Denon DP-300F

Belt-driven automatic turntable with pre-mounted cartridge

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Still cherish your vinyl record collection? Treat yourself to warm sound with Denon's DP-300F turntable. Its precision die-cast aluminum platter ensures stable rotation for rock-solid playback. The tonearm features adjustable balance and anti-skating controls for proper tracking. And its sturdy base minimizes the vibrations that can compromise sound quality.

Automatic playback with manual control
Fully automatic operation makes the DP-300F easy to use. With the touch of a button, the tonearm swings over and begins playing your record, returning to its original position when finished. The manual lifter mechanism lets you accurately place the stylus on the record wherever you want without scratching.

Switchable phono preamp for hookup flexibility
DP-300F features a built-in phono preamp that lets you connect the turntable to an ordinary auxiliary input on your receiver or audio system. But if your receiver has a dedicated phono input, and you'd prefer to use it, you can switch off the preamp.

Product Highlights:

  • aluminum platter
  • built-in phono preamp
  • belt-drive system with DC servo motor
  • dynamic balance tonearm with universal mount
  • fully automatic operation
  • manual lifter mechanism
  • replaceable moving magnet cartridge included
  • removable dust cover
  • attached RCA audio cable
  • heavy base construction
  • minor assembly required
  • two speeds: 33-1/3 rpm & 45 rpm
  • wow & flutter 0.10%
  • weight: 12.13 lbs.
  • 17-1/16"W x 4-13/16"H x 15"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • DP-300F Turntable with attached 6' power cord and 42'' stereo RCA cable
  • Adapter for 45 rpm records
  • Rubber mat
  • Plastic dust cover (installed)
  • Head shell with cartridge
  • Counterweight
  • Hinges
  • 4 spare 1.75" lead wires (green/blue/red/white)
  • Operating instructions
  • Warranty Registration
  • "Denon Service Network" sheet

Features and Specs

Operation Fully Automatic
Speeds 33-1/3, 45
Cartridge Type MM
Phono Preamp Built-in
USB Output No
Pitch Control No
45 RPM Adapter Yes
Signal to Noise Ratio 60
Wow and Flutter 0.1

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Controls and Dimensions


Overview: The DP-300F is a fully automatic turntable that is powered by a DC servo motor with a belt drive system. The turntable is designed to work with dedicated phono inputs and standard line level inputs, so it can be used with almost any receiver or preamp.

Heavy Base Construction: The heavy base construction improves performance by reducing the amount of vibration transmitted through the turntable.

Removable Tonearm Headshell: A removable headshell makes cartridge replacement simple. Allows for any standard mount cartridge between 5 to 10 grams to be mounted and balanced.

Automatic Startup: The automatic startup feature allows the turntable to begin play with the touch of a button. Once play has been completed, the tonearm will return to the armrest, so the stylus and record are not damaged or scratched.

Rigid Diecast Aluminum Turntable: The diecast aluminum platter produces uniform rotation for smooth flutter free operation.

Manual Operation: The turntable includes a manual lifter mechanism that allows you to place the needle on the record wherever you want.

Built-in RIAA Phono Equalizer Preamp: The built-in phono equalizer preamp allows you to connect the turntable to an integrated amp or receiver that does not have a dedicated phono input. This is a feature that can be turned off when using a receiver with a phono input.

Note: The equalizer switch is set to the "ON" position from the factory.

33-1/3 and 45 RPM Compatible: The turntable will play at 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds. An adapter is included for playing 45 rpm records.

MM Cartridge Included: The DP-300F comes with a MM (Moving Magnet) cartridge, so you can  begin to enjoy your record collection as soon as you take it out of the box.

Attached Output Cables: The turntable has a hardwired output cable with left and right male RCA plugs. These can plug directly into your receiver or amplifier. There is no need for additional patch cables.

Controls and Dimensions


  • Start Button: Starts playback.
  • Stop Button: Stops playback.
  • Size Button: Set according to size of the record (17/30).
  • Speed Button: Set according to speed of the record to be played (45/33).
  • Lifter Lever: Manually lifts and lowers arm.
  • Anti-Skating Knob: Set to the same value as the cartridge's stylus pressure.
  • Stylus Pressure Adjustment Ring: The appropriate stylus pressure for the included cartridge is 2.0g. Set to "2".
  • Counterweight: Should be set to the appropriate stylus pressure for the cartridge used.
  • Equalizer Switch: Set to "ON" if receiver does not have a phono input, Set to "OFF" if receiver has a phono input.


