Music Hall MMF-1.3 coming soon


With kind permission:
Music Hall has a new entry-level turntable coming soon, the new $300 MMF 1.3 is a 3-speed belt driven table that will feature electronic speed control, which is unheard of at this price point. It will also have a built-in switchable moving magnet phono preamp (switchable meaning engaged or not engaged for using your own outboard phono preamp), a dust cover and an AT3600L cartridge.
The AT3600L known as the CN5625AL at Audio Technica is as low a price point as you get in phono cartridges. Frequency Response 20-20,000 Hz, Channel Separation 20/15 (dB at 1 kHz/10 kHz), Vertical Tracking Force 1.5-3.0 grams, Stylus Construction Bonded round shank, Recommended Load Impedance 47,000 ohms, Stylus Shape 0.7 mil conical. (Not the type of cartridge I would recommend even for a first cartridge, except maybe to practice turntable set-up for the first time). For $24 more you can do far better with the AT95E and this turntable can easily handle that cartridge.

As you will note in the article and video from Analog Planet (Michael Fremer) above, Goldring is coming out with 3 new budget cartridges too. I will post about that separately.