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  • JMW - Classic Signature Arm JMW - Classic Signature Arm Quick View

    $2,599.99
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    JMW - Classic Signature Arm


    For our 30th anniversary VPI had to come up with something really special at just the right price for a world in a recession. The Classic was the answer and the Classic tonearm was the logical choice for it.



    Born from the 10.5i, stretched to fit the Classic chassis, simplified to save on cost, boiled down to the important basics that make for good engineering and good sound.


    The Classic tonearm is so good Hi Fi Plus gave it as part of the Classic package Turntable of the Year!!


    The Classic arm is a full 10.5 long for very low tracking error, solidly mounted to the Classic base, VTA adjustable with a ship captains wheel adjuster, RCA or optional XLR jacks, ultra stable design.


    The Classic arm is fast, clean, stable, very low in distortion, and dynamic like a master tape. When combined with a cartridge of 7-11 grams and a compliance of 11-16 such as the VPI/Dynavector 20X you will be startled by the dynamic range a low level resolution this arm can reproduce.


    Not eligible for discount.

    Portion of proceeds benefit Jonathan Weisfeld Memorial Fund.


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    $2,599.99
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  • VPI Fatboy Tonearm 6 OPTIONS AVAILABLE VPI Fatboy Tonearm Quick View

    $3,999.00
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    VPI Fatboy Tonearm


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    The Fatboy Tonearm is available both in a Uni-Pivot style and a Gimbaled style and in all lengths (9, 10, 12). The Fatboy can be used with VPI's current production turntables and their legacy turntables that support their current VTA Base both standard and on the Fly.


    Take advantage of the VPI Tonearm Trade in Program and save:


    Trade in your JMW-10-Metal - Save $750 on Fatboy!

    Trade in your JMW-12-Metal - Save $1350 on Fatboy!

    Trade in your JMW-10-3D - Save $1349 on Fatboy!

    Trade in your JMW-10-3DR- Save $1724 on Fatboy!

    Trade in your JMW-12-3D - Save $1784 on Fatboy!

    Trade in your JMW-12-3DR - Save $2399 on Fatboy!


    Interested in the trade in program? Call 1-877-929-8729 or e-mail our audio advisor today!




    VPI Accessories
    $3,999.00
    Fatboy Tonearm
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  • Pro-Ject Primary Turntable 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Primary Turntable Quick View

    $249.00
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    Pro-Ject Primary Turntable



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    Audiophile "Plug & Play" turntable with easiest possible set-up and class-leading sound!


    It comes with an included dustcover and is pre-mounted with the capable Ortofon OM 5E moving magnet cartridge. The silicone drive belt along with a low-vibration synchronous motor is powered by an onboard DC to AC generator to ensure silent motor operation. The 8.6 aluminum tonearm with sapphire bearings is terminated with a gold-plated RCA cable for accurate and precise audio signal transmission. The low resonance platter features a stainless steel spindle and a brass bushing with a low-friction Teflon layer to virtually eliminate any bearing noise. Pro-Ject's Primary turntable take your vinyl playback to the next level without cleaning out your wallet. Available in matte Black or White.


    Pro-Ject
    $249.00
    Primary Turntable - 2 Colors Available
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  • Prestige Series Blue Cartridge Prestige Series Blue Cartridge Quick View

    $125.00
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    Prestige Series Blue Cartridge

    The Prestige (and upscale Reference) cartridges from Grado are the first released since the elder Grado's retirement, but they mark an evolution, not dramatic change, of the classic Grado style. There are three basic levels in the Prestige lineup: Black/Green, Blue/Red, and Silver/Gold. In each of these pairings, the latter model is the same as the former, but is able to meet more astringent test specifications. The Green, for instance, is taken from the top 15% of the Black models production.


    The newly redesigned Blue1 and Red1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Blue1 and Red1 models use a four piece OTL cantilever technology, standard oxygen free wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing. The Red1 model is selected from the Blue1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 10% of the production run will meet these standards and become Red1 models.


