The DL103sa is the best version of the Denon DL103 cartridges. It has a metallic blue fiberglass composite housing, slightly higher output, and limited to 2000 pieces manufactured. This cartridge was used and put away for a few years, I have listened to it and then took all these pictures including closed up of the stylus which shows a very sharp point and little wear shown. The stylus probably should have been cleaned before I took the pictures, but that is easy enough to do with a magic eraser or zerodust for the next owner.Otherwise, it sounds excellent still. Check out the HIGH Fidelity review of the Denon DL-103sa.
The Denon DL-103SA is a special edition of the highly regarded Denon DL-103R cartridge. Both share the same specification. The wiring is made of 6N OFC cable with metallic blue fiberglass composite housing.
The limited edition Denon DL-103SA offers superior resolution and sound quality way above and beyond the DL-103R. The cartridge has a smoother and fuller sound with each instrument more clearly and precisely defined in dimensional space and time. The sound stage is closer for more listening intimacy. The bass goes lower and is dynamic, full and solid. Denon states it is a dream MC cartridge - probably their cryptic way of saying it is exceptionally different and extraordinarily way beyond very good.
The Denon DL-103SA is packaged in a luxury walnut wood case. Only 2,000 pieces of this model will be manufactured.
A frequency response curve of the given unit is supplied. Denon DL-103SA Phono Cartridge Specifications. Electrical impedance: 14 ohms +/- 20%.Compliance: 5 x 10-3 m/N. Stylus: 0.2 mm square solid diamond. Tracking force: 25 mN +/- 3 mN (2.5 g +/- 0.3 g). Load impedance: 100 ohms min. The item "Denon DL-103SA MC phono cartridge Limited Edition 2000 pieces made" is in sale since Monday, July 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Record Players". The seller is "scar972" and is located in Fort Worth, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.