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Denon DL110
« on: July 02, 2017, 03:16:04 PM »
Saw a few old threads, but not much. Anyone have experience with this cart? I realize a low output moving coil would be a better upgrade, but I'm not interested at this point in upgrading my pre or getting a SUT. Found a decent deal on one, in today's money, and the curiosity is peaking.

My ears don't care for AT150 sound or Grado, most of my carts now are Shure and I like that tone.

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Re: Denon DL110
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 03:47:01 PM »
I never used the Denon, but if you decide to unload the 150, I love my 440 and have been wanting to try one of those.

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Re: Denon DL110
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 03:49:47 PM »
I think I have a couple Shures laying around that perhaps we could use in trade.   I don't care much for them.

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Re: Denon DL110
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 05:08:13 PM »
The AT150 original stylus snapped. I put a different $30 stylus on it and it sounds like a $30 stylus. I use it for bad beat records that I haven't found upgrades for. Don't want to wreck my SAS styluses or is it stylii...regardless. I have more Shures right now that I have tables for. In fact, I still have a V15 of yours sitting with my extras.

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Re: Denon DL110
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2017, 05:39:32 PM »
In fact, I still have a V15 of yours sitting with my extras.

I don't even remember that.

My next question was going to be how many miles on the stylus.   Oh well.   I'll find a cheap 150 some day.

Sorry I don't have any experience with the Denon.   I've heard drops done with it that I like, but no direct experience.   What I heard was about halfway between the Shure warmth and the AT articulation, but I can't guarantee similar results because of system matching, and well, you know, the internet.   You never know for sure if someone's equipment profile is actually true.

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Re: Denon DL110
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 01:34:52 AM »
Scorpio,
I bought a DL-110 about 4 months ago and am very pleased with it. Where are you located? You're welcome to pop in and audition it. I use it on my Denon DP45-F turntable. I also have a Grado Gold1 mounted on a headshell for this turntable so you could easily compare their sound. Not a huge A-T fan myself. A bit on the bright side. I have an A-T LOMC cartridge.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2017, 01:38:37 AM by papabearjew »

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Re: Denon DL110
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 01:08:14 PM »
I'm in Bethel Park. Everything I read about it is good, except it's sensitive to surface noise. Any thoughts about that?

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Re: Denon DL110
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2017, 01:37:57 PM »
I've read on AK that others say it's fairly forgiving of surface noise. It seems ok to me but if a record is used and of unknown condition or is known to have surface noise I use cartridges set aside for that purpose. I'm in Forest Hills by the way.

 

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