Denon DP 60L TurnTables

4.29/5 (7 Reviews)


Product Description

Classic Direct Drive Turntable from Denon. no longer in production.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2017

Bottom Line:   
Just to correct pmurphy's comment below, the DP-60L and M were actually produced well before the DP-59L and M. The DP-60 series were launched in 1980 compared to 1984 for the 59 series. In terms of level, they were both similar and neither was the top or bottom of their line of turntables.

The 59M and L came in a heavier plinth and had an electronically controlled tonearm (similar to the 57 series).

In terms of performance, there is little to choose between them but I prefer the appearance of the 60 series and the lower risk of failure associated with a non-electronic tonearm. Either way, both exceptional turntables and would kick most of today's sub-$2k turntables to the kerb.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Philip van Tonder a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2014

Bottom Line:   
I own a Linn Axis with Sumiko Pearl cartridge, a Duel 505-2 with an Ortofon 5e cartridge and i recently purchased a Denon DP60L on which i put an Ortofon 2M Red cartridge. The Duel is what i listen to a lot . Then when i want to treat myself i play either the Linn or the Denon, depending on what music i am in the mood for. I must admit, the Denon is steeling my heart over my Linn. It looks the part and it sounds amazing. I love this turntable.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by pmurphy@aol.com a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2014

Bottom Line:   
Actually the DP 60l was produced after the DP 59l. The 59l was the top of the line 50 series and the 60l was the bottom of the line 60 series.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Axel Dettmer a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I once bought a DP60L to replace a Dual 721 and owned it for several years.
As other reviewers wrote the DP60L is a solid build directdrive deck of high
quality and high flexibility regarding to cartridges thanks to the interchangeable
armpipes with different effective masses.
Later Denon Models are somewhat lowered in buildquality (f.e. DP59) despite
similar looks and features.
The time i used this deck i was satiesfied with it. However i cant say it was
definitly better than my former 721 but it has surely more "hifi-gloria".
In retrospect after having owned a bunch of big jap decks of the golden era and
some the DP60L was one of the best decks ive owned. Sadly they build them
not like that anymore and cheap plastic crap took over long ago.


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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Williams a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Quality is the word that best describes the DP 60L. Manufactured in 1980, my DP 60L looks and runs as if it just came out of the box. Cosmetically, the unit is a visual showpiece. The dustcover is sturdy with adjustable tenion hinges. The case is solid wood with a glossy rosewood veneer finish.
Mechanically, you will be hard pressed to find a machine that treats your records and your ears as well. The DP 60L is loaded with fine tuning adjustments to enhance your listening experience. Other than the usual anti-skate and stylus pressure adjustments, you can also adjust arm height, arm lift height, lead out adjustment and interchange straight for "S" style tonearms. The platter could be a little heaviier, however, the sheer weight of the entire unit (33LBS) coupled with a dead quiet, quartz locked motor provide for very low "wow and Flutter" and vibration specs.
This is a fully manual table which is best for minimizing record and stylus wear which means there are no mechanics (motor) connected to the horizontal movement of the tonearm. A peave of mine regarding manual tables is that you have to manually lift the arm off the record when it finishes. Not so with the DP 60L. The system employs a contactless arm lift and shutoff system when the record ends. This is done through the use of a sensor which can be adjusted if necesary with "lead out" adjustment screw.
As the system comes with 2 tone arms, it allows you to experiment more freely with different cartridges to further enhance your listening experience. Currently, I am using a Denon DL110 in the straight arm and a Grado Silver cartridge in the "S" shaped arm.
These units are becoming more and hard to find but if you keep an eye out on E-bay, one will eventually turn up so get ready to place your bid. Overall this turntable will satisfy the tastes of most analogue audiophile enthusiasts. I personally could not be more satisfied.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Purchased At:   E-Bay




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