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Is Anyone Going to Consider the New Denon VL12 Prime?

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Is Anyone Going to Consider the New Denon VL12 Prime?

Postby Lymbo90 » 11 May 2017 06:58

Should be hitting the streets now.

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Re: Is Anyone Going to Consider the New Denon VL12 Prime?

Postby fscl » 13 May 2017 18:33

:shock: :shock: :shock:

What's old is new...... :-k :-k :-k

Looks like Denon polled legacy DJs and incorporated the "ultimate wish list" to the question:

What features would you want in a modern vinyl DJ turntable ?


=D> =D> =D> =D>

$900 price point....... =D> =D> =D> considering the fairly recent Technics remake of their own classic:

Topics here:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=80146

and here:

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=84518

What will be really interesting is COO...... :-k :-k :-k Hanpin :?: As the only ? manufacturer, looks like they can build to spec and a price point..... :-k :-k :-k

Fred and is 78 too old and wondering if my phat ties will come back or probably repurposed as really fancy handkerchief inserts....... :-k :-k :-k :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Is Anyone Going to Consider the New Denon VL12 Prime?

Postby fscl » 13 May 2017 20:15

Hmmmmm........

Made me curious, so googed and first result was PlanetDj w/ $699 price, went to the site and they show "No Longer Available" and direct you to the Brazilian smile link...... #-o #-o @ $899 :shock: :shock:

Punishment for below MSRP....... [-X [-X :-k :-k

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Re: Is Anyone Going to Consider the New Denon VL12 Prime?

Postby Lymbo90 » 13 May 2017 20:22

Chuck Levins is selling it for $699.
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Re: Is Anyone Going to Consider the New Denon VL12 Prime?

Postby Lymbo90 » 16 May 2017 16:05

Lymbo90 wrote:Chuck Levins is selling it for $699.



Well, they were. Not anymore. They're at $899 now.
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Re: Is Anyone Going to Consider the New Denon VL12 Prime?

Postby fscl » 16 May 2017 17:00

Lymbo90 wrote:
Lymbo90 wrote:Chuck Levins is selling it for $699.



Well, they were. Not anymore. They're at $899 now.


Yep, checked CL the first time posted, so I guess they sold out their initial supply as a "loss leader" ...... :-k :-k :-k :-k

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Re: Is Anyone Going to Consider the New Denon VL12 Prime?

Postby Lymbo90 » 25 May 2017 02:02

All right Vinyl Engine folks, I just uploaded my initial impressions of the Denon VL12 Prime Turntable on my YouTube channel.

These impressions are from a listeners standpoint, not a DJ. I will do a more detailed review after I've spent more time with the Denon. I will be doing some A/B testing against my Pioneer PLX-1000, some needle drops and just some good 'ol critical listening.

I will also upload some needle drop videos using the same cartridge, LP and tracks with both turntables.

I hope those who like Direct Drive turntables will find this video and my upcoming videos useful.

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Re: Is Anyone Going to Consider the New Denon VL12 Prime?

Postby drugolf » 06 Jul 2017 15:06

Thanks Jeff!
I agree with you thoughts on a few of the negatives you pointed out. The Letter on the front face and the side RCA jacks are unfortunate for us home users.
Seems like with some pretty simple mods, Denon could come up with a non-DJ version that could be very attractive in the marketplace. They could even go back to a rosewood type veneer on the plinth.
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Re: Is Anyone Going to Consider the New Denon VL12 Prime?

Postby Shadowman82 » 06 Dec 2017 00:40

It's nice to see another direct drive TT coming into the market . My guess is it's comparable in terms of quality to top of the line Audio Technica and Stanton Turntables.
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