Music Hall MMF 2.2 – $449.00 – complete with cartridge
This year we have helped more customers buy turntables than I can ever remember, Including the late 1970’s. It’s interesting to see our customers in all age groups returning to this format. Now with the availability of new-release, exceptional quality recordings, a nice sounding turntable can maximize the presentation of any good audio system. One of our customers commented recently that when she pops on one of her older favorite albums it makes her feel like she is a kid again. There is definitely a warm musical feeling from vinyl that’s difficult to get from digital recordings.
So in the end is vinyl really better? Let me give you another quick example and you can decide:
Another one of our customers who has seriously gone back into vinyl now owns a Clearaudio Master Innovation with 2 tone arms, one for mono recordings and the other for stereo. He uses an Aesthetix Rhea Signature phono preamp to feed his system. When I asked him which format he prefers he said, “Let me put it this way, when I go to treat myself to a wonderful meal, like say an excellent steak, I cook it on my gas stove and pay close attention to how it simmers. But when I’m just hungry for a quick bite, I usually just pop something in the microwave because its fast and simple. This is how I feel about vinyl verses my digital music server. My phono system is my gas cooktop,and my music server is my microwave.” And this is from a guy who only a couple of years ago told me he would never own another turntable.
So if you have been thinking about recapturing your childhood or treating yourself to a good meal, come in and give this a listen.