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Music Hall MMF-2.2

Manual belt-drive turntable with pre-mounted cartridge (Gloss Black)

11 Reviews | 2 questions - 3 answers

Item #: 823MMF22

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Original Price: $349.99

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Our take on the Music Hall MMF-2.2

Unwind with warm analog sound

If you've never experienced the warm and natural sound that vinyl is famous for, the MMF-2.2 is a great place to start. This solidly built Music Hall turntable makes an excellent choice for seasoned audiophiles and vinyl newcomers alike who want to get outstanding sound quality without spending a fortune. Music Hall's minimalist design philosophy focuses on the features that benefit sonic performance — no unnecessary bells and whistles here. With its simple, elegant appearance and high-gloss piano black lacquer finish, this table will look and sound fantastic atop your audio rack.

High-quality construction for top-notch performance

The MMF-2.2's sturdy MDF chassis rests on vibration damping rubber feet that provide a solid, low-resonance foundation. Its heavy steel alloy platter spins on a high-precision stainless steel and bronze bearing assembly for excellent speed stability and smooth, silent rotation. The motor mount and belt drive system effectively isolate the motor's vibration from the chassis to prevent noise from being transferred to the cartridge. An external AC power supply helps further reduce any traces of interference or hum. Finally, the table's rigid, one-piece aluminum alloy tonearm provides superb tracking ability to faithfully follow the grooves of your albums, and includes a silicone-damped lift for gently raising and lowering the arm — protecting both the stylus and your records.     

Quick and easy to assemble

Music Hall knows that turntable setup can be a challenge for the novice. That's why the MMF-2.2 comes out of the box virtually ready to play. Its pre-matched, factory-mounted phono cartridge and tonearm take the guesswork out of installation, and give you optimized sound quality with minimal effort. A few simple steps to dial in key settings like tracking force, anti-skating, and platter speed are all it takes to get this player primed and ready to deliver spacious, detailed music.

Great sounding turntable, very low noise, no frills. Beautiful to look at too! Only wish it had an automatic return.

Phawk33, Richmond, VA

What's in the Box:

  • Turntable
  • Tone-arm (installed)
  • Cartridge (installed)
  • 3 Damping feet (installed)
  • Alloy platter
  • Felt pad
  • Dust cover
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 6.5' DC cord)
  • Belt
  • Belt-changing tool
  • Anti-skating weight
  • Counter-weight
  • 45rpm adapter
  • Hex key
  • Two-Point Cartridge Alignment Protractor
  • Instruction Manual

Product Highlights:

  • heavy steel alloy platter with felt mat provides excellent speed stability
  • high-precision stainless steel and bronze bearing assembly for smooth, quiet platter rotation
  • one-piece aluminum alloy tonearm provides superior rigidity and low resonance
  • includes pre-mounted Music Hall Tracker moving magnet cartridge
  • tonearm features adjustable height and anti-skate settings for optimizing sound with different cartridges
  • medium density fiberboard (MDF) base with vibration damping feet
  • AC motor decoupled from base for reduced vibration transmission and better sound
  • manual operation with silicone-damped tonearm lift
  • 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds
  • speed variation: ±0.9%
  • wow and flutter: ±0.15%
  • rumble maximum: -70dB
  • frequency response (with included cartridge): 20-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • channel separation (with included cartridge): 20dB (at 1kHz)
  • attached 41" gold-plated RCA audio cable
  • external power supply reduces likelihood of electro-mechanical interference
  • 16-3/8"W x 4-15/16"H (with dust cover down) x 13-1/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • requires a phono preamp or phono input on receiver or preamplifier

Music Hall MMF-2.2 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

11 Reviews

No Bells and Whistles but Great Sound

Written by: Phawk33 from Richmond, VA on April 29, 2016

Great sounding turntable, very low noise, no frills. Beautiful to look at too! Only wish it had an automatic return.

Pros: Great sound, low noise.

Cons: No automatic return.

