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Music Hall Ikura Turntable

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$1,195.00
SKU: MH-IKURA
THE MUSIC HALL IKURA TURNTABLE IS A 2-SPEED, BELT DRIVEN TURNTABLE WITH MANY SINGULAR FEATURES. STARTING WITH MUSIC HALL’S HALLMARK TWO-PIECE SPLIT-PLINTH DESIGN. THE PLINTHS ARE ISOLATED AND SEPARATED BY THREE VULCANIZED RUBBER CONES. THREE ADJUSTABLE CONICAL FEET, A 2-SPEED DC SYNCHRONOUS MOTOR, POWER SWITCH, WIRING AND ELECTRICAL PARTS ARE ALL MOUNTED ON THE BOTTOM PLINTH WHILE THE CRITICAL SOUND REPRODUCING COMPONENTS; THE MAIN BEARING, ARM AND CARTRIDGE ARE MOUNTED ON THE TOP PLINTH. For the first time, music hall collaborated with an outside industrial design firm to develop and complete the project. The foundation of ikura’s design remains the unique two-piece split-plinth design originated by music hall and the final product is the result of a dynamic design partnership between Doing & Done, headed by designer James Kyroudis, and music hall. The mdf (medium density fiberboard) platter and felt mat sit on a high quality, stainless steel ball bearing sheathed in Teflon providing fluid and noise-free operation. The bearing assembly comes pre-charged with lubricant. The effective length of the tonearm is nine inches. This allows for a very shallow tracking arc on the record thus reducing distortion and record wear. The tonearm comes mounted with a high quality moving magnet cartridge and features Swiss made ABEC 7 stainless steel bearings. Each element of the ikura was carefully selected to provide you with the highest level of performance and sound quality. Used properly, the ikura will provide you with years of musical enjoyment.
Features:
  • music hall’s unique split-plinth design
  • gorgeous high gloss white or black finish
  • top tier one piece alloy tonearm
  • flexible internal tonearm wire drawn from high purity copper
  • counterweight’s center of gravity is level with the stylus tip
  • resonance damping counterweight is decoupled from the tonearm
  • separately isolated dc synchronous motor
  • two speed (33/45 rpm) pulley
  • ortofon 2m blue moving magnet cartridge with user replaceable
  • nude elliptical diamond stylus (a $225 value)
  • cartridge supplied is mounted and properly aligned
  • precision stainless steel main bearing sheathed in teflon
  • main bearing provides noise free fluid operation
  • dynamically balanced MDF platter
  • soft felt mat
  • high quality gold rca connectors and detachable phono cable
  • special vibration damping adjustable feet
  • low noise fully manual belt drive design
  • excellent instruction manual and easy assembly
  • dust cover and 45rpm adaptor
  • not compatible with music hall cruise control

  • Ortofon 2M Blue Technical Data:
  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec: 5.5 mV
  • Channel balance at 1 kHz: 1.5 dB
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz: 25 dB
  • Channel separation at 15 kHz: 15 dB
  • Frequency range at - 3dB: 20-25.000 Hz
  • Frequency response: 20-20.000 Hz + 2 / - 1 dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force: 80 µm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 20 µm/mN
  • Stylus type: Nude Elliptical
  • Stylus tip radius: r/R 8/18 µm
  • Tracking force range: 1,6-2,0g (16-20 mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended: 1,8 g (18 mN)
  • Tracking angle: 20°
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance: 1,3 kOhm
  • Internal inductance: 700 mH
  • Recommended load resistance: 47 kOhm
  • Recommended load capacitance: 150-300 pF
  • Cartridge weight: 7.2 g
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    tcrawford

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    This is a great turntable. I was already a fan of the Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge. I upgrade from an Audio Technical AT-LP-120 to this turntable. The improvement was noticeable from the first second the needle dropped. I would describe the difference as a more accurate and detailed sound with greater depth and tonal quality. I first played Joni Mitchell's album Blue and was amazed at the clarity and detail. It made my Dali Zensor 1 sound like completely different speakers (in a good way). I highly recommend this turntable. I considered the rega rp3 but felt the music hall had a slight edge in how the double plinth design separates the motor from the platter.