Music Hall MMF-7.3 review & specs

Music Hall MMF-7.3: Conservative & Balanced

Music Hall MMF-7.3

The Music Hall’s turntables always remain very conservative, only occasionally undergoing minor modifications. The MMF-7.3 is designed for those who want to enjoy listening to records but has neither the time nor the desire for selecting additional components: heads, clamps, mats, etc. As a complete solution with an optimal combination of elements, the MMF-7.3 might be an interesting model.

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Design

The MMF-7.3 looks simple but thoroughly: a table with classic shape and proportions, not very thick disc, and a transparent lid. It consists of two panels, with four dampers, made from Sorbothane (a polymer with enhanced antiresonant properties), inserted between them. Due to this, the upper platform, on which the main bearing and tonearm are mounted, is isolated from possible vibrations. The table itself is covered with black piano lacquer. The entire structure stands on three height-adjustable steel feet.

Setup

The only difficulty with the setup consists in the Music Hall branded mount. It requires the use of a shortened hex key to adjust the height of the tonearm in order to loosen and tighten the bolts that fix the arm. It’s not very convenient in practice, but there is nothing terrible about that.

Except for this small feature, there is nothing complicated in assembling and setting up the player. After reading the instructions once, even the person that bought a turntable for the first time will cope with the process. Moreover, the head is accurately preset at the factory, and all other settings are straightforward.

Features

The Music Hall MMF-7.3 specs, to my mind, fully match the price. This turntable is belt-driven and has an external two-speed 12V DC motor. The engine is assembled in a medium-heavy case. The power supply unit is external, made in the form of a plug adapter. The 33.3 / 45 RPM speeds are switched by buttons. However, there are no custom speed adjustments provided. The disc spins quick enough. The tonearm is made on the basis of a 9-inch Pro-Ject.

The output connectors on the device are ordinary RCA, plus a ground terminal. A basic phono cable is included, but I didn’t see anything particularly useful in it.

Conclusion

The MMF-7.3 is a solid vinyl player. Speaking about the sound, I can say that it is better than expected, and it’s a good result for this price segment. Everything is done in a balanced and neat way. And in general, this player is obviously wasn’t made for constant experimentations, but in order to just listen to music. In this Music Hall MMF-7.3 review, I can recommend this turntable for those who got used to the classic vintage players.

Common features

Product

Music Hall MMF-7.3

Model

MMF-7.3

Brand

Music Hall

Rating

4.0 of 5

Reviews

6

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

1,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

20

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond

Model

Ortofon 2m Bronze

Motor

Drive method

belt

Platter type

acrylic

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45

Torque

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.1

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

73

Gain

Output level

Controls

Operation type

automatic

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

Braking system

electronic

Connections

USB

1

RCA

0

Other

has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not

Power

Motor type

DC

Power consumption, W

4

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

14 x 46.4 x 33.7/5.5 x 18.2 x 13.2

Weight, kg/pounds

10.9/24.1

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