MMF 11.1, top turntable from Music Hall
The distinctive design of the Music Hall MMF 11.1 isolates the critical sound reproducing components, each on their own plinth. The tonearm is mounted to the upper plinth and the inverted ceramic main bearing is mounted to the second plinth allowing the partially sunken 1 1/2″ acrylic platter to spin freely. Moving the main bearing to the second plinth improved cartridge tracking and significantly lowered background noise.
The adjustable magnetic-levitation isolation feet, microprocessor speed control, motors, flywheel, and wiring are all mounted to the bottom plinth. The motors, flywheel, and speed control are further isolated on their own vibration damped dual-plinth platform, which is separately isolated from the upper three main plinths. Sorbothane hemispheres separate each of the three main plinths and provide additional vibration damping.
The bottom plinth functions as a mass-loaded resonant sink for the entire turntable. Two motors and a flywheel are used to increase torque and speed stability. The mmf-11.1 comes in a high-gloss piano black lacquer finish and ships without cartridge. A large encapsulating acrylic dustcover is included. The arm uses four hardened Swiss ABEC 7 ball races in an inverted bearing design. Tonearm is internally wired with flexible wire drawn from high purity copper with only two contact points from cartridge to output connectors.
Motors and flywheel assembly are isolated on mass loaded resonant sink connected to the lower plinth. Counterweight’s center of gravity is level with the stylus tip is decoupled from the arm and acts as a resonance damper. There is also exclusive microprocessor electronic speed controlled dual motor single flywheel drive system. Regarding sound qualiy, overall sonic picture was free of obvious tonal or transient affects and the 11.1 produces great details. ■
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