DP-300F

Fully Automatic Analog Turntable

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Features - DP-300F

FEATURES - DP-300F

The DP-300F has been designed with heavier base construction for reduced vibration and improved performance. The all new tonearm has a removable headshell making cartridge replacement simple. The standard mount headshell allows for any standard mount cartridge between 5 ~ 10 grams to be mounted and balanced. The automatic startup feature allows the turntable to begin play with the touch of a button, and once play has been completed, the tonearm will be returned to the armrest gently so that the stylus and record are not damaged or scratched. The turntable is made of rigid diecast aluminum to produce uniform rotation for smooth flutter free operation. There is also a manual lifter mechanism that allows you to place the needle on the record wherever you want, so you can skip to a different song in the middle of a side.

The DP-300F includes a built-in phono equalizer to connect the player to an integrated amp or receiver that does not have its own phono input. This turntable is powered by a DC servo motor and belt drive system and has rotation speeds of 33 1/3 or 45 rpm. It comes with a MM cartridge so that you can begin to enjoy your analog record collection as soon as you connect the DP-300F to your home hi-fi system.

Downloads - DP-300F

pdf file
Dimensions

0.42 MB
8/19/2010

pdf file
Literature/Product Sheet

0.06 MB
8/19/2010

pdf file
Owner's Manual - English

0.48 MB
2/3/2015

pdf file
Owners Manual -Spanish

0.30 MB
8/19/2010

Reviews - DP-300F

Q&A - DP-300F

DP 300F is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Player at a Great Price There's no way around the fact that there are many great turntables on the market right now. It's hard to pick a table because of how many tables offer attractive designs, great features, and build quality. U-Turn, Pro-ject, Technics, and many other brands all offer great products. However, when I found out about the Denon DP-300F, I was sold. Great reviews indicated almost unanimous satisfaction with the table, and the Denon name has been associated with quality products for years. Great specs and a clean look paired with automatic operation made this table an obvious winner in its price bracket. I placed an order and waited for my new table to come in the mail. As soon as my turntable came in the mail, I opened it up and set it up. Setup was easy and took all of 15 minutes, and from there I was off to the races. I threw my copy of Journey's Greatest Hits on the table, hit start, and was blown away. Great sound quality and super smooth operation from the automatic mechanism. A few records later and I'm beyond pleased with my new table. I've no doubt that this table will last me a long time, as evidenced by the fantastic sound it provides. I don't often write reviews, but I am so happy with the performance of this turntable that I had no other option but to leave a review. It you are on the edge, all I can do is recommend this table. You will absolutely not regret your decision to do so.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Turntable I am along time 40+ year audiophile who has owned and auditioned some of the best equipment in the world over that time. I'm not bragging, just saying this ain't my first rodeo..or should I say, my first turntable. Like many folks I had drifted more to the digital format because of convenience and availability. I had sold my previous turntable a few years back, but retained a vast LP collection. After a lot of research ( I have FOBO...fear of better options! haha!) I decide on the Denon dp-300f with some upgrades (cork mat and Ortofon M2 Red Cartridge and Stylus). I can honestly say I made a excellent choice. I have owned only one automatic turntable in my life, a Dual 1218 and that was over 40 years ago! I like the convenience of an automatic both for myself, but mostly, so my wife would feel comfortable using it, but I was hesitant of the quality aspect having owned manual tables with separate arms. The build quality of this table, in respect to it's price, is excellent. I have read a number of nitpick reviews from people who either got a bad sample, certainly possible, or are looking or comparing this to a $3000 turntable, which it certainly is not! Operation and set up is a snap, with even YouTube videos available for the newcomer. While I can't comment on the stock cartridge, I believe most non "Golden Ears" will find it usable and you can easily upgrade the cartridge at a later date. Let me say, as with any audio equipment..Please, please audition it if you can before you buy!! I could ramble on longer, but just let me say that if you looking for an automatic turntable or manual turntable (p.s. you can use this in the manual mode also, if you like.) in the $200-$400 range, you will be hard pressed to find a better value than the Denon dp-300f!
Date published: 2017-01-10
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does the tonearm have a lock down feature? thank you

Asked by: tony e
Hi Tony. No, the tone arm does not have a lock. I moved recently and brought my DP-300F with me, and used a twist tie to keep the tone arm in place during the move. If you need it to not move temporarily, that's not the prettiest solution but it works.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-01-19

Is the needle a diamond stylus? If not does Denon sell one for the DP-300F?

Asked by: tex450
The cartridge provided with the DP-300F does have a diamond tipped stylus. If you would like to upgrade the original cartridge, all of our individually sold cartridges also have a diamond tipped stylus.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-01-19

Is the needle replaceable? or do you have to change the whole cartridge?

Asked by: Icamp
Thanks for your question. The supplied cartridge is designed with a replaceable stylus: DSN85, which can be purchased from our parts distributor at the link below. Thanks! https://denon.encompass.com/item/6813705/Denon/DSN85/Stylus_Dp300f
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-01-18

My DP300F table is rotating about 5% too fast. What is the best way to adjust the RPM? Is a service manual available at no cost? Thank you.

Asked by: mdale
Hi mdale. There is no consumer accessible adjustment for this. It would need to be handled by an authorized service center. If your product is still under warranty this would be the best recommendation. You can locate a service center here: https://usa.denon.com/us/support/servicecentersearch If you choose do the repair yourself, you can order the service manual from our parts department for a fee. They can be reached on weekdays between 10am and 5pm EST at 201-762-6391. Thanks!
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-01-18

my dp-300f turntable is playing at faster speeds than 33 and 45 rpm causing every record to sound like Alvin and the chipmunks

Asked by: jimmy wondering
Hello. What you're describing is not normal behavior. We would need to troubleshoot in order to determine the cause, possible solutions, and refer you to service if necessary. Please contact customer support using our support page at the link below. Thanks! https://usa.denon.com/us/support/home
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-01-16

WithDenon DF300 turntable and connecting it to Denon Receiver(no Phono Amp). The turntable pre-amp is ON and the connection is to the CD port on the receiver. The sound seems to distort when set to 5.1 channel. In stereo mode sound only from LF speaker.

Asked by: Manoj
Hello. What you're describing is not normal behavior. We would need to troubleshoot in order to determine the cause, possible solutions, and refer you to service if necessary. Please contact customer support using our support page at the link below. Thanks! https://usa.denon.com/us/support/home
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-01-16

Do I need an amplifier with this turntable? Is the built in phono equalizer the same as pre-amp?

Asked by: Nette
Hi Nette. The DP-300F built in phono equalizer brings the output signal up to line level. No additional phono preamp is necessary to use this turntable with a standard line level input. Thanks!
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-01-16

would I be able to plug the turntable directly into my krk speakers via the RCA? And with the built in EQ on would the sound quality be acceptable?

Asked by: piano45
Hi Piano45. With the EQ turned on, the turntable will output audio at standard line level, same as a CD player. A consumer level active speaker should support this line level signal. If you want to test it to make sure, try a CD player first. If the CD player works on your speakers, then the DP-300F will work as well.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-01-10
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