  • Turntable with Dust cover closed: H = 4.797", W = 17.093", D = 15''
  • Turntable with Dust cover open: H = 15.203", W = 17.093", D = 16.297"
  • Power Cord: Length = 6'
  • Hardwired RCA Cable: Length = 42''

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Speed and electrical issues

Written By howard, Michigan on Saturday, March 21, 2015

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Didn't use this unit much the first 2 months (which is the warranty time for Crutchfield). After starting to play it more, the speed started to fluctuate and on 3 occasions the motor just stopped under power. Sent it to Crutchfield's repair center. They seem like a class act. They notified me the motor is defective and it is on order with no ETA on when the unit will be returned to me. Word on the street is that this motor issue is a common problem and motors are back ordered by repair centers. I like the fit and finish of this unit and the sound, but, obviously not the dependability. I will update this review as I get more information. For now it gets a solid 1 star.

Pros: Fit and finish. Sound is good. Pretty unit.

Cons: Mass issues with motors.

DP-300F Great Turntable

Written By GaryM, Maryland on Saturday, March 14, 2015

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Got some advice from Crutchfield's Dean and picked out the DP-300F. Works great. Out of the box, it took about 45min to set up. The old vinyl collection sounds good again. Definitely happy with this turntable.

Pros: Decent price. Great for the average record enthusiast.

Cons: Dust cover is a little iffy, but it's ok for normal use.

So far, so good. Setup?

Written By Kevin, Texas on Thursday, March 05, 2015

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I'm good with this turntable. The sound quality out of the box is good, stereo separation fine, the automatic system works well, it looks good, operates effectively at a working mans price. My issue came during setup. I tried to follow the tone arm balancing procedure. I must not get it. I tried to 'balance' the tone arm so the needle was parallel to or slightly below the record as instructed. Done. Would not play. Not enough downward pressure. Added more pressure by adjusting the counter weight inward.. Barely played. Skipped like a schoolgirl in a play yard. More pressure. Played but skipped a time or two over the course of four or five LP sides.. Finally, adjusted even more pressure. Jeez. Am I doing this right? Works like a champ. No skipping. I do not have any distortion at any volume level.

Pros: Seems like a good unit at an affordable price. Good sound quality out of the box. Good delivery and service from Crutchfield. It's automatic.

Cons: I just don't get the tone arm balancing instructions. They did not work for me. I had to add considerably more downward pressure than was recommended but having done so, it works like a farmer in the spring and fall.

Great Entry-Level Turntable

Written By MGB, Massachusetts on Monday, February 16, 2015

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Put simply, I was looking for an entry-level turntable that is fully automatic and won't damage my records. The Denon DP-300F has exceeded all of my expectations. The build quality is great and it was a snap to setup. Though unlikely to please the audiophile, it sounds great on my system, and the built-in pre-amp is an added bonus for those on a budget. You can find turntables in this price range that sound a bit better, but they won't be fully automatic. I'm confident that I'll continue to enjoy this turntable over the coming years by gradually upgrading components (better cartridge, better pre-amp, etc).

Pros: fully-automatic, built-in pre-amp, looks sleek

Cons: The cartridge isn't great and will be the first thing that needs upgrading.

Denon dp300f

Written By Cisco, Washington on Saturday, February 07, 2015

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If you are going to do anything other than sit and critically listen to vinyl, this is your ticket to paradise if you want a budget automatic. Yes, the cover feels cheap, the buttons clunky, and the automatic mechanism is not exactly Swiss watch caliber. However, that doesn't matter after the arm drops nicely onto your record and picks up just as well when it's finished. The parts that move and transmit sound are more isolated than I thought they would be. Surprisingly so, actually. The automatic function will never quit in your lifetime if it works the first few times and you clean and re-lube the mechanism every decade or two. I play the horse poop out of mine and still going strong. You will need to buy an upgraded cartridge if you want quality sound. I already had an AT120E which I really like so this was a no brainer. If you want an Ortofon Red you should buy the upgraded package deal. Any other combination and the choice is up to you.

Pros: It's an automatic.

Cons: None unless you care about the plastic cover.

