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...
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...