    All Grado Prestige cartridges have a fixed magnet and coils that generate a flux field axial pivot. A small generator disc is attached to the back end of the cantilever and moves within the lines of flux of the four coils and magnet generating a signal in response to stylus movement. The user-replaceable, elliptical diamond stylus is attached to the cantilever and moves within the four separate magnetic gaps which comprise what Grado calls a "flux-bridger" generator system. The generating element creates a flux increase in one gap while decreasing it in another to reduce distortion. According to Grado's literature, this design requires fewer coil turns, resulting in lower cartridge mass and electrical inductance. The cartridge is said to be insensitive to tonearm cable capacitance. The Grado cartridges are hand-built in the U.S.,and each cartridge is tested against Grado's standard for performance.


    Frequency Response: 10-55

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 30

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: 5mV

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 45mH

    Resistance: 475

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F: U

    Mounting: S/P

    Weight: 5.5




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    Grado Cartridges
    $125.00
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  • Clearaudio Concept Black with Concept Tonearm and Concept MM Cartridge (Open Box) Clearaudio Concept Black with Concept Tonearm and Concept MM Cartridge (Open Box) Quick View

    $1,530.00
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    Clearaudio Concept Black with Concept Tonearm and Concept MM Cartridge (Open Box)


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    Stereophile Product Editors Editors


    Open Box


    The Clearaudio Concept is a winner. For many, it may be the turntable that gets them into this hobby. Others may find it all the turntable they'll ever need.

    - Erick Lichte, Stereophile, July 2012


    My first impressions were of a very smooth-sounding, quiet turntable-tonearm-cartridge assembly. Those ended up being my lasting impressions impressions as well.

    - Michael Fremer, Stereophile, June 2011


    Clearaudio's vision for the concept: design an elegantly styled turntable package featuring a level of groundbreaking technology usually only found in high-end turntables, combining plug-and-play simplicity with outstanding sound quality and affordability.


    Beneath the refined, contemporary exterior lies a level of technical sophistication unique to Clearaudio. The concept's chassis comprises a core of natural medium-density wood fibre within an aluminium surround and upper layer incorporating a high tech synthetic compound. This composite of materials eliminates the detrimental effects caused by unwanted vibrations.


    The DC motor is fed by an external voltage-stabilised power supply and is completely decoupled from the chassis, isolating the record from any mechanical interference. The concept tonearm features a magnetic bearing that is friction-free for extremely low distortion and superb performance. The package is completed with the high-quality Clearaudio CONCEPT MC CARTRIDGE. With the concept turntable package, Clearaudio offers you an extremely innovative design that is very affordable.


    The revolutionary concept combines the highest quality of music playback with a design that has won several awards worldwide - including the German Design Award and 'Best Turntable' award from 'What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision' magazine. With the concept, to find an affordable entry point to the high-end world is a breeze. It reveals the magic of optimum sound reproduction even for those music lovers who could not previously afford this experience. You can buy the concept in a package with specially developed MOVING MAGNET (MM) or MOVING COIL (MC) cartridges. A frictionless magnetic bearing tonearm is responsible for the optimal performance of the cartridges. All critical parameters from cartridge tracking weight to anti-skating are preadjusted in our factory. The concept represents the ideal of stress-free 'plug and play': unpack, connect, put the record on the platter - and just enjoy music. There was never more audiophile technology in this class of turntables.


    This item is not eligible for discount.


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    $1,530.00
    Clearaudio Concept Black Turntable with Concept MM Cartridge (Open Box) Buy Now
  • Clearaudio Performance DC Turntable COLOR/TONEARM OPTIONS Clearaudio Performance DC Turntable Quick View

    $3,750.00
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    Clearaudio Performance DC Turntable


