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... I didn't have an email address) they hung up on me, I had to return the unit. So I purchased a different brand. THANKS B&H for all you help!!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY THE BEST SERVICE FROM B&H!!!
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.
Summary: This is an unexpansive turn table with everything that I was looking for I compared this turn table to those below and many others and this had the most features for the money Marantz TT42P $359 .00 same functionality, but with less reviews PRO-JECT - DEBUT III $299.00 no automatic functions Music Hall MMF 2.2 $ 449.00 most expensive and no automatic functions This turn table has a very exquisite look and performs above par I enjoy listening to a variety of records and...
Summary: I am very pleased with this turntable. It looks great and was very easy to set up using the operators manual. The sound with the included cartridge is very good, I have it plugged into my my phono input and therefore am not using the built in pre amplifier. Having been using a manual turntable I really appreciate the automatic feature, it operates very quitely and it is enjoyable just pushing the button and watching it work.