Denon DL-A110 MC Phono Cartridge

Denon 110th anniversary – Denon DL-A110 MC Phono Cartridge

There is hardly a cartridge system that enjoys such a legendary reputation as the Denon DL-103 MC Cartridge. It has been available since the mid-1960s. So it is absolutely imperative that Sound United LLC. As part of the celebrations for the 110th birthday of the Denon brand, a limited edition is offered in the form of the new Denon DL-A110 MC Phono Cartridge.


The history of the Denon brand dates back to 1910, when the company Nippon Chikuonki Shoukai was founded, with a focus on the distribution of gramophones in those years. It was not until the late 1930s, after the takeover of Japan Denki Onkyo, that the until final name Denon was established, and in these years Japan’s first professional recording equipment for radio stations was presented. At the beginning of the 1960s, the Japanese state broadcasting corporation NHK commissioned Denon to develop a pick-up system that could easily withstand the rigours of studio work and was designed to reproduce records for broadband UWK stereo broadcasting. 1964 saw the birth of the Denon DL-103, probably one of the most legendary pick-up systems of all time, which has been produced in only slightly modified form at Denon’s main factory Shirakawa Audio Works in Japan since then. It is clearly the longest existing pickup system on the market.

So when Sound United LLC. celebrates Denon’s 110th anniversary this year, there is no way around the topic of vinyl, ideally of course with a new pickup system that follows in the tradition of the legendary Denon DL-103 and is presented as part of the 110 Anniversary Limited Edition model range. Already around Denon’s 100th birthday in 2010, the Denon DL-A100 was presented, together with the Denon DP-A100 record player. In 2020 the 110th anniversary will be celebrated with the new Denon DL-A110 MC phono cartridge.

Denon is celebrating 110 years of innovative audio performance with the new Denon DL-A110 MC Phono Cartridge, a limited edition cartridge that is offered in silver-graphite including the premium headshell of the anniversary series.

The new Denon DL-A110 MC Phono Cartridge is based on the legendary Denon DL-103, which, as described, has been manufactured since 1964. Of course, the greatest care has been taken, for example by using a hand-wound copper coil, whereby the production is, how could it be otherwise, carried out at Shirakawa Audio Works in Japan. The current Anniversary model even goes so far as to give the pickup system a headshell, which is also an exact copy of the original from the 1960s. The headshell weighs only 6 g and is equipped with a bayonet connection, the well-known SME tonearm connection. The headshell is presented in silver graphite.

As already mentioned, the new Denon DL-A110 MC Phono Cartridge is a limited special edition. Each piece comes with a certificate of authenticity. It is packaged in an elegant box, which is naturally decorated with the emblem of the Denon 110 Anniversary Edition. The manufacturer offers a five-year guarantee.

The new Denon DL-A110 MC Phono Cartridge will be available immediately at a recommended retail price of € 599,-.

Getting to the point

When Sound United LLC. celebrates Denon’s 110th anniversary this year, there is simply no way around the theme of vinyl, ideally of course with a new pickup system, in the tradition of the legendary Denon DL-103, presented as part of the 110 Anniversary Limited Edition range. Already around Denon’s 100th birthday in 2010, the Denon DL-A100 was presented, together with the Denon DP-A100 record player. In 2020 the 110th anniversary will be celebrated with the new Denon DL-A110 MC phono cartridge.

Manufacturer:Sound United LLC.
Distribution:Denon Deutschland – A Division of Sound United
Price:€ 599,-

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