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    The Performance DC shares sophisticated technology with Clearaudio's award-winning Ovation and Concept turntables, placing it in the middle of this series of three turntables featuring outstanding sound, unmatched value and ease of use. The Performance DC's main composite chassis consists of a specific density wood core sandwiched between two massive anodized aluminum plates. A band of polished silver aluminum is wrapped around the plinth's core, giving the Performance DC an elegant and modern look. The powerful and smooth-running DC motor is mounted to the composite main chassis and is effectively decoupled for enhanced dynamic range. The motor and belt are hidden from view, protected from dust and UV. They drive a precision machined aluminum sub-platter coupled to a 40mm thick POM platter, supported by Clearaudio's patented CMB (Ceramic Magnetic Bearing). The Performance DC's 33, 45, and 78 rpm speeds are selected by blue illuminated buttons, ergonomically integrated into the front left of the chassis. Precision adjustability is possible for each speed via user-accessible trim pots. The Performance DC comes with Clearaudio's magnetic bearing Verify Carbon Fiber tonearm and its interchangeable armboard design can accommodate a variety of 9 inch tonearms including Clearaudio's Clarify, Magnify and Universal tonearms.


    Cartridge Not Included.


    Clearaudio Turntables
    $3,750.00
    Performance DC Turntable - Color & Tonearm Options
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  • Clearaudio Universal Tonearm 2 LENGTHS AVAILABLE Clearaudio Universal Tonearm Quick View

    $5,500.00
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    Clearaudio Universal Tonearm


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    The carefully hand-assembled Universal is Clearaudio's finest pivoted tonearm. Its vertical and horizontal ball bearing assembly is precision-machined to ultra-high tolerances. The Universal features a three-piece carbon fiber arm tube, reducing resonances to a vanishing degree and delivering excellent performance with a wide range of phono cartridges. Its aluminum one-piece headshell allows for accurate azimuth adjustment, reduces mass, and increases rigidity. Additionally, fine adjustments for anti-skate and vertical tracking force (VTF) offers accurate alignment of any phono cartridge type.


    The Universal comes with easily interchangeable counterweights, allowing it to work with nearly any cartridge manufactured today. Its internal wiring is Clearaudio's best Six Stream cable, as found on their Statement TT-1 tonearm. This assures superior signal integrity, and is ideal for all high-quality cartridges, including low-output moving coils. The Universal uses the Clearaudio/Linn standard mount, making it compatible with all Clearaudio turntables and an ideal replacement tonearm for other brand turntables. It is available in 9-inch and 12-inch versions.


    Clearaudio Accessories
    $5,500.00
    Tonearm - 9 or 12
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  • Crosley C10A Hardwood Turntable (On Sale) 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Crosley C10A Hardwood Turntable (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $399.99$349.99Save $50.00 (13%)

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    Crosley C10A Hardwood Turntable (On Sale)


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    Warm wood combines with awesome audio machinery in the Crosley C10. Equipped with a low-vibration synchronous motor and shock absorbent feet to give any genre of music a smooth ride. The Project aluminum tonearm is balanced with adjustable counterweights, anti-skate adjustment and armed with a pre-mounted Ortolan OM5e cartridge for sound as beautiful as the C10 looks.


    Crosley is stepping up its game with an amazing cooperation from legendary tonearm manufacturers Pro-Ject. The C10 is a mashup of Crosley's vintage-infused style and high-end features.


    Find Balance


    While the C10 already comes armed with an awesome pre-adjusted Ortofon OM5e cartridge, the tonearm rests on sapphire bearings and also sports counterweights to adjust for your choice of phono cartridge. Best of both worlds.


    Be A Matchmaker


    Pair the C10 with the phono preamp of your choice to completely customize your listening experience.


    Knock On Wood


    The plinth is constructed with audio-grade MDF encased in genuine birch veneer, polished to a satiny finish. So fresh!


    Above The Belt


    The turntable is belt-driven, so it can play at 33RPM and 45RPM with the flip of a switch. The platter itself turns on a stainless steel bearing running in a bronze bushing with a Teflon bottom. The small feet on the bottom of the plinth are shock-resistant to keep vibration as minimal as possible.




    Crosley
    $399.99 $349.99 Save $50.00 (13%)
    C10A Hardwood Turntable - 2 Colors Available
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  • JMW-10 Tonearm JMW-10 Tonearm Quick View

    $1,000.00
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    JMW-10 Tonearm


    Pivot to spindle distance: 258mm

    Effective length: 273.42mm

    Effective mass: 11g

    Overhang: 15.42mm

    Offset angle: 19.98 degrees

    Average RMS distortion: .311%

    Armtube critically damped internally with 1.7 pound foam.

