The 103.one gets rid of the plastic body of the Denon DL-103. Why? Well have you ever spoken in a closed and reverberant room ? It can be quite disturbing.
A cartridge generator is like a microphone : it amplifies acoustic waves via mechanical movements. By removing the plastic body of the Denon DL-103 : you get rid of this problem.
Uwe is a German artisan who builds each body to request in different woods and… malachite.
All these bodies allow to tune the sound of a Denon DL-103 cartridge. For instance : the ebony body gives a tad of warmth. To the opposite : the panzerholz body tends to have a tighter grip on the sound and thus allow better resolution. Snakewood is a combination of both the ebony and the panzerholz touch. Going the Malachite way is getting to another level. Have you ever compared a Koetsu black to a Koetsu Rosewood ? There is a sound quality gap but between the Koetsu Rosewood and the Koetsu Onyx the gap is even higher. This is what we immediately felt with the Malachite bodies…
- Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec : 0.3 mV
- Tracking force range : 2.5 – 3.0 g
- Recommended tracking force : 2.8 g
- Trackability : > 60 µm/315Hz/23.5mN
- Compliance : 5 µm/mN
- Tracking Angle : 15°