This Turntable sounds amazing

Written by: Audioman from Utah on January 10, 2016

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I bought this Turntable to replace an old JVC from the 80's and all I can say is wow... what an upgrade! The biggest difference I could note is; The speed is dead on and super stable and all the vocals and instruments seem very lifelike and have proper soundstage. This machine is in another league all together than the 10 or so other Turntables I have used.

Pros: Arm, Motor, Great sounding cart/stylus, Dead quiet operation

Cons: None for me

Music Hall MMF 2.2

Written by: plamarre from New York on November 13, 2015

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I bought this to replace a Marantz that died before I feel it should have. All I can say is WOW! It has great sound, looks sharp and is solidly built. Buy this turntable you will not be disappointed. Although I do want to add it is not an automatic turntable. Doesn't matter to me , this thing really sounds awesome. From Beethoven to Slayer and everything in between you will be happy with your purchase. Thank you Crutchfield for great prices and fast shipping and thank you Music Hall for making an awesome product.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Buy This Turntable!

Written by: Stove from Bel Air, Maryland on June 13, 2015

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I purchased this as a scratch and dent and nearly returned it. The needle was bent and I couldn't find all the parts at first. But I got everything straighten out and replaced the OM-10 stylus that comes with the MAGIC 2 cartridge with an OM-20 and I couldn't be happier. Had I received the deck with the Tracker cart., I would have replaced it anyway and spent much more money than I did for the OM-20. I also replaced the felt mat with a cork mat. If you're on the fence about an entry level TT or spending a little more for the next step up, definitely spend the extra $100 or so because it is worth it . In my case I was replacing a dept store Pioneer that I bought 20 years ago.I have a lot of vinyl from the the 70's and 80's that I took care of and nearly all of it sounds amazing. Now I see why people say vinyl sounds better. I bought a nice NAD cd player earlier in the year and the TT does sound a few ticks better. Even if your records are not the in the best of shape, the improvement in sound will more than make up for it. The realism, the attacks of the notes, the timbre of the instruments, and the space between them makes for an very enjoyable listening experience.

Pros: I read a review where someone said that the cuing wasn't damped, but mine is. The upgrade to the Magic 2 cartridge (made by Ortofon) is BIG plus because the stylus can be upgraded. Never got to hear the OM-10, but loving the OM-20! So long as you like the cartridge, you may never need to replace it. Great value for the money. Easy to set up.

Cons: I get a slight mechanical vibration (I guess) which seems to vary from one record to the next, and sometimes I don't hear it all. I don't know if it's from the deck, the motor, or maybe even electrical in nature, but it is very slight when I can hear it and not really a nuisance being that I listen open air. Maybe it's just another level of surface noise I haven't been able to notice before. Some would probably not like the hardwired audio cables, but they are fine for me.

Mmf 2.2

Written by: Anonymous from Minneapolis, mn on February 28, 2015

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Love it, sounds great, looks great no complaints

Pros: Solid, steady consistent speed, sounds and looks like it costs more

Cons: Dust cover a little cheap

Simply Awesome

Written by: Audio Joe from Central Point, Oregon on February 21, 2015

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Bought my 1st Album in 1977. my 1st turntable in 1980. Thought it was time to upgrade ! Oh what a pleasure to own Music Hall MMF-2.2 Not only Brilliant sound, but also beautiful in appearance. It's great to listen to all of my old classic rock albums. Would recommend to anyone looking for a middle price range turntable.

Pros: exceptional sound, Beautiful design, mid range price

Cons: mirror black finish requires more dusting. Oh Well still love it

Music Hall MMF 2.2

Written by: ShepM from Spartanburg, SC on January 24, 2015

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Elegantly simple with great sound! I bought this turntable to replace a 10-year old D.J. style table that developed pitch control problems. I shopped with several specific features in mind. First, I didn't need all the switches, slide controls and lights my previous record player had. I just wanted to play LPs at 33-1/3 on a quality turntable that didn't cost $1,000.00. I also looked for one with belt drive to isolate the motor from the platter. The DC motor with separate AC power adapter design of the MMF-2.2 virtually eliminates any extraneous noise, like 60Hz hum. All I hear is what the stylus and cartridge pick up from my vinyl collection. Also, at 17lbs, the turntable is solid and stable. Setup was fairly straight-forward. Just need to be cautious around the business end of the tone arm. The anti-skate device is sheer genius. Love the pure, rich sound!

