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Seems a little too cheap but its fulfilled by amazon au, maybe a price error?

The Denon is streets ahead of the Orto Red.  Completely different league.  You will love it.   D

Thanks to this thread, I'll soon be in possession of the Denon DL-110 via Amazon. It's replacing an Audio Technica of unknown model (bright yellow plastic) that's been on the turntable since I bought

7 minutes ago, Batty said:

Don't think they were ever $500, more like $250.

 

 

The used to be $250ish a while back, but they jumped a few hundred bucks several years ago. I'm not sure why!

 

e.g.

 

https://www.apollohifi.com.au/denon-dl-110-em-red-moving-coil-phono-cartridge.html

 

 

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From what I have seen, rrp is $499 everywhere in au. 

Can be had about $380 importing them yourself. 

 

If you search the for sale section here they seem to go for about $250

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1 hour ago, cambam007 said:

I hope so, I picked one up to replace the ortofon red I have

The Denon is streets ahead of the Orto Red.  Completely different league.  You will love it.

 

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15 minutes ago, Prana69 said:

The Denon is streets ahead of the Orto Red.  Completely different league.  You will love it.

 

D

I was going to install a blue stylus into the existing red until I cane across this deal

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Are they still made? or am I thinking that the DL160 was discontinued?

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1 minute ago, Batty said:

Are they still made? or am I thinking that the DL160 was discontinued?

Pretty sure 160 was discontinued.

 

110 and 103 are the range now.  I think you can still buy a new 301 though.

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11 minutes ago, gwurb said:

Sold out already at that price?

Yes, looks like it. The 103 is available at $269 and is a superior cart but for me it's not a good fit for my tonearm 

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27 minutes ago, cambam007 said:

Yes, looks like it. The 103 is available at $269 and is a superior cart but for me it's not a good fit for my tonearm 

Thanks. My Denon TT has an inbuilt phono amp and came with a MM cartridge. If I understand correctly I could replace it with a high output MC but that's not DL-103. I may wait to see if the 110 comes back in stock.

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spewing i missed this.

would have grabbed one for my Technics SL1200mkII

 

i think the DL110 is a better match for that arm than the DL103 or DL103r when looking at the VE resonance calc and from what i've read.

 

 

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Thanks @Uncle Seth, I appreciate the heads up.

Since that post I actually had another opportunity come my way which I have taken up.
Funny how quickly things change in this hobby LOL.

 

$285 delivered is still a cracking price.

I just checked amazon since I saw your post and its back on there for $280 delivered, little more expensive than the offer last week but but still "cheap". 

https://www.amazon.com.au/DENON-DL-110-Phono-Cartridge/dp/B07TNP2Y8P/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=denon&qid=1588726442&sr=8-9

 

Amazon AU must have done some sort of deal with Denon last week because they had amps and dacs and all sorts of stuff heavily discounted.  A mate of mine picked up some great kit for bargain prices.

 

 

 

 

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Oh it's back down? FYI there's some great deals on Amazon vinyl at the moment. Have a look at the under $30

 

Still loving the denon, leagues ahead of what I had before 

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I have one of these now (came with my turntable). What's the next step up from this if you were to upgrade?

 

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In the Denon range pretty sure you would be moving to their LOMC which is the 103 or 103R.

These carts are very well regarded but you need a MC capable phono stage and endure to check the effective mass of your tonearm as these carts are twice the weight of the DL110 and may or may not suit your TT.

The 103 has been long regarded as a great cart and was the broadcast stallwart, the 103R is a refined version of the 103.

 

I think Amazon have these at  good prices now too.

3 hours ago, mexicoke68 said:

I have one of these now (came with my turntable). What's the next step up from this if you were to upgrade?

 

 

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Thanks to this thread, I'll soon be in possession of the Denon DL-110 via Amazon. It's replacing an Audio Technica of unknown model (bright yellow plastic) that's been on the turntable since I bought it around 30 years ago. From what I've read the DL-110 will be fine on my old-ish (non-mc) system although I'll need to find a way to weight the headshell by a couple of grams.

 

You've all saved me hours of research and a bunch of $$. Many thanks :)

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9 minutes ago, VinylSuzy said:

Thanks to this thread, I'll soon be in possession of the Denon DL-110 via Amazon. It's replacing an Audio Technica of unknown model (bright yellow plastic) that's been on the turntable since I bought it around 30 years ago. From what I've read the DL-110 will be fine on my old-ish (non-mc) system although I'll need to find a way to weight the headshell by a couple of grams.