    Premium Discovery wire used internally, optional Nordost Reference wire.

    Unipivot design with zero friction and zero bearing chatter.

    Dropped counterweight for tracking force and azimuth adjustment and low center of gravity.

    Adjustable anti-skate settings if needed.



    VPI Accessories
    $1,000.00
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  • VPI JMW-9 Tonearm VPI JMW-9 Tonearm Quick View

    $1,000.00
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    VPI JMW-9 Tonearm


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    JMW-9 (223-MM) tonearm


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    $1,000.00
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  • Pro-Ject Xtension 12 Evolution Turntable 6 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Xtension 12 Evolution Turntable Quick View

    $4,499.00
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    Pro-Ject Xtension 12 Evolution Turntable


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    Manual turntable with build in Pro-Ject Speed Box SE


    Pro-Ject's Xtension 12 incorporates over 20 years of experience in turntable design and manufacture. The Xtension 12 represents their latest technological efforts to address mass-decoupling and resonance reduction. Beginning with the mass-loaded magnetically floated sub-chassis and the precision balanced sandwich alloy platter (recycled vinyl/alloy), the foundation of this system weighs in at a super-heavy 55lbs. Additionally, Pro-Ject employs magnetic decoupling feet to thwart airborne or mechanical vibration from disturbing playback. This mass and isolation creates an environment of extremely low resonance allowing music to emerge from an ultra-silent black background. An AC motor with a two-step pulley drive with Electronic Speed Control maintains perfect pitch and rhythm resulting in inaudible wow, flutter and noise. There's even a built-in spirit level to assist setting the height-adjustable magnetic footers.


    Further reducing noise and vibration is the isolated Sorbothane mounting board for the 12 carbon-fiber tonearm. The conical arm and unified headshell are fabricated from a single piece of carbon fiber to avoid problems associated with standing wave reflections. Single screw fixing of the armtube allows for easy rotation for adjustment of needle azimuth. Additionally the arm is fully adjustable for VTA. A high-performance 123cm phono interconnect cable is included.


    Optional SuperPack includes Sumiko Blackbird Cartridge at a significantly reduced price.


    Pro-Ject
    $4,499.00
    Xtension 12 Evolution Turntable - 3 Colors Available - SuperPack Option
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  • VPI 10 3D Tonearm VPI 10 3D Tonearm Quick View

    $1,800.00
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    VPI 10 3D Tonearm

    VPI


    10 3D Tonearm

    VPI Accessories
    $1,800.00
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  • VPI 3D Tonearm - 10 VPI 3D Tonearm - 10 Quick View

    $1,800.00
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    VPI 3D Tonearm - 10



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    10 3D Printed Tonearm


    The arm looks like a traditional VPI Unipivot arm, except it's made in a 3D printer. The material is basically epoxy, which forms a rigid, lightweight, structure with good insulation properties. Epoxy is non-crystalline which impedes the transfer of vibration, so it's the perfect material for tone arms. The shape of the tone arm shaft also adds rigidity to the structure and further prevents the transmission of surface vibrations. The result is a low resonance lightweight tone arm.


    This tonearm is backwards compatible and will fit on all past and current VPI Turntables.


    JMW 3D compatibility as of 5/16/13:

    Classic 1

    Classic 2

    Classic 3

    Classic 4 (secondary arm only)


    VPI Accessories
    $1,800.00
    3D Tonearm - 10 Buy Now
  • AudioQuest Wildcat Tonearm Cable (1.5m) AudioQuest Wildcat Tonearm Cable (1.5m) Quick View

    $89.95
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    AudioQuest Wildcat Tonearm Cable (1.5m)


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    RCA to RCA


    JIS Plug to RCA Available Upon Request


    Wildcat is sure to help you scratch deeper into your favorite records. Select metals, exact geometry, and low-distortion insulation offer significant improvements over almost any stock phono cable.