Failed after 2 weeks

Written By Dave, Pennsylvania on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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Purchased as an entry level turntable as a gift. Unit worked fine until the 3rd session with it when the music started to drag and distort. Changed out LPS, AMP to troubleshoot and it came back to the turntable. Also ensured that the equalizer switch was set to 0 as this was connected to a phono input. Seems fairly well but unsure how it would have performed in the long run.

Pros: Easy to set up. OK sound.

Cons: Poor quality out of the box.

Denon DP-300F

Written By Joe, Baltimore, MD on Monday, January 12, 2015

I bought this unit almost a year ago. I had it hooked up to new pair of B/W S2s through a Project and Cambridge Audio phone pre amp. I always thought it sounded a bit muddy, so this weekend I decided to swap it with my Music Hall table that I bought in the spring (of course all from Crutchfield !). Hate to say it, but the Music Hall blows it away. I cannot believe the difference. Night and Day. Music Hall is crystal clear. I moved this table down in the basement hooked up to Bose 901s. It sounds good, but I really do need to check it out again. Maybe it's the needle, I don't know. However, not to thrilled with it. That's just me though. The difference though was huge.

Pros: Easy to set up. Basic TT with the functions of an old TT

Cons: Sounds muddy. Not crystal clear like the Music Hall I bought that was cheaper.

Denon DP-300F

Written By Anonymous, Illinois on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

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Great record player / good quality

Great Turntable

Written By MKB, Texas on Monday, January 05, 2015

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Great turntable for the price. This the second one I've purchased. Got this one for my daughter, after hearing mine she now likes listening to vinyl.

Pros: Easy to set up, easy to use and sounds great. It even sounds better with a cartridge upgrade.

Cons: None to speak of.

Good buy

Written By VT Dad, Jericho, VT on Thursday, December 04, 2014

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I purchased this unit as a gift, but I set it up and checked it out before wrapping. I found it performed admirably both with music and a Stereo Review test record. I was quite impressed at how low the rumble was. Other reviewers have pretty much covered it, but several complained about the rubber "feet". These "feet" are actually vibration isolators, and pretty good ones at that. It is important to ensure that the turntable is resting on the isolators, not on the cheesy plastic faux feet. Otherwise, you will get accoustic feedback when you crank the volume, as one reviewrer complained.

Pros: The built-in preamp permits the use of longer cables when the truntable cannot be close to your amp. The equalization seemed good.

Cons: The output level of the preamp is lower than expected, but most amps probably have enough gain to still deliver full power.

The Denon DP-300F Turntable

Written By BryantM, Weeki Wachee, FL on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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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. Most of my LP collection was acquired back during the days of console unit "record players", which means that many of the albums were "rode hard and put up wet". Nevertheless, these well used albums sound great on the Denon turntable and I feel that this turntable is ideally placed between the entry level and the more serious audiophile models available.

I gave a five star rating only because there was not a 4.5 rating available. When I unpacked and assembled the turntable following the included instructions, the setup for balancing the tone arm simply wasn't working. The lift mechanism was stuck at full height and would not allow the tone arm to balance freely. I eventually determined that the small screw visible on the top of the lift mechanism was backed out too far. Lacking any reference in the instructions, I tightened the screw all the way down and thought I had solved the problem. However, at the end of play of the first album, the needle "ripped" all the way across the record on its way to the resting position. Okay, the tone arm was not lifting high enough,.. adjusted the little screw and all is well.

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.

Happy Day

Written By GBATL, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, October 16, 2014

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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. Unless something drastic changes in the turntable market, the DP-300F will continue to be my choice for the everyday turntable!

Pros: Solid construction Great out-of-box cartridge Easily assembled and calibrated Quality producer

Cons: A/C cable is a touch short

Denon DP-300F Turntable Review

Written By David, Iowa City, IA on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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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.

Pros: Price, full-auto function

Cons: At this price? None.

Nice turntable

Written By mick, Florida on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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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....Denon has been making record players for over a hundred years....they got it right.

Pros: Everything.

Cons: Perhaps a speed control with strobe?


Written By BT, Hanover, MD on Friday, January 24, 2014

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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.

Pros: Looks Sound & Sleekness

Cons: None

Great buy

Written By KennyB, Oakland, CA on Saturday, January 11, 2014

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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.

