Denon DP-400 Hi-Fi Turntable with Speed Auto Sensor

Model: DP400BKEM UPC: 883795004497 Item: 2951

Denon DP-400 Overview

Denon’s latest turntable, the DP-400, doesn’t disappoint. Designed for audiophile reproduction, and outfitted with pre-installed cartridge and phono preamplifier, the DP-400 connects with any equipment you may own, from receiver or integrated amp to stand-alone powered speakers. The out-of-the-box experience is exceptional – only minutes from unpacking to playing. Sonic fidelity is paramount – the S-shaped tonearm reduces horizontal tracking error, the weighted platter is belt-driven for lower vibrations, and an auto-sensor adjusts for speed fluctuations for locked-in accuracy.

Product Information

Product highlights

  • Geometric S-shaped tonearm reduces tracking angle error
  • Belt-drive weighted platter with auto-sensor speed correction
  • Switchable phono preamplifier connects directly to powered speakers and line inputs
  • Includes pre-mounted Denon moving-magnet cartridge
  • Sleek, compact glossy black plinth blends with any modern equipment
  • Sculpted dust cover with stand doubles as album cover display rack
  • Cueing lever gently raises and lowers tonearm
  • Automatic tonearm lift and shutoff at end of record side
  • Three speeds – 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm – to play any discs in your collection
  • Dimensions: 16.2" (W) x 5.2" (H) x 13.7" (D)
  • Weight: 12.4 lbs.
  • Warranty: 1 year – World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • Included: World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support

Connect to anything

The DP-400’s built-in, switchable phono preamplifier (made to match the included Denon moving-magnet cartridge, but you can easily swap in an advanced moving-coil model) adds versatility. Connect easily to today’s varied equipment, whether line- or phono-level input, receiver, or amplifier, compact system or stand-alone powered speakers.

Oh, what curves

Geometrically speaking, the ideal tonearm would be tangential to each record groove, lead-in to lead-out. With a single pivot-point tonearm, that’s not physically possible. (There have been attempts at linear-tracking turntables over the years, most introducing their own mechanical issues.) The DP-400’s precision-engineered S-shaped tonearm minimizes tracking-angle error, all the way across the record.

A dedication to fidelity

The Denon DP-400, like every item in the legendary manufacturer’s line, is engineered for audiophile ears. The weighted platter is belt-driven to reduce the motor vibrations known as rumble. An auto-sensor monitors the speed of the platter and corrects for variations for locked-on accuracy. And the sleek and glossy plinth minimizes external vibrations while blending with any home system and décor.

Cool and convenient

Many turntables today are exercises in mechanical minimalism – which is fine until you fall asleep during the last track of the side and wake 20 minutes later to that annoying scratch/thump/scratch of the needle caught in the lead-out groove. The DP-400 is kind enough to you and your stylus to automatically lift off the record and stop spinning when the side ends.

Cover me

if you admire album artwork, you’ll love the unique sculpted plexiglass dust cover with its own stand, designed to display record jackets. (Or leave it on as the record plays; it’s also designed to minimize transmission of external vibrations.)



  • Drive type: Belt drive
  • Motor: DC servo motor
  • RPM speeds: 33 1/3, 45, 78 RPM
  • Wow & flutter: 0.1% WRMS
  • S/N ratio: 62dB
  • Tonearm: Static balanced type
  • Tonearm effective length: 220mm
  • Overhang: 16mm
  • Stylus pressure range: 0 - 4.0g (0-39.2mN), 1 gradation is 0.1g (0.98mN)
  • Compatible cartridge weight: 5.0 - 13.0g, (59.2mN - 127.5mN)
  • Cartridge: MM type
  • Output voltage
    • Equalizer off: 2.5mV
    • Equalizer on: 150mV
  • Optimum stylus pressure: 2.0g (19.6mN)
  • Power supply: AC 100 - 230V, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: 10W
    • In standby mode: 0.5W or less
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 16.2" x 5.2" x 13.7"
  • Weight: 12.4 lbs.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • DP400 Hi-Fi Turntable with Speed Sensor
  • Cartridge included
  • Dust cover
  • Manual


Customer Reviews for Denon DP-400 Hi-Fi Turntable with Speed Auto Sensor

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Rated 5 out of 5
I purchased this on sale about 18 months ago. It's semi auto and that function performs as advertised. My brother-in-law who is an audiophile just loves the look and when he compared the specs against more expensive TT he couldn't believe it. If there is a draw back it's the original cartridge. It sounded nice but I upgraded to a AT VM95ML WOW!!! There is also a stylus upgrade from a TT cartridge specialty site that is another sleeper bargain if you can't afford a higher end cartridge.
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September 13, 2020
Rated 1 out of 5
Platter is wobbly, horrible sound, horrible suppor
I've had my turntable for 1 year now and haven't gotten one good day of play from it. The platter is noticeably wobbly. The turntable sounds like a cassette player when the batteries begin to die. I've spent 9 months buying new stylus, speakers and other equipment to address the sound before I realized it was the turntable. Spent 3 months with Denon support and they keep closing my ticket promising a new platter that never arrives. Recommend going with another dealer for the support alone. Not having a turntable for 1 year is awful.
June 13, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great sounding turntable
We upgraded from the audiotechnica 120 to the DP-400 and from the first lick on the first album played you could hear the difference. I recommend this turntable
July 13, 2019
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Rated 4 out of 5
400 great upgrade from 300
Very satisfied with the new platter good sound speed is constant fault of 300 model DC motor helps. The shut off at the end of the record is great old now can't move so fast to retrieve the stylus. Overall very pleased. Prior to this bought 2 Projects tables both good sound but had cueing device issues.Glad I choose Denon have 3100 AV receiver 3 years great unit been A Denon customer many years quality equipment THUMBS UP
May 4, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great turn table
One of the best turn tables I ever had, so happy
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April 5, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Sound, Great Look
I Picked up this turntable a few months ago, and I love it. The setup of the tone arm was pretty easy to follow. I Think it sounds great and the build is quality. I also like the unique design of the Turntable cover and stand that also holds your record sleave.
January 24, 2019
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Rated 5 out of 5
Nice one
my first turn table
it was breeze to install
plus speed selection is awesome
played 33 and 45 rpm
plus automatic stop is nice
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December 17, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
As expected from denon quality 5 star
December 10, 2018


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will this turntable accept a nagaoka mp 110h (the one with the headshell)?
Gautam R on Apr 23, 2019
  If the headshell you mention has a standard mount then it should be compatible.