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  • MMF-5.3 Turntable MMF-5.3 Turntable Quick View

    $995.00
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    MMF-5.3 Turntable


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    "Music Hall MMF-5 Turntable: So good it's laughable! The MMF-5 is a 'plug and play' design you can have up and running in 10 minutes. The MMF-5 will make an analog believer out of the most doctrinaire digital fanatic. It's a gateway drug into the intoxicating world of analog playback. Get hooked you'll never go back!"

    - Michael Fremer, Stereophile, Analog Corner


    The music hall mmf-5.3 turntable is a two speed belt driven audiophile turntable employing the unique dual-plinth construction originated by music hall. The distinctive design isolates the critical sound reproducing components; platter, main bearing, tonearm, and cartridge on the top platform from the motor, switch, wiring, and feet which are mounted on the bottom platform. Viso-elastic cones separate the two platforms and provide vibration damping. The mmf-5.3 comes complete with Ortophon Blue cartridge mounted and DC motor which provides greater speed stability.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $995.00
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  • MMF-1.5 Turntable MMF-1.5 Turntable Quick View

    $399.00
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    MMF-1.5 Turntable


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    From the first music note to the final fade-out, the Music Hall mmf-1.5 sets your world to groove and your feet to dance.


    The stunning mmf-1.5 with its superior s-shaped alloy tonearm, Music Hall Melody cartridge, 3-speed belt drive design, and built-in phono pre-amp is a beautifully refined piece.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $399.00
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  • MMF-5.3SE Turntable MMF-5.3SE Turntable Quick View

    $1,395.00
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    MMF-5.3SE Turntable


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    "Music Hall MMF-5 Turntable: So Good it's laughable! The MMF-5 is a 'plug and play' design you can have up and running in 10 minutes. The MMF-5 will make an analog believer out of the most doctrinaire digital fanatic. It's a gateway drug into the intoxicating world of analog playback. Get hooked you'll never go back!"
    - Michael Fremer, Stereophile, Analog Corner


    The Music Hall mmf-5.3 special edition turntable is a 2-speed belt driven audiophile turntable employing the unique dual-plinth construction originated by Music Hall.


    The distinctive design isolates the critical sound reproducing components: platter, main bearing, tonearm, and cartridge on the top platform from the motor, switch, wiring, and feet which are mounted on the bottom platform. Sorbothane hemispheres separate the two platforms and provide suspension and vibration damping.


    The mmf-5.3se comes complete with an Ortofon 2M Bronze cartridge.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $1,395.00
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  • MMF-7.3 Turntable MMF-7.3 Turntable Quick View

    $1,595.00
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    MMF-7.3 Turntable

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    The distinctive design of the mmf-7.3 isolates the critical sound reproducing components; platter, main bearing, tonearm, and cartridge on the top platform from the adjustable tip-toe feet which are mounted on the bottom platform. The motor speed controls, and wiring are isolated on their own platform and completely decoupled from the turntable.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $1,595.00
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  • MMF 5.3WH Turntable MMF 5.3WH Turntable Quick View

    $1,049.00
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    MMF 5.3WH Turntable


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    The Music Hall MMF-5.3WH Turntable Is A Two Speed Belt Driven Audiophile Turntable Employing The Unique Dual-Plinth Construction Originated By Music Hall


    The distinctive design isolates the critical sound reproducing components; platter, main bearing, tonearm, and cartridge on the top platform from the motor, switch, wiring, and feet which are mounted on the bottom platform. Viso-elastic cones separate the two platforms and provide vibration damping. The mmf-5.3wh comes complete with Ortofon 2M blue cartridge mounted.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $1,049.00
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  • MMF 11.1 Turntable MMF 11.1 Turntable Quick View

    $4,495.00
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    MMF 11.1 Turntable


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    We had the MMF-11 balanced and playing in less than an hour (this includes setting up its fishline-mounted antiskating weight). Even with headphones, it's the most sparkling, accurate turntable we've ever used. And vibrations in our wood-floored testing space never fazed the 39.5-pound unit. This is audiophile bliss.

