Denon has had a history of making some fantastic turntable cartridges that have been in the recommended lists of HiFi enthusiasts and magazines for over 50 years. The DL103R is a Moving Coil cartridge that delivers a fantastic, warm and textured sound that is neutral and with good frequency extension at either end of the audio spectrum and is especially suited to orchestral music as well as pop, jazz and rock
The DL 103R is an updated version of the classic DL 103. It provides improved sound by using 6N copper coils wound with precision to the cantilever shaft. Sonic improvements over the DL 103 include heightened detail extraction, more bass depth, and enhanced clarity across the frequency range. Audio lovers will delight with detail that is brought out by this outstanding phono cartridge.
The sound of the DL 103R is outstanding. It has the characteristic of allowing the music to come across as a composition, and not as a group of disjointed parts.
Many other cartridges will give great separation of instruments and holographic imaging and detail, but they never seem to merge as a musical whole. The DL 103R excels in this area of making the parts merge into a full musical presentation, and still retains the detail and delineation of the instruments and voices. This is one of the major reasons why the DL 103R is such a desirable cartridge.