DL-103R

DL-103R Stereo Cartridge
Operating Instructions
DL-103R
Thank you for your purchase of the DENON DL-103R stereo cartridge.
Read these Operating Instructions carefully before using your DL-103R and keep it for future
reference.
Accessories
Stylus cleaning brush ................................1
Operating instructions ...............................1
Data sheet .................................................1
Service Station list .....................................1
Before Using
1. The Stylus is very delicate. Applying excessive force to the stylus, such as pressing with a
finger can break it. Handle the cartridge with the utmost care.
2. A powerful magnet is used in the cartridge. Note that carelessly bringing a steel screwdriver
or other such item near the cartridge will result in it being attracted by the magnet and may
result in damage to the stylus, so care must be taken. Be sure to use the stylus cover when
mounting the cartridge in the head shell, or when otherwise handling the cartridge.
Method of Use
1. Mounting to the Head Shell
• Adjust to the stylus position specified for
the turntable system you are using and
mount properly without tilting or turning
it. (See Figure 1.)
• The output terminals are color coded for
identification as illustrated in Figure 2.
Match the colors of the head shell leads
to the terminals and connect properly.
Figure 1. Mounting to the Head Shell
NOTE:
When connecting the cartridge, be sure
to use the tipped leads and press them
onto the terminals. Applying heat to the
output terminals of the cartridge, such as
in direct soldering, will cause internal
damage to the cartridge, such as wire
breakage.
Stylus position
Figure 2. Configuration of the Output Terminals
Left channel
Ground (blue)
Right channel
Ground (green)
EL ER
Left channel
Hot (white)
L
R
Right channel
Hot (red)
2. Tracking Force Adjustment
Tracking force in the range of 25 mN ±3
mN (2.5g ± 0.3g) should be used.
3. Output Voltage
The output voltage is 0.25 mV. Use of a
step-up transformer for an MC type
cartridge, or a head amplifier is
recommended.
4. Stylus and Record Cleaning
Clean the stylus with the brush provided
as illustrated in Figure 3. Also remove dirt
from the record surface with a good
quality record cleaner before and after
playing.
Figure 3. Stylus Cleaning
Brush
Stylus Replacement
The DL-103R is a fixed stylus type and so when the stylus requires replacement (due to wear
or for some other reason), the whole cartridge is replaced. Take the cartridge to the store of
purchase or to a DENON service center. Your cartridge will be exchanged at the stylus
replacement price.
Specifications
26.8
3.5
15
4.3
8.5
22.5
(mm)
3.3
External Dimensions Diagram
13.5
7.5
15
9
12.7
Moving coil (MC) type
0.25 mV
(1 kHz, 50 mm/s
horizontal direction)
Channel Balance
1 dB max. (1 kHz)
Channel Separation 25 dB min. (1 kHz)
Electrical Impedance 14 ohms ±20%
Compliance
5 x 10-3 m/N
(Using a 100 Hz record)
Stylus
0.2 mm square
solid diamond
Tracking Force
25 mN ±3 mN
(2.5 g ±0.3 g)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 45 kHz
Mass
8.5 g
Load Impedance
100 ohms min.
(40 ohms when using
a transformer)
13.5
9
Principle
Output Voltage
Appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice for purpose of
improvement.
TOKYO, JAPAN
www.denon.com
Denon Brand Company, D&M Holdings Inc.
Printed in Japan 00D 511 4477 003
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