    - Victor Krummenacher, Wired


    The Music Hall mmf-11.1 turntable, our latest flagship, is a 2-speed belt-driven audiophile turntable, featuring the unique quadruple-plinth construction originated by Music Hall.


    The distinctive design isolates the critical sound reproducing components, each on their own plinth. The tonearm is mounted to the upper plinth and the inverted ceramic main bearing is mounted to the second plinth allowing the partially sunken 1 1/2 acrylic platter to spin freely.


    Moving the main bearing to the second plinth improved cartridge tracking and significantly lowered background noise. The adjustable magnetic-levitation isolation feet, microprocessor speed control, motors, flywheel, and wiring are all mounted to the bottom plinth. The motors, flywheel, and speed control are further isolated on their own vibration damped dual-plinth platform, which is separately isolated from the upper three main plinths.


    Sorbothane hemispheres separate each of the three main plinths and provide additional vibration damping. The bottom plinth functions as a mass-loaded resonant sink for the entire turntable. Two motors and a flywheel are used to increase torque and speed stability. The mmf-11.1 comes in a high-gloss piano black lacquer finish and ships without cartridge. A large encapsulating acrylic dustcover is included.


    Music Hall
    $4,495.00
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  • MMF-2.3 Turntable MMF-2.3 Turntable Quick View

    $499.00
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    MMF-2.3 Turntable

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    The Music Hall MMF-2.3 turntable is a 2-speed belt driven audiophile turntable at a budget price. It is constructed using high quality components and it comes complete with a tonearm and cartridge mounted. The construction of the mmf-2.3 has been simplified to focus on the critical components: the bearing, the motor, and the tonearm.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $499.00
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  • MMF-9.3 Turntable MMF-9.3 Turntable Quick View

    $2,395.00
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    MMF-9.3 Turntable


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    The Music Hall MMF-9.3 turntable, is a two speed, belt driven audiophile turntable employing the unique triple plinth construction originated by Music Hall.


    The distinctive design isolates the critical sound reproducing components: platter, main bearing, tonearm, and cartridge, on the top platform, from the adjustable tip-toe feet and wiring, which are mounted on the bottom platform. The motor and speed controls are isolated on their own vibration damping base and completely decoupled from the turntable.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $2,395.00
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  • MMF-1.3 Turntable MMF-1.3 Turntable Quick View

    $299.00
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    MMF-1.3 Turntable


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    Music Hall's new entry-level turntable provides a feature set that is unrivaled at its price. With a built-in phono preamplifier and a quality, pre-mounted cartridge, the mmf-1.3 is everything you need to start listening to vinyl right out of the box!


    The Music Hall mmf-1.3 turntable sets a new benchmark for affordable audiophile turntables. A 3-speed belt driven turntable that comes complete with a tonearm, mounted cartridge, and built-in phono amp. The construction of the mmf-1.3 has been simplified to focus on the critical components; the bearing, the motor, and the tonearm.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $299.00
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  • Music Hall Ikura Turntable - White Music Hall Ikura Turntable - White Quick View

    $1,195.00
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    Music Hall Ikura Turntable - White


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    Designed And Developed In The USA, The Ikura Represents A Distinct Visual And Technical Design Departure For Music Hall


    For the first time, music hall collaborated with an outside industrial design firm to develop and complete the 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 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.


    Each element of the ikura was carefully selected to provide you with the highest level of performance and sound quality. Used properly, the ikura will provide you with years of musical enjoyment.


