Music Direct has them on sale for 225.00 reg 450.00
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I still have a MMF 2.2 and plan to keep it. It's been sitting idle while I try to sell a couple of other tables (both "better" than the 2.2).
I got the Ferrari red one and added a speed box (which I now use with my MMF 7.1) and the acrylic platter. I put a nice cartridge on it (a Nagaoka MP-500) and it sounds very good. It's not as quiet or detailed as some of my better tables, but it has sentimental value and sounds good enough to keep.
It was the first turntable I bought after dragging the Marantz 6100 out of my garage after it had been out there for 15 years or so.
Does that price include a cartridge...if so which one?
I “re-entered” the world of turntables about 4 years ago (had turntables in my earlier years). I bought the Music Hall 2.2 (might have been the 2.1 then?) and had the Ortofon MM Red installed. I had absolutely no issues with it! Very nice and easy to deal with — basically because it doesn’t provide any ability to adjust anything like vtf, azimuth, or cables etc. Just plug it in and play records! About a year later I got the upgrade bug and replaced with VPI Traveler (Ortofon MM Bronze), then a year after that to a VPI Prime (Lyra Delos). These obviously are much better turntables but I spend a lot of time tweaking the many adjustments etc.....because I can :)
If you are comfortable for now not having much flexibility then the Music Hall 2.2 is a fine entry level table. You can always upgrade later if you want. I think it is worthy of a certain level upgrade on the basic cartridge as your first change as well (i.e., an Ortofon MM Bronze or even Black would be worthy at some point); probably not much beyond that price point.