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MTT 990

Audiophile Direct-Drive Record Player without cartridge

  • Heavyweight turntable with a case made of solid MDF
  • 10-inch J-tonearm for the lowest possible tracking angle error
  • Thanks to three speeds (33 1/3, 45, 78 r.p.m.) with a corresponding pickup, also suitable for shellac records
  • Quartz-controlled direct drive for the perfect desired speed
  • No belt slippage, unrestrained dynamics

Audiophile Direct-Drive Record Player without cartridge

The Magnat MTT 990 is the first record player in Magnat´s company history. It was created with all our knowledge gathered from 45 years of hi-fi development and the expertise of proven analogue specialists. And because our standards are so high, the first Magnat record players just had to have a direct-drive system. The goal was to combine the reliability of studio and DJ turntables with audiophile acoustic characteristics.

Equipped for all pickups

The tonearm is height adjustable in a few simple steps. This means you can set it perfectly for any pickup on the international market or also experiment with different mat heights.

One button for all events

The drive is extremely easy to operate: All three speeds and Start/Stop are set on the MTT 990’s large rotary knob.

No chance of vibrations

The feet supporting the MTT 990 are particularly important. Their special design prevents vibrations from the supporting surface from affecting the scanning.

Technical specifications

  • Quartz-controlled direct drive
  • 11 kg
Dimensions (WxHxD)
  • Cover closed: 450 x 162 x 367 mm
  • Cover open: 450 x 412 x 412 mm
Cabinet surface
  • Piano Black
  • 33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm
Wow & flutter
  • < 0.08% (33 1/3 rpm)
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted)
  • > 72 dB
  • > 2.2 kgf cm
Signal/noise ratio (unweighted)
  • > 65 dB
Platter diameter
  • 305 mm
Platter weight (net)
  • 1.9 kg
Tonearm length
  • 10“
For cartridges weighing
  • 3 - 10 g
For cartridges with a dynamic compliance of
  • Medium – medium-stiff
  • 15.3 mm
Offset angle
  • 21.4 °
Weight of headshell
  • 9 g
Adjustment range of tracking force
  • 0 – 40 mN / 0 – 4.0 g
Adjustment range of antiscating
  • Analogue to tracking force
VTA (height adjustment)
  • 6 mm


  • Heavy, solid platter made of precision-turned, high-compressed special polymer
  • Full-size platter (diameter: 12“ / 305 mm)
  • The record can be placed directly on the platter or on a felt mat (included)
Tone arm
  • Headshell with SME fitting
  • Stainless steel tone arm bearings with carbon steel bearing balls
  • Hydraulically damped tone arm lift
  • High-quality internal tone arm wiring from Mogami/Japan
  • Mechanically decoupled tone arm counterweight
  • Height of the tone arm basis can be adjusted to fit almost all cartridges
  • 10" J-shaped tone arm made of specially alloyed aluminium
  • For cartridges with a dynamic compliance of medium to medium-stiff
  • Gold-plated RCA audio outputs and solid ground terminal
  • Quartz-controlled direct drive with high torque motor
  • Comfortable one-button control
  • Speed selection: 33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm
  • Low standby power consumption: <0.5 Watt
  • Power supply 115 / 230 VAC 50/60Hz (switchable)
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted)
  • > 72 dB
  • Height-adjustable, decoupling feet
  • Acrylic dust cover can be optionally mounted
  • Solid MDF cabinet
  • High-quality glossy lacquering
Cabinet surface
  • Piano Black