The DP-300F's 4mm-thick cabinet wall that offers both strength and high density has been beautifully finished with a gloss coating. The straight tone arm and aluminum diecast turntable have been formed in a slim, textually attractive design. With a body width of 434mm, it combines very elegantly with full-size system components.
Fully Automatic Player
- When the 30cm or 17cm record size is selected, with a simple operation the tone arm automatically moves and plays the record and then returns when playback ends.
- Different cartridges can be used as desired, and since fine adjustments can also be made for anti-skating and zero balance, ideal conditions for playing a record can be achieved.
Straight Tone Arm
The DP-300F's straight tone arm brings out the maximum performance of cartridges with superior tracing capabilities. The supplied cartridge can be replaced with a variety of commercially available cartridges. (Compatible cartridge weight: 4.5 - 9.5 g)
- Includes High-grade MM Cartridge
Diecast Aluminum Turntable
The DP-300F's turntable has been constructed of diecast aluminum to achieve high inertial mass for stable rotation. The vibration-resistant turntable sheet is about 5mm thick and uses hologram vibration analysis to improve its ability to hold a record.
Built-in PHONO Equalizer
- Since the DP-300F includes a built-in PHONO equalizer, it can be connected directly to a mini component or integrated amp that does not have a PHONO terminal.
- (ON/OFF switchable)
Manual Arm Lifter
- The DP-300F is also equipped with an arm lifter mechanism to facilitate manual operation. The arm lifter makes it easy to place or remove the needle from any location on the record.
- Drive system Belt drive
- Speed 33 1/3, 45 rpm
- Wow & flutter 0,10% (WRMS)
- Turntable Diecast aluminum
- Type Straight
- Effective length 221.5 mm
- Overhang 19mm
- Tracking error Within 3°
- Stylus pressure range 0 – 4.0g (0.1g increments)
- Compatible cartridge weight 4.5 – 9.5g (excluding headshell)
- Type MM
- Appropriate needle pressure 2.0g
- Cartridge weight 5g
- Replacement needle DSN-85
- Supplied headshell weight 10g
- (Can be replaced with dedicated shell: PCL-310SP [Premium Silver] or PCL-310BK [Black])
- Power supply AC 230V, 50 Hz
- Power consumption 2W
- Dimensions 434 (W) x 122 (H) x 381 (D) mm (including feet)
- Weight 5.5 kg
Vinyl vs Digital
One of the most commonly asked question is what is better? Vinyl or Digital music.
Short answer is both have their pros and cons.
I will go through the differences are we see them and try to list the pros and cons as comprehensively as we can.
- Delivers analog sound. This is what is refered to as a 'warm' sound. Analog sound is what we hear with our ears. The vibration of the styli (needle) in the groove of the record creates sine waves that is then reproduced by the amplifier and speakers. There is no digital conversion that is an estimate of the music.
- Can last a lifetime.
- Cartidges and styli can usually be upgraded.
- Delivers a wider frequency range including ultrasonic frequencies (above 20 kHz) that have been shown to help the body release endorphines that brings on that 'feel-good' feeling.
- Potentially more accurate sound.
- Can come with booklets with band photos and lyrics.
- Can be easily damaged.
- Large music collections can take up alot of space.
- Not 'toddler friendly' (though they DO make good frisbees)
- Needs more maintenance.
- Not a portable media.
- Large collections in very small space.
- Can be used in multiple devices. (computers, phones, MP3 players, CDs, USB sticks, etc)
- Much less suseptible to physical damage than vinyl.
- Can be organised much more efficiently. (search entire music libraries with a simple click)
- Digital devices can be improved by external Digital to Analog Convertors. (DACs)
- Can be digitally remastered after recording. (Usually done is a studio)
- Easy to make copies of files.
- Can lose entire collections if hard discs fail.
- Doesn't have the 'warmth' that vinyl has.
- Is not an exact copy of the music. Digital music is an estimate that is accomplished with 'sample rates' (the higher the sample rate the closer to the original)
- A lot of digital music is compressed. (lower sound quality)
- Potential compatability issues with different file types on different hardware.