Denon DL-103R Moving Coil Cartridge - 2021 report by Whydis

Denon DL-103R Moving Coil Cartridge

Reviews by Features

Nad

(3 reviews)
Record

(4 reviews)
Mass

(2 reviews)
Price

(3 reviews)
Phono

(3 reviews)
Music

(2 reviews)
Arm

(3 reviews)
Review

(2 reviews)
Detail

(2 reviews)
Bass

(4 reviews)
Thing

(4 reviews)
Gain

(3 reviews)
Rendering

(2 reviews)

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Reviews around nad (5.00 of 5)

  • I LOVE NAD.
  • LOVE NAD.
  • - I am EXTREMELY pleased with the NAD preamp - very quiet and all natural sound reproduction/amplification - RECOMMEND NAD HIGHLY, AS HIGH AS THE STARS ALLOW.

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Reviews around record (5.00 of 5)

  • One of my favorite records is a Direct to Disc recording at 45 rpm of Beethoven's Passionata.
  • This was a superior presentation to one of his Greatest Hits records released on Capitol
  • This cartridge puts life in my old 70's LP and make them sound better than I remembered, but it doesn't seem to play wellwith really well recorded LPs.

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Reviews around mass (5.00 of 5)

  • Loves a medium/Heavy Mass Tonearm
  • You will not hear everything this cartridge has to offer until you give it the proper arm to come alive in and it comes alive with an arm of decent mass.

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Reviews around price (5.00 of 5)

  • Wanted this for quite a while and finally ordered it when the price unexpectedly dropped well below $300.
  • Excellent price from Web Marketing Direct for this already great bargain
  • I've compared exotic cables with decent quality low priced cables and couldn't hear any differences

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Reviews around phono (5.00 of 5)

  • Do yourself a favor and buy this cartridge, especially if you already have a phono input capable of handling a moving coil cartridge.
  • Linn Sondek LP12, rega RB300 arm, 2.5g tracking weight, Audible Illusion Modulus 3A preamp with gold phono board.
  • I have mine going into step up transformers from K&K and from there into a fully compatible phono stage from Jolida (JD-109) which gives control over loading for IMPEDENCE, CAPACITENCE AND GAIN.

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Reviews around music (5.00 of 5)

  • Like just plain music.
  • Guests enjoy the music more now

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Reviews around arm (5.00 of 5)

  • and back then radio stations had those HUGE record transcription players with solid wood arms that weighed a ton
  • You will not hear everything this cartridge has to offer until you give it the proper arm to come alive in and it comes alive with an arm of decent mass.
  • I am using Teac turntable that has an adjustable tone arm weight and anti skate

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Reviews around review (5.00 of 5)

  • I decided to buy this cartridge after seeing several positive reviews about it on the internet.
  • OK, all the reviews here that wax poetic about this as an all time audio value are TRUE

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Reviews around detail (5.00 of 5)

  • The detail and tracking are incredible - you will never care that it has a conical stylus
  • It has great detail and articulation throughout the frequency spectrum

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Reviews around bass (3.61 of 5)

  • The vocals seem a little off and the bass is not as articulate, but this is nit picking in comparison to another much more expensive cartridge.
  • The bass is very satisfying too.
  • There is powerful deep bass!
  • Neil young's voice is haunting on some of the old records, my old Rush is pounding with Geddy's bass, but all the singer/ songwriter stuff I play is nice and delicate and intimate

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Reviews around thing (3.22 of 5)

  • So you can forget about it within a few minutes of listening and simply enjoy how "magical" this thing sounds.
  • Linn Sondek LP12, rega RB300 arm, 2.5g tracking weight, Audible Illusion Modulus 3A preamp with gold phono board.
  • And dog whistle treble is important but not the MOST important thing in your playback hierarchy.
  • The 103R sounds much like the 103 (a good thing), but is better at extracting detail smoothly from my LP's.

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Reviews around gain (2.82 of 5)

  • This cartridge with my GFP555 has incredible gain
  • Linn Sondek LP12, rega RB300 arm, 2.5g tracking weight, Audible Illusion Modulus 3A preamp with gold phono board.
  • Note that this is a low output moving coil - you will need an MC preamp with decent gain or a step-up transformer with a 1:40 turns ratio.

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Reviews around rendering (2.18 of 5)

  • Linn Sondek LP12, rega RB300 arm, 2.5g tracking weight, Audible Illusion Modulus 3A preamp with gold phono board.
  • I've had this cartidge in my Oracle Mark II turntable about a week, and immediately was drawn to it's relaxed, smooth, attractive renderings of my new 180 gram records

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