Good choice. I used a DL-103 for years and took endless grief over that from most everyone I knew that was into turntables - just not good enough I kept getting told. But funny thing about that (and several other off-beat audio choices I've made for that matter), I just ignored the negatives and enjoyed the hell out of the music that cartridge made. A very sweet combination with a pair of old Altec/Peerless 4722s step-up transformers too. Incredible how much enjoyment I got out of that approx. $500 pairing - that just can't be a good choice.