- Music Hall's unique dual plinth construction
- Flexible internal tonearm wire drawn from high purity copper
- Counterweight's center of gravity is level with the stylus tip
- Separately isolated asynchronous motor
- Music Hall Magic 3 moving magnet phono cartridge
Music Hall MMF-5.1 Turntable Demo
Hi I’m Bret from Huppin’s and I’d like to talk to you about the Music Hall MMF-5.1
belt drive turntable. It plays back 33 and 45 rpm records and is designed for superior
audio performance. Its unique dual plinth design provides and extra level of isolation.
The motor, electrical parts and wiring are located on one platform, while the critical
sound reproducing components, the tone arm and cartridge are located on the top platform.
The dynamically balanced alloy platter sits on a high quality stainless steel bearing,
sheathed in Teflon, delivering fluid noise free operation. A metal screw on record clamp
and spirit level are standard equipment. Tone arm effective length is 9.5-inches allowing
for a shallow tracking, reducing distortion. The Music Hall MMF-5.1 turntable includes
a Goldring moving magnet cartridge. Some assembly is required, to ensure the best performance
be sure to follow the detailed assembly instructions in the owner’s manual. This is the standard
felt platter mat that comes with the music hall 5.1 turntable. Music Hall also offers
an excellent decoupling cork turntable platter mat to further reduce vibration and static.
And of course I recommend record care products such as Music Hall’s own Hunt EDA Mark 6
record cleaning brush. Its carbon fiber bristles sweep the groves while its metal body discharges
static. I’d recommend the MMF-5.1 turntable to anybody looking for a truly audiophile
quality turntable at a very reasonable price. This is Bret from Huppin’s if you have any
questions or would like a live demo of the Music Hall MMF-5.1 turntable come downtown
to our store at 421 W Main St. or to our north Spokane store at 8016 N. Division. You can
follow us on Facebook and Twitter or subscribe to our YouTube channel to get an alerts each
time we add a new video. Thanks for watching.
Music Hall MMF-5.1 Turntable Specs
|Speeds||33⅓ (manual change to 45 rpm)|
Speed Deviation: +/-0.9%
|Motor||2-speed DC synchronous|
|Effective Arm Length||9.5″ (241 mm)|
Overhang: 0.71″ (18 mm)
|Tracking Force||10 to 30 mN|
|Platter Diameter||11.8″ (300 mm)|
Weight: 6 lb (2.7 kg)
|Wow and Flutter||+/-0.15%|
|Rumble Max||> -70 dB|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz to 20 kHz, +2/-1.0 dB|
|Channel Balance||2 dB @ 1 kHz|
|Channel Separation||25 dB @ 1 kHz|
|Sensitivity||6.5mV +1.5 dB, 1 kHz @ 5 cm/sec|
|Static Compliance||24 mm/N lateral|
16 mm/N vertical
|Equivalent Tip Mass||0.45 mg|
|Vertical Tracking Angle||24°|
|Stylus Radius||Gyger II|
|Load Resistance||Recommended: 47 kΩ|
|Load Capacitance||Recommended: 150 to 200 pF|
|Internal Inductance||570 mH|
|Weight||Cartridge: 0.2 oz (6.3 g)|
Playing: 1.5 to 2.5 g (1.7 g nominal)
|Fixing Center||0.5″ (12.7 mm)|
|Connectors||2 x RCA|
|Power Requirements||115V, 60 Hz or 230V, 50 Hz|
|Power Consumption||2 VA|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||18.25 x 13.25 x 5.5″ (464 x 337 x 140 mm) with dust cover closed|
Music Hall MMF-5.1 Turntable Review
The Music Hall MMF-5.1 Turntable represents the latest technological advances in high end hi fi equipment. Unlike any other Hi Fi Turntables available on the market, this hi fi unit uses a revolutionary two stage design and utilizes the state of the art Dual-Plinth base. With the use of this two-stage design, Music Hall has been able to incorporate many hi fi features such as true frequency modulation for true tonal reproduction, phase shifting tonal adjustments, and variable Bass Extension that allow the user to increase or decrease the amount of bass effect from their selection of models. This allows the Music Hall MMF-5.1 to be used in any configuration, from a small room setup to an outdoor wedding.
Unlike many other hi fi units of similar price, the Music Hall MMF-5.1 Turntable contains two separate audio components unlike most other Hi Fi Turntables that utilizes a single phono cartridge and a standard tuning slide. The two components include a precision engineered dual-sided tonearm with rubber padding for optimum comfort and excellent tracking. The two tonearms are connected via a precision engineered cable with an assigned place for each phono cartridge. There is also an assignable mid-level control for both speakers. In addition, a three-band graphic equalizer is also included.
The Music Hall MMF-5.1 features a precision engineering dual-sided tonearm with a rubber padded tonearm for optimum comfort and tracking. The tonearm is constructed with a precision engineered aluminum bearing sheath that is also controlled via an assignable Tune-up Control. This allows the user to fine-tune the sound of their recordings, eliminating unnecessary overtones from occurring during heavy bass or other booming sounds. The Music Hall MMF-5.1 utilizes a standard tuning slide for each channel, but can also be manually wound for use in alternate tunings. A locking bridge is also included for high fidelity operation.
An optional audio component that is available with the Music Hall MMF-5 is the DVD stereo interface. With this add-on accessory, you are able to record up to six audio tracks at one time. The MMF-6-DVD is compatible with all Audio Turntables manufactured by Music Hall. The audio interface provides two stereo inputs with individual level controls for each input. An optical digital output port is also available, which allows you to connect your Audio Turntables to a personal computer. In addition, the Music Hall MMF-5.1 comes with a convenient carrying case and is a recommended home addition to any collection.
Unlike many other brands of tonearm style, the Music Hall MMF-5.1 features an innovative construction originating from its aluminum alloy frame and tonearm design. With this innovation, the distinctive design isolates the critical sound reproducing components, allowing the separate tone circuits to be isolated from each other. This prevents interference between the tonal circuits resulting in superior tonal consistency and extended shelf life. In addition, the innovative construction of the Music Hall MMF-5.1 eliminates the need for an extra bridge, ensuring that the tonearm will stand up to daily wear and tear.
In addition to the patented and innovative construction, the Music Hall MMF-5.1 incorporates a lightweight, flexible tonearm wire drawn from a polypropylene die-cast material. This allows the tonearm to be extremely lightweight yet still maintain a high stiffness for excellent stability and long playing time. All of the components are supported by a sturdy steel bearing and a heavy duty spring system. To ensure that all of these components are working together in unison, the Music Hall MMF-5.1 features a locking mechanism that keeps the tonearm in place and provides unparalleled stability for an impressive lifetime.
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