Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I bought this to replace an old Dual semiautomatic turntable but hadn't realized how much I was missing until I tried the Music Hall through a nice set of B&W towers. The sound was rich and warm with great presence. The set up only took about 10 min. The anti skating weight on a string is a bit odd but quite simple and effective. I miss the automatic arm return at the end of the album but the sound makes up for it. This is a completely manual turntable. On off switch to rotate platter and stop each time . As an old guy, I played a lot of vinyl gowing up but now it is a treat so the manual ritual has become part of the process. Music magic 2 cartridge is a midlevel otofon MM type which is easily upgradeable. Only complaint is the cheap felt platter pad. They could do better than that.
Pros: High quality. Good looking unit. Great sound. Otofon cartridge
Cons: Totally manual process will bother some people Cheap record pad incongruous with the quality of the product