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RE: Owned a 301/II. Really did not care for it. I liked the 103s better. /nt\


Just interested in what your impression of this cartridge was and what put you off. I have two samples of this and they both perform very differently to each other (technically). One is a superb tracker easily getting 80um, and the other fails to get to 60um even at max VTF. For me, the common theme between them was that they sounded rather "dark" and "shut in" at the top and lacked the neutrality and clarity I would expect from an MC. An analysis of a white noise test tone revealed a very similar response as the Shure "Audiophile curve" cartridges like the M97xE. The DL304 is quite a different animal being much more neutral and is currently my favourite LOMC.
Just wondered how our experiences compared!

Regards Anthony

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