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Denon DP-47F

Fully-Automatic Direct-Drive Turntable (1985)

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Denon DP-47F

Description

The Denon DP-47F features a low mass tonearm with Q-damping method.

Low frequency resonance caused by the cartridges compliance and the effective tonearm mass is electronically damped both horizontally and vertically to effectively suppress crosstalk and inter-modulation distortion.

The dynamic servo tracer maximises the performance of the low mass tonearm and results in a record reproduction of excellent sound image with minimum noise and distortion.

By pressing the locate button, the tonearm is moved to any desired location where the record play is started.

The DP-47F also features Denon's quartz bidirectional servo and electronic braking system combined with a magnetic recording detector.

The quartz lock ensures stable performance of rotation and a sharp operation.

Specifications

Drive system: servo controlled direct drive

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: below 0.010% WRMS

S/N ratio: over 78dB

Platter: 310mm aluminium die-cast

Motor: linear drive

Speed control system: speed servo by frequency detection, phase servo control

Arm type: dynamically balanced, straight tube tonearm

Effective length: 220mm

Overhang: 16mm

Dimensions: 434 x 179 x 410mm

Weight: 8.5kg

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Comments

Size Detector

I got a DP-47f used and I love the way it sounds and looks. The only problem is that It always reads the record as a 45. I can manually change it to 33, but I would like to fix it. Any help would be great.
Thanks

Vertical Movement of tone arm

Hello,

I have just notice this strange movement of the arm as it settles down onto the surface of the vinyl.

When the arm/needle is about 75% down it starts to move out towards the outer edge of the vinyl. This movement would equate to about 2mm. But on the upward motion it does not happen. So if you started to place and then lift the arm continuously it would actually works it's way right out to the edge of the record. I have also noticed that it is starting to miss the edge of the record when on auto start and fall off the outside, due to this outward swing of about 2mm.
Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers

denon dp 47f auto return

just acquire my first turntable a Denon DP 47F from a friend. almost new and function well except the auto return.
any adjustment needed and how. please help

re-attaching "knob" on tonearm

I'm gonna have trouble describing this. It is NOT the counterweight at the rear of the tone arm, but as you move forward (toward headshell) from the counterweight, on either side of the tone arm are two black aluminum "knobs" about the diameter of a dime (US) and perhaps 1/2" long. One of those two has fallen off and appears to have just been attached with some type of adhesive (got too warm and fell off??). I am curious as to the best way for me to re-attach it. I don't just want to slap on some Super Glue, but if that's a good, proper fix, that's okay, too. Any advice? Thanks! DP-47F and I'm the original owner. Thanks again!!

power supply

hi the power supply is burned up on my dp-47f, is there someone who will sell me a power supply, or make an offer for a dp-47f with a defekt power supply.
pedelsen

tone arm assembly for denondp47f

i'm getting ready to purchase one of these and from the pictures it looks like it's missing the tone arm assembly and the balance weight. any ideas where i might be able to pick these items up at, or is there an alternative replacement? thanks for your imput!

denon DP-47F

hello out there,
this record player is beautiful,but when i press stop, the needle lifts up and moves back,but scratches
over the surface.what can i do?

Denon DP-47F

Well,

1.) You can adjust the vertical swing of the tonearm by the small screw at the back end of the tonearm. Try half a turn counter clockwise.

2.) Possibly the tonearm on your TT is bent. Have a close look from the side if it is sloping down from it's rest. If yes, it has to straightend. You don't need to touch the screw in this case.

Send me a PM (German or English language) if you need more advice.

Manfred

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Same problem w/DP-51F

Manfred, I have a (new to me) DP-51F that is giving me a HUGE headache - perhaps you could help. I've set up the tonearm many, many times as indicated in the owners manual and the cartridge keeps skipping. In actual fact, it won't even find the lead in groove. The only way I can actually get it to play is to dial in the maximum tracking force on the anti skate. Even then there will be at leat two or 3 skips per track. I'm using and Ortofon OM 30 cartidge (also tried this with an AT15LC with similar results). This is one thing I noticed: when looking at the cartridge/stylus closely from the front when it is tracking on a record, it almost looks as if the stylus is being drawn to the left of the cartridge enclosure (i.e. towards the spindle). I'm not sure whyt this is happening as the arm moves freely in all directions and doesn't seem to be retricted in its movement towards the center of the platter as the stylus tracks the record. Any idea what c the problem could be?

As a follow up: I've reached the conclusion that it's the electric damping that is "over damping" the tonearm movement and thus requiring more side force to move it accross the record, hence the skipping. Would your solution, i.e. adjusting the small screw at the back of the tonearm also solve this problem? It would seem that my problem would require a electrical rather than a mechanical adjustment. Thanks!

denon dp-47f

Same thing here, but the auto functions on mine do not work at all. I will be attempting a full refurb of mine.I will keep you posted on any solutions.

Denon DP-47F

Same as above. Maybe the control board is dead. Contact me if you need more help.

Manfred

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DP-51F

Manfred, I have a (new to me) DP-51F that is giving me a HUGE headache - perhaps you could help. I've set up the tonearm many, many times as indicated in the owners manual and the cartridge keeps skipping. In actual fact, it won't even find the lead in groove. The only way I can actually get it to play is to dial in the maximum tracking force on the anti skate. Even then there will be at leat two or 3 skips per track. I'm using and Ortofon OM 30 cartidge (also tried this with an AT15LC with similar results). This is one thing I noticed: when looking at the cartridge/stylus closely from the front when it is tracking on a record, it almost looks as if the stylus is being drawn to the left of the cartridge enclosure (i.e. towards the spindle). I'm not sure whyt this is happening as the arm moves freely in all directions and doesn't seem to be retricted in its movement towards the center of the platter as the stylus tracks the record. Any idea what c the problem could be?

DP-51F

Possibly the anti-skate force is too high and the electronic control needs adjustment. Set the anti-skate force to zero at the ant-skate dial and see what happens.

Manfred

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