Hmmm... - I fear you will learn the hard way why he did it. Is it perhaps http://www.head-fi.org/t/388383/fs-music-hall-mmf-7-1-turntable-w-cart ?
MMF 7 by itself should be good, no experience.
120E could use some frosting and a cherry on the top, but everything below that missing top is very sound and healthly "cake" indeed. One could say you can get frosting for it by getting ATN440MLa stylus, frosting+cherry with ATN150MLX stylus and frosting+cherry+++++ by getting ATN150ANV stylus.Those ++++ are not necessary, but I would suggest 150MLX over 440MLa, as it is not too much of a price difference. No experience with Sony table, but I guess you being proud of it will remain justified for considerable time to come - it looks like honest deck on vinylengine. If you pimp it with an approprate mat, upgrade the stylus and adjust everything right with a good protractor and test record, perhaps add some vibration control in form of various feet or isolation platforms, it should take quite a lot of $$$ to significantly improve upon its performance.
Music Hall mmf-7 FS: Same table, different owner. The AT120E came installed on this PS-X5. Of course, I have heard better. However, @ $125 I'm getting some bang for my buck. I placed it on top of some 3"x3" - 6 lb brass footers, which in turn sat atop some 4" Maple platforms and performance went up to the next level - top, middle and bottom. Currently trying the Music Hall cork mat.
Edited by Silent One - 1/24/13 at 12:29pm