Denon DL-103 moving coil phono cartridge (modification and installation are non-included)
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.
  • Generating system: Moving coil (MC)
  • Coil material: copper
  • Mount: per EIA Standards, 1/2"


  • Stylus shape: conical
  • Tracking tip size: 16.5 microns
  • Cantilever: double structure light alloys


  • Playback frequency response: 20-45,000 Hz
  • Channel separation (1 kHz): > 25 dB
  • Channel sensitivity difference (1 kHz): < 1 dB
  • Output voltage (1 kHz, 50mm/sec. horizontal direction): 0.3 mV
  • Stylus pressure (vertical tracking force): 2.5 ±0.3 g
  • Compliance (on disc): 5 x 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Electrical impedance (1 kHz): 40Ω ± 20 %
  • Recommended load resistance: 100Ω or more (except when transformer is provided)
  • Mass: 8.75 g (including original plastic body)


Includes: DL-103 Instruction manual, electrical measurement chart, and soft brush


Downloads: DL-103 Instruction manual


Warranty: The DL-103 phono cartridges are covered by Denon for a period of ninety (90) days against manufacturer defect, starting from the date of purchase. In any case, the cart is modified or altered, the warranty is void. Refer to Terms & Conditions

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Denon DL-103 (moving coil) phono cartridge

  • Brand: Denon
  • Product Code: DL-103
  • Availability: In Stock
  • US$375.00

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