Basically a nice unit - but just does what you would expect a turntable to do. Assembles well - but still having problems with the cue lift mechanism (and how high it lifts the tonearm when used manually) -- not good !! Crutchfield response to issue has been less than satisfactory to date.
Excellent turntable for the money
from Raleigh, NC
I have owned many turntables over the past 60 years. This turntable is better than more expensive turntables I have owned. It is easily adjusted and plays flawlessly. The automatic mechanism to raise and lower the stylus is just about perfect in that it does so smoothly and without any sudden movement.
You can't do better for the price!! Good looking!
from Delray Beach, FL
I'm glad I made this choice. Great Value !
from Port Saint Lucie, FL
After an extensive search I found this turntable with all the features I was looking for. I'm not a big audio enthusiast, just someone who wanted a quality turntable at a good price that I got with this DP-300F. I'm kind of "old school" and I don't need to transfer my albums to my computer, the whole reason I got a turntable is the quality of the sound, which you loose when transferring to digital. I couldn't be more satisfied!
from Waldorf, MD
I looked long and hard for good fully automatic turntable. Only two stood out for me. This Denon DP300f model and another one that Crutchfield doesn't carry. The other one was my first choice. A different online retailer offered it through they third party vendors that proclaimed they had it, but didn't. That left the Denon that this other online retailer also had but I went with Crutchfield because I really like Crutchfield. I had to wait for a new shipment to arrive and it was even a few days late from projected arrival but they keep you abreast and had notified me of that fact.
This Denon turntable actually better suited me than the other one as it has two features I found more appealing. The Denon has a switchable phono amp option and the other brand doesn't and I like the fact the play and stop buttons are just outside the clear cover on the front. What is lacking is a feature I have in my vintage 80's Pioneer PL-7. Namely a "Repeat"option. Although it still works great it's color (silver with a light gold cast doesn't go with my all black components. The old Pioneer also has quiet push buttons and the Denon doesn't, especially the play button. I also found it strange the Denon lacks a place to put the adapter So I added a little round rubber self adhesive dot to the deck surface that holds it somewhat.
I also upgraded the cartridge to a brand not carried by Crutchfield. The Denon cartridge has a conical stylus and those are not as kind to your records as are elliptical.