This is actually a very interesting table with great potential. I replaced tonearm on mine with SME M2 with very good results.
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After examining one up close today, I think the motor unit is very similar to the Technics SL-1200mk2 and looks more sophisticated electronically and the plinth is very well constructed and pleasing to the eyes. MDF may not the ideal material but it's still more sturdy than particle board or plastic. I think wood is good for DD table instead of exotic composite material like the Technics or Sony and, I hope, to give it a more tonal and harmonic richness to the sound. The tonearm is the weak link. Flimsy and not VTA adjustable. I think replacing the tonearm should not be that hard. In fact if one files the tonearm cut out on the plinth a little bit, you can drop in the tonearm from the SL1200 which is what the Denon arm tries to emulate and in fact shares the same geometry with 230mm effective length. Placing an arm plate over the hole allows for many arm choices like the Rega, Jelco, SME, etc... Bought mine second hand and has a bent arm wand so I have to replace the arm and might use a Rega. Hope to have a listen soon.
Sister company Marantz also sells a Stanton-based model, using what looks like the same basic stuff as the Denon:
Strictly for the Japanese market, though. I found a gray market import on eBay...for $1,495. About the same as the Clearaudio-based TT-15S1. I know which one I'd rather.