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In Reply to: RE: Denon DP-37F - Anything to watch out for? posted by volunteer on July 16, 2017 at 08:39:34
Speed instability can be easy to fix (if you have basic electronic skills and are lucky...) or it can send the table to the junkpile. It can be pretty subtle, so listen with headphones to some music you know (something like piano, with long resonant sustain and no vibrato) before you buy, if possible.
Risking over-generalizing, I find the old Denons hold up well over time. I put a DP-47 together for my Boss, so I trust them pretty completely. The bearings are robust but anyone's electrolytics can fail.
Well it wasn't a buy scenario; it was sitting on the side of the road.
My experience with Denon, is that their equipment is very reliable. This is a nice sounding table and is worth some effort to rehabilitate. Capacitor placement is likely fix it if speed instability is the issue. It should sound very nice with a AT95. Great find!
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