Denon DJ Shows Off Its New VL12 Turntable At ADE

Phil Morse | Founder & Tutor
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Last updated 27 March, 2018

The Denon DL VL12 is brand-new pro turntable, spotted here at Amsterdam Dance Event.

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).

While everything is where you’d expect it to be, this turntable is notable because it appears to be a genuinely new design, different to the vast majority of OEM models out there right now.

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…

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