Still not tried the DL304,been very busy at home redecorating,but with the Empire it just sounds so right - not that I've had much time.
The Empire is a REX440D vintage CD4 cartridge with a '4 dimensional' stylus,guess it dates to early - mid seventies at which time according to the little label inside it cost $69.95,bought it NOS about 18 months ago.
Only thing of real note about it is that it is very
sensitive to capacitance to which end fortunately my cables are only about 100pf and the Hart has had the MM input capacitors removed - even an extra 100pf was easily audible.
Never know may get round to putting the Denon on soon