Denon DP-300F Turntable
The Denon DP-300F is in a mid-grade turntable designed for people that enjoy the automatic features of starter units. It is fully automatic; pushing a button starts the platter, raises and moves the arm, and sets it on the record. It has a built-in phono preamp for direct connection to receivers that only accept line level connections.
But the similarities end when it comes to build quality. The DP-300F uses a belt-drive system with DC servo motor that provides better isolation of motor noise and better wow and flutter specifications (0.10 percent). Instead of plastic, the chassis is made of aluminum. The straight tonearm is noted to be very good, and comes with a removable universal mount headshell. On the downside, the included cartridge is a weak point. If you are willing to be in this price range for a better turntable, you will want to upgrade the cartridge. Finally, we need to note that this is a very attractive turntable, with a piano-like finish and clean design. It looks nothing like DJ turntable because it isn't. It's a serious spinner of records that just so happens to be fully-automatic.