The DL-103 gives you body and soul—and it's a hell of a bargain. - Stereophile
The DL-103 is a living legend in audio product history. Denon collaborated with the Japan Broadcasting Corporation Technical Research Laboratories in 1963 to make this extremely reliable, high performance low-output phono cartridge.
As the first moving coil cartridge, the DL-103 will always be the standard of reliability in every aspect, even the price. From quality inspectors at EMI and Decca, to recording studios, broadcasters, and music lovers around the world, the DL-103 is synonymous with great sound.
The mark of the Denon is excellent tracking, as pops and ticks are pushed farther into the sonic background.
Denon Original moving coil stereo cartridge
Double layer cantilever construction
One point suspension
Output: 0.3 mV
Output Impedance: 40 ohms
Stylus: 16.5 Micron round tip
Frequency range: 20 Hz to 45 kHz
Tracking force: 2.3~2.7g
Compliance 5 x 10-6 cm/dyne
However, I still have to look at the fact that the Denon . Based purely on its ability to make music on records sound great, and to mate up extremely well with the Rega arms, I have to think the DL-103 is one of the few true bargains in the hi-fi world. I'd say the new hot ticket has held that position for about forty-five years! - Positive Feedback
As opposed to 'modern' sanitised hifi components the DL-103 sounds powerful and enthusiastic. The midrange thrives on instrumental timbres that seem correct and that, simply said, are beautiful to hear. Drums are tight, dynamic, and explosive, and as such, are one full notch above what I'm used to from more expensive cartridges.- TNT