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Dreamwave
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Getting a new table, need suggestions/advice

Hi

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!

Thanks

Buddha
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Re: Getting a new table, need suggestions/advice

You owe it to youself to check out the SOTA Moonbeam and Clearaudio Emotion/Satisfy.

I like their platters better.

(Said as opinion, not fact, of course!)

Dreamwave
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Re: Getting a new table, need suggestions/advice

I will, as long as they conform to the $600-$800 USD limit my wife has imposed on me

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