The Denon DP-200USB Turntable is a high quality, fully automatic USB turntable from Denon. The Vinyl record player comes with an internal MP3 encoder and a USB port that allows you to record MP3 tracks and play your vintage LP tracks automatically. The USB port means that you don’t have to carry the vinyl record player to your computer to connect. You can easily transport your favourite vintage records in a flash and carry them around with you. Records are 192kbps mp3 format quality.
When you press the play button of Denon DP-200USB, the arm automatically moves to the start of the record to begin the playback. When the side reaches its end, the arm is automatically lifted and returned to its cradle, and the turntable stops. To make things easier and fun, the integrated “Phono” can be enabled for use with line level inputs or disabled if your amp already has a dedicated “Phono” input.
The Denon DP-200USB comes with Trans Music Manager, a software program that helps you to divide your recordings into independent tracks. It also makes it possible for you to label tracks with the relevant information like track and artist name, so that you manage your collection with ease. The software is pretty straightforward and only requires a few minutes to master. The USB turntable also comes with stereo outputs, which can achieve full compatibility with a wide array of audio components when configured.
Conversion of vinyl to digital with the Denon DP-200USB Turntable is very easy and can be done with a few simple steps. First copy the LP to the USB memory stick directly fitted in the record deck. Split the LP by transferring it to a PC, and you are ready to go! I really don’t understand why other reviewers say this is hard.
The lightweight compact design makes Denon DP-200USB Turntable easy to use anywhere. It is lighter when compared to other turntables like Project Essential and Ariston Q deck. It has a great sound on both the preamp and the normal setting. The queuing action is also soft and precise.
The vinyl player comes with very clear instructions that get you up and running within the first fifteen minutes. If you truly want to take a trip down memory lane, this is arguably the best way to do it.
The USB turntable speed is too fast, in fact, faster than is required. I also think it could have been better if I was able to lift records manually with my fingers, but that is not possible because my finger appears to be too big for it.
Another thing I noted was that the vinyl record player has problems coping with memory sticks above 2 GB. My 16 GB memory stick adversely affected the synchronisation, making it difficult for the Trans Music Manager to divide the music efficiently.
All in all, the Denon DP-200USB turntable is a quality piece of kit, which should be carefully considered by anyone looking to buy a vinyl record player for his or her music collection.