Denon DL-A100 100th Anniversary Moving Coil Cartridge

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In 1941 Denon began developing cartridges for use at broadcast stations. Since then, cartridges of supreme quality have been produced alongside the evolution of the record, 20 years later in 1961 Denon alongside NHK made the renowned DL-103 for Japan's national broadcaster, for use at FM stations. The DL-103 was able to play stereo LP records with high fidelity and reliability (providing easy handling and stability). Though the DL-103 was sold as a product for professional use, Hi-Fi audio enthusiasts felt such superior performance should not be limited to the realm of professionals, and in 1970 Denon made the DL-103 available to the general market.

The basic design of this model continues to achieve first-rate performance and play an active part in today's world. The Denon DL-A100 cartridge is an anniversary model that has been recreated to celebrate 100 years of an engineering sample that was a unique and closely held secret at the time the DL-103 was developed. The Denon DL-A100 turntable cartridge represents the standard model that has been in production for a little less than a half century - now reborn with the latest tuning for your enjoyment.


The Denon DL-A100 turntable cartridge features the 100th anniversary special case, and comes with a 5-year warranty and a signed certificate of authenticity from the chief production engineer who hand crafted the product. Also included is a beautiful Denon "brand book" that explores the history of one of the leading names in the audio-visual field.

  • Latest tuning based on original model DL 103
  • Cabinet : Clear type mold
  • Construction based on DL-103 original model
  • Type: Moving coil (MC)
  • Output: 0.3 mV
  • Channel Balance: 1dB Max. (1kHz)
  • Channel Separation: 25 dB Min. (1 kHz)
  • Output Impedance: 40 ohms
  • Suggested Loading: 100 ohms min
  • Stylus: 16.5 Micron round tip
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 45 kHz
  • Tracking Force: 2.5g ± 0.3g
  • Compliance: 5 x 10-6 cm/dyne

  • Cartridge Type
MC - Moving Coil
  • Channel Balance
  • Compliance
5x10-6 m/N
  • Stylus Type
0.2mm Square Solid Diamond
  • Freqency repsonse
20Hz - 45kHz
  • Cartridge Load Impedance
100 Ohms
  • Weight




Denon 100th Anniversary

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