An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable

Posted by: 2x6spds

An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/24/12 02:59 AM

I spent the afternoon setting up an MMF 7.1 turntable with a nice Goldring cartridge.

I spent this evening with a tall glass going through some of the new albums delivered to my door yesterday. What a world we live in.

I returned the MMF 5.1 SE which did not have an isolated plinth so, I hated it. The 7.1 sounds great. Bob Marley Legends, sounded just terrific, The Man in Black (Ring of Fire, Walk the Line) Wow.

I have to say, there is something about vinyl which sounds ... pleasing.

I'm using the Kenwood KA9100 which is supposed to have a great phono section.

My good friend is going to go into my ASL MG SI 15DT and swap out the busted output block (interconnects pulled the guts out). I think the SET tube amp with the turntable will sound even better.

Anyway, spin your vinyl, let the electrons boil from the plates in your tubes and enjoy the music.
Posted by: Wid

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/24/12 09:19 AM


Nice! I too enjoy an evening, or any time of the day, spinning some vinyl on an old Denon I have.
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/25/12 04:02 PM

One of my guests this weekend made this observation about the difference between music from CDs and music from Vinyl ... Music from Vinyl makes you want to dance.

Ain't that the truth. This thaing sounds great!!!
Posted by: Socketman

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/25/12 09:13 PM

There is something about vinyl that is hard to describe , but not hard to hear.I dont have any bob marley but i have a copy of eddy grant( similar ) and it is an excellent recording. I listen to my TT almost exclusively , i really enjoy the interaction with it. My TT is over 30 yrs old but it sounds great , and with the advent of the internet i have learned alot about setup. Currently running a shure M94lt with a jico stylus . I have a grado reference Platinum 1 on its way to me. Also working on purchasing a Jolida jd9a which will sound much better than the pre built into my yamaha rx-a1000 im sure. Vinyl is here to stay.
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/25/12 11:50 PM

Mr. Socketman very nice to hear! I grew up with Shures, Garrards and tube gear. Tubes and vinyl, bagels and smoked salmon, some combos are magic.

Enjoy!!
Posted by: BBIBH

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/26/12 10:35 AM

I must say that vinyl is a wonderful part of audio. I have owned and enjoyed several TT's over the decades - most notably a Linn LP12 and an Orcle Delphi (forget whether it was Mark III or IV).

Comparing the sound of good quality media always made me favour vinyl.

However, the plain fact of it for me is that the handling requirements have led me to CD's and high quality downloads.

...oh, that and I don't have the time to sit and spend time listening and playing with vinyl! :-)

Maybe when I retire.....sigh.... laugh
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/26/12 11:28 AM

No question about it Mike, vinyl is high maintenance. Your turntables are iconic. May I ask what equipment do you use with those beauties?
Posted by: BBIBH

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/26/12 12:18 PM

Well, as mentioned, these were over the past 10+ years - my current setup is M80's driven by an NAD amp, NAD cd player, iPod...and I have a Thorens TD 280 (Grado cart, vanden Hul silver tonearm leads).

When the better quality TT's were around, I had - if memory serves - Axiom AX3's and Reference 3a's speakers, YBA and SimAudio Moon amps, Oacle/Linn sources, NAD CD...and some other similar level stuff (wow....has the memory faded, need to find my pictures and notes!)

...and then I shelved the hobby, and went on to other things - like kids and an ex wife!! wink
Posted by: Socketman

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/26/12 12:37 PM

Originally Posted By: BBIBH
Well, as mentioned, these were over the past 10+ years - my current setup is M80's driven by an NAD amp, NAD cd player, iPod...and I have a Thorens TD 280 (Grado cart, vanden Hul silver tonearm leads).

When the better quality TT's were around, I had - if memory serves - Axiom AX3's and Reference 3a's speakers, YBA and SimAudio Moon amps, Oacle/Linn sources, NAD CD...and some other similar level stuff (wow....has the memory faded, need to find my pictures and notes!)

...and then I shelved the hobby, and went on to other things - like kids and an ex wife!! wink



the kids will grow up and the ex will eventuaLLLY go away lol then its will be your time.
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/26/12 12:38 PM

Yes, well, ex wives can be even more expensive than the audio hobby.

Very nice kit.

I swap speakers around, Dahlquist DQM 905s, Michaura M66s, Michaura M55s, Axiom M22s sitting atop a pair of 12" subs. I have resisted using towers in my 2 channel systems, dunno why. Maybe someday I'll sneak in a pair of M80s.

Good luck to ya!
Posted by: BBIBH

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/26/12 07:39 PM

Yeah, I was lucky to have many friends in the industry as store owners, distributers and even company folks (Paul from PSB, Ivor from Linn, Vince from Totem, Victor from Sima, our esteemed Ian....and many more I cannot recall names for - sigh).

this allowed me to play with a lot of equipment and combinations. While I managed to find many products I loved, sometimes the cost was too high. I once had a list of my faves...will have to dig that up and see how it stands the test of time - if I get heavily into audio again.

While it is an unpopular view on a speaker board, it was during this that I found that the source was the most important part of the audio chain - no flame wars please! LOL

Anyway, I always liked the Axiom line, from my origianl AX3's to the M80's I have now...great speakers and great value.

Your mileage may vary, offer not valid in all areas, comments expressed are solely mine - not that anyone would want to claim them! grin
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/26/12 09:52 PM

There is something very special about a 2 way book shelf speaker.
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/27/12 12:36 AM

Your Manley Stingray wants a turntable!
Posted by: Lampshade

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/27/12 12:52 AM

You are a bad man.
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/27/12 01:40 AM

It's for your own good!
Posted by: SBrown

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/27/12 01:48 AM

I think he's right!
Posted by: GOD

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/27/12 05:52 PM

Don't listen to them, Chris. Jay's gonna be wanting a custom upgrade for her new car's toons soon. And after she gets the ground effects she's always wanted (pink, natch), you'll likely be tapped out.
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/27/12 11:56 PM

BobKay, that was totally incoherent.

BTW, I see your sig calls Anne Coulter a pig. This is because you disagree with her I suppose. But then, I've disagreed with you Bob and though I don't know you, you may wear lipstick. Does that make you a pig?
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/28/12 12:07 AM

Just let it be, 2x6.
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/28/12 12:26 AM

Oh, look who's standing in front of me, speaking words of wisdom ... cool
Posted by: Murph

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/28/12 08:01 AM

Quote: (wish I could remember from whom)

"Nothing shows a lack of human intellectual advancement more than a return to primal antagonism."
Posted by: GOD

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/28/12 10:44 AM

2 x 6, Peter, Murph: LOL!

And FTR, I have never worn lipstick, but I have been a pig, just not in public like her.

(You know I only do that stuff for a strong reaction. Thanks, meatpuppets.)
Posted by: medic8r

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/28/12 10:52 AM

It took me a while to realize that 2x6 was quoting the Beatles lyrics. Cool. That's why you put the sunglasses there. Ha!
Posted by: 2x6spds

Re: An Evening with the MMF 7.1 Turntable - 06/28/12 11:31 AM

Yes, medic8r, Let it be ... at least someone on this audio site is lyrically literate. Good on ya.