An Audiophile Favorite, Denon DL-103 MC Phono Cartridge Is What Legends are Made of: Impeccable Performance, Remarkable Value, and Capable of Delivering Vast Dynamics
The legend endures: Denon's DL-103 moving-coil (MC) phono cartridge has been in continuous production for decades. Along the way, it has transformed thousands of casual listeners into devoted audiophiles around the globe. It offers exceptional detail retrieval and a big, open sound, delivering a powerful bottom end, rich, authentic midrange tones, and silky-smooth highs. And it all comes at a price that virtually every audiophile can afford.
The DL-103 offers a low output of 0.3mV, requiring an MC phono stage with at least 60dB of gain. Listeners whose systems have the requisite power will find the DL-103 to be an extremely satisfying way to experience audiophile-level sonics without breaking the bank. The DL-103's overall tonal balance is more toward the warm side, providing vibrant, lively playback with intricate sonic details and a vast dynamic range.
This legendary cartridge can enliven any type of music. If you have any questions about the DL-103, or about the differences between MC and MM (moving-magnet) phono cartridges, contact a Music Direct audio consultant.
Output: 0.3 mV
Channel Balance: 1dB Max. (1kHz)
Channel Separation: 25 dB Min. (1 kHz)
Output Impedance: 40 ohms
Suggested Loading: 100 ohms min.
Stylus: 16.5 Micron round tip
Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 45 kHz
Tracking Force: 2.5g ± 0.2g (2.3~2.7g)
Compliance 5 x 10-6 cm/dyne