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Denon DP-300F
7.5 out of 10

Denon DP-300F

Denon DP-300F Denon DP-300F is a fully automatic analog tur Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Denon DP-300F

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Overall 4
4.0

Shame on Denon

brownz, B&H Photo
22 January 2015
  • Excerpt: After setting up the DP-300F, the platter was spinning too fast on both speeds. Sounded like the chipmunks singing. I tried calling the Denon repair center and they argued with me stating I MUST give them my email address to proceed. (believe it or not...
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Overall 8
8.0

Satisfied

mdale, Crutchfield
26 February 2014
  • Summary: Well-packaged; easy to set-up; looks nice; runs well. Operation of the push-buttons is somewhat "clunky," but the automatic mechanism is smooth enough. The original cartridge was fine, but immediately chose to upgrade.
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Overall 10
10

The Denon DP-300F Turntable

BryantM, Crutchfield
26 February 2014
  • Summary: I shopped other less expensive turntables before deciding on the Denon DP-300F. I feel that it is definitely a step up from some of the entry level turntables which cost only slightly less.
  • Pros: Fully automatic operation. Well made and stylish. Simplicity of setup and operation. Easily replaceable cartridges & easy to upgrade. Heavy enough to sit solidly and resist cabinet vibrations.
  • Cons: As stated above, the instruction manual should note the need to adjust the tone arm lift mechanism travel height.
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Overall 2
2.0

Speed and electrical issues

howard, Crutchfield
26 February 2014
  • Summary: Didn't use this unit much the first 2 months (which is the warranty time for Crutchfield). After starting to play it more, the speed started to fluctuate and on 3 occasions the motor just stopped under power. Sent it to Crutchfield's repair center. They seem like a class act.
  • Pros: Fit and finish. Sound is good. Pretty unit.
  • Cons: Mass issues with motors.
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Overall 10
10

Happy Day

GBATL, Crutchfield
26 February 2014
  • Summary: As far as turntables go, the DP-300F is a fantastic value. Quality components, and a durable construction make this a go-to choice whenever I'm suggesting/purchasing a turntable for a friend, family member, or place of business.
  • Pros: Solid construction Great out-of-box cartridge Easily assembled and calibrated Quality producer
  • Cons: A/C cable is a touch short
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Overall 10
10

DP-300F Great Turntable

GaryM, Crutchfield
26 February 2014
  • Summary: Got some advice from Crutchfield's Dean and picked out the DP-300F. Works great. Out of the box, it took about 45min to set up. The old vinyl collection sounds good again. Definitely happy with this turntable.
  • Pros: Decent price. Great for the average record enthusiast.
  • Cons: Dust cover is a little iffy, but it's ok for normal use.
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Overall 8
8.0

Denon DP-300F Turntable Review

David, Crutchfield
26 February 2014
  • Summary: Excellent turntable for the price! The cartridge is less than spectacular but at this price who am to quibble. I have already purchased a better cartridge and installed it and the sound quality is much improved. I really like the full-auto function. My other turntable has an $800 cartridge.
  • Pros: Price, full-auto function
  • Cons: At this price? None.
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Overall 8
8.0

After some fine tuning, sounds phenomimal

Ray H, Crutchfield
26 February 2014
  • Summary: Opening the box reveals parts and pieces I've never seen before. This unit is far above the sophistication of the last "record player" I used, and still have, with a picture of "Fonzi" on the front. The directions are pretty straight forward, with the exception of tuning the needle.
  • Pros: Simple operation, appearance, Sound quality, cost
  • Cons: Set up instructions lack detail for needle/vs end weight tuning.
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Overall 8
8.0

So far, so good. Setup?

Kevin, Crutchfield
24 January 2014
  • Summary: I'm good with this turntable. The sound quality out of the box is good, stereo separation fine, the automatic system works well, it looks good, operates effectively at a working mans price. My issue came during setup. I tried to follow the tone arm balancing procedure. I must not get it.
  • Pros: Seems like a good unit at an affordable price. Good sound quality out of the box. Good delivery and service from Crutchfield. It's automatic.
  • Cons: I just don't get the tone arm balancing instructions. They did not work for me. I had to add considerably more downward pressure than was recommended but having done so, it works like a farmer in the spring and fall.
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Overall 10
10

Nice turntable

mick, Crutchfield
24 January 2014
  • Summary: I was in the market for a turntable and wanted a fully automatic as my tremors would prove disastrous for both a tone arm and record if I had to play them manually. This Denon is a smooth, quiet, nice looking turntable and is easy to set up and I even installed a cartridge upgrade myself with a...
  • Pros: Everything.
  • Cons: Perhaps a speed control with strobe?
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