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RE: the only thing I can pick at...

and this could be significant. That DL-103 does require a good 40 to 50 hours of break-in time before it loosens up and delivers the way it should. I recall my first DL-103R, out of the box, unmodified in any way, sounded constrained and lifeless for the first 20 hours. Then it gradually began to open up. At 40 hours it was mostly ready for serious listening. At around 100 hours it had its true character.

The RB300 should be ok for that cartridge, if a little bit light on effective mass. The RB300 is rated at 11 grams effective mass. And the DL-103 would be happier with a heavier arm. But that should not be a bottle neck that prevents you from hearing the essential character of that cartridge.


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