Pros: Audiophile sound, well designed, good looking, solid.

Cons: None

music hall mmf-2

Written by: Reggie from newnan, ga on November 28, 2014

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love the design...especially the anti-skate. no bells, no whistles, no noise. it does have a power switch though. elegant looking piece, and a magnificent sound. I have found that many times, less means more, this is one of those times. I would recommend this turntable to anyone interested in entering the high end community...can't beat the price for what you get.

Pros: hinged removable cover on hinge pins.

Cons: none I could find

Music Hall MMF-2-2

Written by: Melody from waynesville Mo on March 23, 2013

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Looks Good Sounds Great

Pros: Like the sleek look


Turntable Finally Works Beautifully!

Written by: MikeM from Palm Harbor, FL on February 25, 2013

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When I first received a my Music Hall MMF-2.2 turntable, it had a serious hum in the right channel. After making sure the problem was not caused by improper set up or a faulty ground I called Crutchfield support and was quickly shipped a product and given a return authorization for the defective unit. When the second unit arrived it set up perfectly and I was playing my old vinyl from the 70s in no time. Problems will arise from time to time, but Crutchfield did a fine job of making sure I was satisfied in a timely manner.

Pros: Great Service! Beautiful sounding product.

Cons: Defective product the first time out. Alls well in the end though!

Music Hall MMF 2.2

Written by: CEngle from Canfield Ohio on January 16, 2013

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I am 53 and became an ardent classic rock listener in the mid 70's. Vinyl records were my favorite medium and amassed a large record collection. I contiuned listening to vinyl throught the 80"s up until the advent of CDs. I was reluctant to switch to CD, but like most people I was intriqued with something new. So I turned to CDs, sold my turntable at a garage sale and gave away all my records. Thankfully, I did keep my Sansui stereo receiver. About five years ago, while visiting a local CD store, I noticed used vinyl records for sale. I looked through the records for sale and began to reminiace. At that point, I thought how great it would be to start listening and collecting albums. I still had my receiver but I needed a turnatable so I bought an inexpensive turntable and began collecting records. As my records collection began to grow, I decided to upgrade my turntable. After reviewing as much information available, I decided to purchase the MMF 2.2 because it fit my price range and was supposed to have quality sound The MMF 2.2 was easy to setup and took about 30 minutes after carefully following the user's maunal. After completing the setup, my first impression before playing a record was Music Hall's "minimalist design philosphy" was accurate. This is a basic turntable with no frills. The sound quality of this turntable is amazing. The sound was crisp and clear. I played the song "Royal Scam" by Stealy Dan and could hear every instrument. Clearly amazing.

Pros: Amazing sound quality and easy setup



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download the Music Hall MMF-2.2 manual

  • Turntable
  • Tone-arm (installed)
  • Cartridge (installed)
  • 3 Damping feet (installed)
  • Alloy platter
  • Felt pad
  • Dust cover
  • AC power adapter (w/ attached 6.5' DC cord)
  • Belt
  • Belt-changing tool
  • Anti-skating weight
  • Counter-weight
  • 45rpm adapter
  • Hex key
  • Two-Point Cartridge Alignment Protractor
  • Instruction Manual

Features and Specs

Operation Manual
Speeds 33-1/3, 45
Cartridge Type MM
Phono Preamp No
USB Output No
Pitch Control No
45 RPM Adapter Yes
Signal to Noise Ratio Not given
Wow and Flutter 0.15

Product Research



Overview: The Music Hall MMF-2.2 is a two speed belt driven audiophile turntable that delivers superior audio performance. The construction of the MMF-2.2 has been simplified to focus on the critical music making components; the main bearing, motor, and arm. It is constructed using high quality components and comes complete with the cartridge mounted.

