Music Hall MMF-2.2
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Great no frills, all substance turntable!
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Great no frills, all substance turntable!
Anonymous, Bloomfield, CT
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Great no frills, all substance turntable!
the mmf-2.2 has amazing sound but............there are minor issues such as the counter weight falls off on a regular basis, the felt mat always sticks to the record when you switch album sides, you have to walk very carefully around it or it will skip, and finally the phono cartridge gave out after one year of minimal play time. if having to replace the phono cartridge every year this will be an expensive hobby to enjoy vinyl records
Pros: very good sound
Cons: phono cartridge gave out after one year of minimal play time,felt mat sticks to records every time you switch sides, and the counter weight falls off on a regular basis, and you have to walk on egg shells when you get near or else it will skip. I should have waited, now the price is about half of what I paid. however it does look pretty sitting there!! LOL
This was an awesome buy! I was very hesitant due to the fact that it was the previous model, but the price was right. It was delivered in excellent packaging with no chance of any part of the component getting damaged. Set-up was easy and the instructions were very clear. The cartridge included was the Magic Hall Magic 2 and not the Tracker 2 as mentioned in the description at Crutchfield, but it is basically an Ortofon Super OM10. After about 30 minutes of setup, I was ready to play my first LP, which is my favorite, Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto. The stereo separation and sound staging were superb! You could hear Gilberto's guitar so clear and vivid, it sounded like he was right there! When Getz solos come in the tenor sax is clean and smooth like butter. Wow! I have the 96/24 digital copy of this album and I thought that was amazing, but the LP is so much better, so warm and comforting. Next I tried a used copy of U2's The Joshua Tree. On my previous turntable, the album sounded good, but you could hear some of the pops and crackles of it's age despite constant cleaning. On the MMF-2.2 I was shocked how clean the album sounded. The beginning of "Where The Streets Have No Name" came in almost silently. The midrange and treble of this album came in clear without any harshness. I have since spun quite a few albums, both new and used and the MMF-2.2 plays everything I throw at it with sound that is equal to turntables costing much more. This was a great buy!
Pros: High quality audiophile turntable. Simple to setup and use. Excellent soundstage and stereo separation. Very precise tracking. Beautiful looks and build quality.
Cons: Removable RCA cables would have been a plus (now part of MMF-2.3), but for the price there are no complaints!
A little cumbersome to operate. You must take platter off to change belt speed position to 45. With 1/2 speed recordings of 45, this is a pain. Very good sound 3.5 stars
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
It plays LP's just fine, which is what I needed. But I'm an old guy, and this takes me back to the Heathkit era in a lot of ways. I can't believe that you have to put it together yourself. And to change speeds you have to manually change the belt. Also, positioning the anti-skating weight was a challenge for my shaking hands and aging eyes. But, once you've got it together, it's just fine. I'm just never going to try to play 45's.
Pros: It's great once it's put together.
Cons: There's a surprising amount of assembly required and some of it requires some relatively fine motor skills.
Wow! Excellent service, free two day delivery, very easy to set up and great sound through my vintage system. I had forgotten just how good vinyl sounds. Thanks again.
Pros: great sound, easy set up, a no frills table (I hate fluff for the sake of fluff)
Cons: None so far.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Looks Good Sounds Great
Pros: Like the sleek look
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!
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
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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.
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Price vs performance [ Kevin Jan 28, 2017 ]
I liked that it's on special and that it looks and sounds great. [ JOEY Jan 19, 2017 ]
Discount [ Jonathan Dec 26, 2016 ]
good deal [ victor Dec 26, 2016 ]
Price and performance. [ Morgan Dec 15, 2016 ]
it had good reviews and it was on sale [ james Dec 05, 2016 ]
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 ]