Denon DP-300F Fully Automatic Analog Turntable- Review

The Denon DP 300 F is a turntable at mid range budget. It is a starter unit and is preferred to be used by those who wish to have the music to be played automatically.  The device can be operated with a single push button, which takes care of the rest of the operation. But is it worth the money spent? Let us review the features to know that.

Denon DP-300F Fully Automatic Analog Turntable- Review

The exterior

Before we look into the features, let us have a brief look at their design. It has a quite simple design; it is of rosewood color which resembles the turntables of heritage.

The platter is black in color which is a common design of the most of the turntables. It can be paired with your audio system and it gels well with this look which is glossy and trendy.

The interior specifications

It is a fully automatic turntable that comes with an attachment of 6’ power cord and 42” stereo RCA cable. It is built with a die-cast aluminum platter and a built-in phono preamp for good quality sounds. It has a head shell with moving magnetic cartridges and comes with a 45 RPM adapter.

The product is installed with the dust cover to prevent damage and scratches. The platter is attached to a rubber mat which is soft and offers slip resistance. It makes use of the belt drive system for playing sounds.

The tone arm is designed to be in straight in nature with a stylus pressure ranging 0-4.0g along with the needle pressure of 2.0g and the percentage of wow and flutter being 0.10%.

Key features and benefits

The Denon DP is powered by a DC servo motor and is designed in such a way to be used with any type of receiver and preamp. As it is built with heavy base construction, it helps in significant reduction of the vibration levels that are being transmitted to the turntable.

The moving magnetic cartridge present in the tonearm headshell is removable and can be easily replaced with a cartridge of 5 to 10 grams to be balanced.

With the help of the automatic startup feature, the record can be played with a single touch button that is provided to start the process. Soon after you finish listening tracks, the tone arm returns to the place devoid of damaging the records.

The presence of the die-cast aluminum platter helps in providing smooth rotations that are free from agitation.

As the turntable comes with a manual lifter mechanism, the needle of it can be placed at any of the positions on a record in order to hear a specific part of the recorded track.

The preamp which is built in it helps to connect the turntable which does not come with one. It also has an equalizer button which can be turned ON or OFF.

The turntable is compatible of being played at 33 1/3 and 45 Rpm speeds with the help of the adapter that comes with the product.

What are the controls available?

The product comes with several controls such as; the start button to start the playback, the stop button to stop the playback, Size button to adjust the size of the record, Speed button to adjust the speed of the record, Lifter lever to lift the arm and lower it manually, Anti-skating knob to set the pressure value similar to the stylus.

Denon DP-300F Fully Automatic Analog Turntable

Key features: Removable cartridge, automatic control buttons, built in preamp.

Pros: Affordable price, Easy usage, reduced vibrations

Our recommendation

We recommend this product to those who like vinyl records and are short of money to purchase the high-end record players. It is affordable and is worth the money being spent on it. Also, It is easy to use and is suitable for beginners as it features many controls. Further, it delivers superior audio quality better than the products at this price range.

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