This might have gotten lost in the other place I posted it, so I figure I'd better write it here.
I know this may be flogging a dead horse, but I am having the same issues with choosing between tables. I was considering the Music Hall MMF5, Rega 2, Pro-Ject Xpression III, and Goldring GR1.2.
I thought I was sold on the MH MMF5, but I seem to be getting some info that these platters (glass) will 'ring like hell'. Although I've not had anyone previously mention this to me, I wanted to ask here. I also read that 'steel' platters will cause issues with your magnetic carts.. I always thought glass would have been the best solution (it surely looks the best), but is there any truth to these claims?
The main reason I was thinking the Music Hall, was because of the cart they provided with it. It seemed the best value for the buck, and if I'd have chosen a Rega, I'd be upgrading to glass ($70) and for a new cart ($200). This seems to prove my theory?
The ONLY thing that is making me squirm is the 'manual speed change' from 33/45. Not sure I'd like to really be lifting up a glass platter each time to switch speeds... I do play a fair amount of 12" singles along with my lp's.
I heard there was a (lack of a better name) 'speed changer box' that was available for higher models of Music Hall TT's, any idea if this will work on the MMF5?
I'm wondering what you folks think!