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Denon DL-103 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Denon
  • Model:DL-103
  • Category:Other Hi-Fi Products
  • Added in our database on: 12/06/2006

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Denon DL-103 user reviews

Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
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jujupott06/20/2014

jujupott's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent"

Denon DL-103
Use for 3 months.
After a break-in period required in this cell, it is evident that develops incredible performance. It is part of the 1st prize of MM cell.
Oriented jazz and classical LPs corresponding show all their grandeur. Instruments are fair, balance is respected, the highs are not saturated. Strings vibrated and bows attack them. All my disk are to rediscover with this cell.
I have a sumiko pearl, which I love, but the sound is much more flattering especially in the medium. The Grado gold comes close but with less precision.
This is a very good value for money.
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safred12/06/2006

safred's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Denon DL-103
It is a cell of legends, audiophile, a voice coil; Reserved hi-fi use, it requires a pre-amp mc (moving coil) can provide over 55 dB gain, the 'impdance load is 100 ohms (47k ohms for conventional cell mobile.c a magnet is for me the cell suprme classique.sur for the cost of other music like rock and jazz, MODELS a moving magnet, such as shurem97xe, the Ortofon om20super, super om30 or grado "silver" can compete (but each brand has its own signature sound and his "unconditional" right price!
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yannig04/28/2007

yannig's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Denon DL-103
This cell has a special "aura", I used 3 in a row, for a few years, with a lot of transformers (Denon ha320, AudioNote) and prépréamplis (Hiraga version "battery")

Personally, I was very disappointed. Poor reading skills, especially at the end of groove, sounds quite introverted (which may be an advantage over systems a little "green" or extroverted, like pavilions listened closely).

I tried it on a plate Rega, Thorens, Garrard 401 SME 3012 + long (a great wedding it seems).
An old Shure V15II and loving home is better already, except perhaps in the bass, but it sings more. I have also been compared to a Dynavector 10X3, price equivalent at the time (now 10X5, better but more expensive), which frankly is doing better, much more lively.
A DL304 is obviously higher, finer, more linear, more dynamic, but still retains a little introverted and stamps are a bit "gray" trademark?.

In these prices, I finally opted for an Ortofon MC15supMKII for me truly exceptional for its price. More dynamic, more stamps. In addition, the size of the diamond brings a great ability to read and much better durability. This unit no longer exists, but was replaced by the model "Samba", features almost indented.

This is just to prevent audiophiles who would choose a mythical DL103 "eyes closed" (as I did at the time) and that might be déçus.A make an informed decision.
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ThierryTN04/28/2007

ThierryTN's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Denon DL-103
I use DL 103 for about 10 years, with a pr-pr Deno HA 1000, in suprieur analysis transformer DENON on the phono input of an Audio Research SP 14, with a Thorens TD EMT 124 and 928 (and ending for a 938). It is a universal cell trs for playing 33rpm single, and pseudo strophoniques Stros GU.Le possibly noise or damaged disk surface (even trs on the high efficiency type Klipshorn 110 db) is located so far derrire signal that lends no more attention relle.Listen analog, feel the music, 98% of direct comparisons bury the audio CD. Moreover, this is trs MODEL robust to more sophisticated DENON (103R and above, fragile). The only problem of this cell is currently (2007) Importer DENON France no longer practicing (I said it does) change the standard for replacement of the diamond. Therefore buy one neuve.On be found fairly easily on ebay and half the price of some magasins.Quelqu one would he a vein to deal directly with the exchange standard Japanese manufacturer? I'm interested.
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