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    as marco has said in the past,you need the right arm for the denon to get the best from it,i use a 16 gram effective mass tonearm,on paper it should be fine but to get it singing i still had to add 3.5 grams of mass at the headshell.
    i tried different weights,with 8 grams it sounded good but the bass was bloated and the top end rolled off, 3 grams seems to balance everything just right.

    once you have this its bloody marvelous,it really is the best musical cartridge ive owned to date,its stopped me wanted to chase micro detail and fancy tipped cartridges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magiccarpetride View Post
    You got me salivating. But since I have Rega RB300 tonearm, would Denon Pro be an acceptable fit for that arm, or is it again the same struggle as with DL-103?
    Canít really say if this cartridge is arm dependent? Mines being played on the Dynavector 507 Mk II ,??
    I think this may work on any arm!! But canít confirm, unless others are more knowledgeable than I .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    as marco has said in the past,you need the right arm for the denon to get the best from it...
    And unfortunately for Alex (who asked earlier), an RB300 isn't it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    And unfortunately for Alex (who asked earlier), an RB300 isn't it...

    Marco.
    Should be OK with a headshell weight, no? Say 5g or so, to boost eff. mass to about 16g?

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    No, unfortunately there's more to it than just the mass factor. The design of the Rega arm itself isn't best suited to the 103, which prefers a 'lossy' style of arm (typical Jap style with detachable headshell), due to the amount of energy it puts into it.

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    I have never obtained a sound I've been entirely happy with using an MC in a Rega arm. Even with added headshell mass.

    It's a different story with MM's, that seems to work well enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I have never obtained a sound I've been entirely happy with using an MC in a Rega arm. Even with added headshell mass.

    It's a different story with MM's, that seems to work well enough.
    Totally agree with this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    And unfortunately for Alex (who asked earlier), an RB300 isn't it...

    Marco.
    Well, considering how much over the moon I am right now with my DL-103, to learn that a more suitable tonearm can make things even better makes me super excited.

    So back to my previous question (in another thread): now that I've tackled some of the weak spots on my Systemdek IIX (removed the bottom platter, applied dynamat dampening to the inner sides of plinth and on parts of the meta chassis), should my next upgrade then be the tonearm? Is that now the biggest bang for the buck? Rather than chasing after another cartridge, or another phono preamp, is the most reasonable step replacing Rega RB300 with Jelco arm, for example?
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    Quote Originally Posted by magiccarpetride View Post
    Well, considering how much over the moon I am right now with my DL-103, to learn that a more suitable tonearm can make things even better makes me super excited.

    So back to my previous question (in another thread): now that I've tackled some of the weak spots on my Systemdek IIX (removed the bottom platter, applied dynamat dampening to the inner sides of plinth and on parts of the meta chassis), should my next upgrade then be the tonearm? Is that now the biggest bang for the buck? Rather than chasing after another cartridge, or another phono preamp, is the most reasonable step replacing Rega RB300 with Jelco arm, for example?
    Yes indeed... go for the best arm you can afford. ďThere are manyĒ, favourites that others can advise. Then.... it limits you to nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyse6748 View Post
    Yes indeed... go for the best arm you can afford. “There are many”, favourites that others can advise. Then.... it limits you to nothing.

    Happy days.

    Peter


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    This one would be within my budget:

    https://www.canadianhifi.com/product...750d-9-tonearm

    Not sure if 9" is appropriate length for my Systemdek?
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