Music Hall Ikura Record Player
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 Music Hall Ikura Record Player will provide you with years of musical enjoyment.
The music hall ikura record player 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.
Stunning performance with looks to match
The Music Hall Ikura turntable offers beautiful sound and looks.
We’ve always believed that job one for any audio component is to deliver great sound, with cosmetics taking a back seat to performance. With Music Hall’s ikura, we now know that it’s possible to have our cake and eat it, too. Designed and developed in the USA, this stunning turntable not only serves up seriously great sound, it looks gorgeous doing it. Precise construction and careful attention to details and materials allow this ‘table to retrieve astonishing levels of sonic detail from the grooves of your albums. And a high-gloss piano lacquer finish with a sleek, sculpted chassis adds to its striking look.
Features that put the focus on sound
The ikura starts with Music Hall’s unique two-piece chassis design, called a “split-plinth.” This design does more than just look beautiful — it also isolates vibrations that can smear sonic detail. The bottom platform supports the three height-adjustable conical feet, motor, power switch, wiring and electrical parts, while the top platform holds the turntable’s critical sound reproducing components — the platter bearing, tonearm, and cartridge. Three rubber isolating cones separate the two layers, virtually eliminating transmitted vibration, for silent backgrounds and superior sound. The ‘table’s dynamically balanced MDF platter spins on a precision stainless steel bearing sheathed in a layer of Teflon® for smooth, steady rotation.
The ikura’s alloy tonearm boasts rigid, one-piece construction, Swiss-made stainless steel bearings, and a decoupled, resonance-damping counterweight for exceptional low-friction, low-noise operation. Its 9″ length allows for a very shallow tracking arc across the record, helping to reduce distortion. And the turntable includes a pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Blue phono cartridge.
One of the great things about vinyl records is that they force you to slow down and savor the act of listening. But the ikura won’t slow you down much, because of its hassle-free plug-and-play design. Music Hall knows that turntable setup can be a challenge for the novice. That’s why this ‘table comes out of the box virtually ready to play. Its factory-mounted tonearm and cartridge take the guesswork out of getting started, so you can enjoy optimized sound quality with minimal effort. A few minutes to dial in key settings like tracking force, anti-skating, and platter speed are all that’s needed to unlock the best sound you’ve ever heard from your record collection.