High-End Sound Without the Hassle of Setup: Music Hall MMF-7.3 Turntable Features Isolated DC Motor With Speed Controls and Pre-Mounted Carbon Fiber Tonearm for Plug-and-Play Ease
The Stereophile Class B Recommended Music Hall MMF-7.3 turntable is designed to give analog enthusiasts and sound-obsessed vinyl newcomers more time to spin records by eliminating the hassle associated with setup, measurements, and installation. Unlike most high-end turntables, the plug-and-play MMF-7.3 with the optional, preinstalled Ortofon 2M Bronze cartridge (a $440 value) leaves the factory ready to provide you with luxurious analog sound. (MMF-7.3 is also available without a cartridge.) Music Hall does all the work for you. A pre-mounted carbon-fiber tonearm with flexible wire and built-in spirit level mean all you need to do is place MMF-7.3 on its playing surface and you're in business. A host of high-end design elements and parts – including an isolated DC motor with speed controls – ensure rich, audiophile sonics.
Great Sound, Low Fuss, Sharp Looks, and Everything Else You Need (Even a Dust Cover)
“If I were of a mind to spend my C-notes on a turntable in this price range, the Music Hall MMF-7.3 would be at the top of my money-grubbing list.”
The two-speed, dual-plinth ‘table's sound-reproducing components – platter, main bearing, tonearm, and cartridge – are isolated on the top platform and away from the adjustable tip-top feet on the bottom platter. Meanwhile, a DC motor with 33RPM and 45RPM speed controls resides on its own platform, completely decoupled from the turntable, yielding outstanding vibration control. Additional damping and suspension is provided by sorbothane hemispheres, which separate the two platforms. A high-precision stainless-steel main bearing sheathed in Teflon for low-noise operation, non-resonant acrylic platter with a record clamp and felt mat, dust cover, and 45RPM adapter round out this high-value, high-performance ‘table. If you want great analog sound, low fuss, and sharp looks, the high-gloss MMF-7.3 is at the ready and 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
—Ken Micaellef, Stereophile
, Class B Recommended Component