DL-103

DL 103 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
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Features - DL-103

FEATURES - DL-103

Denon's classic cartridge, the DL-103, has been an industry standard for decades. Providing smooth response in many Hi-Fi systems, the DL-103 gives a pleasing sound and brings out the full detail of audio performances.

Reviews And Awards - DL-103

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Value I've owned a lot of Denon cartridges over the years: 103, 103D, 301, 160. The best all around was the D version, but it is no longer made. Denon's basic 103 is excellent value. Sounds very smooth and musical. It's an "old fashioned" sound, but that is a good thing. DL 103 is an audio classic. Be careful setting it up. Not the most ergonomic of designs, however the square body makes alignment a snap.
Date published: 2016-12-20
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Q&A - DL-103

i have a dp51f turntable with a straight arm . I am in need of a head shell and needle . where can I locate one?

Asked by: rob21
Hello rob21, The DL103 will work as a headshell and needle for you with the db51f. There are no issues with that.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-08-22

Thanks Ken re Phono Box. Want to develop low cost alternatives for old DP-51F. Can you recommend low budget MM w/ headshell replacement for DL-103? Trying to get daughter interested in spinning old vinyl but cannot frighten her with high entry costs.

Asked by: Stephan
Hello Stephan, For lower cost MM replacement cartridge options, I would look into brands such as Shure, Numark, Ortofon and Audio-Technica. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-07-27

I bought a used DP-51F with a DL-103 cartridge. All of my amps & preamps are strictly MM friendly. You have recommended a Pro-ject Phono Box DC, but the DL-103 is only 0.3mv output. Is the Phono Box good enough to provide excellent playback sound?

Asked by: Stephan
Hello Stephan, The Phono Box should be more than adequate to increase the mV output coming from the DL-103 so that the signal is audible and clean (not distorted) from your outboard pre-amp and amplifier. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-07-27

Can I use DL-103 on mine DP-300F ? if yes do I need pre amp or I can use build in EQ ? I have receiver with phono out but it is MM !

Asked by: tomy
Hello tomy, Yes, the DL-103 will work with the DP-300F. With the EQ switch enabled in the 300F, there's no need for an external Phono pre-amp nor would you use the receiver's Phono input. If the 300F's EQ was disabled, then an external Phono pre-amp would be needed or you can use the receiver's Phono input. Thanks, Denon North America
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-07-27

could you please include the technical requirements such as output V, loading capacitance, etc Looking to replace dl160 on a dp45f someday,

Asked by: niccc
Hello niccc, Here you are: Stylus: 16.5 µm diamond spherical tip Cantilever: Aluminum Frequency Response: 20 ~ 45 kHz Output: 0.3 mV at 50 mm/s Output Impedance: 40 Ω Load Impedance: 100 Ω Channel Separation: Over 25 dB at 1 kHz Compliance: 5 x 10–6 cm/dyne (100 Hz) Tracking Force: 2.3 ~ 2.7g (± 0.3g) Weight: 8.5 grams
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-06-21

Would this be suitable for a Kenwood KD3055 and a Schitt Mani?

Asked by: Akadurf
Hello, It's tough to determine from our research. The best thing to do is to contact the turntable manufacturers and ask them the same question.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-05-11

Hey I have a 2808ci receiver and also a powered amp. Can I run this cartridge as is with decent sound?

Asked by: Gusty83
Hello Gusty83, I have no issues with the equipment you are using, you will get good sound. But you want to make sure you are using a compatible turntable and phono pre-amp.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-04-24

I have a Denon DP- 37F turntable, will I be able to use this cartridge with it?

Asked by: Algaer2
Hello Algaer2, Physically that will work. Then you want to get the Pro-ject Phono Box DC to connect to the receiver or amplifier. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_252PBDCB/Pro-Ject-Phono-Box-DC-Black.html
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2018-03-29
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