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Denon DP-300F

Automatic belt-drive turntable with pre-mounted cartridge and built-in phono preamp

Item # 033DP300F

Treat yourself to warm sound with Denon's well-built DP-300F turntable.

Treat yourself to warm sound with Denon's well-built DP-300F turntable.

Item # 033DP300F

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About the Denon DP-300F

Treat yourself to warm sound with Denon's well-built DP-300F turntable. Its precision die-cast aluminum platter ensures stable rotation for rock-solid playback. The tonearm features adjustable balance and anti-skating controls for proper tracking. And its sturdy base minimizes the vibrations that can compromise sound quality.

Treat yourself to warm sound with Denon's well-built DP-300F turntable. Its precision die-cast aluminum platter ensures stable rotation for rock-solid playback. The tonearm features adjustable balance and anti-skating controls for proper tracking. And its sturdy base minimizes the vibrations that can compromise sound quality.

Automatic playback with manual control

Fully automatic operation makes the DP-300F easy to use. With the touch of a button, the tonearm swings over and begins playing your record, returning to its original position when finished. The manual lifter mechanism lets you accurately place the stylus on the record wherever you want without scratching.

Switchable phono preamp for hookup flexibility

DP-300F features a built-in phono preamp that lets you connect the turntable to an ordinary auxiliary input on your receiver or audio system. But if your receiver has a dedicated phono input, and you'd prefer to use it, you can switch off the preamp.


Product highlights:

  • aluminum platter
  • built-in phono preamp
  • belt-drive system with DC servo motor
  • dynamic balance tonearm with universal mount
  • fully automatic operation
  • manual lifter mechanism
  • replaceable moving magnet cartridge included
  • removable dust cover
  • attached RCA audio cable
  • heavy base construction
  • minor assembly required
  • two speeds: 33-1/3 rpm & 45 rpm
  • wow & flutter 0.10%
  • weight: 12.13 lbs.
  • 17-1/16"W x 4-13/16"H x 15"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # DP-300F

What's in the box:

  • Turntable with attached 6' power cord and 42'' stereo RCA cable
  • Adapter for 45 rpm records
  • Rubber mat
  • Plastic dust cover (installed)
  • Head shell with cartridge
  • Counterweight
  • Hinges
  • 4 spare 1.75" lead wires (green/blue/red/white)
  • Operating instructions
  • Warranty Registration
  • "Denon Service Network" sheet

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Features & specs

Operation Fully Automatic
Speeds 33-1/3, 45
Drive Type Belt
Pitch Control No
Cartridge Type MM
Phono Preamp Built-in
USB Output No
45 RPM Adapter Yes
Signal to Noise Ratio 60
Wow and Flutter 0.1
Weight 12.1 lbs.

Product Research

Controls and Dimensions


Overview: The DP-300F is a fully automatic turntable that is powered by a DC servo motor with a belt drive system. The turntable is designed to work with dedicated phono inputs and standard line level inputs, so it can be used with almost any receiver or preamp.

Heavy Base Construction: The heavy base construction improves performance by reducing the amount of vibration transmitted through the turntable.

Removable Tonearm Headshell: A removable headshell makes cartridge replacement simple. Allows for any standard mount cartridge between 5 to 10 grams to be mounted and balanced.

Automatic Startup: The automatic startup feature allows the turntable to begin play with the touch of a button. Once play has been completed, the tonearm will return to the armrest, so the stylus and record are not damaged or scratched.

Rigid Diecast Aluminum Turntable: The diecast aluminum platter produces uniform rotation for smooth flutter free operation.

Manual Operation: The turntable includes a manual lifter mechanism that allows you to place the needle on the record wherever you want.

Built-in RIAA Phono Equalizer Preamp: The built-in phono equalizer preamp allows you to connect the turntable to an integrated amp or receiver that does not have a dedicated phono input. This is a feature that can be turned off when using a receiver with a phono input.

Note: The equalizer switch is set to the "ON" position from the factory.

33-1/3 and 45 RPM Compatible: The turntable will play at 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds. An adapter is included for playing 45 rpm records.

MM Cartridge Included: The DP-300F comes with a MM (Moving Magnet) cartridge, so you can  begin to enjoy your record collection as soon as you take it out of the box.

Attached Output Cables: The turntable has a hardwired output cable with left and right male RCA plugs. These can plug directly into your receiver or amplifier. There is no need for additional patch cables.

