Denon DP-300F review & specs

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Rating 3.8 3.8

Denon DP-300F: The Automated Vinyl Player

Denon DP-300F

Denon is a Japanese company producing HI-FI and HI-END audio equipment for professional and home use. All these qualities are presented in its budget turntable the Denon DP-300F.

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Design

The DP-300F design is made in a laconic style. The player is finished with a glossy lacquer, has anti-vibration feet, and is covered with a neat dust cover. The supporting disk is made of aluminum, which is important for its smooth even rotation. A rubber mat is placed on top of it.

This turntable is not as light as you would expect: 12.1 pounds. However, this weight immediately speaks of a more or less qualitative filling.

Setup

As the model is fully automated, you won’t have problems with setup. The assembling and configuration took me 10 minutes. After that, it will be enough just to install the disk and press the Start button and then the DP-300F will do everything on its own. However, there is no stroboscope for precise setting of the disk rotation speed, so it is to be hoped that the speed is initially provided by the precision of the manufacture of rotating parts.

Features

The Denon DP-300F review is the best way to find out that despite the fact that this turntable is almost completely automotive, it has an impressively reliable construction, making the player so easy to use that you even won’t need to touch a tonearm.

This basic turntable has a built-in preamp and DC servomotor, which transmits torque to the disc using a passive drive. The rotation speed is 45 rpm. The kit includes a DSN-85 MM cartridge with the ability to quickly replace the needle.

Conclusion

In general, the Denon DP-300F specs don’t raise questions; the turntable has a fully justified definite purpose. The sound quality and other technical parameters are consistent with a price range, so you’ll get exactly what the deviсe in $250 price category can offer.

If you still have the old vinyl player from 70s-80s and it’s not recoverable, then this Denon is just what you need: the sound quality will be slightly better, and the reliability will be much higher.

Common features

Product

Denon DP-300F

Model

DP-300F

Brand

Denon

Rating

3.8 of 5

Reviews

183

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

5

Supplied headshell weight, g

10

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

Model

DSN-85

Motor

Drive method

belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45

Torque

>4.5 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.1

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 – 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

60

Gain

39-45

Output level

Pre-amp "PHONO": 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz. Pre-amp "LINE": 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz

Controls

Operation type

full manual

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

Braking system

electronic

Connections

USB

0

RCA

1

Other

has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not

Power

Motor type

DC

Power consumption, W

2

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

12.4 x 43.4 x 38/4.8 x 17.1 x 15

Weight, kg/pounds

5.5/12.1

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