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I've had my music hall MMF2.2 for a while now and I love it. Upgraded to an acrylic platter. I recently acquired a mitsubishi dp 6 and all it needs is a new cart. I was already researching new carts to replace my mmf2.2's current Music Hall Magic 2 and bought a Goldring 1006. I originally was just going to swap my original mmf2.2 cart to the dp-6 and put the 1006 on the mmf2.2. However now I'm starting to think it might be better to put the 1006 on the dp-6 and make it my main tt. Any suggestions? I cant find much in terms of information and quality reviews of the dp-6 for reference and I don't really want to keep swapping the cart back and forth to see which is better as I don't want to chance messing up the new cart.
I'm using a schiit mani that connects to a onkyo TX Sr 805. Bi wire connection to two klipsch Ref-3 II tower speakers with a same series sub. Blue Jean cables to from the schiit to the Onkyo. The speakers are using canare 4s11 biwire cables. The entire setup runs through a monster power conditioner. The room, it's a music room, no special treatment. The speakers are about 7 feet apart from each other. The room is about 16x16
The Music Hall and the vintage Mitsubishi are very different animals. It appears the numerical specs are, within limits of reason, are very similar.
The Mitsu was probably nestled among them midline contemporary DD 'tables, not marketed as a stand-alone to audiophiles. There's a lot of plastic and the tonearm is a composite held together with some little clamps and screws, and looks to have less performance potential compared to the MMF. The cartridge originally fitted on it was a rebranded, low-line Audio Technica. So the Mitsu isn't a very promising package, looked at via the Wayback Machine.
The Music Hall has received good reviews but it is a fairly rudimentary belt drive with an AC synchronous motor, if I understand it correctly. The MMF bearing assembly and tonearm look like good designs; the arm has adjustable VTA and can presumably handle a pretty good cartridge, although it was originally equipped with a lower-line Goldring MM.
I expect these 2 tables would deliver very different flavors of sound. There seems to be no compelling difference in the designs that drive the cartridge selection as you had asked.
Through the years, I've found some characteristics inherent in a well-designed and executed DD turntable that I don't want to live without. In a good DD, PRAT arises from the solid stability of speed and horsepower of the direct drive system. You have to decide if the Mitsu is designed and built well enough to deliver the goods, enough to make it worthwhile. But I think a higher-grade DD might be a fairer comparison to the Music Hall though. Juggle the cartridges fearlessly.
Here is some information on Mitsubishi turntables,including the DP-6!
If you love the Music Hall table, why not just enjoy the music?
Well I was looking for insight on the dp-6 to see if it was of better quality overall.
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