 

You've all saved me hours of research and a bunch of $$. Many thanks :)

It comes with a weight, not sure how heavy but I would think about 1.5g  I have a mm and mc pre and have it set to mm but you do need to turn it up a notch more

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19 minutes ago, cambam007 said:

It comes with a weight, not sure how heavy but I would think about 1.5g  I have a mm and mc pre and have it set to mm but you do need to turn it up a notch more

That's great news. The turntable only needs extra weight below 6g. A 1.5g weight on the 4.8g cartridge should do the trick. Don't mind turning it up a notch.

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47 minutes ago, VinylSuzy said:

From what I've read the DL-110 will be fine on my old-ish (non-mc) system although I'll need to find a way to weight the headshell by a couple of grams.

 

@VinylSuzy there is a cheap Rek-O-Kut headshell that comes with 3 interchangeable weights, though some people just use blutac. Available through Esoteric Sounds in the States or possibly  Decibel in Brisbane.

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1 hour ago, VinylSuzy said:

Thanks to this thread, I'll soon be in possession of the Denon DL-110 via Amazon. It's replacing an Audio Technica of unknown model (bright yellow plastic) that's been on the turntable since I bought it around 30 years ago. From what I've read the DL-110 will be fine on my old-ish (non-mc) system although I'll need to find a way to weight the headshell by a couple of grams.

 

You've all saved me hours of research and a bunch of $$. Many thanks :)

what TT are you using it with?  Is the headshell interchangable?

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16 minutes ago, 08Boss302 said:

what TT are you using it with?  Is the headshell interchangable?

It's an Ariston Q Deck. It doesn't look as if the headshell can be removed.

 

42 minutes ago, Bell Ringer said:

@VinylSuzy there is a cheap Rek-O-Kut headshell that comes with 3 interchangeable weights, though some people just use blutac. Available through Esoteric Sounds in the States or possibly  Decibel in Brisbane.

 

Thanks for the tip. When the new cartridge arrives I'll know more, but it's likely all will be well given the DL-110 comes with a weight.

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37 minutes ago, VinylSuzy said:

It's an Ariston Q Deck. It doesn't look as if the headshell can be removed.

 

 

Thanks for the tip. When the new cartridge arrives I'll know more, but it's likely all will be well given the DL-110 comes with a weight.

 

A quick look at the manual for your TT on vinyl engine shows this information -

 

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but the manual didnt provide the effective tonearm mass.

A quick google returned that the Q deck was fitted with a Jelco SA 250ST  tonearm and the effective mass was 20gram?, I am not familiar with your TT but if its the Q deck talked about on the forums it could be correct.

 

The DL110 weighs in at 4.8grams then add your screw set at maybe 1gram tops.

The DL110 dynamic compliance converted to 10hz is approx 14.  I dont think using a weight will actually make much difference if the arm has a mass of 20grams and the cart is 5.5 including hardware.  You fall in at 8hz on the resonance calculator, its the minimum but you in the green range and adding a few grams to your headshell increasing the effective tonearmass still yields 8hz on the calculator.  This is assuming the effective tonearm mass is 20grams and that your Q deck does have that Jelco arm.

 

The DL110 is a lovely cart, plug it in and enjoy it, you can add a blob of blutack if you want to try but I reckon you'll be fine to plug and play.

 

cheers.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Bell Ringer said:

@VinylSuzy there is a cheap Rek-O-Kut headshell that comes with 3 interchangeable weights, though some people just use blutac. Available through Esoteric Sounds in the States or possibly  Decibel in Brisbane.

I have used blu tac to set up a DJ cart on a non DJ deck.

Weighed the blu tac on a digital scale first to make sure exactly how much I was adding.

Tac keep itself attached and is non resonant.

Mate was very happy.

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Thanks all of you. The less I have to mess about the better to avoid breaking anything :)

 

I've plenty of blutac on hand to experiment with, and even dug out a tiny set of digital scales that weigh in g to two decimal places. (I've a tendency to hoard - ha ha.)

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Too cheap to pass up so one of these is on its way to the church.

 

Liked the 103 & 103R ive used previously and am curious on how this fares against mt AT ART9 so we'll see in about a week. 

 

Oh and cheers all for the heads up on the Amazon link 👍

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6 hours ago, Weedgie said:

Currently  singing on my RP6.

Fantastic bargain.

It opens up with a little use also, so good

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