Denon VL12 Prime

Denon VL12 Prime

899.00 1,299.00

Skeleton Sale // Best price of the year plus:

  • Free 4’ [1.2m] custom Zu MissionPhono-VL12 phono interconnect developed specifically for the VL12 Prime, a $200 value. And yes, much better than the stock cable

  • free shipping (contiguous US)

  • 60-day money back guarantee (includes return shipping)

  • no sales tax (outside Utah)

Denon DJ VL12 Prime turntable. Even totally stock these kick ass. Yeah, they are killer—like the looks or not. Next step up in performance from here would be the new SL-1200GR. Or if you don’t mind belt drive, the MoFi UltraDeck or Rega P6.

Q. Will the stock deck work with heavy pickups like the Zu? Yes, just install the included sub-counterweight.

Q. Is the stock phono cable shit? Yes. We are developing a new cable that is both killer and around a hundred bucks.

Q. What should I do with the stock phono cable? Give it to your local record shop, they'll find it a home.

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  • VL12 Prime deck.

  • Headshell.

  • Zu MissionPhono-VL12 4’ phono cable.

  • Counterweight.

  • Sub counterweight to work with heavier pickups, like the Zu.

  • Tracking light cool white.

  • Tracking light warm white.

  • Slipmat (felt).

  • 45 adapter (pancake type).

  • IEC power cable (regular kinda-shitty thing but with 90 degree IEC).

  • Stereo RCA/phono cable w/ground leads (shitty).

  • User manual.


  • Phono-level signal output via phono connectors (RCA-type), analog only.
    [Signal (–) right and signal (–) left are tied.]

  • Ground lug is chassis and tonearm ground and is not tied to signal ground.

  • Mains Input Voltage: 100–240 V-AC, 50/60 Hz
    Plug: standard IEC (IEC-60320 | C13/14)
    Position: right side, ground on top.

Physical Measures

  • 17-3/4 x 14 x 6” [45 x 35.6 x 15.0 cm]
    Packaged: 23 x 18 x 8" [58 x 46 x 21 cm]

  • 27 lbs. [12.5 kgs]
    Packaged: 34 lbs. [15.4 kgs]


  • Quartz direct-drive

  • High Torque: 5 kgf/cm (instant); 3.4 kgf/cm (stable)

  • Low Torque: 3.2 kgf/cm (instant); 1.4 kgf/cm (stable)

  • Starting Time: 0.3 seconds

  • Braking System: Electronic

Tonearm [Stock]

  • Effective Length: 9.4” [238 mm]

  • Overhang: 1” [25.4 mm]

  • Offset Angle: 20.5°