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Special Edition 100th Anniversary Series
Direct Drive Turntable
Special edition of direct drive turntable celebrating our 100th anniversary
A History Like No Other.
The history of Denon turntables commenced in 1910 with the production of Japan’s fi rst 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 products, 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.
The Signatures of Quality.
The DP-A100 features the 100th anniversary logo badge, and comes with a 5-year warranty and a signed certifi cate 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.
High quality audio
• Natural wood cabinet with dark-brown finish
The DP-A100’s beautiful cabinet has been made with sliced veneer of natural wood and given a multi-coat finish similar to lacquer to produce a deep glossy lustre.
• Large platter for stable rotation
The DP-A100 has a large die-cast aluminium platter with a diameter of 331mm. Silicone rubber, a deadening material, has been applied over the entire reverse side to minimise vibration and suppress howling.
• Quartz lock servo and direct drive, to support stable rotation The DP-A100 uses a quartz lock servo that controls rotation frequency by detecting pulses of light passing through a slit inside the motor. This quartz lock servo and direct drive motor work together to ensure high-precision rotation.
• Highly sensitive universal tone arm
The DP-A100’s tone arm is mounted on a large aluminium die-cast base whose height can be adjusted in a range of 6mm. When this tone arm is used with the machined aluminium head shell that comes with the DP-A100, unwanted vibration is absorbed and the cartridge can perform at its maximum capacity.
• Large insulators
Large insulators have been installed on the DP-A100 to achieve ideal damping characteristics against external vibration.
• Included DL-A100 MC stereo cartridge
Main Specifications DP-A100
Driving system Servo system direct drive
Speed 33 ? 1/3 rpm, 45rpm
Wow & flutter Less than 0.1 % WRMS
Starting time Specified speed within 0.3 sec (for 33 rpm)
Turntable Aluminum die-cast, 331 mm in diameter
Motor Direct-drive motor
Speed control system Quartz control
Load characteristics 0 % with the stylus pressure 80 g
Speed deviation Within ± 0.003 %
Tone arm section
Arm form Static balance S-shaped pipe arm
Effective arm length 244 mm
Overhang 14 mm
Tracking error within 3°
Arm height adjustable range about 6 mm
Stylus pressure variable range 0 to 4.0 g
One step 0.25 g
Suitable cartridge empty weight 4 to 10 g
Head shell weight 18 g (176mN) (including screws, nuts, nylon washers)
Cartridge space weight 0.25 g (1 sheet)
Power supply AC 230 V, 50 Hz
Power consumption 10 W (depends on Electrical Appliances and Material Safety Act)
Maximum external dimensions With dust cover closed:
490 (W) × 213 (H) × 405 (D) mm (including protruding parts)
With dust cover open:
490 (W) × 515 (H) × 465 (D) mm (including protruding parts)
Weight 15.7 kg
Main Specifications DL-A100
Principle Moving coil (MC) type
Output Voltage 0.3 mV (1 kHz, 50 mm/s horizontal direction)
Channel Balance 1 dB max. (1 kHz)
Channel Separation 25 dB min. (1 kHz)
Electrical Impedance 40 ohms ±20 %
Compliance 5 x 10-6 cm/N (Using a 100 Hz record)
Stylus 0.2 mm square solid diamond
Tracking Force 25 mN ±3 mN (2.5 g ±0.3 g)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 45 kHz
Weigh 0.3 oz, 8.8 g
Load Impedance 100 ohms min.
(40 ohms when using a transformer)