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Denon103 Cartridge Wooden Body

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Product Name Denon103 Cartridge Wooden Body
Price USD 67.00
Overview · Superior sound-improving accessory by replace
the plastic body to outstanding resonant wooden body
· Mpingo : recommend for classic
· Panga panga : recommend for old pop
Product Summary · Suitable for Denon 103, 103R
· Size : 18W x 25.5L x 14H (mm)
· Wood : Mpingo, Panga panga
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     (Item price & shipping cost reduction approx. 10% due to exchange rate fluctuation. 2022.6.26~)


  This is a superior sound-improving accessory which replace the plastic body to premium wooden body.

  Description :



   1. Size : 18W x 25.5L x 14H (mm) , 0.7W x 1.0L x 0.55H (inch).

   2. 
Species :
      a. Mpingo (African Blackwood, Botanical name : Dalbergia melanoxylon) 
      b. Panga panga (≒Wenge, B
otanical name : 
Millettia stuhlmannii)


   3. Weight : Mpingo 3.5~3.9g/ea, Panga panga 2.3~2.6g/ea  (Denon original plastic body 1.6g)


   4. Packing included :
 
      a. Wooden body 1ea.
      
b. Aluminum flathead bolt 6mm(0.23inch) & 10mm(0.39inch) length each 2pcs, total 4pcs are included by free of charge.

           These are order-maded specially by us and applicable to almost headshell of various thickness.
       c. Exclusive hardcover case.

   5. Finishing : 2~3 kinds of premium German natural oil applied on fine-sanded surface.

   6. Material quality : processed with sound materials selected very strictly from 7~10 years air-dried blocks in Korea
       after import from East Africa.

   7. There are somewhat distribution of wood grain & color due to natural material.

  Application: DENON 103, 103R MC Cartridge

   ※ Application limitation : can not use to 'Audio Technica' headshell and 'PE' turntable 
       which have to be screw from lower part to upside.

   ※
 Mpingo is well-knowned already with its outstanding improving ability of sound quality.
       
Bored sound color goes into more refined and exclusive sound with woody feeling.
       
In particular, this show strength at classic due to its haute tone color.

   ※ 
Panga panga is also African premium hardwood species, and it can be get more
       
warm & rich tone color due to its unique grain structure.
       Thus it is good for old popular music.
       
It can be arises a question how can get this tone from Denon103.

   ※
 VTA control to adjust horizontality of tone arm is not easy because Denon 103
       original 
body height is low. The cartridge height rise naturally with our wooden body,
       and so 
VTA control become easier.


 
  Replacement :
 
    This body is a glue-bonding type, not pressure-fit type.
    White wood glue can be apply, but instant glue is not recommendable.
    Please try to replace carefully according to below instruction and photo.


Step 1 :
    When protection cap of cartridge is covered, you do inserts knife blade at
     green arrows on photo (1) and cuts slowly. Then, it should be separate glue layer
     completely between main body and plastic body after careful and repeated cutting.
     
Please refer bonded points on photo (2) to be insert knife blade.

Step 2
    Put sharp blade or screwdriver in to the gap slowly, as red arrows on
     photo (3), between plastic body and main body at lower part of the cartridge
     pin, and then spread the gap carefully. Be careful not to break the tip!
     Then cartridge main body will come up slowly and completed the separation.


Step 3 
     Apply some woodglue on area green-lined of main body like photo (4), and put it
     in the wooden body and fix them.
     
At this time, please do not force too hard on main body.
     Please use this replaced cartridge after one day as it need time for fully hardening.


  Note
     We sells this wooden body only, and buyer have to do separation of
     original plastic body & fitting in our wooden body by yourself.

     We do not take any responsibility in all problem like stylus damage
     which can be caused by buyer's carelessness during replacement work.


 Buyer's review

   -. "Sound change haute very and gracefully, and so it should not be enviable over
       USD900 price range cartridges."

   -. "
A week passed a little. Cheap Denon DL-103 cartridge is figuring its sound
       gradually. It is not expressionless sound anymore of Denon 103 that have
       always felt near 30 years. It make sound that entertain fragrance nicely.
       In particular, it is suitable at sound of a piano."

