Music Hall USB-1 turntable Improved


  • $250.00

- For Hifi listening, recording and LP playing

"The LP played directly on the Music Hall USB-1 sounded supremely quiet and full of pulsing life."1

Designed and developed in the US and France, and improved by LP Gear for high fidelity reproduction, the new USB-1 turntable performs extraordinarily well with the installed special production LP Gear AT93 cartridge. Graced with Nanotec contact enhancer, the AT93 moving magnet cartridge amazes with glorious sound that is dynamically articulate, raw and detailed. It is so good with the USB-1 that we believe most listeners will find no need to upgrade.

The two-speed, belt-drive, 9.7 lbs Music Hall USB-1 turntable is a snap to set-up and comes with everything you need to start playing and recording vinyl. Whether you're looking to rediscover the joy of playing and listening to records, digitize and download your record collection, the USB-1 Improved is worthy. It has a built-in phono preamp, cartridge, dust cover, and includes all necessary cables and software required for simple plug and play operation.

.: USB-1 Features
- extremely quiet belt drive, 2-speed turntable
- aluminum die-cast platter
- 33 1/3 and 45 rpm playback speeds
- composite high gloss black finish
- encode mp3's and transfer them to your iPod using iTunes
- USB output for converting vinyl to PC or MAC
- USB cable supplied
- free Audacity software included
- analog output via built-in Phono Amp or direct line out
- static balanced S-shaped tonearm w/detachable headshell
- Special production LP Gear AT93 moving-magnet cartridge installed with Nanotec contact enhancer
- anti-skating control for increased stereo balance
- +/- 10% adjustable pitch control
- dust cover included
- designed and developed in the US and France
- w17.7 x d13.8 x h5.7 in.
- 12 lbs. pkg.

.: Specifications
- General:
Dimensions: 450(W) x 350(D) x145 (H) mm
Weight: 4.4Kgs
Power supply: Dual Voltage: AC 115V~60Hz/230V~50Hz, User Selectable
Power consumption: 8W
Standard test condition: Ambient Temperature: 23 +/- 2 degC
Relative Humidity: 65% +/- 5%
NOTE: Measurements can be carried out between 5 degC to 35 degC and 45% to 85% relative humidity.

- Turntable Section:
Type: 2-speed full manual
Motor: DC motor
Driving Method: Belt drive
Turntable Platter: 330mm dia. Aluminum
Speeds: 331/3 and 45rpm
Wow and Flutter: Less than 0.25% WRMS (JIS WTD) with 331/3 rpm
S/N Ratio: More than 50dB (DIN-B)
Pitch Controls: +/- 10%
Starting Time: Less than 1 sec with 331/3
Braking Time: Less than 1 sec. with 331/3
Time for Speed Change: Less than 1 sec. from 331/3 to 45 rpm, Less than 1 sec. from 45 to 331/3 rpm
Speed tolerance at pitch=0: Within +/-1.3%
USB Function: USB rec. Function A/D, D/A 16BIT 44.1KHz or 48KHz USB SELECTABLE
Computer interface: USB 1.1 compliant, WINDOWS XP or MAC OSX

- Tonearm Section:
Type: Static balanced S-shaped tonearm with detachable headshell
Effective Arm Length: 220 mm
Tracking Error Angle: Less than 3 degree
Applicable Cartridge Weight: 6~10g
Anti-skating Range: 0-4g
Phono Output Level: 1.5~3.6 mV at 1KHz 5cm/sec (HP-4005)
Line Output Level: 90~216mV at 1KHz 5cm/sec (HP-4005)
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
Channel Separation: More than 15dB
Channel Balance: Within 2.5dB at 1KHz
Needle Pressure range: 3~4g
High of cue(first track): 6~10.5mm
Descend of cue: 1~3sec

- Phono preamp
Output: 150mV +/-4dB (IN: 2.5 mV 1KHz)
RIAA: 20Hz~20KHz +1/-3dB (IN: 1.5 mV 1KHz)

- LP Gear AT93 cartridge
Frequency response (Hz): 20-20,000
Output voltage (mV) (1kHz, 5cm/sec): 3.5
Channel separation (dB) (1 kHz): More than 20
Channel balance (dB) (1 kHz): Within 2.0
Stylus tip (inch): Special conical diamond .0005 x .0006 tracing radii
Tracking force (g) (Nominal force 2.0g): 1.5 - 2.5
Weight (g): 5.7
Cantilever: Alloy
Replacement stylus: LP Gear ATN93

Note: Specifications and details subject to change and improvement without notice.

1 Stephen Mejias, "The Entry Level: Let's Get Digital!," Stereophile, Vol.34 No.5 (May 2011): 51.


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