Denon DP-29F review & specs

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Denon DP-29F: Budget Comeback To The Analog Sound

Denon DP-29F

Denon, one of the most famous for its audio equipment Japanese companies, has presented its ultra budget vinyl player — the DP-29F.

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Design

The cabinet of this device is made in a laconic design, that is typical for Denon, and manufactured with rigid diecast aluminum. Although the material looks cheap, it’s hard to define the actual quality.

The turntable measures 14.1 x 14.2 x 3.8 inches in size and weighs 6.2 pounds that makes it one of the lightest models. There is also a dust cover that protects the player’s mechanism while it is not in use.

Setup

The Denon DP-29F AT-LP120 review is a good way to find out about its easy connection and intuitive control that allow even beginners to start immediately listening to their favorite vinyl discs. The Denon DP-29F comprises a tonearm equipped with a MM-pickup, so it’s ready to work right after unpacking and simple assembly.

The setup consists of the disc and drive belt installation. The DP-29F has fully automatic or manual modes. In the first case, it is enough to place a vinyl record on the player and press the “Start” button. The arm itself will move to the beginning of the first record and set the pickup to the desired position. The automatic operation mode eliminates the risk of a disc or needle damage by an inexperienced user.

Features

The player has a built-in RIAA phono amplifier for connection to any free line input of an integrated stereo amplifier. The DP-29F also has a molded aluminum support disc, which is massive enough to effectively stabilize the rotational speed and absorb unwanted vibrations.

The turntable has two speeds of disc rotation, and a special switch is provided for the proper operation of automated features, which helps you to set the diameter of the record you are listening to. The DP-29F is equipped with a fixed cable that has RCA connectors with an additional grounding contact.

The drive construction of the DP-29F is a direct-current servo motor with a belt feed. Its rotation frequency ranges from 33.3 to 45 RPM. The DSN-82 head of MM type is included in the turntable assembly for playing tracks by connecting the device directly to the speaker’s system.

Conclusion

The Denon DP-29F AT-LP120 specs are designed for music fans that are interested in the analog sound. This is a basic system for under $150 that does its job, and although it may not seem impressive, it reproduces the records precisely. The sound is clear, the device doesn’t skip tracks and it can have quite a long service life if maintained correctly.

Common features

Product

Denon DP-29F

Model

DP-29F

Brand

Denon

Rating

3.3 of 5

Reviews

46

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

3,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

3,5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond

Model

DSN-82

Motor

Drive method

belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45

Torque

>4.5 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.15

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

60

Gain

50-60

Output level

Pre-amp "PHONO": 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz. Pre-amp "LINE": 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz

Controls

Operation type

full automatic

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

Braking system

electronic

Connections

USB

0

RCA

1

Other

has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not

Power

Motor type

DC

Power consumption, W

2

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

35.7 x 97 x 36/3.8 x 14.2 x 14.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2

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