Product Comparison: Music Hall MMF 2.2 vs Rega RP1


General Specifications
Brand
Music Hall
Rega
Model
mmf-2.2
RP1
About the Product
Hear for yourself why everyone is spinning vinyl again! The plug-and-play Music Hall MMF-2.2 turntable focuses on all the details that impact the enjoyment of your record collection. This audiophile turntable produces a sound that's vivid, warm, spacious, and engaging. The award-winning 'table is equipped with a Music Hall Magic 2 phono cartridge (built for Music Hall by Ortofon), for a remarkable presentation of instruments and voices. Just drop a record on its platter, sit back, and enjoy. The MMF2.2 boasts a gorgeous high-gloss finish, so the Absolute Sound Editors' Choice Award-winner also looks great while doing its job!
Rega's new RP1 turntable was designed and engineered to achieve outstanding performance way beyond the expectations of a product at this price point. Excellent build quality, reliability and ease of use combine to make a product, which will offer a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Omitting all the usual gimmicks allowed Rega to concentrate the manufacturing costs on the high quality parts necessary to reproduce records accurately.
Origin
England
Key Specs
Drive Type
Belt drive
Belt drive
Operation Type
Manual
Semi-Automatic
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Music Hall MMF 2.2 Belt Driven Turntable with Cartridge, Gloss Black
  • Great turntable, really love the sound, cartridge and look.
  • The Music Hall MMF 2.1 is an entry-level, belt-drive, audiophile turntable and is a good choice for those wanting to move up into audiophile equipment without breaking the bank
  • Completely manual, there's no auto-return when the record is finished, though there is a cue lever and a simple on/off switch.
  • Belt drive allows isolation of the motor from the rest of the turntable.
  • Excellent quality turntable out of the box. Completely manual operation....works flawlessly and can be upgraded over time if you wish
Rega RP1 Turntable (Gray)
  • The speed change from 33 to 45 is accomplished by lifting off the platter and moving the drive belt to a larger cylinder on the motor spindle.
  • Given the amount of records I play, she will probably be my next xx-year turntable, may upgrade the belt but saw no difference in the glass turntable-platter.
  • I do not want to purchase any 'upgrades' unless they are Rega products like the white belt.
  • Everything from the platter to the drive belt to the motor can be upgraded to higher quality components if you so choose. But I digress.
  • I can see where if operated with the dustcover down (and its hinges are not designed for the long term), that there might be some resonance.
Size & Weight
Height
4.5 in.
4.5 in.
Width
17 in.
17.5 in.
Depth
13 in.
15 in.
Weight
20 lbs.
9.2 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Music Hall MMF 2.2 Belt Driven Turntable with Cartridge, Gloss Black
  • The platter is great – a heavy alloy.
  • I found the anti-skate weight included to be too heavy.
Rega RP1 Turntable (Gray)
  • Tone arm comes with weight that is preset for the stock cartridge.
  • Just remove the packaging, slide the weight on and play.
Audio
Record Sizes
12
Playable Record Speeds
33 ⅓, 45
Stylys/Cartridge
Moving Magnet (MM)
Rega Carbon cartridge
Integrated Preamp
No
No
What customers say about "Audio"
Music Hall MMF 2.2 Belt Driven Turntable with Cartridge, Gloss Black
  • The sound was amazing none of the hiss, snap and crackles that was coming from the outdated and out classed Kenwood.
  • Sound is superb, cartridge is set up well at the factory. If you're familiar with turntable setup, this takes a few minutes and then you're good to go.
  • The sound is better than I expected: the way sound fills the room, the soundstage from the MMF is nice
  • Decent bass and highs and the midrange is sweet, vocals for instance are just the way I like them
  • The music sound it gets from the record sounds fine. But.. There is so much popping and crackling
  • I bought this deck a few years ago and at first I was really impressed with the sound quality, the cartridge, and the overall "bang for the buck". However, after a year,the sound quality started to diminish.
Rega RP1 Turntable (Gray)
  • Cartridge is okay for the average person, you can go crazy with cartridges as many options available, all depends on what type of audio enthusiast you are.
  • Rega Carbon beats higher priced cartridges and is a definite upgrade to Ortofon low cost models such as OM 5e
  • I got the standard unit that comes with the Rega Carbon cartridge, and I think it sounds fantastic.
  • Nice, damped cueing device, and the Rega Carbon phono cartridge mine came with is very nice...I am told it is better than the upgrade.
  • The dust cover it comes with is built with quality.
Features
Control
Speed control switch, On/Off switch
On/Off switch
Functions
Vinyl player
Vinyl player
Platter Material
High-precision stainless-steel
Phenolic
Dust Cover Included
Yes
Yes
Speaker(s) Included
No
No
Interfaces
Stereo RCA audio out
Stereo RCA audio out
Extras
Gorgeous high gloss piano black lacquer finish, Special vibration damping feet, High precision stainless steel and bronze hua hin bearing assembly, High quality gold rca connectors
High quailty, low vibration motor, Phenolic resin flywheel effect platter improves speed stability
What customers say about "Features"
Music Hall MMF 2.2 Belt Driven Turntable with Cartridge, Gloss Black
  • Very easy to get level with the easily adjustable feet, and it stays level.
  • Decent quality cables and ground wire.
  • The supplied cartridge is nice and neutral. It is easily the equal of a Shure M97 or equivalent
  • The tonearm is a nice dual gimbaled design that has no friction that I can feel. It will track anything, as my warped Beatles reissues have proven. My example came perfectly aligned and produces absolutely no inner groove distortion
  • Cheap looking and gritchy feeling on/off switch. But has presented no problems
  • Wall transformer power supply. But at least you can easily unplug it when not in use.
Rega RP1 Turntable (Gray)
  • It had everything I ever wanted in an audio product: excellent timbral accuracy, low level detail, and great holographic imaging.
  • Great entry point into enjoying higher quality vinyl.
  • Friends have told me that getting into vinyl can be a slippery slope, but if this is the payoff then so far I'd say it is well worth it.
  • The base/plinth is particle board covered with laminate, not bad though.
  • The dust cover hinges are very cheap and I can see them wearing out in the near future.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE


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