Music Hall USB-1 turntable Improved by LP Gear

Music Hall USB-1 turntable Improved by LP Gear

"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
CF3600LE moving-magnet cartridge supplied and installed
Proven durability and reliability2
Designed and developed in the US and France


Music Hall USB-1 turntable Improved by LP Gear


Product Info


Designed and developed in the US and France, and improved by LP Gear for high fidelity reproduction, the Music Hall USB-1 turntable performs extraordinarily well with the installed special production LP Gear CF3600LE cartridge. Graced with the CF3600LE moving magnet cartridge, the Music Hall USB-1 amazes with glorious sound that is dynamically articulate, raw and detailed. This blue wonder sounds exceedingly good with the USB-1 that listening enjoyment will pre-empt the need for further upgrade at the outset. We would however gladly assist with an upgrade path if you so desire.

The two-speed, belt-drive, 9.7 lbs Music Hall USB1 turntable is a snap to set-up and comes with everything you need to start playing and recording vinyl. Whether you're looking to rediscover the joy of playing and listening to records, digitize and download your record collection, the USB1 Improved is worthy. 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 USB1 Turntable Improved by LP Gear 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)

CF3600LE Phono Cartridge Details
- Type: Moving Magnet VM Dual Magnet Stereo
- Output voltage @ 1kHz,5cm/sec.: 2.5 mV
- Channel balance at 1kHz: 2.5 dB or less
- Channel separation @ 1kHz: over 18 dB
- Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
- Load resistance: 47k ohms
- Load capacitance: 100 - 200 pF
- Stylus type: 0.3 x 0.7 mil Special Elliptical diamond
- Cantilever: Super Carbon Fiber
- Tracking force range: 1.8 - 3.5 g
- Tracking force recommended: 2.5 g (25 mN)
- Coil impedance at 1kHz: 2.8k ohms
- Recommended load resistance: 47k ohms
- Recommended break-in duration: 50 hours
- Color: Black, Silver, Indigo
- Weight: 5.0 g
- Dimensions (mm): 30.5L x 11.4W x 17.0H
- Stylus replacement: LP Gear CFN3600LE

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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