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Denon DP-29F

Automatic belt-drive turntable with pre-mounted cartridge and built-in phono preamp

58 Reviews | 3 questions - 8 answers

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Our take on the Denon DP-29F

Dust off those vinyl records and put them back into your listening rotation with the DP-29F turntable from Denon. Even if your receiver or amp does not have a phono input, this versatile turntable will play through your system — you don't even need a phono adapter. The DP-29F includes a built-in phono preamp, so you can hook it up to your system through a standard analog connection. But if your receiver does have a phono input, and you'd prefer to use it, a small switch beneath the platter disengages the preamp.

Dust off those vinyl records and put them back into your listening rotation with the DP-29F turntable from Denon. Even if your receiver or amp does not have a phono input, this versatile turntable will play through your system — you don't even need a phono adapter. The DP-29F includes a built-in phono preamp, so you can hook it up to your system through a standard analog connection. But if your receiver does have a phono input, and you'd prefer to use it, a small switch beneath the platter disengages the preamp.

The DP-29F features an automatic system that starts the music with a simple touch of a button. When the record is finished, the tonearm automatically returns to its original position. By eliminating the need to handle the tonearm manually, you dramatically minimize the chances of inadvertently scratching your records. There's also a manual lifter mechanism that allows you to place the needle on the record wherever you want, just in case you'd like to skip to a song in the middle of a side. And for solid, dependable playback, the DP-29F has been precision manufactured with rigid diecast aluminum for perfectly stable turntable rotation.

Sounds good, easy to set up and use.

Anonymous, Pflugerville, TX

What's in the Box:

  • Belt-drive turntable with installed stylus
  • 1 Plastic dust cover (installed)
  • 1 Aluminum platter
  • 1 Rubber drive belt (fitted under the aluminum platter)
  • 1 Rubber mat
  • One 45-rpm adapter
  • Operating Instructions (English/French/Spanish)
  • Warranty sheet
  • Warranty Registration card
  • "Denon Service Network" sheet

Product Highlights:

  • aluminum platter
  • built-in RIAA equalizer
  • belt-drive system with DC servo motor
  • dynamic balance tonearm
  • automatic operation
  • manual lifter mechanism
  • moving magnet cartridge included
  • two speeds: 33-1/3 rpm & 45 rpm
  • attached RCA audio cable
  • wow & flutter 0.15%
  • 14-1/16"W x 3-13/16"H x 14-1/8"D
  • weight: 6.2 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • minor assembly required
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Features and Specs

Features
Operation Fully Automatic
Speeds 33-1/3, 45
Cartridge Type MM
Phono Preamp Built-in
USB Output No
Pitch Control No
45 RPM Adapter Yes
Specs
Signal to Noise Ratio Not given
Wow and Flutter 0.15
Weight 6.2 lbs.

Product Research

Features

High-precision Diecast Aluminum Turntable: The turntable has been precision manufactured with a rigid diecast aluminum to produce uniform inertial mass for perfectly stable turntable rotation, an essential component of high fidelity sound during playback.

Automated System for Easy Operation: The DP-29F employs an automated system that starts playing the record with the single touch of a button and finishes play at the end of the record by returning the tone arm to its original position and stopping turntable rotation. This system ensures that you do not inadvertently scratch your records when you play them.

Manual Operation: The DP-29F also has a manual lifter mechanism that allows you to place the needle on the record wherever you want, just in case you'd like to skip to a song in the middle of a side.

Built-in Phono RIAA Equalizer: Since the DP-29F includes a built-in phono RIAA equalizer, you can connect the unit to an amplifier or receiver that does not have a phono preamp input without the use of an adapter. If your receiver does have a phono input, and you'd prefer to use it, a small switch beneath the platter disengages the built-in phono equalizer.

33-1/3 and 45 RPM Compatible: The turntable will play at 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds. An adapter is included for playing 45 rpm records.

MM Cartridge Included: The DP-29F comes with a fixed mount MM (moving magnet) cartridge so you may enjoy your record collection as soon as you connect the DP-29F to your home stereo system. After approximately 400 hours of playback, Denon recommends the stylus be replaced with the DSN-82 stylus.

Output: The turntable has a hardwired output cable with left and right male RCA plugs. These can plug directly into your receiver or amplifier. There is no need for patch cables.

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Why did you buy this?

Denon quality [ David  Jun 08, 2017 ]
My CP=1114A went out [ Melvin  Feb 25, 2017 ]
Advised by CJ that this would pair with the Bose Music System [ Joan  Feb 12, 2017 ]
The reviews looked good and the price is right. All I need is a basic turntable and this fills the bill. [ Les  Jun 10, 2016 ]
Good value for the money. This is a gift for my son who is a university student. I have suggested this table to two others and they are very pleased with it. [ David  Jun 03, 2016 ]
Recommended by expert [ Eugenie C.  May 27, 2016 ]
Reputable Company, good price from a known dealer [ Alan  Mar 21, 2016 ]
pre amp and I have a denon avr [ D  Mar 05, 2016 ]
It seems to be a good priced product from a reputable company. I was looking for a reasonable priced turntable to play my record collection. [ James  Feb 28, 2016 ]
Price, value, availabilty and recommendation. [ Bill  Dec 14, 2015 ]

3 questions already asked

I Was very unhappy with the quality of the turntable and I returned the item to Crutchfield [ KEVIN  Dec 03, 2015 ]
Sure, You can use the white & Red L&R RCA jacks over the AV5 group. [ Phil  Dec 03, 2015 ]
Yes very satisfied with the quality-the only thing that I didn't think of was a lift for the arm [ Leslie  Jun 04, 2014 ]
Yes I'm satisfied, its very basic unit with no issues. you will need to set away from sub woofer because it will pick up feed back thru the needle unlike a CD player. I'm sure this is something you would need to be aware of regardless of what type of turn table you purchase. [ ROBERT  Jun 04, 2014 ]
Yes, very much so. I purchased this item for my son as his foray into vinyl playback. [ john  Jun 04, 2014 ]
This purchase was a Xmas gift for someone so I have no knowledge of connections--sorry [ SHERREE  Dec 12, 2013 ]
No. Only RCA jacks connect to amp. Nothing 'fancy' about it. [ Patrick  Dec 12, 2013 ]
Hi Richard, The turntable appears to be hooked to an amplifier only. There are others with outputs directly to MP3s, IPODs, etc. But this one does not show that output. Best regards and good luck! [ R Spencer  Dec 12, 2013 ]
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