Dust cover on or off?

Discussion in 'Packing & Shipping' started by dobyman, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. dobyman

    dobyman Turntable Addict

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    I have read pros and cons of shipping a table with covers on and off. I am in the process of buying another Denon DP-72l, and its from a private party.
    The platter, arm, and counterweight will be removed of course, but i am torn between having the dustcover left on and shrink wrapped to the plinth to protect the rest of the arm, or having it shipped off and on top of everything.
    I need advice. :dunno: Any help is appreciated!
    Thanks in advance,
    Steve
     

     

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  2. gmc

    gmc Active Member

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    I have never had to ship a turntable with a dustcover, but I would think it would be best to take the dustcover off, and ship it in a separate box.
    Even shrink wrapped to the plinth, or removed and packed in the same box, I would think it might suffer damage if the box was dropped upside down, or thrown. Remember, it is only "on top of everything" until the shipping company turns it over. I wouldn't risk it.
     
  3. dobyman

    dobyman Turntable Addict

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    Ahhhh good point GMC! thanks!
     

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