Denon 100th Anniversary Turntable In Black - DPA100
A signature element of Denon from 1910 on, the turntable exemplifies the brand's visionary work and passion for innovation. Illustrating the same high performance standards that the company has been known for since its origin a century ago, the DP-A100 turntable is now available in a Denon anniversary edition.
A History Like No Other.
The history of Denon turntables commenced in 1910 with the production of Japan's first gramophone and peaked in 1939 when Denon developed a disc recorder for NHK. Denon turntables were used not only by general users but by many radio stations professionals as well. In 1970, Denon developed its own high-torque AC motor for low speeds where speed was controlled by highly precise detection of magnetic pulses recorded around the perimeter of the platter. Denon incorporated this epoch-making servo technology in its development of the direct-drive turntable whose high performance and reliability represented a clear break from conventional idler and belt drive productions, and earned Denon a solid position as the brand for players used at radio stations.
In the following year, the turntable was adapted for consumer use, and Denon, which continued to produce direct-drive players, became an unforgettable brand of analog players among audio enthusiasts. the DP-A100 Player is being released as a Denon anniversary model with the same high-performance Denon direct-drive turntable technology that has delivered cogging-free, high-precision rotation for 40 years. Equipped with the DL-A100 cartridge, the DP-A100 is capable of masterfully reproducing the energy and beauty of analog discs.
Signatures of Quality
The DP-A100 features the 100th anniversary logo badge, and comes with a 5-year warranty and a signed certificate of authenticity from the chief production engineer who hand crafted the product. Also included is the DL-A100 cartridge and a beautiful Denon "brand book" that explores the history of one of the leading names in the audio-visual field.
Phono Motor Section
- Drive System: Quartz lock servo control direct drive system
- Speed: 33-1/3, 45 rpm
- Speed Deviation: 0.002% or less
- Wow & Flutter: 0.1% or less (wrms)
- Rotation Stability Time: 0.3 sec. or less to reach normal speed
- Turntable Platter: Aluminum Diecast, 331 mm (treated with silicon rubber on reverse side to absorb vibration)
- Load Characteristics: 0% (under stylus pressure 80g)
- Type: Static balance type, Light weight S-Shaped tone arm
- Effective Length: 244mm, 9.6 inches
- Manufacturers Warranty (authorized online retailer):
5 year parts and labor.
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.