Summary: This TT fits the bill. It is well constructed and the tone arm assembly is a very nice. The auto start does a nice job of setting the stylus down softly and at the right spot. I like the fact you can change out the head shell and adjust the counterweight and anti-skate.
Pros: Well built, Auto start and stop, Sounds great, Built in phono amp
Cons: No strobe with pitch adjustment, Hard wired pin plug cables
Summary: Great turntable that I got to replace a 29-year old Kenwood turntable. I wanted a belt-drive turntable and one with automatic return and shutoff. The Denon was the highest reviewed of the tables that offered that. I am happy so far with the sound and the performance. It looks great and plays great.
Pros: Sounds great.
Highest rated fully automatic turntable available.
Easy to set up.
Summary: Love the turntable. Like the auto features, I fall asleep sometimes and it comes in handy. Received product with a broken dust cover. Crutchfield sent me a new one immediately. The sound of the turntable is good, I feel that it would benefit from a cartridge upgrade.
Summary: First let me say I have two systems, and this one is with a Marantz stereo receiver, Monitor Audio Pedestal Speakers, Vincent cartridge preamp, Klipsch subwoofer, Grado Prestige Green Cartridge, 16 gauge micro strand cables (about $3000 system).
Pros: Auto/semi-auto, excellent construction, top notch arm which is sold on some sites with a $600 cartridge, quiet motor, new belts are easy to buy from places like LPGear and others
Cons: Sorry cartridge from manufacturer and the preamp is cheap at best. You need a good cartridge and preamp (no more than $200) to maximize your music
Summary: The DP 300F was very easy to set up. Please ensure that the resting surface for the turntable is level in all directions. The overall sound is great and the silence in between tracks far surpasses my old Garrard. The automatic features on this device move the tone arm very smoothly.
Pros: see above
Cons: The Start button makes a relatively loud click (yet the Stop button makes no noise). What's up with that?
Summary: Easy set up. Suggested settings worked for me. Made very minor adjustments for tracking and weight after a few test runs. <br /> <br />LP's had been boxed since the advent of CD's and are not in the best of condition. They seem to sound better after a couple of plays.
Pros: Easy assembly, suggested settings were very good.
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. <br /> <br /> The directions are pretty straight forward, with the exception of tuning the needle.