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Fully Automatic Analog Turntable

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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

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Owner's Manual - English

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Owners Manual -Spanish

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Reviews And Awards - DP-300F

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Q&A - DP-300F

Where can I buy a new stylus? there's one on amazon that will take a month to ship from japan. Am I correct in assuming there's no Canadian dealer that can ship a new Dsn-85 for a popular turntable like the 300f? where to buy? please help!

Asked by: albertajeff
Hello albertajeff, The best place to purchase that would be from us directly. Please give our Service team a call and we can assist with that. 201-762-6665 M-F 10am-7pm EST
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-10-24

Hello, can you confirm that turning the internal preamp / equaliser off means that it will be bypassed completely and the sound being output into an external phono preamp will be completely unaffected, coming straight from the cartridge? Thank you!

Asked by: Razvan
Hello Razvan, Yes, when the internal preamp is turned off that means the sound output is just the sound coming straight from the cartridge.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-10-02

Hi There, My Denon DP300F turntable has an automatic tonearm. However, when starting, the tonearm drops halfway the record. What do i do wrong and how can i prevent this? Kind regards! Arthur

Asked by: ArthurvDeijk
Hi Arthur, I would recommend changing the size / speed and see if the same thing occurs. If so, then the mechanism is faulty and the unit will need to be evaluated.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-10-02

Hello, I have followed all of the setup instructions, but when I hit play, the tonearm swing almost to the end (middle) of the record before lowering. I have the setting correct with regards to record size. Any ideas what to do?

Asked by: Alexvdk
hello Alexvdk, I would recommend changing the size / speed and see if the same thing occurs. If so, then the mechanism is faulty and the unit will need to be evaluated.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-10-02

I just set up my DP-300F and didn't adjust the equalizer (I left it in the state I received it in upon opening). If I connect my turntable to a set of powered speakers (Audioengine A2+) will my records play clearly? Or should I have adjusted the equalizer

Asked by: cdude112
Hello cdude112, Your records will play fine without adjusting the equalizer. Make sure the turntable is set to Auxiliary, the switch is on the bottom of the unit. Do not leave it in Phono.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-09-29

Hello, Who do I contact about purchasing replacement parts? Thank you, Chris

Asked by: cmrini
Hi cmrini, you can contact our parts department at 866-779-7421 Monday-Friday 8am-6pm EST.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-09-28

I’ve got a couple of studio monitors I’m currently using with another setup. Can this turntable connect directly to the monitors using the built in preamp? I’m planning on buying a proper amp in future but for now, I’ll get sound, right?

Asked by: Example123
Hello Example123, yes the DP-300F does have a built-in phono pre-amp. You will be able to connect it to the monitor speakers. The switch for auxiliary vs phono is on the bottom of the turntable.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-09-26

Hi. Would a separate pre amp sound better on this turntable than the built in pre amp?

Asked by: Jamstzr6
Hi Jam, I've put in an old school NAD 302 amp (only using it for its phono preamp) inbetween the turntable and my tube amp and I can confirm that the sound opens up quite a bit. I'd guess a higher performance dedicated phono preamp would sound even better (I'm planning on getting an EAR 834 clone at some point). As I've asked below, I just need to confirm that by disabling the internal one, it gets completely bypassed and doesn't affect signal (otherwise I'd have to open it up and bypass it physically).
Answered by: Razvan
Date published: 2017-09-26

The sound is fuzzy when I play LPs (static) and I wonder if I need to "ground" the turntable. If so, how would I do that? Thanks!

Asked by: slarue
Hello slarue, when you have a fuzzy sound coming from the turntable it is usually means the stylus needs to be cleaned or replaced. Try that first. Normally it is not a grounding issue.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-09-21

My DP-300F now skates rapidly to the center of all disks (12" 33 1/3 rpm), even very flat ones. It has worked for years. I replaced the needle, balanced everything, and it still skates to the middle. The turntable is level. How do I fix this?

Asked by: JeanDavid8
Hello JeanDavid8, you will want to contact our Customer Service department at 201-762-6665 M-F 10am-7pm EST. You have tried everything I was going to tell you to try.
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-09-21

I just bought my turntable. But problem now after I plugged the power adaptor in and the white and red cable tip under Game adaptor, there's still no sound coming out. 

Asked by: Mich
Hello Mich, the DP-300F does have a built in phono pre-amp which means you don't necessarily have to use a phono channel on your receiver. Make sure you are switching to the correct source on your receiver when you are looking to play something. If this is still not working, try a different source on the AVR, Phono if you have one, if not, please contact our support at 201-732-6665
Answered by: Ken C
Date published: 2017-09-20

Hi there, I have the Denon DP-300F and the start/stop mechanism stuck in an endless loop of tonearm going to the initial position of the vinyl, then it returns to standby position and all movement is repeated again... any hints on this? Best,Mobbr

Asked by: Mobbr
Unfortunately this seems like a problem with the turntable. I would suggest contacting the dealer you purchased it from for service.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-06-21

What are the measurements of the turntable base?  Thank you.

Asked by: Stephanie
Hi Stephanie. For a detailed dimensional drawing, please click Downloads here on the product page, and download the "Dimensions" document. This will provide all dimensional measurements. Thanks!
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-06-20

I have had my turntable for over a year so I had to get a new stylus. However I am getting feedback like the bottom is gliding on the vinyl but it is not. I put the original stylus and the replacement side by side and they are same size.