    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.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $1,195.00
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  • MMF-7.3 Turntable (Without Cartridge) MMF-7.3 Turntable (Without Cartridge) Quick View

    $1,395.00
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    MMF-7.3 Turntable (Without Cartridge)

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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The distinctive design of the mmf-7.3 isolates the critical sound reproducing components; platter, main bearing, tonearm, and cartridge on the top platform from the adjustable tip-toe feet which are mounted on the bottom platform. The motor speed controls, and wiring are isolated on their own platform and completely decoupled from the turntable.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $1,395.00
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  • MMF 5.3LE Turntable MMF 5.3LE Turntable Quick View

    $1,049.00
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    MMF 5.3LE Turntable


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    The Music Hall MMF-5.3LE Turntable Is A Two Speed Belt Driven Audiophile Turntable Employing The Unique Dual-Plinth Construction Originated By Music Hall


    The distinctive design isolates the critical sound reproducing components; platter, main bearing, tonearm, and cartridge on the top platform from the motor, switch, wiring, and feet which are mounted on the bottom platform. Viso-elastic cones separate the two platforms and provide vibration damping. The mmf-5.1le comes complete with Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge mounted.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $1,049.00
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  • Phono Amp PA 1.2 Phono Amp PA 1.2 Quick View

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    Phono Amp PA 1.2

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    The music hall phono amp is the perfect solution for attaching a turntable to a receiver or integrated amplifier. It is a low noise high quality phono pre amp that accepts both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges. The beautifully finished extruded aluminum box wards off the effects of stray magnetic fields and provides a safe quiet environment for the sensitive electronics it houses thus providing you with the best sound possible from your turntable.


    This product is not eligible for discount.


    Music Hall
    $175.00
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  • Integrated Amplifier A15.3 Integrated Amplifier A15.3 Quick View

    $549.00
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    Integrated Amplifier A15.3


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    The a15.3 presents a smart alternative to surround sound receivers and all in one systems. It's the perfect choice for someone looking to assemble their first hi end audio system. Partner it with the matching c-dac15.3 dac cd player and one of our turntables for a great sounding system. Connecting a turntable couldn't be easier with the built-in moving magnet phono preamp. The amp delivers an impressive 50 watts/channel, which is plenty of power to drive the majority of loudspeakers on the market.


    Music Hall
    $549.00
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  • MMF-2.3WH Turntable (white) MMF-2.3WH Turntable (white) Quick View

    $549.00
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    MMF-2.3WH Turntable (white)


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    The Music Hall MMF-2.3wh turntable is a 2-speed belt driven audiophile turntable with special high gloss white plinth at a budget price. It is constructed using high quality components and it comes complete with a tonearm and cartridge mounted. The construction of the MMF-2.3WH has been simplified to focus on the critical components: the bearing, the motor, and the tonearm.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $549.00
    MMF-2.3LE White - With Cartridge Buy Now
  • Music Hall Ikura Turntable - Black Music Hall Ikura Turntable - Black Quick View

    $1,195.00
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    Music Hall Ikura Turntable - Black


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    Designed And Developed In The USA, The Ikura Represents A Distinct Visual And Technical Design Departure For Music Hall


    For the first time, music hall collaborated with an outside industrial design firm to develop and complete the 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 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.


    Each element of the ikura was carefully selected to provide you with the highest level of performance and sound quality. Used properly, the ikura will provide you with years of musical enjoyment.


    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.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $1,195.00
    Music Hall Ikura - Black Buy Now
  • MMF-2.3LE Turntable MMF-2.3LE Turntable Quick View

    $549.00
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    MMF-2.3LE Turntable


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    The Music Hall MMF-2.3LE turntable is a 2-speed belt driven audiophile turntable with special ferrari red plinth at a budget price. It is constructed using high quality components and it comes complete with a tonearm and cartridge mounted. The construction of the MMF-2.3LE has been simplified to focus on the critical components: the bearing, the motor, and the tonearm.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $549.00
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  • MMF-9.3 Turntable (Without Cartridge) MMF-9.3 Turntable (Without Cartridge) Quick View

    $2,195.00
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    MMF-9.3 Turntable (Without Cartridge)

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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The Music Hall MMF-9.3 turntable, is a two speed, belt driven audiophile turntable employing the unique triple plinth construction originated by Music Hall.


