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Music Hall MMF-1.5

Manual belt-drive turntable with built-in phono preamp

4 Reviews | 1 question - 4 answers


Our take on the Music Hall MMF-1.5

The gorgeous Music Hall MMF-1.5 turntable features a classic cherry wood veneer on a solid MDF plinth. It also includes a built-in phono preamp with pre-attached cables, so you have plenty of setup options.

A gorgeous cherry wood turntable

The gorgeous Music Hall MMF-1.5 turntable features a classic cherry wood veneer on a solid MDF plinth. It also includes a built-in phono preamp with pre-attached cables, so you have plenty of setup options.

You can plug directly into a pair of powered stereo speakers, or go through a receiver or outboard preamp. Whichever way you go, it won't be long until you're enjoying warm, detailed vinyl sound.

Pre-mounted cartridge

The turntable's curved aluminum tonearm features a pre-mounted Melody cartridge, designed by Audio Technica for Music Hall. The cartridge has a low-mass aluminum cantilever to help it respond more quickly and accurately to undulations in the record groove for clear, distortion-free sound.

Product Highlights:

  • fully manual operation
  • die-cast aluminum platter with vibration-damping rubber platter mat
  • switchable built-in phono preamp
  • 9" curved aluminum tonearm with pre-mounted Music Hall Melody moving magnet cartridge
  • real cherry wood veneer
  • medium density fiberboard (MDF) base with adjustable vibration-damping feet
  • gold RCA audio jacks with detachable cables
  • 33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm speeds
  • wow and flutter: ±0.1%
  • 17-1/8"W x 5"H (with dust cover down) x 14-1/2"D
  • weight: 12 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Turntable
  • AC power adapter (attached 5' DC cord)
  • 3 AC plugs (US/EU/UK)
  • Tonearm (pre-installed)
  • Cartridge/stylus assembly
  • Platter
  • Mat
  • Belt
  • 45 RPM adapter
  • Counterweight
  • Dust cover
  • 2 Hinges
  • 5' Stereo RCA cables
  • Instruction Manual

everything that iI expected. Shipping was prompt and the turntable works beautifully. Great sound!!!

Anonymous, Rolling Prairie, IN


Music Hall MMF-1.5 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(4 Reviews)

Music Hall MMF-1.5

Anonymous from Rolling Prairie, IN on 5/31/2018

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everything that iI expected. Shipping was prompt and the turntable works beautifully. Great sound!!!



Music Hall MMF-1.5

Jeffrey from Kenai, AK on 4/23/2018

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I chose this turntable as part of my minimalist analog system. Visually the wood plinth looks very classy, the platter is reasonably heavy cast aluminum, tone-arm and controls are simple and effective, the all manual configuration requires some attention from the listener. This turntable is paired with an all tube class-A 15-watt integrated amplifier and Wharfdale Diamond 220 speakers in a relatively small listening room; the result is amazing for its warmth, clarity and outstanding mid-range sound that compliments acoustic instrument recordings at moderate volume. Overall this is an exceptional entry level turntable; you can spend much more and have many more features but I don't see any need to upgrade for my needs.

Pros: Cost Performance Appearance Simplicity

Cons: Built in Pre-amp marginal

Music Hall MMF-1.5

Anonymous from Loudon, TN on 3/29/2018

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I've tried lots of turntables over the years and this particular table is one of my all time favorites; can't beat it for the price.



Music Hall MMF-1.5

Anonymous from Pittsburgh, PA on 3/3/2018

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Wow! Looks awesome! Sounds great!




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Operation Manual
Speeds 33-1/3, 45, 78
Cartridge Type MM
Phono Preamp Built-in
USB Output No
Pitch Control No
45 RPM Adapter Yes
Signal to Noise Ratio 65
Wow and Flutter 0.1
Weight 12 lbs.

Product Research


Manual Belt-Drive: The Music Hall MMF-1.5 turntable employs a low noise, fully manual belt drive design.

3-Speed Operation: A built-in speed control circuit ensures the accuracy of the MMF-1.5 turntable's three operating speeds (33-1/3, 45, & 78 RPM).

Die-Cast Aluminum Platter: The Music Hall MMF-1.5 turntable utilizes a die-cast aluminum platter and a thick rubber mat to dampen ambient vibration. The belt comes pre-mounted to the platter, making setup easier and quicker.

MDF Plinth w/ Vibration Damping Feet: The MMF-1.5 turntable features a MDF Plinth and vibration damping feet to prevent unwanted vibration. The MDF plinth features a real cherry wood veneer.

Aluminum Tonearm + MM Cartridge: The Music Hall MMF-1.5 includes an aluminum tonearm and comes with an uninstalled Music Hall Melody phono (MM) cartridge with diamond stylus. You will have to mount the cartridge/stylus assembly to the tonearm.

Built-in Switchable Preamp: A built-in phono preamplifier allows connection of the turntable to an AV receiver, integrated amplifier, or powered speakers that do not have a dedicated phono input. The built-in phono preamp can be turned off when using an AV receiver or integrated amp with a phono input (MM).

Stereo RCA Output: The Music Hall MMF-1.5 is outfitted with a stereo RCA output and comes with a 5' stereo RCA cable to connect the turntable to your AV receiver, integrated amplifier, or powered speakers.

External Power Supply: The MMF-1.5 includes an external AC power supply.

Hinged Dust Cover: The Music Hall MMF-1.5 comes supplied with a hinged dust cover to prevent dust build-up on the turntable.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

great reviews and good price [ Brian  Jun 08, 2018 ]
Fantastic reviews in newspaper [ Valerie  Apr 05, 2018 ]
a requested gift [ Martha  Feb 22, 2018 ]
After a bad experience with the Audio Technica at-lp120 (the motor makes a rumble sound) I wanted a turntable that is hopefully better quality and belt drive. This looks like it will fit the bill.Also, it's beautiful and will make a nice addition to my system. [ Jerold  Jan 23, 2018 ]
It has a 78 speed and it was highly recommended by someone and the reviews were very good [ Jordan  Jan 17, 2018 ]

1 question already asked

No, no problem with wow & flutter or speed stability, but, just in case, there is a electronic speed control adjustment knob on the back of turntable you can use to change the platter speed if necessary. [ Jaroslaw  May 09, 2018 ]
Hello! The speed stability is very good; even wihen playing heavy weight 78 rpm. The flutter aspect seems to be fine; no noticeable variation in pitch. We are very happy with this turn table and highly recommend it. [ Celeste  May 09, 2018 ]
The speed stability is good, no audible wow and flutter to my old ears. [ Jerold  May 09, 2018 ]
Speed stability is good for this price point, Wow & Flutter rated at 0.15% limit. I can occasionally detect Wow (but not Flutter) if a song ends on a single extended note, but there are no audible irregularities to my ear during performance segments of music. [ Jeffrey  May 08, 2018 ]