The Denon DP-300F and the Ortofon 2M Red – Killer sound and great features. Perfect for the budding audiophile!
This package is a favorite for both our staff and our customers here at the Needledoctor, and with good reason. The Ortofon 2M Red is a versatile giant-killer – easily matching the detail and depth found in cartridges with a much bigger price tag, it's no wonder it was awarded the prestigious “Product of the Year” award in 2010 by The Absolute Sound magazine. Combining the 2M Red with the Denon DP-300F is a no-brainer: A well-built, easy to use turntable with a great tonearm can bring out the best in the 2M Red, and it is near impossible to beat this level of fidelity for just over $400. The turntable also has a built-in phono preamp, making it easy for anyone to set up and enjoy without buying extra components. Our experts will even install and align the cartridge for you. Order today!Denon DP-300F Details
The DP-300 is a two-speed, fully automatic turntable with a built-in phono preamp. It has been designed with a heavier plinth for reduced vibration and heightened performance. The headshell allows for any standard mount cartridge between 5 and 10 grams to be mounted and balanced, and it is removeable, so you can switch between cartridges with ease.
“Fully automatic” means you can completely start or stop your turntable with just the push of a button. The arm will move itself in to place at the beginning of the record, play until the side is done, then return to the armrest, starting and stopping the motor accordingly. This not only makes the DP-300 easy to use, it also keeps the needle away from your records when the music stops, preventing unnecessary wear on both the needle and your vinyl. Set the automatic start for 7” or 12” records, also with the push of a button. The turntable can be operated manually as well, if you prefer.
The built-in phono preamp allows you to plug your turntable into any receiver or amplifier, without having to purchase a separate preamp. If you have your own preamp, or if your receiver has an input labeled “Phono”, then simply turn off the built-in preamp with the switch under the platter. watch Denon DP300F videoUser Manual
Ortofon 2M Red DetailsOrtofon 2M "Product of the Year" in TAS
Ortofon is proud to be the recipient of The Absolute Sound's annual Product of the Year award for the acclaimed 2M Series of cartridges. Specifically awarded the distinction are our 2M Red and 2M Black cartridges.
The Ortofon 2M magnetic cartridge system is designed and developed for high performance reproduction of your favorite analogue records. Ortofon has developed magnetic cartridges in various designs for many types of record players, tone arms and for special purposes throughout the last 40 years. And now - as we approach Ortofon´s 90 years Company Anniversary - we decided to combine our expertise and latest technology in the development of this outstanding cartridge design. As a result of reviewer listening tests we feel confident that you will appreciate and enjoy the unique qualities of these cartridges.Audioreview.com Review of the Denon DP-300F
"The arm really is the quality you expect on a manual unit, except that it has automatic place and return [...] If you're looking for a well-built model that produces great sound, comes with the latest enhancements, and is easy to operate, then the Denon DP-300F may be for you."Turntable Reviews Guide
"Sound – the sound is amazing. It does sound better than a CD. I turned the volume very high that my glass window and kitchen glasses were shaking and rattling but the turntable kept playing! No skipping whatsoever."Ortofon 2M Red, Hi-Fi World Progress Report
"The inexpensive Red was a very interesting proposition at its low price. It lacks the top end bite, but also top end detail of the Blue’s stylus, yet it still comes over as clear and open in its sound, with a fine tone on good material. Surprisingly, it also has more powerful low bass, making it muscular and weighty on well recorded discs."