-70M here.

Denon DP-70M, image 1 Denon DP-70M, image 2
Denon DP-70M 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 : 98,000¥ (1979)
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