    The distinctive design isolates the critical sound reproducing components: platter, main bearing, tonearm, and cartridge, on the top platform, from the adjustable tip-toe feet and wiring, which are mounted on the bottom platform. The motor and speed controls are isolated on their own vibration damping base and completely decoupled from the turntable.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $2,195.00
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  • MMF- USB 1 Turntable MMF- USB 1 Turntable Quick View

    $249.00
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    MMF- USB 1 Turntable


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    Music Hall's new usb-1 is a convenient, easy to use, and fun turntable. It's a snap to set-up and comes with everything you need to start spinning vinyl. Whether you're looking to digitize and download your record collection, release your inner DJ, or simply discover the joy of spinning vinyl, the usb-1 is your answer. It has a built-in phono preamp, cartridge, dust cover, and includes all necessary cables and software required for simple plug and play operation.


    Music Hall Turntables
    $249.00
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  • VPI HR-X Turntable VPI HR-X Turntable Quick View

    $15,000.00
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    VPI HR-X Turntable


    Stereophile HRX HRX


    HRX
    HRX


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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    THE LEAST EXPENSIVE AND BEST SELLING HIGH END TURNTABLE IN THE WORLD!


    Stereophile Analog Product of the Year runner-up to a $100,000.00 turntable


    JMW 12 3D Tonearm


    The HR-X is known to reviewers and manufacturers around the world for it's natural reproduction of scale and sweep, which are two of the things that make us feel like we are listening to live music. With world class detail, low noise, pace, and timing, the HR-X will bring the concert hall into your home. Best of all, it does this without fiddling, tweaking, or constant resetting. The HR-X is a statement among belt drive turntables! The drive system and the periphery clamp result in wow, flutter, and rumble that are all below measurability providing world class sound.


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  • Cruise Control 2.0 Cruise Control 2.0 Quick View

    $299.00
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    Cruise Control 2.0


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    For Music Hall Turntables (not MMF9.1 or 11)


    The music hall cruise control permits the electronic speed control of music hall and project turntables between 33.3 and 45 rpm at the simple touch of a button. Removing the platter and moving the belt from one pulley to the next is no longer required. The quartz-locked speed control provides unmatched speed stability to within ±0.0001% deviation. Used with the appropriate pulley and cartridge, it also permits the replay of 78 rpm records. The replay speed can be increased and decreased in twenty steps of 0.1 rpm. The quartz lock provides perfect speed control for all music hall turntables, many project models, and any turntable with 120v AC synchronous motor. Please consult your dealer for a full list.


    This product is not eligible for discount.


    Music Hall
    $299.00
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  • Pro-Ject Speed Box S2 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Speed Box S2 Quick View

    $179.00
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    Pro-Ject Speed Box S2


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    The new Pro-Ject Speed Box S2 speed controller replaces the old and famous Speed Box S. It nevertheless has the same functions and performances. It is made for entry level turntables and midrange turntables that have a 16V AC synchronous motor.


    It comes in a non magnetic anodized aluminium casing. The front panel is also in aluminium. It has a pulse switch which enables you to choose the speed (33 RPM or 45 RPM) as well as two LEDs which correspond to the speed selection.


    Its primary function is to enable (by change in frequency) to change the speed of the motor and, in consequence, go from 33 RPM to 45 RPM without having to manually change the belt from one pulley to another (when you do not need to raise the platter!). This is very practical for those who have a collection of singles! However, the Pro-Ject Speed Box S2 speed controller has another function. It has a quartz and microprocessor control that ensure a formidable stability of the rotation of the motor. Its precision of 0,001% translates to a speed stability multiplied by 5. It is important to take into account that it is possible to obtain a rotation at 78 RPM by adapting a specific pulley and by selecting 45 RPM.


    It is powered by an external power supply in direct current (DC) of 18 V. We connected it to a Pro-Ject 1-Xpression III turntable and a 2nd generation Pro-Ject 2-Xperience turntable. The results were very convincing. The gain in musicality obtained is undebatable and its user-friendliness make it necessary!


    It is advised to use the Pro-Ject Speed Box S2 speed controller with Pro-Ject turntables (Debut 3, Essential 1, Genie 1.3, XPression 1, II and III, RPM 4 et RPM 5, Xperience) and Music Hall turntables (Music Hall 2.2, Music Hall 5.1, Music Hall 7.1 ).


