Saturday, March 3, 2012
Candies Dept. - The most sought-after DL-103 ever?
Here is something seldom seen... serial # 101 Denon Columbia DL-103, the DL-103 which made the history of analog audio... highly polished, conical diamond, all completely hand built, also using a completely different bakelite body (vs. the plastic of recent samplers); beside the model "name", this is NOT your usual DL-103, period!
This is a beast, a wolf in sheep skin... sooo rich of harmonics and smooth like silk, yet detailing like a Lumiere (without the hassles...): a truly rare find, whose elastomer aged superbly and surprisingly well, keeping its features.
When did you see one of this, lately:-)?!?! This is even rarer than the white ceramic bodied 80th Anniversary model I had years ago, as this was only for NHK Japanese radio studio turntables and - I'be been told - not available in the audio shops!
Posted by twogoodears at 3/03/2012 01:30:00 PM