Product Comparison: Denon DP-300F vs Teac TN-300


General Specifications
Brand
Denon
TEAC
Model
DP-300F
TN-300
Origin
Japan
Japan
About the Product
The DP-300F has been designed with heavier base construction for reduced vibration and performance. The all new tonearm has a removable headshell making cartridge replacement simple. The standard mount headshell allows for any standard mount cartridge between 5 and 10 grams to be mounted and balanced. The automatic startup feature allows the turntable to begin play with the touch of a button, and once play has been completed, the tonearm will be returned to the armrest gently so that the stylus and record are not damaged or scratched. The turntable is made of rigid diecast aluminum to produce uniform rotation for smooth flutter free operation. There is also a manual lifter mechanism that allows you to place the needle on the record wherever you want, so you can skip to a different song in the middle of a side.
The TN-300 belt-drive analog turntable is housed in a stylish chassis, containing an MM Phono equalizer amplifier with USB output. Both Phono and Line outputs are supplied, which allows you to play vinyl into powered speakers or a stereo without a Phono input. Transfer music from vinyl records to your Mac or PC using the USB digital output. CD quality digital archiving via USB preserves your vinyl collectionfor use on a smartphone or Digital Audio Player.
Key Specs
Drive Type
Belt drive
Belt drive
Operation Type
Automatic
Manual
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Denon DP-300F Fully Automatic Analog Turntable
  • Smooth start operation with minimum noise. Quiet spin operation since it's belt driven
  • Decent and stylish build quality. Excellent platter bearings, very smooth.
  • Playback speed consistency issues
  • Motor may run too fast and isn't user adjustable.
  • This is a good product but did not work for me… too much hassle with the belt and instructions are null - bought Music Hall.
Teac TN-300 Analog Turntable with Built-in Phono Pre-amplifier & USB Digital Output (Black)
  • Built-in preamp. nice for people like me who don't want to fuss with that. i'm using this for personal pleasure, so i wanted to keep it simple
  • Can use an external preamp if you don't want to use the internal one
  • Easy to switch between 33 1/3 and 45 rpm speeds. unlike other similarly priced and featured record players, you don't have to lift a platter and move the belt from one speed notch to another.
  • The one I bought played at the correct speed for a total of one day. On the second day, it couldn't hold the correct speed for even 10 seconds at a time.
  • Great sounding turntable, that looks great to boot. However I have been less than pleased with the quality as mine immediately began showing signs of a bad motor as playback began slowing down and speeding up at random.
Size & Weight
Height
4.8 in.
4.6 in.
Width
17.1 in.
16.5 in.
Depth
15 in.
14 in.
Weight
12.13 lbs.
10.8 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Denon DP-300F Fully Automatic Analog Turntable
  • Although it's mostly made of plastic it has a nice weight and feels sturdy. Aesthetically pleasing
  • The Denon is nicely made. This table is not junk. The fit and finish are outstanding. It looks like quality, and it is.
  • Counterweight isn't well calibrated.
Audio
Record Sizes
7, 12
12
Playable Record Speeds
33 ⅓, 45
33 ⅓, 45
Stylys/Cartridge
Replacement needle: DSN-85 / MM cartridge
MM cartridge / audio-technica ATN95E stylus
Integrated Preamp
No
Yes
What customers say about "Audio"
Denon DP-300F Fully Automatic Analog Turntable
  • The sound is excellent for the price. I have heard the Rega, Project, and Music Hall products in this price range and can confidently say that this table is absolutely competitive with their similarly priced products.
  • The midrange, where most of the music happens, is clear and balanced.
  • Decided to give the Denon a try. Upgraded to the Sure m97xe cartridge. Very pleased with the sound quality. I never owned an automatic before but I like it.
  • Made in China. Quality is okay but the sound is way below more expensive turntable
  • The Denon's sound is very poor. I did all I could to improve it, including replacing the cartridge/needle that came with the Denon with a top quality set, to no avail.
Teac TN-300 Analog Turntable with Built-in Phono Pre-amplifier & USB Digital Output (Black)
  • sound quality is terrific, even attached to my simple UE Boom using an RCA-to-3.5mm cable. i can't wait to hook this up to a better set of speakers!
  • I did much reading about the Audio Technica AT95E cartridge that comes with this turntable. What I found is that there are many cartridge options out there, but most people agree that this cartridge stands along side many other brands that are much more expensive.
  • The disc sounded beautiful and the turntable works flawlessly
  • The built in preamp works well, sounds just nice and clear in both Phono and Line-In from the Onkyo, Although I did add an Emotiva XPS-1 phono preamp, sounds great.
  • The player works fine and sounds good for $300 belt drive. Sound definitely will improve with better pickup cartridge.
Features
Control
Size selector, Speed control switch, Start/Stop
Start/Stop, Speed control switch, Line/Phone switch
Functions
Vinyl player
Vinyl player
Platter Material
Aluminum die-cast
Aluminum die-cast
Dust Cover Included
Yes
Yes
Speaker(s) Included
No
No
Interfaces
Stereo RCA audio out
Stereo RCA audio out, USB type B
Extras
Designed with a heavier base construction to decrease vibration for superior performance, Tone arm action starts and stops automatically using gentle lifting and lowering motions to protect your vinyl, Turntable sheet is 5mm thick; uses hologram vibration analysis to improve its ability to hold a record, DC servo motor and belt drive system with rotation speeds of 33 1/3 or 45 rpm
Luxury and authentic external design, MM type cartridge phono equalizer amplifier, Built-in USB Digital Output and Analog Phono/Line Output, Corrosion resistant gold plated terminals, Static balanced straight type tone arm
What customers say about "Features"
Denon DP-300F Fully Automatic Analog Turntable
  • Rubber anti-slip mat and dust cover included
  • The Denon has a DC motor, which means you can use a transformer when overseas and it will turn at the correct speed.
  • Included stylus is elliptical rather than conical
  • The Denon has a dust cover. That means its cat proof! It also presents an unobtrusive, retro appearance that looks nice in the house.
  • Push-button operation is amazing. I have fun just closing the cover, pushing the button, and watching the mechanism.
  • Buttons feel a bit flimsy particularly the start button
  • Hollow plinth transmits knocks and bumps to tonearm.
Teac TN-300 Analog Turntable with Built-in Phono Pre-amplifier & USB Digital Output (Black)
  • Can connect to your computer using USB so you can transfer music from vinyl to digital format
  • Nice cartridge and cover lid works smooth as silk
  • Quality components. things feel very solid. the Crosley i had before felt extremely cheap. this is the opposite of that.
  • No auto-stop mechanism. when the record is done playing, the turntable keeps spinning. you have to manually move the needle and stop the turntable to flip over the record.
  • Doesn't play 78 rpm records. that's a much older format, though, so it's a non-issue for me. if you have records from the late 1800s through the late 1950s, you won't be able to play them on this turntable.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE


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