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dmloring's picture
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Joined: Feb 20 2007 - 1:49pm
Thoughts on anticipated turntable purchase

I currently use a NAD 320 BEE integrated amp paired with Wharfedale Pacific Evo 8 bookshelf speakers. Up to this point, I have only ever listened to CDs -- use an Arcam CD72 player.

I have decided, after much hesitation, to enter the vinyl world. I have been told that my love of jazz can only be appreciated on records.

At any rate, the NAD 320 BEE has no phono input. I am 90% sure I am going to purchase the Music Hall MMF-5.1 turntable (with the Goldring G1012 MM carttridge) paired with a Bellari VP129 tube phono stage.

Thoughts/reactions? I know people think highly of the MMF-5.1. How about the Bellari phono stage?

Thanks in advance!


bobedaone's picture
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Joined: Feb 1 2007 - 12:27am
Re: Thoughts on anticipated turntable purchase

I haven't heard the Bellari, but I trust MF's recommendation. I'm likewise unfamiliar with the MMF-5.1. You've obviously given this a lot of thought, and the components are excellent by reputation. I suspect they'll sound fantastic.

I must say, though, that you owe it to yourself to go listen to the Rega P3-24 before you buy. It's expensive at $895 without cartridge, but it punches way above its weight.

Welcome to the wonderful world of analog!

p.dow's picture
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Joined: Jul 18 2007 - 6:18pm
Re: Thoughts on anticipated turntable purchase

i like my bellari. use it with my 300B 9w integrated and old AR turntable with shure 91ed.
bellari has been problem free.
and it has a headphone jack .
have fun.

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