The DP-300F has been designed with heavier base construction for reduced vibration and performance. The all new tonearm has a removable headshell making cartridge replacement simple. The turntable is made of rigid diecast aluminum to produce uniform rotation for smooth flutter free operation. The DP-300F includes a built-in phono equalizer to connect the player to an integrated amp or receiver that does not have its own phono input.
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Best fully automatic turntable for the money
Posted by: Audionut from: on
I would describe myself as a budget audiophile, I try to look for the best sound for the money without going broke. While I do have some expensive speakers and amp the rest is based on value for the buck that is why I bought the Denon Turntable. I have had it for two months and I will now write a review.
I give this turntable 4 stars it is the best fully automatic turntable on the market. 4 stars because the turntable is hardwired instead of having RCA jacks so you can put on better quality cables
The instructions on adjusting the tonearm are vague in one area, luckily there is an excellent U tube video that shows exactly how to set it up. I also purchased a scale to measure the tone arm weight this allowed me to measure what the actual weight, and it was .5 grams off of what the dial said on initial set up now its spot on.
The cartridge that is standard has a Conical stylus, this rides high in the record grove and does not providing good high frequency response because it cant go down further in the grove. plus its harder on your vinyl, at the price point of this turntable the cartridge is the weakest point. I tossed it, and added a higher quality Grado Green with and Elliptical stylus. This is the only fully automatic turntable with a user replaceable cartage on the market, you can put on just about any one you can afford. All the other fully automatic turntable that I looked at did not have this feature so not worth the money as the cartridge is what produces the sound.
I got rid of the rubber platter mat and exchanged it for a cork mat in order to reduce static and increase the sound quality which it did.
I found out that both the phono preamps I had, the one built in my AV receiver (I am using my AV receiver as the preamp for a higher power amp in my system in order to drive 4 ohm electrostatic speakers.) and the one built in to the turntable did not supply a high enough output as I had to turn the volume up on the AV receiver to maximum to get it to a good listening level. I ended up purchasing a high gain phono preamp that increased the level from 40db to 60 db and it works perfect now.
The turntable places the stylus on the record very smoothly no sodden drop, no wow or flutter or turntable rumbling. I cant comment on the sound as it would be discussing the upgraded cartridge and preamps sound.
37 out of 40 found this review helpful.
Posted by: BigJ from: Hume,IL on
Very nice looking unit and smooth operation. Not a bad price for the quality. Would be nice if the controls were marked a little better.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Bill from: Colorado Springs, CO on
Ordering and delivery were great on this turntable. The instructions for setup, however, are fragmented and poorly written. It took several readings of different pages to put together the steps for assembly. A nice linear process would have been appreciated. The performance is good, but the construction of the unit is a bit on the cheesy side, not much design or style, way too much cheap black plastic.
11 out of 13 found this review helpful.
great sound for a turntable
Posted by: CassicRock from: montgomery,il on
Very happy with the purchase of the Denon turntable plus it is fully automatic. It cost a little more than your average turntable but the extra money you pay your rewarded with great sound and very good needle.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Great turntable. Fully automatic. Great sound
Posted by: SoulDriver from: Cedar Rapids, IA on
The Denon DP300F is a great product for the price. Fully automatic features make it easy to use. Stylus provides very nice sound and tracks correctly. Very happy with this product so far. At some point I will replace the stylus with a higher quality one to enhance the sound quality.
11 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Another excellent product!
Posted by: SSSS from: on
I should be showing up as a "verified purchaser" as I have had this turntable for a few weeks now. Normally Best Buy sends an email asking me to comment on my purchases but so far I have yet to receive one. If it comes, I will simply update my experience with this fine piece of equipment.
Being handicapped I sometimes just want to sit there a few minutes after the record has ended before rising to turn it over and this fully automatic 'table allows just that. The Best Buy sales associate that helped me out is Anthony at the Santee, CA Best Buy. A great young man that takes pride in his job.
It also powers off upon the return of the arm so that I I choose to activate the sleep timer on my receiver, everything shuts off at the end of the record!
It is very easy to set up and plays perfectly on both old and brand new albums. Don't let anyone tell you that a fully automatic turntable is not "good enough". This one does the job and makes life a little easier in the process. On sale or not this turntable provides high end sound for a real world price.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Dar654 from: on
Really nice belt driven automatic turntable. Easy to setup has a removable and upgradable cartridge.
One negative is that the audio output cord is hardwired into the turntable and not very long so if you have a tall media cabinet like I do it will be a bit of a struggle getting it connected to the amp.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Nick from: on
Works and sounds great, easy to use haven't had any problems with it
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Solid Full-Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable
Posted by: Greg from: on
I’ve owned 5 turntables, Garrard, Akai, Sony, Audo-Technica, and this Denon. I purchased this turntable for its fully-automatic feature when listening to music while doing other things. The sound is competitive with other models. Full rich base tones and bright highs. Pitch is as expected with no discernible wow. The table has a solid feel and minimizes any resonate feed-back from the speakers. The tracking is good. It is a good-looking unit. The damping of the tone-arm could be a little more and lands a little roughly. If you want an automatic turntable this is one of the best choices I’ve seen.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Good turn table
Posted by: Lupemark from: on
I really like how easy it was to install this player. Only thing I'd like is the ability of using my own RCA jacks. This has the RCA built in and from what I see there's no alternate way of hooking up.