Asked by: Big Dog
Hi Big Dog. If that's the case, and the original stylus didn't have that problem, the replacement stylus may be defective. I would suggest contacting the dealer it was purchased from to exchange it. Thanks!
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-05-16

Is there the option (like a number of turntable makers have done) to download the music on to a USB port so I can play the Flaash Drive in the car? I have a total Denon Surround Sound system with Cassette and Cd decks attached.

Asked by: Dr Frank
The DP-300F does not copy to USB. You may prefer the DP-200USB, which does record your records to a USB stick, and comes with software to cut it into separate tracks. You can read more about the DP-200USB at the link below. Thanks! https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hifi/turntables/dp200usb
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-05-16

Can I connect my turntable to Heos Amp and would you recommend it as a good choise?

Asked by: waspinawig
It is possible to connect a DP-300F turntable to a HEOS amp. To do this, make sure the EQ switch on the turntable is in the ON position, and connect the turntable to the Line In terminal on the HEOS Amp. Please see the FAQ at the link below for reference. Thanks! http://denon.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4044/session/L3RpbWUvMTQ5NDg3NTI0OS9zaWQvRkhwdFpFaW4=
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-05-15

When i push start the arm goes up and starts on the last track. How do i make it start on track one

Asked by: jimijam
If it does this, you may have the size switch set to 17cm instead of 30cm. A 17cm record is usually a single, so it makes sense that it would drop near the last track rather than starting at the beginning.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-04-24

Please send instruction of how to re-install the belt on a DP 300F I just purchased

Asked by: Mgwar
I'm not able to attach files or images in my answer but you can download the user manual by clicking "downloads" above. The instructions on page 2 of the manual address the belt. Thanks!
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-04-21

I have noticed the speed fluctuating slightly a few times, is this the result of a worn belt?

Asked by: Kre8ive27
No, maybe.  But with mine it was because the factory or someone got a dab of grease on the drive spindle.  It was fine till I switched it to 45 RPM, that's when the slippery stuff got onto the drive spindle, belt, and platter???  Had to remove the platter, and belt and wash them with dish soap and water.  Rinsed and dried.  Cleaned spindle with isopropyl alcohol and Q-tip.  Reassembled and works fine. I want to know where the grease came from.  Eh, Denon.  You or ND.
Answered by: Luce
Date published: 2017-04-16

What is the bottom of the turntable made of, plastic or aluminum?

Asked by: Joel
Hi Joel. The bottom of the unit is plastic, not aluminum.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-03-10

watched the you tube video to assemble but am still unsure if i  have the counter weight set correctly. After putting it on, and before setting it to 2 grams, how should the arm react? Floating or heavier, dropping onto the platter? 

Asked by: mauijim
Hello. A balanced tone arm will float parallel to the platter before the tracking force has been set. It should not drop onto the platter until you have adjusted for tracking force.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-03-08

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
Adjust the speed using the potentiometers on the bottom of the unit.
Answered by: Joel
Date published: 2017-06-26

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
Check the speed potentiometers on the bottom of the unit. Adjust and check until speed is accurate.
Answered by: Joel
Date published: 2017-02-22

Will other AT stylus' fit also or just the exact same one?

Asked by: starkiller
Needledoctor sells original Denon DSN-85 stylii that it has replaced on Denon Dp-300f turntables for a low price. Also, the Audio Technica CN5625AL (.7 mil) and ATN3600 (.6 mil conical) replaces the Denon stylus.
Answered by: Joel
Date published: 2017-02-22

Does it have a diamond stylus?

Asked by: Otto
Hi Otto. Yes, the DP-300F comes with a cartridge that has a diamond tipped stylus.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-02-11

Can other headshells be used in this or just the Denon one?

Asked by: starkiller
If you wish to mount a different cartridge on this player, use one weighing about 44 to 93 mN (about 4.5 to 9.5 g). To purchase a replacement head shell, you can order from our parts distributor at the link below. There may be 3rd party head shells designed for this unit, but we can only recommend using the supplied head shell. Thanks! https://denon.encompass.com/item/7072504/Denon/9410036500/Headshell_Assembly_(bk)_Dp300f
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-02-06

How long is the RCA cable?

Asked by: Picklebun
Hi Picklebun. The RCA cable is 4' 6" If you need to extend it, use the best quality cable you can, and make it as short as possible to reduce noise. Try to keep it isolated from other cables, especially power cords. If you use the built in Phono EQ/preamp this will be less of an issue.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-02-03

My DP300F turntable plays approx 15db lower compared to other music sources. I've got integrated amps (Arcam A29 and NAD C368). Using the phono input on each, however, the result is the same. Would it be due to low sensitivity cartridge supplied ?

Asked by: VB909
It's possible that even using a phono input the level may still be lower than some other devices. You If you have another available analog input, you may want to try turning on the built-in EQ of the DP-300F and connect to a non-phono input. You may find that it plays back at a higher level. Output Voltage: With equalizer OFF : 2.5 mV (use phono input) With equalizer ON : 150 mV (DO NOT use phono input)
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-01-26

When setting the record size (17/30) there was a definite "click" when pushing the button. When pushing the button for speed (33/45) I wasn't sure it was working since it was silent and the button doesn't move as much. Is this normal?

Asked by: tconn
Hi tconn. Don't worry, this is normal. The speed button doesn't pop out and click like the size button does.
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-01-24

Will a DL103r or a DL110 work with this? Do I need to buy any extra equipment for this setup?

Asked by: FilthMuffin
Yes, the DL103R would be a great cartridge upgrade for the DP-300F. No additional equipment is necessary, but you will need to readjust the turntable (balance, tracking force, etc.) for the new cartridge. Thanks!
Answered by: Mike D
Date published: 2017-01-20
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