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MTT 990

Audiophile Direct-Drive Record Player incl. cartridge

  • Quartz-controlled direct drive for the perfect desired speed
  • No belt slippage, unrestrained dynamics
  • 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

Audiophile Direct-Drive Record Player incl. 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.

Video: Unboxing / Commissioning MTT 990

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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.

Cartridge with best references

An Audio Technica AT 95E is pre-installed perfectly before leaving the factory. This MM system is one of the best-selling and most frequently tested worldwide. It sounds very natural and harmonises with the vast majority of all phono preamps on the market

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
  • 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 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
Cabinet surface
  • Piano black
Dimensions (WxHxD)
  • Cover closed: 450 x 162 x 367 mm
  • Cover open: 450 x 412 x 412 mm
  • 11 kg


  • Quartz-controlled direct drive
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted)
  • > 72 dB
  • 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)
  • Full-size platter (diameter: 12“ / 305 mm)
  • The record can be placed directly on the platter or on a felt mat (included)
  • Heavy, solid platter made of precision-turned, high-compressed special polymer
  • High-performance cartridge ´Audio Technica AT 95E´ with elliptical stylus
Tone arm
  • 10" J-shaped tone arm made of specially alloyed aluminium
  • For cartridges with a dynamic compliance of medium to medium-stiff
  • Headshell with SME fitting
  • Stainless steel tone arm bearings with carbon steel bearing balls
  • Mechanically decoupled tone arm counterweight
  • Height of the tone arm basis can be adjusted to fit almost all cartridges
  • Hydraulically damped tone arm lift
  • High-quality internal tone arm wiring from Mogami/Japan
  • Gold-plated RCA audio outputs and solid ground terminal
  • Solid MDF cabinet
  • High-quality glossy lacquering
  • Height-adjustable, decoupling feet
  • Transparent dust cover can be optionally mounted
Cabinet surface
  • Piano black