Music Hall MMF-1.5 turntable

Music Hall MMF-1.5 turntable

"This is my new favorite turntable under $400, and Music Hall is to be commended for bringing it to the market for such a reasonable price. If it performed just the same and said Rega or VPI on the box, it would likely cost over $1,000 and would still sell!"1


Music Hall MMF-1.5 turntable

Code: MMF15

Music Hall MMF-1.5 Ultimate package: See Related Products.
Product Info


From the first music note to the final fade-out, the Music Hall MMF1.5 sets your world to groove. The quick and easy to assemble MMF-1.5 is going to make a lot of newcomers to LPs and those upgrading their starter turntables very, very happy. Given the fine finish of the plinth, tonearm and platter, built-in speed control and regulation and excellent performance, the MMF-1.5 comes across as a $600 or $800 turntable that is being sold for only $395, and they are throwing in a starter cartridge to boot.

The images used in advertising don't come remotely close to doing this turntable justice, more than any product in recent or even distant memory. The plinth, platter and tonearm are all quite impressive when you see and touch them.2

Feature List
Gorgeous real cherry wood veneer, you won't be able to take your eyes off it!
Three-speed manual operation: 33-1/3, 45 RPM and 78 rpm3
Adjustable electronic speed control
Precision S-shaped high-strength aluminum alloy tonearm with low-friction bearing for greater realism, dynamics and speed
Removable standard half-inch mount headshell for easy cartridge changing
Top-quality Music Hall Melody cartridge comes pre-mounted and precision-aligned exceptionally low friction, precision to=
Built-in phono pre-amplifier, by-passable if plugging into an existing phono pre-amp
Stiff and solid MDF plinth
Separately isolated DC synchronous motor for superior speed stability
Special vibration damping feet
High quality gold RCA connectors with detachable phono cable included
Full-size aluminum platter and special vibration damping platter mat
Dust cover and 45 rpm adaptor
Worldwide compatibility
Quick and easy to assemble, even easier than you might think.


Footnote 1: "Music Hall MMF-1.5 turntable review," Don Lindich's Sound Advice Vinyl, January 14, 2018.
Footnote 2: Ibid.
Footnote 3: 78 RPM record playing requires a 78RPM stylus. See Related Products below.

Technical Specifications

General Section
- Power supply: DC12V, 2.0A universal power supply
- Consumption: 4W
- Dimensions: 17.1(W) x 14.5(D) x 5(H) in. | 435(W) x 367(D) x 127(H) mm
- Weight: 12 lbs | 5.4 Kg

Turntable Section
- Type: 3-speed full manual
- Motor: DC motor
- Driving method: Belt drive
- Turntable platter: 305mm dia. aluminum die-cast
- Speeds: 33 1/3, 45, and 78rpm
- Wow and flutter: Typical - less than 0.1% WTD at 3KHz RMS(CD-4005)
Limit: Less than 0.15% WTD at 3KHz RMS(CD-4005)
- S/N ratio: Typical - More than 65dB (DIN-B) (SS-4242)
Limit: More than 62dB (DIN-B) (SS-4242)
- Speed tolerance: 3000Hz +/-1%(CD-4005)

Cartridge Section
- Type: Moving Magnet cartridge
- Stylus: Diamond stylus
- Channel separation: > 15 dB at 1KHz (CD-4005)
- Channel balance: Within 2.5 dB at 1KHz (CD-4005)
- Phono output level: 1.5 ~ 3.6 mV at 1KHz 5cm/sec (CD-4005)
- Line output: 90-216 mV at 1KHz 5cm/sec (CD-4005)
- RIAA: 20Hz ~ 20KHz +1/-3 dB

- Cartridge: Music Hall Melody
- Output voltage: 2.5mV +/- 3dB at 1KHz 3.54cm/sec
- Channel separation measurement point 1KHz: over 18dB
- Channel balance: 25 dB or less at 1KHz
- Frequency response: measurement point 10KHz / 1KHz 0 +/- 3dB
- Tracking force: 2.0 +/- 0.5 grams

Tonearm Section
- Type: Static balanced S-shaped
- Effective arm length: 230 mm
- Overhang: 15 mm
- Offset angle: 22 degrees
- Tracking error angle: 3 degrees or less
- Stylus pressure adjustment method rotation movability: (1-rotation 4 g)
- Applicable cartridge weight: 5 ~ 8.5 g (including headshell 15~18.5 g)
- Anti-skating adjustment range: 0 ~ 3 g
- Arm lifter: Oil damper type
- Cartridge height (mounting top to stylus tip): 8 ~ 10.5mm
- Lifter descent time: 1.5 ~ 3 sec (stylus pressure: 2 g)
- Horizontal sensitivity: < 0.2 g
- Vertical sensitivity: < 0.2 g

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