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Ikura Turntable


For the first time, Music Hall collaborated with an outside industrial design firm to develop and complete the ikura 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 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.

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. It comes with a $225.00 Ortofon 2m Blue cartridge premounted by the factory for optimum performance.

85wpc remote controlled integrated amp with quality DAC, phono stage & 5 analog inputs

  1. 85 watt/channel integrated amp
  2. MM phono pre-amp
  3. 3 digital inputs (USB, toslink, coax)
  4. 24bit/192kHz Cirrus Logic CS4398 DAC
  5. Bluetooth connectivity
  6. Stout chassis with rigid aluminum faceplate
  7. 5 analog inputs
  8. Remote control
  9. Pre-amp out
  10. Easy to set-up and use
  11. System remote also controls the cdac15.3
  12. Available in black only

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  • DAC-15.2 24bit/192k D/A converter with hi-rez 24/96 USB input $299
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  • MMF-1.5- Great looking high quality inexpensive cherry table with phono preamp & $75.00 Music Hall Cartridge $399.

"This is my new favorite turntable under $400, and Music Hall is to be commended for bringing it to the market for such a reasonable price.  If it performed just the same and said Rega or VPI on the box, it would likely cost over $1,000 and would still sell!"

"It is going to make a lot of newcomers to vinyl and those upgrading their starter turntables very, very happy."


Steve Guttenberg, The Audiophiliac, states in his mmf-1.5 review for CNET:

"...Elvis spoke to me, his phrasing and power, and his band's rockin' rhythms got my juices flowing. The mmf-1.5 brought me closer to Elvis' music, the production and sound quality, which I never noticed before."

" digs deep into the music to reveal more about the subtle elements like reverberation and the atmosphere of the session, information that's way down in the grooves."
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