Denon Tonearm Return Mystery - Revealed -

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DeadWaxHead
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Denon Tonearm Return Mystery - Revealed -

Post by DeadWaxHead » 15 Mar 2019 22:29

I'm posting this story as an FYI "good to know" article that could help someone in a similar predicament.

I managed to find and buy a Remastered Limited UK Blue Vinyl Edition of Nirvana "Nevermind". Got up really early and played it on my Denon DP-47F everything was working great until the sun shines through my windows. Upon trying to play it, the tonearm would immediately return. :shock: After checking everything out I remembered about the Auto-Sensing 45/33 feature, and how an ingenious low tech solution worked by using the red light to shine through holes in the mat and platter. If all holes are covered its a 33, while if just the inner holes were covered it's a 45.
What happened was since the record is translucent, the sun shined though it confusing the processor. #-o To turn it off, simply rotate the mat to where all holes are covered. :lol:

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Re: Denon Tonearm Return Mystery - Revealed -

Post by Spinner45 » 15 Mar 2019 23:25

Another reason why all those "too much fancy electronics" turntables are not in my home.
Lord knows, there have been plenty of them in my shop.
Ugh!

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