   -. "I have tuned the housing with clubWOOD's Mpingo.      
       There were quite sound difference than existing Denon 103.      
       A little stiff sound of Denon 103 goes to haute and carm sound with woody feeling.
       
Recommend to person who listen to classic."

             Do not loose your chance to enjoy more improved sound!

   Thanks

 

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We accept the following forms of payment : only PayPal  (account : asante325@hotmail.com)

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  • - Shipping Method : Basically by Post Office, standard (called K-packet) or EMS.
  • - Shipping Area : Worldwide, but there are many countries which are not available standard shipping, even express (like ems) shipping under pendemic.
                              Therefore, even if the order has received, it may discuss about upgrade matter to more expensive shipping method.
  • - Shipping Rate : Shipping cost varies and referred to in each item listing. Normally, over USD200 total amount will be ship by express way (EMS).
  • - Delivery Time : 2 - 5 days

  • Please take into consideration that some products may take additional time for delivery and processing.
    Important : Your order is shipped once your payment has been cleared. Please contact our customer service center if you would like to request an exchange or return on your order.

    - Customs and Duties

    The recipient will be held responsible for international shipments which may be subject to import duties and taxes.

    Please be advised that these charges are levied by the destination country and we do not have control over them.
    In the case that the recipient refuses to receive the parcel, the order will be returned to Korea and will not be re-shipped.
    Relevant expenses (round-trip shipping, customs, etc.) will be deducted from the refund.

Returns & Exchanges

1. Address for returns and exchanges :
- [10911] 128-24 Sangjiseok-gil, Paju-si, Gyunggi-do, Korea (South) clubWOOD

2. Requirements :

Please take into consideration that we only accept qualifying returns but not exchanges. Refunds are issued once the returned products clear our inspection.

  1) An item is eligible for cancellation if :
      - you posted a Return request within 24 hours of payment and your order is still under “Pending” status (if your order is under “Preparing Shipment” status,
        please contact our customer service center) or
      - the order is delayed for more than 10 days since payment and you have not received any notification regarding the delay; or
      - the ordered item is out of stock.

2) We accept return(s) if :
     - you receive a product different from your order; or
     - you receive a defective product.

    ** Return Instructions

     (1) Post a return request on our Return forum within three days of receipt.
          You are required to attach the photos of the received product(s) and include the item code, the order number, and the reason for the return.
     (2) A customer service representative will be in contact to assist you by email or phone.
     (3) Items returned must be in their original condition, which includes tags and any packaging. Also, you need to include a note of your order number, name, and user ID.

      * Please be advised that returns are accepted ONLY IF you followed the instructions above and your return request has been approved by our staff.
         Returns that are shipped to us without any prior consent are not accepted.
      * Please note that EVEN the defective/incorrect item(s) must be returned with all of the tags and labels intact. The item(s) must be sent in their original packaging and unworn.
      * Please include all contents of the original package and free gifts (if applicable) in your return packaging.
      * Shipping fee for any return caused by our fault will be paid by the company.
         However, if EMS’ cash on delivery is not possible then you can scan the return receipt and either mail it with the item to return or post an image of it on the forum.
         The shipping fee will be refunded once the returned item has arrived.

3) We do not accept return(s) if :
     - you are returning the items just because you changed your mind (on size, color, etc.)
     - you are returning shoes, bags, or any other accessories
     - the products are damaged due to your mishandling
     - your return request is not approved by our staff

   The following items are not considered defective :
      * Items that are originally manufactured without tags or labels
      * Items with creases that may have been made while shipping
      * Items with unsatisfactory/incomplete finish due to mass production

4) If there is a missing item from your order :
      * Contact our customer service center by phone or by forum (if you cannot reach us by phone) within 1 day of delivery.
      * Please keep all contents of the original package including packaging material (boxes, plastic bags etc.) with you until you are instructed otherwise.

Please note that we may not be able to process the refund for your missing item if you lose or damage any packaging material.

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