Music Hall MMF-7 Turntable with Goldring Eroica cartridge
The Music Hall MMF-7 turntable is considered to be one of the best sounding turntables. Awarded Joint Budget Component of the Year in 2002 and Highly Recommended Component in 2003 by Stereophile, the Music Hall MMF-7 turntable continues to garner raves from its many satisfied users.
The renowned Analog Corner reviewer of Stereophile, Michael Fremer, considers MMF-7 to be "easily the best of the Music Hall turntables. "It's the kind of reasonable priced, well-balanced product that will deceive you into thinking you're getting it all - until you compare it something far more expensive."
The Music Hall MMF-7 is a 2-speed belt drive manual turntable. Like its other MMF siblings, it is a complete turnkey turntable system that can be setup within 15 minutes. It is easy to own, operate, and ready to play so you immediately enjoy listening to your records.
Class leading features
- Split plinth, two platform design separated by four Sorbothane hemispheres for isolation and suspension
- 2-speed (33-1/3 and 45 RPM) belt drive with belt circumventing platter perimeter
- External and isolated 12-volt AC motor
- Pro-Ject Nine tonearm with headshell and shaft drawn from one piece aluminum tube and bearing system comprised of hardened stainless steel points set in sturdy ring cages
- Goldring Eroica H, a high output Moving Coil cartridge (MSRP $400) with Gyger II Line Contact stylus mounted in the Pro-Ject Nine headshell
- Adjustable threaded spiked feet with a set of black discs as foundation cups for good coupling with component foundation
- Spirit level incorporated on the top platform
- Set of phono jacks mounted under the bottom plinth provides user choice of any interconnect
- 3.15 lbs acrylic platter for superior sound quality and isolation
- Screw-on record clamp
- Felt mat
- Handsome dustcover with Music Hall MMF badge
- Setup takes about 15 minutes
Completely Separate Motor
The only point of connection between the motor and the turntable in the MMF-7 is the thin rubber belt. There is a round cut-out for the motor on the turntable base. The motor is housed in a completely separate cylindrical housing that doesn't touch the turntable chassis. Isolating the motor drive mechanism prevents motor vibration from entering the signal path thus degrading the sound fidelity.
Split Plinth Design
The Music Hall MMF-7 turntable uses a split plinth design that "floats" the top platform of the turntable platform above the bottom platform. The two platforms of the plinth are separated by energy-absorbing Sorbothane hemispheres that act as a suspension and isolation system designed to keep room or component vibration from reaching the turntable platter.
The Music Hall MMF-7 turntable's 3.15 pound platter is made of special acrylic, selected for its superior sound quality and isolation properties. The included felt mat and record clamp add even more resonance control.
Project Nine Tonearm
The pre-installed Project Nine has a headshell and shaft drawn from a single piece of aluminum for maximum integrity and rigidity. The bearings are made from hardened stainless steel points set in sturdy ring cages. For precise tracking, the counterweight's center of gravity is level with the stylus tip. The counterweight is decoupled from the arm to act as a resonance damper. The arm also has an adjustable VTA, a damped arm lift, and highly flexible internal wiring drawn from high-purity copper for optimal signal transfer.
Overachieving Goldring Eroica Cartridge
The Goldring Eroica high output moving coil cartridge mates very well with the Music Hall MMF-7 turntable. The Eroica features a non-resonant Pocan cartridge body and an advanced design using a powerful rare earth Neodymium magnet. Its unique construction keeps the weight down to just 5.5 grams. The Eroica uses a Gyger II line contact nude diamond stylus.