Denon DJ VL12 Turntable Announced

By | Posted January 8, 2017
Denon DJ has officially announced their new top-tier DJ turntable called the VL12.  The new VL12 is not your run-of-the-mill Super-OEM...
Denon DJ has officially announced their new top-tier DJ turntable called the VL12. The new VL12 is not your run-of-the-mill Super-OEM turntable like all the other brands, but this is a totally new Denon DJ designed turntable from the ground up which makes it unique to the DJ realm. The VL12 has a super-high-torque direct drive motor, adjustable pitch, isolation feet, RGB lighting, and professional-grade metal construction.

The Denon DJ VL12 has an S-Shaped tonearm and a play/pause button that looks like the same button found on their flagship DJ controllers and SC5000 player. The Denon DJ brand is really starting to take shape with offering very high quality products for working and Club DJ's that is sure to give a decent challenge to Pioneer DJ's dominance. We will have the VL12 and SC5000 player in the lab for the full out review and unboxing treatment as soon as they are available from Denon DJ, so stay tuned for much more and see the full press release below for more info on the new VL12 turntable.


Newest offering combines ‘must-have’ DJ features like highest-in-industry torque, adjustable

pitch, isolation feet, dramatic RGB lighting with professional-grade metal construction

Cumberland RI, USA (January 9, 2017)—Denon DJ (, a leading manufacturer of

premium DJ products and solutions, today announced the introduction of its new VL12 Prime direct-
drive professional DJ turntable. Recognizing the unfulfilled need in the DJ marketplace for a no-
compromise, all original-tooled turntable that combines the superb isolation, audio performance and

rugged construction that are so important to the demanding professional DJ, the Denon DJ VL12

Prime carves out an absolutely unique niche for itself in this dynamic and vital market segment. It’s the

ultimate DJ turntable that professionals have hoped for, but it’s actually obtainable.

The VL12 Prime was designed and built from the ground up by Denon DJ to be the ideal professional

DJ turntable. With heavy-duty all-metal construction and adjustable torque to fit any DJ style, the VL12

Prime cuts, scratches, and blends any music to perfection. Under the turntable are four special

isolation feet, enabling the VL12 to resist vibration from almost any environmental source, even in very

loud settings. Pitch is adjustable over a very wide range, from ±8% to ±50%, so the DJ can achieve

the perfect tonal effect. Switchable Low and High torque settings ensure the ideal start-up with any

record, and the precise S-shaped tone arm tracks any record perfectly, extracting every last bit of

musical impact and detail. For a perfect finishing touch, the platter is ringed with RGB lighting, with

custom control of brightness and color. This is a one-of-a-kind turntable with striking looks to match its

extraordinary performance and build quality.

Key Features

· Isolation feet eliminate unwanted vibration and feedback

· Highest-in-industry 5kgf/cm torque on “High” setting

· Innovative ‘easy grip/brake’ chamfered platter redefines tactile DJ touch

· Isolated motor design, for optimal signal-to-noise ratio

· S-shaped tone arm for accurate tracking

· Reinterpreted tone arm support with dual-function ‘lock or rest’ feature

· Rugged all-metal tone arm base and high-quality brushed metal controls

· 2-speed operation 33 1/3rd and 45 RPM (45 RPM adapter included)

· Adjustable pitch range: ±8%, 16%, 50%

· Built-in RGB lighting illuminates platter’s edge

· Color selection and brightness controls

“The new VL12 Prime is a huge win for DJs seeking the best in audio performance, platter torque and

unique looks,” said Ross Goodwin, Product Manager for Denon DJ. He added, “The modern design,

and customizable light ring leaves no doubt that this is an original; not an OEM copy turntablists are

used to seeing. Most importantly the isolation design and ability to still sound great in loud bass-heavy

environments are exactly what DJs have needed in this decade.”

U.S. retail pricing for the VL12 Prime is $899.00

Availability is Q1 2017.

For more info, visit

Get the best prices on DJ Equipment from Get the best deals on New and Used DJ Equipment on
There are comments

Top Stories

More DJ Equipment Reviews & News