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. While I make no claim to being an audiophile, this unit with the factory supplied cartridge provides all the fidelity of sound that I expected and more.
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.
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. Beyond that, for budding audiophiles, one can simply upgrade the cartridge and take this already great workhorse player to a whole new level.
Pros: Solid construction Great out-of-box cartridge Easily assembled and calibrated Quality producer
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. Yes, the MusicHall sounds better but at 4x the cost.
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 Sumiko Pearl which I ordered with the turntable from here. It's a great performer and the price is very reasonable...
Summary: I purchased this turntable to go with the Denon D-M39s ( Mini Shelf System) And the whole setup is just perfect. This is a quality and well built Turntable I am sure I will get many years of use from it.
Summary: Great buy overall. My only suggestion would be that they recommend bundling this with an anti static gun (or other solution). I was a newbie to vinyl players and wasn't aware that the pops and clicks could be somewhat taken away with some anti-static solution. I would recommend selling these at cost for add-on purchases. This way first time LP player customers would be ready to go with this out of the box.
Excerpt: This is the turntable I have been looking for. It has automatic start and return and has a built in EQ that allows you to run this table with a modern receiver that does not have a phono input. My receivers have phono inputs so I don't know how well this feature works. The only complaint is that the output of this table is not as high as my previous Technics table. This may simply be a matter of the stock cartridge which is serviceable, but pretty low end.
Excerpt: Sounds good right out of the box. Didn't need an aftermarket needle, the included needle sounded great. Automatic feature works flawlessly. Don't spend a ton of money buying a turntable, this is all you need for the home.
Pros: Consistent, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Versatile