In continuous production for decades, the DL-103 is an audiophile favorite. The DL-103 has a very satisfying combination of smoothness and power, delivering the sonic goods at a price that virtually every audiophile can afford.
The DL-103 has a pretty low output of 0.3mV, requiring an MC phono stage with at least 60dB of gain. Those who have the requisite power will find the DL-103 to be a big, open sounding cartridge with a powerful bottom end, rich midrange and a silky smooth top. The DL-103's overall tonal balance is more towards the warm side, with excellent dynamics complementing virtually any type of music or system.