Roundtable Turntable

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Musical Fidelity’s first turntable, the M1, was made in 2003. It was engineered to a very high standard. It was well received in the press.

Musical Fidelity’s latest interesting product is the Roundtable. This is a high quality competitively priced complete turntable solution. It has a high quality low resonance 9” pickup arm (magnetic anti-skating) with steel tipped bearings housed in zirconium with rubber damping, not dissimilar in principle to the Incabloc shock protection system on watches. The vertical bearings are ABEC7 ball bearings. It is fitted with an Audio Technica 95E cartridge.

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Musical Fidelity has a long heritage of designing exceptional turntables and the Roundtable is no exception: Produced to Musical Fidelity’s bespoke specification, the new turntable also includes a unique feature.

Much effort has be made to ensure that, for the first time, all of the decks components have been designed and placed to guarantee that the product is perfectly, statically balanced and that its centre of gravity is at the pivot point of the main bearing.

Other top spec components include: a polished high carbon tool steel bearing – for an exceptional long life and friction free performance – an extremely inert chassis and suspension system and a very high quality pick up arm, usually used on products several price categories higher.

The platter is made from finely machined high density MDF and has high mass and low resonance. The plinth is made from similar bulky low resonance material. The feet are also part of the isolation system.

The Roundtable offers a stable low resonance platform for vinyl disc playing.

Additionally, the Roundtable has another, as far as we are aware, unique feature. The main platter bearing is the centre of a turntable’s universe. It’s the point around which everything rotates and everything focused. The Roundtable is physically balanced around this point.

The motor, belt and main platter bearing are all selected for complimentary characteristics.

With turntables there is almost nothing new…everything has been done before. Almost… Our central balancing feature is, we think, unique. What we have done is to put a very high quality pickup arm with a well regarded cartridge which matches the arm’s characteristics exceptionally well. The turntable system itself has excellent isolation properties, low resonance, high stability and consistency.

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Roundtable Record Player



  • Nominal speed 33/45 rpm, outside belt drive system, manual speed change
  • Speed Variance 33rpm: ± 0.30 %, 45rpm: ± 0.20 %
  • Wow and flutter 33rpm: ± 0.10%, 45rpm: ± 0.09%
  • Signal to noise ratio Mechanical noise: - 39 dB
  • Electrical noise: -65dB
  • Downforce range 0 - 25 mN
  • Tonearm 9'' straight shape massive aluminium construction
  • Supplied counterweights no. 82, weight 114g (± 1g), for cartridges from 5 to 13g
  • Effective tonearm mass 14g
  • Effective tonearm length 230mm (tonearm mounting distance 212mm)
  • Overhang 18mm


  • Power requirement 15V 0.8A (Adaptor supplied)
  • Consumption >0.25 Watts standby 5 Watts maximum
  • Adaptor mains voltage 90-264 VAC 47-63Hz


  • Unit only, unboxed 6 kg (131/5 lbs)
  • In shipping carton 8 kg (173/5 lbs)


  • Width 482 mm (19”)
  • Height (including feet) 100 mm (4”)
  • Depth (front to back) Inc. terminals 342 mm (13½”)