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Danon DL103 or Danon DL110 for SL-1700/CA 651P

Postby add1ct3d to mus1c » 12 Nov 2017 14:24

Hi Guys,
I would like to hear your opinion for the Danon DL103 or DL110 for my Technics SL-1700 and Cambridge Audio 651P.I snapped the stylus for my shure M97xe while i was trying to brush off some dust anyway i will get a replacement stylus for this cart.


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Re: Danon DL103 or Danon DL110 for SL-1700/CA 651P

Postby Alec124c41 » 12 Nov 2017 15:43

What kind of music do you play? The 110 is the party girl, and the 301 is more of a lady. I love them both.
BTW the 301 sounds better with a SUT feeding the MM side of my 640P than it does the MC side.

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Re: Danon DL103 or Danon DL110 for SL-1700/CA 651P

Postby add1ct3d to mus1c » 12 Nov 2017 16:20

Hi Alec,
I listen to all kinds of music from Rock to Classical and mostly Instrumental for example James last,Ace Cannon,Floyd Cramer just to name a few.regarding the DL103 with SUT is it really needed or can it be run with just the CA 651P's MC input?The thing is i can get either one for the same price (DL103 or DL110).Thanks!

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Re: Danon DL103 or Danon DL110 for SL-1700/CA 651P

Postby Alec124c41 » 12 Nov 2017 17:14

Sorry, I missed that you were looking at the 103, not the 301. I have not owned a 103.
The 103 has lower compliance, and would do best on a heavy arm.
I will now defer to anyone that has actually compared the 103 and 110.

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Re: Danon DL103 or Danon DL110 for SL-1700/CA 651P

Postby add1ct3d to mus1c » 12 Nov 2017 18:20

No my Bad!I thought it was just a typo on your side i should have search it,Anyway thanks again!
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Re: Danon DL103 or Danon DL110 for SL-1700/CA 651P

Postby KentT » 12 Nov 2017 22:22

I think the DL 110 would be a nice match, and would do Ace Cannon full justice. Nice to see a fellow Ace Cannon fan here. I like Ace Cannon. I also enjoy Floyd Cramer and James Last. Then again on the former two, I am from Eastern Tennessee, such music was in my DNA and listened to and enjoyed from young. I am also a Technics fanatic. Carry on and enjoy Vinyl. As a LOMC option better suited to your SL 1700, in Denon, the DL 301 is a recommended option.
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Re: Danon DL103 or Danon DL110 for SL-1700/CA 651P

Postby add1ct3d to mus1c » 13 Nov 2017 00:36

I'am thinking to get the DL110 instead,Thanks!
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Re: Danon DL103 or Danon DL110 for SL-1700/CA 651P

Postby mrw00ds » 13 Nov 2017 09:58

I auditioned both before deciding on the DL110. The 103 sounded (to me) a little constipated with big orchestral works, the DL110 gives a little more space and "air" - to my ears anyway. And, being a high output MC you won't need an SUT with the 110.
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Re: Danon DL103 or Danon DL110 for SL-1700/CA 651P

Postby add1ct3d to mus1c » 13 Nov 2017 23:30

Ok so i went to the place where i supposed to buy the DL110 luckily they have one installed in a REGA RP3 with CA 651P,WOW! this DL110 is bright sounding now i'am a bit confused is it just me or this cart is actually bright.
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Re: Danon DL103 or Danon DL110 for SL-1700/CA 651P

Postby derspankster » 13 Nov 2017 23:39

I don't find my DL-110 bright in my setup. I don't listen in an overly "bright" room either. Now, my Shure V15 Type IV JICO SAS is bright for sure!

I think you should if possible audition one in your home environment or somewhere approximating your setup. That can be tough these days I know.

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Re: Danon DL103 or Danon DL110 for SL-1700/CA 651P

Postby add1ct3d to mus1c » 13 Nov 2017 23:46

The shop swapped the speakers but still not liking how it sound.
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Re: Danon DL103 or Danon DL110 for SL-1700/CA 651P

Postby derspankster » 13 Nov 2017 23:54

add1ct3d to mus1c wrote:The shop swapped the speakers but still not liking how it sound.


The DL-110 may not be for you. Not everyone has the same taste. If they did, there would only be one phono cartridge.

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Re: Danon DL103 or Danon DL110 for SL-1700/CA 651P

Postby add1ct3d to mus1c » 14 Nov 2017 00:03

I agree i don't think it's for me.
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Re: Danon DL103 or Danon DL110 for SL-1700/CA 651P

Postby Sunwire » 14 Nov 2017 00:58

If you're used to the M97xe, everything else will sound bright.
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Re: Danon DL103 or Danon DL110 for SL-1700/CA 651P

Postby add1ct3d to mus1c » 14 Nov 2017 02:04

Yes i like the M97xe sound signature better than the 2M Red.
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