Denon DL-103 Aluminum Body Cap

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SteveRB

Denon DL-103 Aluminum Body Cap
« on: 15 Feb 2018, 06:48 pm »
Hello,

I would like to introduce a new aluminum body concept for the Denon DL-103.

https://www.denonaluminumbody.com

The Aluminum Body Cap provides all of the well documented advantages of other aftermarket bodies available: increased bass presence, improved soundstage and imaging, combined with remarkable tone.

However, all other aftermarket bodies require the stock plastic body to be carefully removed from the cartridge, and most rely on the 'nude' cartridge being friction fit in the body with no mechanical connection to the headshell. Some aftermarket bodies require adhesive potting and adding excessive mass.

The Aluminum Body Cap is not a modification: it is an accessory. The Cap is completely removable, transferable, and greatly reduces the risk of damage to the cartridge.  The Aluminum Body Cap securely bolts through the stock cartridge body and headshell, providing a firm, mechanical connection.

Please let me know if you have any questions.










SteveRB

Re: Denon DL-103 Aluminum Body Cap
« Reply #1 on: 15 Feb 2018, 06:50 pm »
Please use discount code: AUDIOCIRCLE

For free shipping until the end of March 2018.

SteveRB

Re: Denon DL-103 Aluminum Body Cap
« Reply #2 on: 25 Feb 2018, 01:45 am »
Please see user review at Lenco Heaven.

https://www.lencoheaven.net/forum/index.php?topic=2589.new;topicseen#new

"Conclusion
... it is such an improvement over the stock shell, incredibly easy to fit, and for such little money it's more a case of why wouldn't you?
Compared to the other after-market shells, I'd still recommend this, just for ease of fitting and cheap price and comparable sound!"

tdogzthmn

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Re: Denon DL-103 Aluminum Body Cap
« Reply #3 on: 25 Feb 2018, 04:17 am »
These look really cool! I wish they were $50 a pice so i could buy two.  :wink:

S Clark

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Re: Denon DL-103 Aluminum Body Cap
« Reply #4 on: 25 Feb 2018, 06:21 am »
Let me get this right... a small piece of milled Al for $120.  If it actually works as described, I'll wait for the $3 Chinese knockoff. 
Sorry to be negative, but come on, it's just plain Al with a slot and two holes.   

SteveRB

Re: Denon DL-103 Aluminum Body Cap
« Reply #5 on: 14 Mar 2018, 11:18 pm »
Let me get this right... a small piece of milled Al for $120.  If it actually works as described, I'll wait for the $3 Chinese knockoff. 
Sorry to be negative, but come on, it's just plain Al with a slot and two holes.

The Cap works great. I understand the cost for some DL103 users may be exclusionary. And, I recognize the market is extremely small for such specific accessory. However, most users have reported that it is a fantastic value compared to other upgrades in their system. Obviously if these were windshield wipers and every house needed two of them, overseas production and thin margins would be possible.

It any DL103 user here seriously wants to demo one of these and report back: please PM me and we can work something out.
« Last Edit: 15 Mar 2018, 06:31 am by SteveRB »

SteveRB

Re: Denon DL-103 Aluminum Body Cap
« Reply #6 on: 15 Mar 2018, 06:25 pm »
Stereophile Recommended Components 2018:

Phono Cartridge Class B:

Denon DL-103 in aftermarket aluminum body (requires nude DL103)

https://www.stereophile.com/content/recommended-components-fall-2017-edition-turntables-tonearms-cartridges-etc

The Aluminum Body Cap is significantly less expensive than unit reviewed.

SteveRB

Re: Denon DL-103 Aluminum Body Cap
« Reply #7 on: 4 Apr 2018, 07:28 pm »
Currently, offering the Aluminum Body Caps for $25 off.

www.denonaluminumbody.com

bobbyhamil

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Re: Denon DL-103 Aluminum Body Cap
« Reply #8 on: 4 Apr 2018, 11:23 pm »
Thanks         BGH

SteveRB

Re: Denon DL-103 Aluminum Body Cap
« Reply #9 on: 11 Jun 2018, 04:24 pm »



"I'm not much of a reviewer/critic. and of course the 103D is not the same as the other models, but I'd say the Cap got me 80% of what a full blown Zu would get me, with the added bonus of being able to put a completely new cartridge in it later if I need or want to. Sometimes a new one is cheaper than a re-tip.

I have to admit it scared me a bit when I was inserting the 103D into the Cap. I had to press pretty hard to get it in, and I afraid I'd either damage the body or slip and rip off the stylus. Neither happened, so I'll be more confident the next time.

I certainly do recommend the Cap. Whether you are a one cartridge audiophile, or an inveterate cartridge swapper and tube roller like me, in my opinion it will give anyone even more of what their Denon 103 is capable of than they are hearing now. The Cap is a great idea, well executed, and worth every penny to anyone like me that doesn't have the tools or skill to do the work themselves. Well done! "