    SOLID PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER CONDUCTORS (PSC): Perfect-Surface Copper has an astonishingly smooth and pure surface. Proprietary metal-processing technology protects the wire's surface at every stage of drawing and fabrication. When high-purity low-oxide copper is kept as soft, pure and smooth as possible, it becomes a wonderfully low-distortion conductor. For over 30 years AudioQuest has pioneered the use of superior metals; yet even we were surprised by this huge leap in performance. PSC clearly outperforms previous AQ metals that cost over ten times as much. Electrical and magnetic interaction between strands in a conventional cable is the greatest source of distortion, often causing a somewhat dirty, harsh sound. Solid conductors are fundamental toward achieving Wildcat's very clean sound.


    FOAMED-POLYETHYLENE INSULATION: Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Wildcat uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile. Thanks to all the air in Foamed-PE, it causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.


    TERMINATIONS: Wildcat's gold-plated RCA plugs use a proprietary design that eliminates the distortion caused by the extra contact inside most plugs. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal can be chosen for low distortion instead of machinability. A combination of these major ingredients, and many more subtle details add up to explain how Wildcat can sound so clean, clear and dynamic.


    AudioQuest
    $89.95
    Tonearm Cable Buy Now
  • Rega RP10 Turntable (With Cartridge) Rega RP10 Turntable (With Cartridge) Quick View

    $6,695.00
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    Rega RP10 Turntable (With Cartridge)

    40th



    Rega Made


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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    Factory Fitted With Apheta 2 Moving Coil Cartridge


    The Rega RP10 skeletal turntable.


    Rega is extremely pleased to announce the launch of the much awaited RP10.


    Rega's design philosophy extends further than ever before with advanced components built around our radical new plinth design. Featuring the brand new RB2000 tonearm, a ceramic flywheel effect platter and the custom RP10 power supply (allowing total control and accuracy over both motor vibration and speed performance) guarantee the highest level of performance from a Rega turntable to date.


    The Evolution of Revolution


    Evolution is a well proven and documented process in many areas of our lives. This applies in particular to design engineers and machines. Over the past forty years our cars have become more reliable and economical whilst we take for granted the reliability and speed of modern aircraft. Rega is no exception to evolution. Rega's experience and previous achievements allow us to continually develop and produce better products.


    The RP10 represents probably the biggest step forward in the evolution of Roy Gandy's turntable design philosophies. Low mass, high rigidity plinths combined with electronically controlled low vibration motors, high flywheel effect platters and lower mass higher stability tonearms.


    RP10 Custom power supply


    Housed in Rega's custom design case is a brand new advanced anti vibration and speed control circuit dedicated to running the 24v low noise motor. The speed and control of the motor is achieved by using a new DSP (digital signal processing) generator built upon a high stability crystal. The device will divide the accurate square wave from the crystal to the exact frequency required to turn the platter at the selected speed. The DSP core will also generate a near perfect sinusoidal waveform to power the motor. Factory set vibration and speed adjustments are then made to the power supply to tune the motor for optimal performance.


    The entire tonearm structure is designed to have the minimum of mechanical joints whilst using the stiffest materials in all critical areas. The tolerance of the RB2000 tonearm is so tight that no adhesive is used at any point throughout the construction. A brand new low mass, precision engineered, vertical bearing assembly has been manufactured to further compliment the inherent design philosophy of the RP10 turntable.


    The RB2000 uses the latest award winning Rega arm tube. Each one which is meticulously hand polished (keeping mass to an absolute minimum) and has been completely redesigned to redistribute mass and further reduce stresses and resonances. This advanced design tube increases the stiffness and rigidity of the overall assembly whilst reducing stress on the bearings even further.