Controls and Dimensions


  • Start Button: Starts playback.
  • Stop Button: Stops playback.
  • Size Button: Set according to size of the record (17/30).
  • Speed Button: Set according to speed of the record to be played (45/33).
  • Lifter Lever: Manually lifts and lowers arm.
  • Anti-Skating Knob: Set to the same value as the cartridge's stylus pressure.
  • Stylus Pressure Adjustment Ring: The appropriate stylus pressure for the included cartridge is 2.0g. Set to "2".
  • Counterweight: Should be set to the appropriate stylus pressure for the cartridge used.
  • Equalizer Switch: Set to "ON" if receiver does not have a phono input, Set to "OFF" if receiver has a phono input.


  • Turntable with Dust cover closed: H = 4.797", W = 17.093", D = 15''
  • Turntable with Dust cover open: H = 15.203", W = 17.093", D = 16.297"
  • Power Cord: Length = 6'
  • Hardwired RCA Cable: Length = 42''

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14 questions already asked

Can you use other cartridges other than the Denon brand?
[ Kelvin  Apr 10, 2021 ]
3 answers
No idea but it is not relevant - this turntable died 2 months after purchase
[ Michael  May 02, 2021 ]
I would think so but I don't know for sure. I love the turntable, I don't know the brand of the cartridge and I'm going to need a replacement soon. First time to replace.
[ James  Apr 12, 2021 ]
Yes. Allows for any standard mount cartridge between 5 to 10 grams.
[ Mike  Apr 11, 2021 ]
What is the cartridge that comes with it?You mention the style but not the manufacturer.
[ Henry  Jan 07, 2021 ]
2 answers
The manual says the cartridge is MM type, stylus number is DSN-85
[ Wildman  Jan 22, 2021 ]
[ Oliver Richard  Jan 21, 2021 ]
I need just the needle for Denon DP-300F Turntable?
[ Bob  Oct 13, 2020 ]
1 answer
I am not sure if you can just buy the needle itself. I "Upgraded" my stock cartridge with a Sumiko Black Pearl cartridge and have been very happy. It costs less than $100.
[ Rich  Oct 13, 2020 ]
What is the maximum cable length to connect to the receiver?
[ rubejo  Jan 08, 2019 ]
8 answers
No more than three feet.
[ Jose  Jan 15, 2019 ]
I don't remember exactly probably 2-3' mine is sitting above my receiver on top of the stereo cabinet, I really like this turntable especially because it is automatic hit the button it starts hit the button it stops.
[ David  Jan 13, 2019 ]
The cable for my Denon DP-300F is 42 inches long.
[ William  Jan 13, 2019 ]
I don't know. Mine runs about 5 feet
[ Joseph  Jan 13, 2019 ]
I did a Google search and found a blog that said it is 42" in length. That sounds about right to me. It would be difficult for me to measure it as I have in in a cabinet with a sealed back and it's difficult to get it in and out. No reason that you couldn't use a rca extension. I have been very happy with the turntable.
[ David  Jan 12, 2019 ]
It is about 3ft non-changeable
[ DAT  Jan 12, 2019 ]
unit comes with 2to3 ft rca cable attached. you could always add an extension
[ JOHN  Jan 12, 2019 ]
Im guessing 4ft
[ Bob  Jan 12, 2019 ]
How long is the cable to the receiver?
[ Sckont7  Nov 23, 2017 ]
1 answer
The cable from the back of the turntable to the end of the RCA jacks is 42" or 3 feet 6 inches. Hope that helps you out... happy vinyl listening to you. I've been well satisfied with this model from Denon.
[ Stephen  Nov 28, 2017 ]
It seems that I am not able to adjust the Counterweight effectively. The stylus continues to "skate" across the record when done playing?
[ Judy K.  Nov 22, 2017 ]
2 answers
The record groove will move the tone arm/stylus to the label. Since it's tracking the groove, it isn't really skating.
[ DAVID  Dec 08, 2018 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center:
[ Krissy  Nov 29, 2017 ]  Staff
How do you replace the belt?
[ Grantley  Jul 07, 2017 ]
2 answers
can i use this with Sonos
[ Richard  May 07, 2018 ]
I haven't had to replace, but I did need to readjust it shortly after I started using the turntable as I noticed a slight drag in the sound. You have to pull the turntable off, but it wasn't easy for me to figure out exactly how to align things to do it. I suggest calling the fabulous tech support at Crutchfield. They walked me through the process over the phone, including by camera to see what I was looking at. Also, you'll need a piece of ribbon to pull it in place.
[ Anne  Jul 09, 2017 ]
why is there not a ground wire on this ???
[ kevin  Jan 24, 2017 ]
3 answers
Yes. It has grounded 2 prong plug
[ Oliver Richard  Jan 21, 2021 ]
I'm not an electrician but I've got some electrician-type experience. Does the two prong plug have one prong bigger than the other? If so, one is hot and the other is return, and the return should be attached to ground at the panel. I agree that it'd be more straightforward if all equipment had a 3rd prong for ground, but for whatever reason a lot of stuff uses the two-size prong method, which will only plug into an outlet one way. I have drills, etc. with two prongs.
