Inspired by Turntables of the Past Built with the Best of Today's Technology
The music hall classic turntable features a built-in phono preamp & phono cartridge, semi-automatic operation (auto-lift and power off), and a dark walnut wood veneer finish.
A Complete Package
A quality music hall spirit cartridge is pre-mounted and precision-aligned, a built-in speed control circuit ensures the accuracy of the classic's 2 speeds, a built-in phono preamplifier allows you to connect directly to your current system, and the classic features adjustable vibration-damping feet.
The biggest takeaway, for me, about the Classic's performance was that I kept wanting to listen to it. It's ease-of-use, pleasant, non-judgmental sound, and automatic feature set quickly made it my go-to turntable despite having other, higher-end options available to me... The Classic is not the same as its costlier rivals, but gives you enough of a taste that one of two things is going to happen: you'll question the need for more and never upgrade, or you'll be so enthralled that you'll upgrade quickly. As I said, though, you'll need to probably spend three times as much on a pre-configured table to make upgrading over the Classic truly worth it... So, all that said, how would I sum up the Music Hall Classic? It is a well-rounded, pleasant sounding turntable that is somewhat a jack of all trades and dangerously close to being a master of some of them.
At $599 and as plug'n'play as a 'table can be, the Classic is a must-audition. It's a delight to use, and its included Music Hall Spirit cartridge extracts maximum information from the groove. And if your suite of electronics lacks a phono stage, no worries - the Classic's will do the trick. All in all, the Classic has the makings of . . . a classic.
- semi-automatic (auto lift & shut off)
- factory mounted music hall spirit cartridge included $100 value
- aluminum platter with felt mat
- removable head shell
- adjustable vibration damping feet
- dark walnut wood veneer finish
- touch sensitive electronic speed control 33/45 rpm
- built-in bypassable phono amp
- unique uni-pivot tonearm design
- accurate line for perfect counterweight position
- worldwide compatibility
|Driving Method||belt drive|
|Turntable Platter||305mm dia. aluminum die-cast|
|Speeds||33 1/3 and 45 rpm|
|Wow and Flutter||typical: less than 0.12% WTD at 3KHz RMS(CD-4005)
limit: Less than 0.15% WTD at 3KHz RMS(CD-4005)
|Speed Tolerance||3000Hz +/-3%(CD-4005)|