    Magnesium and Phenolic - Dual bracing


    A super lightweight plinth combined with a double brace mounted specifically where the increased rigidity is required (between the tonearm mounting and the main hub bearing) forms a structurally sound "stressed beam" assembly. This design prevents energy absorption and unwanted resonances which will add un-natural distortions to the music. The RP10 takes our double brace technology to the next level. Not content with an unprecedented stiffness to mass ratio, Rega have obsessively reduced any resonant properties by using two different materials for the new stressed beam. The top layer is magnesium and the bottom layer is pheno-lic (two of the lightest and stiffest materials available). Incorporating two different materials into the brace structure lowers their ability to pick up unwanted airborne vibrations. Simply put, different materials have different natural resonances. By using two different materials together they decrease the natural frequency of each other by self damping.


    Super flywheel effect ceramic platter


    The RP10 uses a custom ceramic flywheel effect platter. The platter is produced from ceramic oxide powder which is compressed, fired and diamond cut to ensure perfect accuracy and flatness across the surface. The new platter features a modified construction over the previous P9 version with improved coupling to the sub platter.


    24V Low noise motor


    The motor is a high specification, 24V twin phase synchronous unit. It is controlled by Rega's unique and innovative RP10-PSU power supply. The motor drives the CNC machined pulley, sub platter and hub-bearing assembly via the twin belt drive. Each motor is individually hand tuned to its own custom power supply in the factory to minimise vibration, motor noise and ensure optimum performance.


    Skeletal plinth design with polyolefin foam core


    Controversially Rega has always researched methods of producing light but stiff and rigid plinths. The technology is simple: unwanted noise at microscopic levels is developed by the turntable motor and main bearing. The plinth can also pick up airborne vibration from the music. From the beginning in the 1970's Rega pioneered the use of a stressed skin structure for the plinth. This uses two layers of phenolic resin with a lightweight particle or fibre board sandwiched between the skins. This technique has been used in many applications where stiff, light structures are needed such as an aircraft wing or a Formula 1 chassis.


    The current increase in interest in turntables has allowed Rega to research and develop higher technology structures for the customer who is happy pay a little more for higher sound quality. The all new RP10 turntable utilises a unique new stressed skin structure produced from thin phenolic skins sandwiching a featherweight nitrogen expanded, closed cell, polyolefin foam core. This material has been developed exclusively for Rega over a three year period. The RP10 plinth is 7 times lighter than the weight of the original Planar 3 plinth. Rega has added even more stiffness in the crucial area between the arm and the main bearing.


    De-coupled outer frame and dust cover


    A common problem for many skeletal design turntables is the inability to incorporate an effective dust cover into the design. We have constructed an outer frame that minimises contact between the inner and outer plinth. The only points of contact are three location devices on the feet which centralises the inner and outer plinths perfectly. This makes set-up extremely easy and allows the use of a dust cover. The RP10 can be used without the outer frame if so desired.


    Turntable design & mythology


    Today there are many approaches to Hi-Fi design which follow established and informed engineering or electronic principles. Amplifier and loudspeaker design has been well documented over the years with excellent technical publications. These subjects have been based on tried and tested acoustic criteria and many computer software programs now exist that enable a near amateur to design a passable working loudspeaker based on known acoustic and mathematical parameters.


    Enter turntable design: When it comes to turntable design we are limited to a few poorly informed articles describing only very limited aspects of design. This is a subject full of mythology. Designers propose theories that counter the basic laws of physics, use terminology that doesn't actually exist in the engineering world, build products that are more like beautiful sculptures than acoustic reproduction machines and sell items costing tens of thousands of pounds that hardly function as intended and often fail to work at all.


    For instance a very common myth is "the heavier the better" concept. Turntable bases weighing tens of kilograms are not uncommon. The reality is that the base actually needs to be as light as possible to prevent unwanted bearing and motor noise being transferred to the turntable or record. Platters also fall under a similar myth with many platter designs becoming so heavy that it is impossible to design a correctly functioning bearing (and some so light that anyone can hear the speed inconsistency). The turntable platter itself needs to be of enough weight to spin at a constant speed within the confines of the chosen bearing and motor drive system.


    Many amateur designers in any field choose one component in a design and try to achieve an extreme in size, weight and quality. They believe that by taking one theory to its extreme the design will become "perfect". The reality of all engineering, design (and life) is that perfection is not possible. Based on this reality, Rega's goal has always been to optimise a mixture of numerous "correct compromises" thus bringing the designer nearer to the unachievable goal of perfection.


