We're adding two stylish new turntables to our
Design Series, the DP-400 and DP-450USB. Both models combine over a century of
experience in design and engineering for analogue playback with the very latest
technological advances. The DP-400 and DP-450USB turntables are built for high
performance and ease of set-up and use, while matching the sleek lines of our
Design Series range and renowned CEOL Series, as well as their classic 43cm
Hi-Fi components. Both turntables feature a built-in pre-amp making them
suitable for use with a wide range of systems, while the DP-450USB adds to its
specification analogue-to-digital conversion, making it simple to record
favourite LPs and singles straight to USB storage devices.
We made our first record player in 1910; the
latest turntables bring together all that experience, and are built for the
needs of modern vinyl enthusiasts. Both models are designed to be simple to
install and use, with a clear set-up guide and a high-quality moving magnet
cartridge pre-installed in a universal headshell that connects easily to the
tonearm. That means they can be up and playing within minutes, while the
switchable phono stage means they'll even work with amplifiers and systems
without built-in phono inputs - any line or auxiliary input will be fine.
The Denon DP-400 is built on a heavy,
well-damped plinth to damp down resonances, and is just 41cm wide, to save
space and match with the Denon Design Series. The weighted platter is
belt-driven, with to playback is available at 331/3 rpm, 45 rpm and 78 rpm, an
integrated sensor controlling the speed to avoid fluctuations and ensure pitch
accuracy, and auto-lift and playback stop at the end of a side.
The newly engineered precision S-shaped
tonearm has been designed to reduce distortion and is fitted with a moving
magnet cartridge selected to match the turntable: it's easy to swap this for an
upgraded moving coil model if required. The built-in phono stage can be
bypassed, allowing the turntable to be used with amps with their own phono
section, or offboard phono amps.
The DP-400 comes complete with an exclusively
designed dustcover, doubling as a display stand for an album sleeve: simply
mount the dustcover vertically on the included base, and you can show off your
favourite album artwork during music playback.
With the Denon DP-450USB, copying favourite
LPs and singles to a computer is made simpler than ever: it builds on the
specification of the DP-400 with the addition of a built-in digital-to-analogue
converter, able to transfer music directly to USB storage connected to the front-panel
USB Type A port. There's no need to connect the turntable to a computer: simply
plug in the storage device, select compressed MP3 or uncompressed CD quality
WAV recording, and play the record. It couldn't be any simpler.
Recorded files can then be played from the USB
storage device on a computer, on your car stereo system, a range of
USB-equipped Denon products, and HEOS wireless speakers. To edit recordings on
a PC, we also offer MusiCut software for Windows 10, allowing MP3 files to be
manipulated, organised, and tagged with metadata to build your library. The
MusiCut software can be downloaded free of charge from the DP-450USB product