Praised by The New York Times
With its brilliant high gloss white finish, it makes lesser turntables look dull. Music Hall's MF-2.2W version of its best-selling Stereophile "Recommended" turntable looks great, sounds superb, and comes with a Tracker moving magnet cartridge and one-piece alloy tonearm. It also boasts what Music Hall's Roy Hall calls a "sexy" dust cover.
The special vibration dampening feet help quash resonance problems. The one-piece alloy tonearm offers exceptional rigidity for superior tracking ability. The high-precision stainless steel and bronze bearing assembly provides ultra quiet, fluid operation. The MMF-2.2W also features a sleek, low profile chassis that looks good anywhere you set up your turntable.
"Gives You More For Your Money"
"Turntables are really simple machines. It doesn't cost a great deal to get a good one, and today's turntables give you more for your money than they did when vinyl ruled… like the Music Hall MMF-2.2," notes Roy Furchgott in his article "How to Enjoy Turntables Without Obsessing Over Them" in the April 18, 2012 issue of The New York Times.
High-Torque AC-Synchronous Motor
The high-torque AC-synchronous motor is shock-mounted for improved isolation. An aluminum pulley drives the belt around a non-resonant polymer inner platter. MMF-2.2W's machined metal alloy platter comes with a felt mat that reduces resonance.
One-piece Alloy Tonearm
The high quality medium-mass alloy tonearm offers adjustable anti-skating, damped cueing, and easy-to-adjust tonearm height. So you can easily "dial-in" the best sound with almost any moving magnet or moving coil phono cartridge.
MMF-2.2W comes with a factory-installed Music Hall Tracker moving magnet phono cartridge offering excellent detail and dynamics for the price. The cartridge supplied is properly aligned and mounted. Also included is a 45-RPM record adapter and installation manual.
"Hi-fi elitists may debate competing technologies of moving coil versus moving magnet cartridges as if Middle East peace depended on the answer, but turntables are really simple machines. It doesn't cost a great deal to get a good one, and today's turntables give you more for your money than they did when vinyl ruled. The celebrated Thorens 125 MKII, with tonearm, cost about $500 in 1975. (That's about $2,000 in today's dollars.) A comparable one in performance today, like the Music Hall MMF-2.2 or the Pro-Ject Debut III Esprit, costs $300 to $500."
- Roy Furchgott, "How to Enjoy Turntables Without Obsessing Over Them," The New York Times, April 18, 2012