Well, if you want to slum it the Rega 300/103 combo is a well-regarded classic. :) I am enjoying this now and prefer it to some arm/cart combos at 5x the price.
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To these ears, (and I've read all the gushing) I think the Denons are worth 200 dollars and nothing more. I think they have poor dynamics, are very limited in bandwidth, have stiff cantilevers, and as such to even get the best it can offer (yawn) you need to have something like an old SME. This cartridge is certainly ok, but is not the pot of gold that so many on this sight seem to think of it.
No Dan_ed, I'm already married. Regarding the Denon..I do have a good phono stage, and wonder why so many cartridges beat the pants off of the Denon. If you listen with open ears, you too will be disappointed in it. There are almost an infinite level of dynamics in real life, but Denons squash them considerably. ..and that's with one of the best phono stages and appropriate arm..just to name one disappointment
Pedrillo, I have used a stock DL103R and later a wood bodied DL103 and DL103R on a Graham 2.2 and I found it to work very well.
I found it worked best with VTF of around 2.5 and I used a lot of damping fluid. I have tried DL103's on Morch UP4, SME 3009, Scheu Classic II, RB250 & 300 found it to be the best on the Graham (by far) and worst on an the RB.
I have had some old denons eg 301 in the 80's and loved them. Recently I came back to Denon with a 103R I never found anything to get excited about until I put the 103R in an Ikeda 407 and then WOW .... suddenly the stiff cantilever and low compliance cart in conjunction with the heavy mass arm made a huge difference. The bass went from wooly to solid, the mids were crisp and the top end extended. Soundstage can be a strength as it is focused, but a weakness in that it is not very wide. Anyway, in a high mass arm you get the best out of the Denon and in a arm suited to mid compliance carts the performance is just OK. I doubt the Graham 2.2 is the best match, even with damping.