mU­SIC HaLL mmF 1.5 TUrNTaBLe

Australian HIFI - - SHOW REPORT -

Last year Mu­sic Hall’s Roy Hall bowed his en­try-level mmf 1.3 turntable with built-in pream­pli­fier. This year he showed an im­proved model, the mmf 1.5, but while it was cer­tainly this turntable’s first show­ing at CES, it had been on sale in the US (for $US399) since late in 2017.

De­signed to be used with ab­so­lute ease even by those with no prior turntable ex­pe­ri­ence, the Mu­sic Hall mmf:1.5 is com­pletely set up and ready to play straight out of the box, as the in­cluded Mu­sic Hall Melody mov­ing-mag­net car­tridge is al­ready mounted and aligned in the re­mov­able head­shell that’s fit­ted to the S-shaped ton­earm. ‘ Sim­ply con­nect the mmf-1.5 to an am­pli­fier and a pair of speak­ers, place an LP on the plat­ter, then sit back, and ab­sorb the in­volv­ing de­tail, warmth, and dy­nam­ics for which ana­log has been renowned for decades,’ said Hall.

The drive mo­tor has an elec­tronic speed-con­trolled mo­tor for ro­ta­tional sta­bil­ity and ac­cu­racy, and the thick alu­minium plat­ter and vi­bra­tion-damp­ing feet are sim­i­lar to those found on high-end turnta­bles. It could even be ar­gued that the gor­geous cherry-wood ve­neer fin­ish is even bet­ter than the fin­ish on some high-end turnta­bles. ‘ This is a se­ri­ous ‘ta­ble, not a toy,’ says Hall, ‘ and un­like oth­ers, we even in­clude a dust cover for pro­tec­tion, so you don’t have to pay any ex­tra.’

For more in­for­ma­tion about lo­cal pric­ing and avail­abil­ity, con­tact Mu­sic Hall’s sole and ex­clu­sive Aus­tralian distrib­u­tor, Con­voy In­ter­na­tional: www.con­

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