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Written By Anonymous, punta gordA FL on Wednesday, December 04, 2013

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perfect-I couldn't ask for more

Pros: built in preamp option . push button start to finish good looking

Cons: hard wired rca cable

Denon DP 300-F

Written By Romeo, Atlanta, GA on Saturday, November 02, 2013

To soon to tell. CD's and Videos play fine thru my audio system at very high volume. But, records on my new Denon DP 300-F sound distorted at anything much above normal volume.

Denon DP-300F

Written By KJH, Ashland, Ore on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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Fine turntable, good sound and matches well with my current system. It's only weakness lies with the cartridge that comes with the package and the fact that the cables are hard wired and I can't use cables of my own choice.

Pros: Easy to use, set up was a snap.

Cons: Low quality cartridge and hard wired.

Great Turntable

Written By Rod, Anna, TX on Wednesday, June 05, 2013

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Great turntable, worked right out of the box. The included cartridge sounds great to me, but I do run my receiver through an EQ.

Pros: Easy straight forward setup!

Cons: None that I can think of!

Great turntable for the price

Written By platypusjones, Philadelphia, PA on Friday, May 03, 2013

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I bought this specifically because of the built in amp and Denon name. Its very easy to set up and use and while I'm not a critical listener it sounds great to my ears.

Pros: Built in pre amp, easy setup, affordable

Cons: RCA cables are hardwired

Denon DP-300F

Written By Scott, Dayton, OH on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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So far I couldn't be happier, it's easy to setup and use right away. I love that it is automatic. The built-in preamp is very nice to have. I wasn't sure about spending the money, however, glad I did.

Pros: Great sound, Fully automatic Built in preamp.

Cons: no clamp for tone arm rest, no adapter for 45 rpm


Written By Mike, Las Cruces, NM on Monday, October 15, 2012

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Good looking piece of equipment. Easy set-up. That being said, a stylus force gauge is a must. The buttons and cue arm have a smooth feel and work well. I replaced the stock cartridge with an Oyster Black Pearl and got the warmer sound I was after. The auto feature works well, but I usually use the cue arm so I can clean the LP. It's nice to have the option. I only gave it a 4 star, because I know there are better turntables out there. But, let's be frank, a person could spend hundreds of dollars more and never hear a difference. This is a great buy.

Pros: Easy set-up. Good looking. Easy to operate. Works great.

Cons: I'm not sure if this a "con", but the stock cartridge is a bit focused toward the high end for me. Depends on what works for you.

Denon DP-300F

Written By Nancy, Decatur, GA on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Amazing sound! So happy With the product.

Denon DP-300F, What a pleasant surprise!

Written By DS, Puerto Rico on Sunday, February 19, 2012

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I purchased this unit for a beach home to avoid having to run from the comfort of my swing chair at the terrace to the living room every time an LP finished. I was pleasantly surprised to find this turntable delivers sound that is above its price point and with the convenience of automatic shut off. I replaced the factory cartridge with a Denon DL103R, replaced the rubber footers with adjustable bronze spikes and using an external phono preamplifier. The output from the preamp is connected to the auxiliary imput of a Zeppelin Air, which is also a great product, and there it is, a simple unobtrusive system for the second home that sounds and feels right. I am using and enjoying this setup more than a true HiFi system I originally had installed in the same area and worth nearly $9k. Not to say that this one is as accurate and true to the music as the other, but if I am not doing critical listenning, I don't miss the more expensive one. Anyway, at the end is about enjoying the music, and this system has done it for me. In addition, anyone can use it since there is significantly less money at risk and very simple to use.

Pros: Good value for the money. Good response with more expensive cartridges.

Cons: Change the rubber footers.

Good Turntable

Written By Darrell S, Breckenridge TX on Thursday, January 19, 2012

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I`m not going to sit here and slam it and call it cheap (cause it`s not unless you`re rich )or entry level. It`s just as good as the others in my opinion plus it`s fully automatic which sold me on it. All you need with this is a top notch cartridge, good audio system to play it through and some records. Great sound, tracks well from what I`ve noticed. It`s not by any means cheap like I`ve been reading. Anyway you don`t have to spend 1000`s on a turntable to get good audio quality.

Pros: Fully automatic,built in preamp,great audio quality

Cons: None really except for the generic cartridge ,no clamp for tone arm rest and the lack of a holder for the 45rpm adapter

Nice Table

Written By SkipApple, Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, October 08, 2011

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I like this turntable, it's easy to setup and use right away. Very good Owner's Manual/Operating Instruction booklet is also included. I love that it is automatic, too! The cartridge that came with it is adequate, but I replaced it right away with a Grado Black and I find that to be better to my ears. Also, I already had a Shure stylus force gauge and that made it much easier to setup the arm with. The built-in EQ is very nice to have--a great feature. So far I'm enjoying it and couldn't be happier with the service from Crutchfield.