Note: The Music Hall MMF-2.2 turntable is available in high gloss piano black, red, or white finish.

MDF Plinth w/ Damping Feet: The medium density fiber (MDF) plinth stands on three special, resonance damping feet for exceptional stability.

Note: The turntable should be positioned on a low-resonance surface such as wood or multiple layer ply-board to avoid structural vibrations disturbing replay.

Alloy Platter with Felt Mat: The Music Hall MMF-2.2 turntable features an alloy platter and comes with a felt mat.

Stainless Steel/Bronze Bearing Assembly: The alloy platter runs on a precision, stainless steel and bronze bearing assembly to provide fluid and quiet operation.

Belt-Driven: The Music Hall turntable employs a low noise fully manual belt drive design that supports two speeds (33/45 rpm). A 45 rpm adapter is included.

1-Piece Alloy Tone-Arm: The Music Hall MMF-2.2 turntable features a one piece alloy tone-arm for superb tracking ability.

MM Phono Cartridge: The Music Hall Tracker moving magnet (MM) phono cartridge is pre-mounted and properly aligned. The turntable's elliptical stylus is user replaceable.

Note: If your amplifier does not have a suitable Phono MM input, a separate phono pre-amplifier (sold separately) is required to connect the turntable to your amplifier.

Fixed Audio Cable: The Music Hall Turntable is fitted with an attached 41" stereo audio cable with high-quality gold RCA connectors. Connect the turntable to the Phono input of your home receiver.

Dust Cover: The Music Hall MMF-2.2 comes supplied with a dust cover to prevent dust build-up on the turntable.

Isolated Motor: The motor is isolated from the plinth to reduce vibration transmission.

AC Power Adapter: The turntable operates off of standard household current using the supplied external AC power adapter.

  • Input: 120V~60Hz, 13.0W
  • Output: 15V, 550mA


Turntable Specs:

  • Power Absorption: 2VA
  • Speeds: 33/45 rpm
  • Speed Deviation: +/- 0.9%
  • Wow & Flutter: +/-0.15%
  • Rumble Max: -70 dB
  • Tracking Force: 10-30 mN
  • Effective Tone-Arm:
    • Length: 9" (22.9cm)
    • Overhang: 0.67" (17mm)
  • Platter Diameter: 11.81" (30cm)
  • Dimensions:
    • Dust Cover Closed: 16.375" (w) x 4.9375" (h) x 13.125" (d)
    • Dust Cover Open: 16.375" (w) x 14.375" (h) x 15.75" (d)
  • Weight: 17 lbs (7.8 kg)

Cartridge Specs:

  • Frequency Response: 20-20kHz (+/-3db)
  • Channel Balance: 2dB @ 1kHz
  • Channel Separation: 20dB @ 1kHz
  • Sensitivity: 5mV (+/-2dB), 1kHz @ 5cm/sec
  • Static Compliance: 16mm/N
  • Equivalent Tip Mass: 0.7 mg
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 26 degrees
  • Stylus Radius: Elliptical .0007" x .0003"
  • Stylus Type: Replaceable
  • Load Resistance: 47,000 Ohm
  • Load Capacitance: 150-400 pF
  • Internal Inductance: 560 mH
  • Internal Resistance: 700 Ohm
  • Cartridge Weight: 4.2g
  • Fixing Center: 0.5" (12.7mm)
  • Playing Weight: 1.5-2.0g (1.75g nom.)

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

2 questions already asked

These open-box items have minor cosmetic damage. They may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents. The manufacturer's warranty applies. Our 60 day satisfaction guarantee still applies as well. If you have any additional questions I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Kenny  Mar 30, 2016 ]  Staff
The manual claims that you can. However, It's a DC controlled motor so I guess the transformer figures it for you. [ Steven  Oct 10, 2015 ]
Not that I am aware of. [ Michael  Oct 09, 2015 ]