Music Hall USB-1 turntable

Music Hall USB-1 turntable

"The LP played directly on the Music Hall USB1 sounded supremely quiet and full of pulsing life." 1

Extremely quiet belt drive, complete ready to play turntable
Aluminum die-cast platter, ~720 g (1.6 lbs)
33 1/3 and 45 RPM playback speeds
Static balanced S-shaped tonearm w/detachable headshell
Moving-magnet cartridge supplied and installed
Proven durability and reliability2
Designed and developed in the US and France


Music Hall USB-1 turntable

Code: MHUSB1

Product Info


Music Hall's USB1 is a convenient, easy to use, and fun turntable. It's a snap to set-up and comes with everything you need to start spinning vinyl. Whether you're looking to digitize and download your record collection, release your inner DJ, or simply discover the joy of spinning vinyl, the Music Hall USB1 turntable is your answer. It has a built-in phono preamp, cartridge, dust cover, and includes all necessary cables and software required for simple plug and play operation.

- Extremely quiet belt drive, 2-speed turntable
- Aluminum die-cast platter, ~720 g (1.6 lbs)
- 33 1/3 and 45 RPM playback speeds
- High-gloss composite black finish
- Encode mp3's and transfer them to your iPod using iTunes
- USB output for converting vinyl to PC or MAC
- USB cable supplied
- Free Audacity software included
- Analog output via built-in phono amp or direct line out
- Static balanced S-shaped tonearm w/detachable headshell
- Audio-Technica AT3600L moving-magnet cartridge supplied
- Anti-skating control for increased stereo balance
- ± 10% adjustable pitch control
- Dust cover included
- Designed and developed in the US and France
- 12 lbs. pkg.

Music Hall USB-1 Turntable Specifications
- Dimensions: 450(W) x 350(D) x145 (H) mm
- Weight: 4.4kgs (9.7 lbs.)
- Power supply: Dual Voltage: AC 115V~60Hz/230V~50Hz, User selectable
- Power consumption: 8W
- Standard test condition: Ambient temperature: 23 +/- 2°C
- Relative humidity: 65% +/- 5%

Please note: Measurements can be carried out between 5°C to 35°C and 45% to 85% relative humidity.

Turntable Section
- Type: 2-speed full manual
- Motor: DC motor
- Driving method: Belt drive
- Turntable platter: 330mm dia. aluminum
- Speeds: 33 1/3 and 45RPM
- Wow and flutter: < 0.25% WRMS (JIS WTD) with 33 1/3 RPM
- S/N Ratio: > 50dB (DIN-B)
- Pitch controls: +/- 10%
- Starting time: < 1 sec with 33 1/3
- Braking time: < 1 sec. with 33 1/3
- Time for speed change: < 1 sec. from 33 1/3 to 45 RPM, less than 1 sec. from 45 to 331/3 rpm
- Speed tolerance at pitch=0: Within +/-1.3%
- USB function: USB rec. function A/D, D/A 16BIT 44.1KHz or 48KHz USB selectable
- Computer interface: USB 1.1 compliant, Windows XP or MAC OSX

Tonearm Section
- Type: Static balanced S-shaped tonearm with detachable headshell
- Effective arm length: 220mm
- Tracking error angle: < 3°
- Applicable cartridge weight: 6~10g
- Anti-skating range: 0-4g
- Phono output level: 1.5~3.6 mV @ 1KHz 5cm/sec (HP-4005)
- Line output level: 90~216mV @ 1KHz 5cm/sec (HP-4005)
- Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz
- Channel separation: > 15dB
- Channel balance: Within 2.5dB @ 1KHz
- Needle pressure range: 3~4g
- High of cue(first track): 6~10.5mm
- Descend of cue: 1~3 sec

Phono Preamp Section
- Output: 150mV +/-4dB (IN: 2.5 mV 1KHz)
- RIAA: 20Hz~20KHz +1/-3dB (IN: 1.5 mV 1KHz)

Footnote 1: Stephen Mejias, "The Entry Level: Let's Get Digital!," Stereophile, Vol.34 No.5 (May 2011): 51.
Footnote 2: At LP Gear, we use a USB-1 turntable to test cartridges, styli, and accessories on a daily basis. It is a workhorse.

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