The right features and the right look
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Sounds great. Power/speed switch, cue lever, arm and damping are solid and sturdy but do their work gently. Just as one would want in a turntable. It's exactly what I've been hoping someone would make: a contemporary TT with a S-shaped tone arm, removable headshell, and ability to change speeds with a switch (as opposed to removing the platter and moving the belt). I had a stanton table since the late 90s (modeled after technics 1200). I love it still, but as I got older I grew tired of it's intrusive industrial appearance. That said,I didn't want to sacrifice the above-mentioned features for the sake of aesthetics. When Music Hall came out with this it was exactly what I was looking for. I upgraded to a different cartridge and usually use the phone stage on my amp. The built-in preamp is just OK (but that's generally true of all on board preamps). I say that's fine for someone just starting out or on a tight budget. The feet aren't height-adjustable (so they're no help in leveling) and they conduct a few more vibrations than other TTs I've used.
Pros: Smooth and steady. Solid arm, precise and gentle cue lever. easy to change cartridges, play 45s. Looks good.
Cons: The feet should be better.