VPI Traveler Package - Black - Grado Gold Cartridge by VPI Traveler
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Stereophile Magazine's Analog Component of the Year!
Factory installed Grado Gold Cartridge and 1.5 Meter RCA Cables!
The only entry level high end turntable that is made in America!
The new entry high end level turntable featuring a new incredibly low friction in the spring loaded sapphire Gimballed bearings! This table was inspired and in memory of Sheila Weisfeld cofounder and owner of VPI Industries for 35 years.
The Traveler is the culmination of VPI refined engineering and technology providing quality sound and easy usability at a more affordable price.
Proceeds from the sale of each VPI Traveler sold goes to fight Pancreatic Cancer which tragically took the life of VPI Founder, Sheila Weisfeld.
10” Gimballed tonearm
Low friction in the spring loaded sapphire Gimballed bearings
Aluminum top plate
Belt drive motor
Grado Gold Cartridge
Wow and Flutter --- Less than .02%
Rumble --- Greater than 80db down.
Speed Accuracy --- Within .1%
Total Weight --- 24 pounds.
Platter Run-Out --- Within .003 inch.
19 x 15 inches overall space needed
16 1/2 x 12 foot print
Customer Reviews for VPI Traveler Package - Black - Grado Gold Cartridge
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"...the Traveler's sound... had the confident, relaxed fluidity of open-reel tape. Whenever I've heard reel-to-reel tape, I've been impressed by the format's drama, impact, immediacy, presence, and, most of all, its seamless fluidity. Music simply flows into the listening room undisturbed, with no hint of mechanical edge or artifice. ...with the VPI Traveler leading my system, I wouldn't need a open-reel player: I could get a taste of that smooth, easy fluidity right from my LPs. "Intoxicating, almost magical," Indeed."
"...the Traveler's more leisurely, deliberate way of making music - its smooth, easy sound and steady, confident pace - kept me listening longer, wanting and needing to listen to LP after LP after LP."
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