Denon DP-300F

Written By Chris, The Bluegrass on Saturday, June 11, 2011

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Nice record player, especially for its price. The auto-stop and tone arm return are very nice features.

Minus 1 star for having hard wired RCA cables rather than being able to use your own. The phono preamp works fine, but investing in a stand alone isn't a bad idea

Denon DP-300F

Written By JohnnyV, Elyria, OH on Sunday, May 22, 2011

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I bought the 300F to replace the 37F which I bought back in the '80's for $400., which was a lot of money then. I was very happy with it, but it was time for a new one. However, I was not willing to spend a lot on its replacement. So far, I am pleased with the 300F. It delivers good quality sound and its operation is easy. The only suggestion I would make is that I like a tonearm clasp on my turntables, and this one doesn't have one. Also, I prefer direct drive, but again, didn't want to spend a lot of money.


Written By DL, Atlanta on Thursday, April 14, 2011

Forget the reviews that said it's cheap, it's not. I own two right now with
different Audio Technica cartridges (AT440Mla & AT311EP with Shibata stylus) and
the arm is as good any manual on the market under $500. It has the same
capability as
most manuals with the same functions (lift) and magnetic anti-skate with dial.
You can also use the auto return to avoid standing by or running to the
turntable at the end of play. However, due to the multitude of lead in grooves
on records, best to set the arm down or with lift. The return feature gives
this turntable a big advantage over manuals, and gives a similar performance.
Buy a good cartridge when you buy the turntable, as the unit comes with a throw
away version. Highly recommended for those that want quality with the
auto/semi-auto function.

Denon DP-300F

Written By James, Festus,MO on Monday, March 28, 2011

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The Denon DP300F is an excellent product especially for the price. I have it running thru the auxillary jack of my receiver that has no phono input so the added preamp switch was a plus. Sounds as good as it looks. Great product.

Denon DP-300F

Written By D.C., Shenandoah Valley, Virginia on Monday, March 21, 2011

The unit functions as advertised. The one draw back on this unit is that the
auto mechanism is not smooth, it is loud and clunky. That noise can transfer to
your system depending on the cartridge and pre-amp you use. Once it is playing,
it is quite and plays well for the money invested. Overall, it is a decent
entry level turn-table that should provide years of service.

Denon DP-300F

Written By Andy E, Little Rock, AR on Friday, March 11, 2011

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If your looking for a really good turntable then this particular one if for you.
Just picking it up out of the box I noticed the weight was substantial for this
class of turntable. Easy to set up and reproduces quality sound from my LPs.
Very nice turntable.


Written By JimK, ohio on Wednesday, March 02, 2011

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Terrible. Cheap plastic, not well made. I have always been a big fan of Denon products, but they really dropped the ball with this.

Just like old times

Written By John, Pittsburgh on Tuesday, February 08, 2011

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I read EVERY review, article and blog I could find in an effort to replace my crappy old
Sony turntable. The general consensus was that if I wanted to listen to my now thirty year
old records, and hear every little note and flourish, I would have to spend more than
$1000----or $2000----or beyond. I was willing to break the thousand dollar line, but it
seems that anything beyond the Denon will not start with a push of a button, and more
importantly will STOP and SHUT OFF at the end of a record! If I am paying beyond
$1000 to listen to LPs that have been stored for more than ten years, it is a crap-shoot
on what the sound is going to be like, and if I have have to sit there until the record ends
and lift the needle and shut it off manually, then I am glad that Denon offers a good old
fashioned turntable that sounds great, looks great and is fully automatic. One neat thing,
the feet on this unit are the perfect size to fit a racquetball sliced in half to isolate the TT
from the media table. Overall a great turntable for the price.

Denon DP-300F

Written By Chris F., Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Nice Table. I think it is going to work out well.

Great performance and appearance

Written By Gary, San Francisco, CA on Monday, October 11, 2010

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I had a number of turntables over the years, this one I like best. Everything was well thoughtout and very easy to use. Next to my Sony ES components it doesn't look cheap and out of place. I transfered the cartridge from my old turntable, a Kenwood with linear tracking to the new turntable and it actually sounds better, the same cartridge. I'm very pleased with my purchase.

