Turntables & Cartridges
Having over 100 years in the design and manufacture of home entertainment products, Denon have a unique combination of experience, technological expertise and strong branding to ensure their products are always at the cutting edge of technology whilst being simple to operate and offering exceptional value for money.
Both hifi separates and home cinema serparates are offered covering all possible budgets to allow any enthusiast to experience the unique performance of Denon products. Those needing an all in one solution are catered for via a wide range of micro hifi and blu-ray 2.1 and 5.1 systems with iPod connections and streaming options.
Entry to mid-market level audio and home cinema products are the mainstay of the range, with high performance high end models as flagship models, all built to Denon's uncompromising standards for best sound & picture quality, reliability and ease of use.
Denon also design and engineer a range of quality moving coil cartridges and an accompanying turntable model. These units are designed with Denon's key principle in mind; to offer a superior audio performance at a number of different price points.
Latest reviews for Turntables & Cartridges
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Best Bet Under £200.
I've recently come back to vinyl after over 12 years, and after acquiring a Revolver/Linn Basik Plus/Linn K9 set up I was eager to push the performance envelope just that little bit more by changing the aging (but capable) Linn K9 cartridge. In the past I've owned both moving magnet and high output and low output moving coils and for me no moving magnet comes close to a decent moving coil. In the 1980s I had an Ultimo 10X high output moving coil which 'blew me away' compared to the many mm designs I'd previously used then I went onto a low output Audio Technica OC5 mc. This Denon DL110 moving coil seemed to be just the job. A natural successor to the Ultimo 10X (Ultimo are now Dynavector btw) I fixed this into my Linn Basik plus (my old eyes need strong glasses these days) and was happy when by good fortune I'd managed to align perfectly the cart. First off it sounded a bit 'lean' and 'dry' and I wasn't really that impressed but I remember reading that VTA is very important with this cart and so I dropped the VTA down a bit (it might have been a little too high) and lo and behold the sound suddenly became richer and fuller. The piano on Joni Mitchell's Blue lp was sounding like I remember for the first time. A couple of hours later and playing my copy of Fleetwood Mac's 'Tango in the Night' and I was just 'floored' (like when I heard the Ultimo 10x some 30 years ago). It had everything detail, rich tonality, depth and space, punchy bass and dynamics which most moving magnets can't get anywhere near. At 1.8 grams it tracked everything even tough tracks near the label. If you've never heard a decent moving coil and have always stuck with moving magnets you MUST audition this. OK, so you don't get an easy replacement stylus but moving coils tend to last longer before they need replacement anyway. And with sound like this you'll not care about that slight 'inconvenience'. Just remember though to get the VTA right - this cart is very sensitive to it!