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Music Hall MMF 5.1

Would any owners of this table, past or present, care to comment on it? I'm considering buying one and would appreciate any thoughts/opinions good, bad, ugly, or indifferent about it.

Thanks, Sam

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Re: Music Hall MMF 5.1

I've never owned one, but a great deal of the design IMO borrows, ahem, from the basics of the Well-Tempered turntable, which I do own and love. The MMF series has gotten great reviews over the years and from everything I can see about them, they are a bargain for what you get.

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Re: Music Hall MMF 5.1

I'm using my Jvc QL-Y66F DD servo driven table that I bought new back in the eighties. It still does the job but has resonance problems at higher volumes. IMHO when this table came out subwoofers were rare and JVC didn't design for them. I'd like to move up to something a bit more modern and the MMF 5.1 and 7.1 look interesting to me. I have a budget of around $1000. Any opinions/recommendations in this price range would be appreciated.
Thanks, Sam

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Re: Music Hall MMF 5.1

I think you will find it on par with a P3-24 and a good buy with the decent cart that comes with the table. I am not sure why they dropped the glass platter, but maybe there is an after-market one available. A very good value.
check www.underwoodhifi.com

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Would any owners of this table, past or present, care to comment on it? I'm considering buying one and would appreciate any thoughts/opinions good, bad, ugly, or indifferent about it.

Thanks, Sam

Sam, I own one and love it. First of all it looks fantastic with the high gloss piano black plinth. It comes with a Goldring cartridge which seems to have a smooth response over the spectrum. The cartridge is already mounted in the headshell and the turntable is very easy to set up. The instructions are also clearly written. I have not had any problems with mine and the company is very responsive about answering your questions. I once emailed a question to Music Hall and was surprised when I got a got a return message quickly from the company CEO Roy Hall. The turntable seems to have good pitch without any audible speed variations in the motor and the tonearm/cartridge combo tracks all my lps fine. Since it is a dual plinth design, the motor is in the lower plinth that is separated from the top plinth by rubber spacers. Of course this design helps to isolate the cartridge from any noise from the motor. It also has nice large rubber feet so that it is insulated from any vibrations from your system speakers. Next to the tonearm on the plinth is a built in level that seems to be pretty accurate for leveling. My vinyl comes across very enjoyable on this table and I think it is a very good bargain. I give it a thumbs up.

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Re: Music Hall MMF 5.1

That's a terrifically written report!

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Re: Music Hall MMF 5.1

Thanks, I guess I've been reading too many Stereophile magazines.

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