12ax7_vinyl wrote:1. I mentioned the Music Hall specifically because of its relationship to Pro-Ject. It uses a Pro-Ject tonearm and would have some similar sound characteristics. Upgrade parts like counterweights, the Speed Box, platters, etc. will generally match.
2. If you’re considering a Technics, you really need to audition one. The sound difference between Technics and Pro-Ject is huge. If you subscribe to the belief that a Pro-Ject sounds musical, then to me the Technics was an un-musical turntable – .
1. That is exactly what I ment by clone
2. That's my thoughts about Technis, that it would sound "un musical" in my ears
And thats what I thought about Rega too, it was too clinical for my taste, to close to a CD sound I think. A let me say to Technis and Rega fans: I too dont mean to trash the two brands. Lord knows theres enough debate on that on other treads
About the Music hall MMF 7.1. The pricetag in Denmark is about what I would pay for a TT excluding a cartridge. The prices on Hi-fi is not very different in US and EU given the fact that I would have to pay tax to get it in to Denmark anyway. I find the MMF 7,1 interesting and it's nice I could use my speedbox and choose a "heavy" cartridge when I have a counterweight to match.
Is there any similar problems with the motor there like on the RPM line and can you buy a spare motor? If it's easy to change, that would be an option to buy an extra motor later. That and an extra rubberband for the platter/motor would increase the TT life expectancy for years