    CAUTION: the speed box 1,2, and S are not compatible with DC motors: Debut Carbon, Debut Carbon Esprit, Debut Carbon USB, 1Xpression carbon, RPM1 Carbon, RPM3 Carbon, 2Xperience DC, 6Perspex Acryl DC, etc.


    Pro-Ject
    $179.00
    Speed Box S2
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  • Undercurrent (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Undercurrent (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

    $34.99
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    Undercurrent (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    This is the first of two superb albums recorded by Bill Evans, and guitarist Jim Hall, and it was recorded over two sessions in April and May 1962. Arrangements simply for piano and guitar are rare in Jazz, and it is even more seldom that the results are truly inspiring and as musically worthwhile as in this case. It is usual for intuitive musical relationships to develop over a number of years, but here we find two musicians who clearly shared an immediate understanding.



    Both men are on absolute top form here - Bill Evans was on fire throughout the early and mid sixties, and after the tragic death of his previous musical partner, virtuoso bass player Scott Le Faro (at the age of 23), he was searching for new directions. Jim Hall is a guitarist of tremendous skill and powerful technique, with a highly developed rhythmic and harmonic sense that shines through on this album. What is so special about the performances here is an almost telepathic anticipation of where the music is heading - both musicians contribute equally, and there is a constant exchange of ideas, each reacting to the other with apparent ease, whatever the mood.



    This is a brilliant jazz album, of great depth and tremendous atmosphere, and both players express some exceptional ideas. Highly recommended.




    Musicians:



    • Bill Evans (piano)

    • Jim Hall (guitar)




    Recording: April & May 1962 at Sound Makers, New York, by Bill Schwartau



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. My Funny Valentine
    2. I Hear A Rhapsody
    3. Dream Gypsy
    4. Romain
    5. Skating In Central Park
    6. Darn That Dream
    Bill Evans & Jim Hall
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Tomorrow The Green Grass Tomorrow The Green Grass Quick View

    $24.99
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    Tomorrow The Green Grass

    On Tomorrow the Green Grass, the Jayhawks found themselves in the tricky situation of trying to match the quality of Hollywood Town Hall without simply repeating themselves, and they came remarkably close to achieving that daunting task. Rather than simply mimic the warm and unaffected sound of Hollywood Town Hall, the Jayhawks reached for a broader and more eclectic approach on Tomorrow the Green Grass; with the presence of new keyboard player Karen Grotberg and the addition of strings on several tracks, the album certainly sounded fuller and more artful, but Mark Olson and Gary Louris' harmonies were still the band's secret weapon, and were as pure and emotionally compelling as ever, while Louris' electric guitar solos gave the songs real rock & roll muscle without disturbing the essentially gentle nature of their music. And the best songs on Tomorrow the Green Grass are every bit as good as anything on Hollywood Town Hall, especially the opening hat trick of Blue, I'll Run Away, and Miss Williams' Guitar (the latter a joyous love letter to Olson's new bride, Victoria Williams). But while nearly every song on Hollywood Town Hall seemed like a classic in context, the greater stylistic variety of Tomorrow the Green Grass had the consequence of making a few of the songs in the second half of the album seem less than essential, most notably Ann Jane and Pray for Me, though they hardly counted as disappointments, and the album rallies to a rousing finale with Ten Little Kids. If Hollywood Town Hall is inarguably the Jayhawks' best album, Tomorrow the Green Grass runs a very close second, and though it was to be the group's last album with Mark Olson, the eclectic approach pointed the way to the sound and style of the fine records the Louris-led version of the band would go on to make.


    - Mark Deming (All Music Guide)

    1. Blue
    2. I'd Run Away
    3. Miss Williams' Guitar
    4. Two Hearts
    5. Real Light
    6. Over My Shoulder
    7. Bad Time
    8. See Him On the Street
    9. Nothing Left To Borrow
    10. Ann Jane
    11. Pray For Me
    12. Red's Song
    13. Ten Little Kids
    The Jayhawks
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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