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DL 103 MC Cartridge

540 $

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    Denon DL 103

    THE LEGEND PROGRESSES…



    “If you love the sound of the Denon DL 103 MC Cartridge, you will be enchanted by this upgraded version:
    The conical stylus is replaced by a nude hyper-elliptical one, and the aluminum cantilever is replaced by a boron nitride ceramic one
    With these two components, you will feel improvements at all levels, while enjoying the outstanding musicality this cartridge is known for
    The stylus life is also dramatically increased, and the wear of your records reduced
    Long live the DL 103 sound!

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    Gregory de Richemont
    DL 103 MC CARTRIDGE

    UPGRADES



    DL 103 cantilever

    Denon DL 103 upgraded cantilever

    UNIQUE BORON NITRIDE CERAMIC CANTILEVER


    Derived from the Le Son LS10 MC Cartridge, the upgraded DL 103 features a cantilever made of Boron Nitride Ceramic.

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    What is Boron Nitride?

    Boron Nitride is a high-performance engineering ceramic with extreme hardness. A Boron Nitride cantilever is 3.6 times more rigid and 28% lighter than an Aluminium cantilever:


    Rigidity  (Gpa)
    Aluminium: 69

    Boron Nitride: 250

    Density  (g/cm3)
    Aluminium: 2.7

    Boron Nitride: 2.1

    This new generation material dramatically reduces the cartridge moving mass, increase vibrations transmission accuracy and speed, leading to better transients and micro-details resolution.

    The upgraded cantilevers are made in Japan, involving high-temperature casting and high-precision polishing.



    Denon DL 103 Stylus

    Denon DL 103 Stylus Upgrade

    NUDE HYPER-ELLIPTICAL STYLUS


    The upgraded DL 103 features a nude hyper-elliptical stylus, cut and polished in Japan.

    Hyper-elliptical styli are members of the “line contact” family, and provide a wider contact surface with the record grooves than conical or elliptical shapes:


    DL 103 COnical vs Hyper Elliptical Stylus

    The benefits of upgrading the original spherical stylus with an hyper-elliptical one are:

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    • The high frequency response is clearly improved, resulting in lower distortion, better imaging, depth, and overall sound liveness
    • The stylus lifespan is significantly increased
    • The groove wear while playing your precious records is reduced

    ONLINE CUSTOMER SUPPORT



    The purchase of an upgraded Denon DL 103 MC Cartridge includes an online support to ensure the perfect integration of your new cartridge in your system.

    The support is tailored to your needs, and can take various forms: emails, video calls, explanatory videos, and so on.

    Le Son Customer Support for the DL 103 cartridge includes:

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      • Installation and alignment of the cartridge on your headshell
      • Research and guidance to setup optimum VTF, VTA, and Antiskating on your tonearm
      • Research and guidance to setup your phono preamplifier.

    60 DAYS RETURN POLICY



    Le Son is conscious how difficult it is for audiophiles to choose a high quality phono cartridge, often only relying on reviews to make their decision.

    To solve this problem, Le Son provides a 60 days return policy so you have plenty of time to listen and decide if the cartridge fits well in your system.



    UPGRADED DENON DL 103 MC CARTRIDGE

    SPECIFICATIONS


    PHYSICAL
    • Cartridge Type: Moving Coil
    • Stylus: Nude Diamond, Hyper-Elliptical Shape
    • Cantilever: Boron Nitride Ceramic Rod
    • Weight: 8.5 grams
    ELECTRICAL
    • Output Voltage: 0.3mV at 5cm/s
    • Output Impedance: 40 ohms
    • Frequency Response: 20 – 45,000Hz
    • Channel Separation: Better than 25dB
    • Channel Balance: Better than 1dB
    DYNAMIC
    • Dynamic Compliance: 9μm/mN at 10Hz
    SETUP
    • Recommended Loading: >100 ohms
    • Recommended Vertical Tracking Force (VTF): 2.2 – 2.8 grams
    • Reference Vertical Tracking Force (VTF): 2.5 grams
    ACCESSORIES
    • 1 x Stylus Brush
    • 2 x Short Mounting Bolts & Nuts & Washers
    • 2 x Long Mounting Bolts & Nuts & Washers

    Upgraded Denon DL 103 for Sale

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