Flagship Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

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The DL-103R is the evolved and reengineered version of Denon's original Moving Coil Cartridge. Designed to bring all your vinyl favorites to life for years to come.

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  • Moving coil (MC)

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I am looking at purchasing a vintage Scott PS67A ( made by Micro Seike) will fit?

Asked by: Mcstin
Hello, It probably will, but it does depend on which arm is on the PS67A. Being as only pre-owned models of the PS67A are available, there's always a chance an aftermarket tonearm has been fitted to any given example. The good news is the DL-103R will fit the vast majority of tonearms/headshells typically found on a turntable of this quality.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-02-20

Received my DL-103R cartridge. What ohm impedance setting am I to use for phono preamp? Large instructions say "Load impedance: 100 ohm". There is also a small paper tucked in the cartridge holder (has graph on it) that says: Load: 47k ohm. Please advise.

Asked by: DRK1880
Hello, The recommended load impedance setting on your phono pre-amp for the DL-103R is 100 ohms.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-02-08

Is 60db enough gain from a phono amp? Or, should it be higher? Thanks.

Asked by: Burr
Hello, In most cases, a phono stage with 60 dB of gain is suitable for the DL-103R. There are other variables of course, but if your speaker and amplifier pairing is good, you should be fine.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-01-31

Hello, does Denon turntable DP-400 fit this cartridge? Thank you

Asked by: momo2
Hello, this cartridge will work with the DP-400. In fact, all our cartridges are designed with our turntables in mind and will work across all models. If you have any questions on how to install the cartridge on your turntable, Crutchfield has amazing resources that can help, there is a video on this page that explains how to replace a cartridge on any turntable https://www.crutchfield.com/learn/phono-cartridge-guide.html
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2024-02-18

Will the DL 103r fit a Fluance RT 85 TT?

Asked by: acooperblock
Hello, Yes - the DL-103R will fit a Fluance RT85 turntable headshell. The DL-103R requires a phono pre-amp which can support a moving coil cartridge.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-12-14

When you get more of the DL103R in stock can you notify me?

Asked by: Mikelchef
Hello, As there isn't currently a 'Notify Me' option on our website, we recommend checking back periodically to see if the DL-103R has the 'Add To Cart' label.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-11-14

how do i obtain a replacement stylus protector for the dl 103r?

Asked by: rufus30
Hello, For parts and accessories, here is a link to Encompass who handle such things: https://partstore.encompass.com/search?searchTerm=DL-103R
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-11-24

Hello Denon. Does the 103R fit on a Thorens TD166 MK2?

Asked by: Bensalexka
Hello, If you have the stock headshell on the TD-166MK2 there shouldn't be a problem with mounting a DL-103R. If you are not sure which headshell you have, aftemarket headshells which will work are widely available.
Answered by: Denon Response
Date published: 2023-09-15
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