MUSIC HALL STEALTH TURNTABLE
Analog Sonic Glory
THE MUSIC HALL STEALTH TURNTABLE - MUSIC HALL'S FIRST DIRECT DRIVE TURNTABLE - STEALTH FEATURES A BRUSHLESS LOW-TORQUE MOTOR THAT AUTOMATICALLY STOPS RUNNING AT THE END OF A RECORD.
The Stealth is a 3-speed direct drive turntable that comes complete with an S-shaped tonearm, a detachable headshell, and a factory-mounted, precision aligned Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge.
This substantial 24-pound turntable attenuates external vibrations by utilizing what Michael Fremer notes is “an unusually heavy, multi-layer and well-damped chassis as well as large, viscous-elastomer damped height-adjustable feet and a 4 pound, elastomer-damped…aluminum platter”.
"Music Hall waited more than 20 years before launching a direct drive turntable. It was worth the wait..."
-Michael Fremer, Analog Planet
Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge included and precision mounted
easily adjustable on-the-fly VTA
touch sensitive controls
"tap tests...performed better than some turntables costing 3x more."
- Analog Planet
- Direct drive design
- Low torque, brushless motor
- Touch-activated electronic speed control
- 33 1⁄3, 45, and 78 rpm
- Motor automatically stops at the end of the record
- Automatic standby mode activated after 20 minutes of non-use
- Aluminum tonearm with VTA that can be adjusted while the record is playing
- Removable head shell
- Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge ($230 value) comes pre-mounted and precision-aligned
- 4-pound aluminum platter
- Vibration-damping rubber platter mat
- Vibration-damping feet
- Cloth dust cover
- Removable RCA cables
Dimensions: 17.8 w x 14.2 d x 5.8 h in. (435 x 361.7 x 146.7 mm)
Weight: 24 lbs.
Power Supply: DC12V，2.0A universal power supply
Warranty: 1 yr. limited
1. GENERAL SECTION
Power Supply: DC12V，2.0A
Standby Power consumption: Less than 0.3 W, Auto-stop after 20 minutes
2. FEATURESTurntable Type: 3-speed full manual, Auto stop
Cartridge Type: Moving-magnetic cartridge
Turntable Platter: 305mm (12”) dia. Aluminum die-cast
Speed: 331/3, 45, and 78rpm
3. Audio Specifications
Wow and Flutter: Less than 0.07% WTD at 3kHz RMS (CD-4005)
Wow and Flutter: Less than 0.12% WTD at 3kHz RMS (CD-4005)
Signal-to-noise ratio (for MM): More than 70dB DIN-B (SS-4242)
Speed Tolerance: Constant Speed 3000Hz +/-0.3% (CD-4005)
Channel Separation: More than 20 dB at 1kHz (CD-4005)
Channel Balance: Within 1.5 dB at 1kHz (CD-4005)
PHONO Output Level: 5.5mV -3dB/+1dB:
3.894mV~6.172mV at 1Khz 5cm/sec (CD-4005)
Frequency Response (Phono Output): 20Hz~20kHz +/-0.5dB
(Signal input: -54dBV: 20Hz~20kHz +/-1dB
Brushless motors torque (Direct drive): More than 1.2kg
4. CARTRIDGE: Ortofon 2M (Blue)
Output Voltage: 5.5mV at 1 kHz, (5 cm/sec)
Channel Separation: Measurement point 1KHz over 25dB
Channel Balance: 1.5dB or less at 1kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz ~ 20kHz +2/-1 dB
Vertical Tracking Force: 1.6~2.0g (1.8g, Recommended)
Type: Static balanced S-shaped tonearm with detachable head shell
Effective Arm Length: 230mm (9”)
Overhang: 15mm (0.59")
Offset angle: 22°
Tracking Error Angle: Less than 3 degree
Applicable cartridge weight: 6~10g
Anti-skating adjustment range: 0~4g
Height of cue (first track): 8~10.5mm
Descent time of cue: 1~3 sec
Inner null point: 58.8mm
Outer null point: 113.52mm
6. ACCESSORIES SUPPLIED
Instruction manual x 1
Counter weight x 1
Additional counterweight, Sub weight x 1
RCA cable x 1
Power Adapter x 1
45 rpm adaptor x 1
Rubber mat x1
Head shell assembly x 1
Ground wire x 1
Cloth dust cover x 1
Transfer plug x 4 (UL/PSE x1, VDE x1, UK x1, SAA x1)
SHIPPING: The shipping weight of the Music Hall Stealth is 27 lbs. Shipment by FEDEX Home Delivery/Insured is FREE if your delivery addresses is within the 48 continental states. If your delivery address is in Alaska, Hawaii, Canada or other location outside of the USA, please call (480) 607-2277) or email email@example.com to determine the shipping cost and to place your order. Duties, taxes and fees on shipments to destinations outside of the USA are NOT included in the price.
The sound from the Stealth is impressive and great for its’ market while Boris has been very helpful. I've found solutions for the complaints on the Auto-Stop and Boris helped with the sound of the 2M Blue. See below.
Auto-Stop: the resolution for the auto-stop is to delay the reading of the tonearm location. I was able to do this by carefully placing a very thin strip of black electrical tape on the mirror (spindle side) that is underneath the tonearm, and above and behind the flat rest. A little trial and error will improve the auto-stop to your preferred position. In my case, I used tweezers in both hands to place about a 1/8' strip to cover about 1/16" of the mirror edge and achieved my desired location on the second try. You'll need to rest the Stealth upside down on its’ top side, so be very careful by removing the cartridge and platter and place it on a very soft sofa. I understand Music Hall is aware of the need for a fix and is trying to find the right solution.
2M Blue: I was considering trying other cartridges, until Boris suggested an upgraded power cord for the amp. That made a significant improvement for my system, even with the NAD Masters Integrated amp in a rack that is in the basement on the other side of the house! It is also significantly less expensive than a new cartridge.
Like others, I wish it had a cover and the auto-stop had been corrected before release, so it's 4 stars from me since 4 1/2 stars are not available.