Denon DJ has sneaked out a brand-new pro turntable here at Amsterdam Dance Event. Called the Denon DJ VL12, it’s unusual in that it is a genuinely new design, as opposed to the vast majority of post-Technics turntables out there, that are rebadged but essentially almost identical to each other.
The tonearm base is all-metal, its pitch control has options up to +/-50%, and it is possible to switch the motor from high to low torque depending on your preference (I’m not sure why anyone would want it set to low torque; if somebody can enlighten me, please do so).
We were also shown how you can change the colour of the lighting underneath the platter; non-essential of course, but I am sure to many it would be seen as a pretty cool feature. We have no word on availability or price – but in better news, we do have a video of the changing light colours underneath the platter (see below).
(We also got a chance to look at the Denon DJ MC7000; a full review of that is coming soon.)
• We’ll obviously bring you a proper review of the Denon DJ VL12 as soon as we get our hands on a pair. Watch this space…
Soooo… a new turntable from Denon DJ. Do you like the look of this? Let us have your thoughts in the comments…