Superb Turntable!

Written By Mr. ALL, Toledo, OH on Sunday, July 05, 2009

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After much research, I settled on this Denon DP-300f turntable because it's a Denon and because it has a built-in amp since my receiver doesn't have a "phono" input, hence I can plug it anywhere there's an RCA input. This gem sounds superb. The needle that came with is was good but I upgraded the needle to an audiophile needle which improved the sound even more. It's easier to change the needle because the catridge headshell is removable from the tone arm. You will love it. I tested it at very high volume, the needle did not skip at all. The wife who is not into electronics and was skeptical when I decided to purchase a turntable (which she considered as old technology) was blown away at the rich warm sound of this turntable. Buy it!

I gotta say Cructhfield is amazing. I ordered, chatted with them online and my item was shipped thesame night, arrived the next day and I picked it up from UPS the following day. 2-day delivery, even though I paid for normal UPS ground which for most online stores takes 5 to 10 days to arrive from the date I order.

Sleek, Elegant

Written By Mark, Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, April 02, 2009

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I bought this turntable as a birthday present for my wife. I like to shop around prior to making a purchase so I looked in the popular electronics stores as well as the high-end HI-FI stores. The low-end tables I saw appeared to be made of plastic and look cheap. The high-end units were so elite (and pricey) that they were just too much for my needs. This table is a nice balance between both ends of the spectrum. This unit has a quality look without being over the top and it allows for fine tuning of the arm via the counter-weight balance and anti-skate adjustment. These features are very important to me in order to preserve the quality of my LP collection. The unit has a pre-amp for versatile connectivity and auto start / stop which automatically sets and retracts the arm. It also has a gentle set down when using the que-lever. It was easy to setup and it looks very nice. I personally think it looks sleek and elegant. As for the sound, the table performed excellently, our old LP's sound great. Oh, I almost forgot, the kids were dancing in front of the unit and my wife and I couldn't believe it didn't skip, we were both very impressed. I would suggest purchasing a brush to clean the LP's prior to playing them. - Old habits die hard.

I am very pleased with the quality of this product and the overall experience I had with Crutchfield.

Denon DP-300F

Written By Michael, Gilbert, AZ on Sunday, February 22, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to set up. Plays my old vinyl collection flawlessly.

Denon DP-300F

Written By D D, Boston, MA on Saturday, February 23, 2008

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First of all, the turntable is easy to set up, with clear instructions. Aesthetically speaking, it is a handsome piece of equipment. I've only used it a few times, but so far am very impressed with its performance (hooked up to an Onkyo receiver and Bose bookshelf speakers). Listened to an old Edith Piaf record tonight and felt she could have been in the room--clear, warm sound with nice range.

Get everything you’ll need to enjoy your new Denon DP-300F

Keep the music playing with replacement cartridges and other accessories.
The turntable has a built-in phono preamp (a.k.a. RIAA equalizer), but it's defeatable if you want to upgrade the performance with an outboard phono stage.
Protect your investment from power surges and interference.
Keep your records clean and static-free, or prevent disruptive vibration, for the best performance.
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Moving-magnet phono cartridge

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Sumiko Black Pearl

Moving-magnet phono cartridge

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Sumiko Pearl

Moving magnet phono cartridge

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Sumiko Blue Point No.2

Sumiko Blue Point No.2

Moving-coil phono cartridge

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Cambridge Audio Azur 551P

Cambridge Audio Azur 551P

Phono preamplifier for moving magnet cartridges (Black)

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Panamax MD2

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Space-saving surge protector with built-in USB charging (Black)

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Space-saving surge protector with built-in USB charging (Black)

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Surge protector with built-in USB charging

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Surge protector with built-in USB charging

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Surge protector with built-in USB charging

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Surge protector with built-in USB charging

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Monster Core Power® 1200 AVU

Surge protector with built-in USB charging

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Audioengine A5+

Audioengine A5+

Premium powered bookshelf speakers (Black)

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Audioengine 5+N (A5+N)

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Premium powered bookshelf speakers

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Audioengine A2+

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AudioQuest Record Brush

AudioQuest Record Brush

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AudioQuest SorboGel Q Feet

AudioQuest SorboGel Q Feet

4 pack

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