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Denon DP-790

Servo-Controlled Direct-Drive Turntable (1975-1978)

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Fitted with a universal S-shaped tonearm

Denon DP-790


Models DP-790 and DP-790W are high performance record players from the Denon hi-fi component series, each consisting of a servo controlled direct drive turntable and a universal tonearm mounted on a wooden cabinet.

They differ only in cabinet colour; a Japanese SEN-grain cabinet is used for the DP-790 and a walnut grain for the DP-790W.

Except for the colour, these two models are identical in specifications and operation.

Denon has devised a special elastic material of just the right viscosity, which is placed between the cabinet and the base of the tonearm, to isolate the tonearm from vibrations through the cabinet.

In this and other ways, such as using high quality insulating materials, and inserting reinforcing materials in the cabinet, great care has been taken to prevent howling.


Driving system: servo controlled direct drive

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm

Speed adjustment range: more than +-3%

Wow and flutter: less than 0.018% WRMS

S/N ratio: more than 75dB

Platter: 1.1kg aluminium diecast 300mm in diameter

Motor: AC torque motor

Speed control system: frequency detection servo system

Tonearm: static balance type

Effective length: 244mm

Overhang: 14mm

Stylus pressure range: 0 to 2.5g

Cartridge weight range: 5 to 11g

Dimensions: 485 x 405 x 170mm

Weight: 10.7kg


instruction/owners manual  English

instruction/owners manual  Francais

790/790W service manual  English - nickocaudieus

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