[ GARY W  Jan 30, 2017 ]
Belt drive gives great isolation,power supply also isolated.
[ DALE  Jan 26, 2017 ]
What is a good stylus upgrade for this turntable? Thanks
[ Albert  Jul 31, 2016 ]
2 answers
The Denon DL -110 is an excellent upgrade for this turntable. The stock cartridge is pretty good, I thought it sounded as good as the Sumiko Pearl. The Denon DL -110 is superior, and after about 10 hours of break in the 110 gets very dynamic. Great distinct, not mushy bass, smooth sounds across all of the mid range, no blurring, or blariness, good separation and imaging creating an impressive soundstage, so you can hear the different instruments more distinctly. The DL-110 can be easily mounted, and works with all MM phono inputs.
[ jon west  Feb 26, 2017 ]
I upgraded after a year to the Sumiko Pearl. I was pleasantly surprised by the improvement in the sound quality.
[ Paul  Aug 01, 2016 ]
What does "heavy base construction" mean? Is the bottom plastic or metal?
[ Joel  Mar 31, 2016 ]
4 answers
The base is very minimal in size in relation to the entire machine, and is plastic, but so structured that it provides a firmness and stability exceeding what one would expect from metal construction. There is never the slightest tremor in play, and the sound surpasses anything I have heard in any audio source, and I have been listening to music for over 60 years. The turntable is astounding, and I could not recommend it too highly.
[ Donald  Apr 04, 2016 ]
Basically advertising jargon for heavyweight and well made. Base is metal. Had this unit since 2014 and no issues at all with it.
[ JOSH  Apr 01, 2016 ]
I'm pretty sure the base is plastic, but it's very solid and well built, The finish is a shiny black and I find it to be very pleasing in appearance. The unit is fairly heavy and does not slide around without an intentional effort.
[ Bryant L.  Apr 01, 2016 ]
So, I just lifted it up to look at and judge weight...entire bottom is encased in (smooth) plastic but the overall heft suggests that the plastic encases a metal base....hope that helps
[ John  Apr 01, 2016 ]
I don't see a switch for the pre-amp. Can it be used on a receiver with a phono input, or must I use an Auxiliary input?
[ William  Aug 13, 2015 ]
5 answers
The answers here are not really precise-they might confuse some people. The preamp switch is underneath the PLATTER...not the "turntable." The turntable is the entire unit itself. The platter is the large metal disc that accommodates the record and 'turns' (rotates). Most people will know this, but newbies might be searching for the switch under the base of the table. Also, more often than not, any decent outboard preamp will sound better than an internal one. The best one for the money is the Pro-ject Tube Box S; you will get lush, rich sound. I would only do this with an upgraded cartridge (2M Red or better) so that you maximize the quality of sound coming from your records. it might seem weird to buy a preamp that costs more than your table, but you can always upgrade your table and keep this preamp. This preamp will even sound good with tables costing thousands of dollars...NO...I don't work for Pro-ject.
[ TanMan  Nov 25, 2016 ]
William, Underneath the turntable is a switch which allows you to choose either phono or aux. Just lift the turntable minding the belt drive. Good luck, Mike
[ Michael  Aug 16, 2015 ]
The switch is located on the bottom of the unit.
[ GUS J  Aug 15, 2015 ]
I use mine on the phono input with no issues.
[ LOU  Aug 14, 2015 ]
phono input works fine. pre-amp switch is interior, under the turntable.
[ Kari  Aug 14, 2015 ]
I know that Denon is a Japanese company but where are their products manufactured (DP-300F specifically)?
[ D. C.  Dec 25, 2014 ]
2 answers
[ GENE  Dec 31, 2014 ]
I have no idea where it's made but I will say that the turntable fits my needs perfectly and I am very pleased.
[ DUANE R  Dec 26, 2014 ]
I just got one of these babies and noticed that it does not have any grounding. What's the deal?
[ BJH1014  Aug 25, 2014 ]
3 answers
Look around, you will find it, or you will get to listen to some hum till it is grounded to the pre.
[ JAMES P  Sep 01, 2014 ]
Really? How can you be sure? Thanks for the info!
[ BJH1014  Aug 28, 2014 ]
Actually, it does - through the RCA connector. That said, I haven't noticed any issues.
[ J  Aug 28, 2014 ]
Can I get this product with European in-take power specifications from you? (240V)
[ vicente  Feb 26, 2014 ]
1 answer
Hi Vicente. We only carry the US spec power version of this turntable. I'm sure if you reach out to Denon they will be able to help you track down a dealer for the European spec.
[ Jeff  Feb 27, 2014 ]  Staff

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