Discussion in 'Turntables' started by kozzmo99, Jan 9, 2019.
Just curious where people are running their Denon's at...I'm using 2.6 grams...
2 and 1/2 grams as per Denon's suggested 'optimum'
Have been very happy with it there and have felt no need to experiment further
I REALLY love this cartridge - the plain vanilla DL-103
It's a beautiful thing
2.7, I've used it between 2.5 and 2.8 and this is where I landed.
2.6 to 2.7 on a yamaha gt750. Great cart 103r!
Welcome to AK, @rsll !
I think it was Peter at Soundsmith that suggested that in the case where a DL-103(R) had been fitted with one of his line contact stylii the vtf setting could be lighter.
However I tended to use mine within the mfr's specified range -- 2.5g plus or minus .3g.
On my conical tipped DL-103R cartridges I tend to set mine in the approximate middle of that range to good effect. (2.5g)
I suppose this may vary depending on the arm in use.... -- for instance if we were to use an arm of lower effective mass, it may track better toward the high end of the vtf setting and the inverse for the opposite, just a thought.
In any case once it has been established that the arm/cart setup is tracking correctly we should likely go by how it sounds.
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