Sorry, the cartridge is a DL-60.
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Figuring that this arm is no different from others on mid-priced tables, I floated the arm with the back weight and then added the 1.7-1.9 grams with the numbered side "tracking" wheel. Seems to work ok. The "damping" wheel doesn't seem to affect the sound, no matter the setting.
I am bit perplexed as to why this table sounds so damn good. The arm is...different? Denon has it labeled, "Dynamic Servo Tracer". The DL-60 (I learned on the Asylum) is also known as: DL-160 (MM cartridge and some folks seem to like it quite a bit for the price). This cartridge is in very good shape, judging by the sound so far. No, it's not my TNT but it certainly gives midprice digital a bit of a black eye. Oh yeah, my son payed $9.99 for it.
If any of the technical or set-up info above is wrong, please let us know.
Damn, Swampwalker, that member then got a great deal. I am really surprised at the sound of this table and the cabinet is in excellent shape as well. Other than the usual scratches on the dust cover, it looks like it wasnt used very much.
You have any other cartridge suggestions for this table I can pass along?
I bought my DP-45F in Okinawa about 1982 - still using it almost daily. Regardless of the debate about direct vs. belt drive it sounds great and it's convenient since the automatic features work well.
It originally came with a DL-60 cartridge - stll have that too. Right now I'm using a DL-160 (which may be the same as a DL-60) - a high output moving coil so it would probably work on most moving magnet phono inputs (see the Needledoctors comments at
If you still want an owner's manual let me know and I'll scan mine to PDF and send it next week (I'm off to ACL Fest so out of pocket for a few days).