NEW & Improved! Now with M7 Tonearm (the same tonearm used on the MMF-7 Turntable), RCA Junction Box and dynmically balanced alloy platter!
Music Hall's best selling turntable combo is now new & improved! The MMF-5.1 features the M7 tonearm which is used in the more expensive MMF-7 Turntable, an RCA Junction Box, a dynamically balanced alloy platter, special vibration dampening feet and a unique dual-plinth design which features viso-elastic vibration dampening cones to isolate plinths. The MMF-5.1 comes with the Sprit level, a record clamp and the Ortofon Magic 3 Cartridge!
The MMF-5.1 is a split-plinth design in which the motor is mounted directly to the bottom plinth and the "arm" and platter bearing are mounted to the top plinth. Isolation from those nasty vibrations which cloud the music's details is greatly reduced by this design compared to competitor's tables with the motor mounted to the same plinth as the "arm" and platter bearing. Add in the M7 tonearm (the same tonearm used on the MMF-7 Turntable) andOrtofon Magic 3 Cartridge upgrades, and the addition of a record clamp and you have an analog front end in the MMF 5.1 which is hard to top for under $1000.00!
The Music Hall MMF-5.1 Turntable is a 2-speed, belt driven turntable with many
The MMF-5.1 has an original and unique 2-plinth design with six rubber springs separating
the bottom platform from the top. This gives the turntable an extra level of
The special vibration dampening feet, 12volt AC synchronous motor, switch, wiring and electrical
parts are on the bottom plinth while the critical sound reproducing components,
the bearing, arm and cartridge are mounted on the top platform.
The glass platter and felt mat sit on a high quality, stainless steel ball bearing
sheathed in Teflon providing fluid and noise-free operation. The bearing assembly
comes pre-charged with lubricant. A metal screw-on record clamp is standard equipment
on the MMF-5.1 as is the round spirit level.
The Music Hall MMF-5.1 now features an RCA Junction Box instead of the permanent capture hard wiring that the MMF-5 had. This allows you to use the provided interconnects or any type of interconnect cable of your choosing!
The tonearm comes mounted with a high quality Ortofon Magic 3 moving magnet cartridge.
The Music Hall MMF-5.1 is easy to assemble and comes with an excellent instruction
manual and 45 rpm adapter.
New Features for the MMF-5.1 Turntable:
• M7 Tonearm (this is the same tonearm used on the MMF-7 Turntable!)
• Higher grade phono cable
• Dynamically Balanced Alloy Platter
• Special Vibration Dampening Adjustable Feet
• Spirit Level
• Ortofon Magic 3 Cartridge
• Record Clamp
• Unique Dual-Plinth Design
• Viso-Elastic Vibration Dampening Cones to isolate plinths
• Removable Dustcover
• RCA Junction Box
• Gold-Plated RCA Phono Sockets
Special Features and Recommendations:
The motor is equipped with self lubricating bearings.
The rotation parts, belt, platter rim, and stepped pulley should remain entirely free of any trace of oil or grease.
If necessary, clean them with a lint-free cloth dampened with isopropyl alcohol.
Clean the dust cover with a wet, rather than a dry, cloth to avoid inducing electrostatic charges.
If the turntable will not be used for a long period of time, it is advisable to remove the drive belt from the platter rim to prevent stretching.
Before moving the turntable, be sure that the tone arm is locked in the tone arm rest (18) with the tone arm transport lock (8). If you are transporting the turntable a significant distance, also reinsert and tighten the red motor transport screws (1).
Save all packing materials, inserts, and screws for possible future shipment or transport. The motor must be secured with the motor transport screws (1) before shipping the turntable.
Power Supply: 110V 60Hz
Power Absorption: 2VA
Speeds: 33 1/3 rpm, manual commutation to 45rpm
Deviation from nominal speed: +/-
Effective length of tonearm: 9 in.
Overhand: 0.06 in.
Platter diameter: 11.8 in.
Platter weight: 3.15 lbs
Dimensions (W x D x H): 18.5 x 14.2 x 5.2 in.
Weight: 24 lbs
1 year manufacturer warranty.
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instructions on how to set up your turntable.
The Music Hall MMF-5 is a Stereophile Recommended Class D Component!
2001, Vol.24 No.10, Page 74, Michael Fremer (Vol.23
Split-plinth design with visco-elastic cones and discs to isolate bearing/platter/arm
from motor. Plug-n-play, says MF, offering azimuth and VTA adjustment that the
Rega Planar 2 and 3 don’t have, even if their overall build is slightly
better. MF called it a "pleasant" design, both aesthetically and sonically.
It'll make an analog believer out of the most doctrinaire digital fanatic. Warm,
sweet, open, and coherent, a gateway drug into the intoxicating world of analog...Get
hooked. You'll never go back.
Soundstage Review Music Hall MMF-5
When it comes to overall performance, to my ears, the sonic nod has to go to
the Music Hall MMF-5... You get so much music for the money that
it is downright ridiculous. Though the Pro-ject 'arm may ultimately fall
short of the RB250 as a standalone product, in this particular application
it more than holds its own, perhaps due in part to the more sophisticated
base and commensurate isolation. The total system synergy that you get with
the MMF-5 translates into heightened low-bass performance, increased dynamics,
greater resolution and remarkably enhanced low-level detail. While I am a
big fan of the Rega products, I find the Planar 2 and 3 to be somewhat reticent
in those particular areas. The MMF-5 is a highly involving, remarkably musical
little turntable. Click Here to read the entire review!
Stereophile Recommended Component
It'll make an analog believer out of the most doctrinaire digital fanatic.
Warm, sweet, open, and coherent, a gateway drug into the intoxicating world
of analog...Get hooked. You'll never go back. -Michael, Fremer (Vol.23 No.7)
The Absolute Sound Editor's Choice Award Winner for 2005 & 2006!
"Music Hall's integrated turntable package provides the LP lover with
a warm, musically engaging, and affordable vinyl playback solution. Its bass
isn't the most defined, and it's a bit forward in the upper midrange, but the
Music Hall is an outstanding value" -
The Absolute Sound, October 2006, Issue 165