Denon DL-103

Denon DL-103

Based on 31 reviews

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Great value for the price
Compatibility with various turntables and upgrade options
Liquid midrange and punchy bass
Adds extra detail and trackability
Fuller sound with more defined midrange and bass
Not ideal for all systems and tastes
Some users have experienced hum and surface noise
Requires high mass tonearms and phono preamps with extra high gain


Overall, the Denon DL-103 receives mixed reviews. Some users praise its warm and clear sound, while others find it lacking in certain areas. It is recommended for those with high mass tonearms and phono preamps with extra high gain. Some users suggest looking into pre-owned cartridges for better value. The cartridge is also noted for its compatibility with various turntables and upgrade options. However, some users have experienced issues with hum and surface noise. Overall, the Denon DL-103 is a solid entry-level moving-coil phono cartridge, but may not be the best option for everyone.


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