Something similar to a DP-80 with lift at the end

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Something similar to a DP-80 with lift at the end

Post by jchooper2000 » 09 Mar 2019 13:24

Long time lurker.

I've always wanted a DP-80 but being a tad bit lazy in my old age I'd like something similar in quality and price to it in the Denon line. Can someone recommend a Denon TT that also is semi auto or auto that is close to the DP-80?

Thanks - Jim

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Re: Something similar to a DP-80 with lift at the end

Post by sivagriva » 09 Mar 2019 13:56

Any Denon DP-xx L
L at the end of nomenclature means lift of the arm at the end of play, semi auto.
F equals full auto operation.
Personally would look at DP-60L (I've got one), or other models without electronically assisted arms.

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Re: Something similar to a DP-80 with lift at the end

Post by jchooper2000 » 09 Mar 2019 14:00

I've done enough research to know about the A, L, M letters in the model numbers and now trying to hone into a comparable model to the DP-80 plus or minus several hundred dollars. Thanks - Jim!!

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Re: Something similar to a DP-80 with lift at the end

Post by Legrace » 10 Mar 2019 15:54

I recently realized my dream of getting a DP-80. To address the same concern you have expressed I opted for an aftermarket arm lifter to automatically lift the arm at the end of a side.
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Re: Something similar to a DP-80 with lift at the end

Post by fiddlefye » 20 Mar 2019 04:44

Legrace wrote:
10 Mar 2019 15:54
I recently realized my dream of getting a DP-80. To address the same concern you have expressed I opted for an aftermarket arm lifter to automatically lift the arm at the end of a side.

tru_lift.JPG
Lovely. That arm makes me drool every time I see it.

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Re: Something similar to a DP-80 with lift at the end

Post by jchooper2000 » 20 Mar 2019 08:43

@Legracy:
1.) Was it hard to install?
2.) Once the arm is lifted on the DP-80 also shut off?

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Re: Something similar to a DP-80 with lift at the end

Post by Legrace » 20 Mar 2019 18:57

jchooper2000 wrote:
20 Mar 2019 08:43
@Legracy:
1.) Was it hard to install?
2.) Once the arm is lifted on the DP-80 also shut off?

Thanks
1) I have used different lifters over the years, and yes they can be tricky to setup. However, this particular one is simple. Comes with different height adapters and when installed you can rotate the barrel to dial it in precisely.
2) No, strictly mechanical arm lift device. The DP80 is designed to run non stop so no worries.
fiddlefye wrote:
20 Mar 2019 04:44
Legrace wrote:
10 Mar 2019 15:54
I recently realized my dream of getting a DP-80. To address the same concern you have expressed I opted for an aftermarket arm lifter to automatically lift the arm at the end of a side.

tru_lift.JPG
Lovely. That arm makes me drool every time I see it.
Thanks, I almost have to wear a bib myself. :lol: Actually just got it back from Reed. Had them perform a couple upgrades, silver wire and gold plated locking RCA's. 8)

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Re: Something similar to a DP-80 with lift at the end

Post by jchooper2000 » 20 Mar 2019 19:01

Thanks ... I was hoping the DP-80 would shut off once the arm is lifted. Oh well.

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Re: Something similar to a DP-80 with lift at the end

Post by fiddlefye » 20 Mar 2019 22:41

Legrace wrote:
20 Mar 2019 18:57
jchooper2000 wrote:
20 Mar 2019 08:43
@Legracy:
1.) Was it hard to install?
2.) Once the arm is lifted on the DP-80 also shut off?

Thanks
1) I have used different lifters over the years, and yes they can be tricky to setup. However, this particular one is simple. Comes with different height adapters and when installed you can rotate the barrel to dial it in precisely.
2) No, strictly mechanical arm lift device. The DP80 is designed to run non stop so no worries.
fiddlefye wrote:
20 Mar 2019 04:44
Legrace wrote:
10 Mar 2019 15:54
I recently realized my dream of getting a DP-80. To address the same concern you have expressed I opted for an aftermarket arm lifter to automatically lift the arm at the end of a side.

tru_lift.JPG
Lovely. That arm makes me drool every time I see it.
Thanks, I almost have to wear a bib myself. :lol: Actually just got it back from Reed. Had them perform a couple upgrades, silver wire and gold plated locking RCA's. 8)
Once I've finally managed to get the Technics EPA 250 set up on the rear board on my DP-80 I think I'll gradually be selling off odds and sods in preparation for eventually getting a Reed like yours to replace the AC-400C on the front board. Not to say that the Audiocraft isn't good because it certainly is. What the heck though, not getting any younger!

As to the lift situation - I don't see it as an issue. The system I have the DP-80 in isn't one where I'd ever be dozing off. For that system I renovating an Empire 598 II.

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Re: Something similar to a DP-80 with lift at the end

Post by majick47 » 25 May 2019 21:44

As for shutting off the DP-80 I wouldn't be concerned, designed/built to run 24/7/365 for radio broadcast. Other Denon models with auto lift shutoff not on the same level as a DP-80, only one Denon surpassed the DP-80 that was Denons statement table the DP-100, believe less than 500 were built, serious money if you can find one for sale. DP-80 is one table owners don't fall asleep while listening.

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