    Rega Turntables
    $6,695.00
    Rega RP10 - Apheta 2 Cartridge Buy Now
  • VPI HR-X Turntable VPI HR-X Turntable Quick View

    $15,000.00
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    VPI HR-X Turntable


    Stereophile HRX HRX


    HRX
    HRX


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    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    THE LEAST EXPENSIVE AND BEST SELLING HIGH END TURNTABLE IN THE WORLD!


    Stereophile Analog Product of the Year runner-up to a $100,000.00 turntable


    JMW 12 3D Tonearm


    The HR-X is known to reviewers and manufacturers around the world for it's natural reproduction of scale and sweep, which are two of the things that make us feel like we are listening to live music. With world class detail, low noise, pace, and timing, the HR-X will bring the concert hall into your home. Best of all, it does this without fiddling, tweaking, or constant resetting. The HR-X is a statement among belt drive turntables! The drive system and the periphery clamp result in wow, flutter, and rumble that are all below measurability providing world class sound.


    VPI Turntables
    $15,000.00
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  • VPI 3DR Tonearm - 12 VPI 3DR Tonearm - 12 Quick View

    $3,200.00
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    VPI 3DR Tonearm - 12



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    The 12 3D Reference tonearm improves upon the standard 3D arm with upgraded premium Nordost Reference wire. Weight is the same as the standard 12 3D arm.


    VPI Accessories
    $3,200.00
    3DR Tonearm - 12 Buy Now
  • VPI 3D Tonearm - 10 (With VTA Base) VPI 3D Tonearm - 10 (With VTA Base) Quick View

    $3,000.00
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    VPI 3D Tonearm - 10 (With VTA Base)



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    10 3D Printed Tonearm with stand


    The arm looks like a traditional VPI Unipivot arm, except it's made in a 3D printer. The material is basically epoxy, which forms a rigid, lightweight, structure with good insulation properties. Epoxy is non-crystalline which impedes the transfer of vibration, so it's the perfect material for tone arms. The shape of the tone arm shaft also adds rigidity to the structure and further prevents the transmission of surface vibrations. The result is a low resonance lightweight tone arm.


    This tonearm is backwards compatible and will fit on all past and current VPI Turntables.


    JMW 3D compatibility as of 5/16/13:

    Classic 1

    Classic 2

    Classic 3

    Classic 4 (secondary arm only)


    VPI Accessories
    $3,000.00
    3D Complete Tonearm - 10 (With VTA Base) Buy Now
  • VPI JMW-9-3D Tonearm VPI JMW-9-3D Tonearm Quick View

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    VPI JMW-9-3D Tonearm


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    JMW-9-3D tonearm


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  • VPI Dual Pivot Assembly for JMW Tonearms VPI Dual Pivot Assembly for JMW Tonearms Quick View

    $149.99
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    VPI Dual Pivot Assembly for JMW Tonearms

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    The VPI Dual Pivot Assembly for JMW Tonearms is compatible with both 3D and metal JMW tonearms using VPI's on-the-fly VTA base.

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  • JMW Tonearm Damping Fluid JMW Tonearm Damping Fluid Quick View

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    JMW Tonearm Damping Fluid

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    The VPI JMW Tonearm Damping Fluid for all VPI JMW Style tonearms with fluid damping cups.

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  • Q-Up Tonearm Lifter Q-Up Tonearm Lifter Quick View

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    Q-Up Tonearm Lifter

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    The Q-Up Is A High Precision Device That Safely Lifts Your Tonearm At The End Of The Record


    The q-up can be installed in minutes, without tools, and is designed to fit on most manual turntables. Based upon a trigger and lift design, now reborn and modernized to work with either classic or contemporary turntable/tonearm combinations.


    The q-up can be configured for a variety of tonearm heights, thicknesses and shapes. The q-up only interacts with the tonearm at the end of record and does NOT adversely effect the tonal quality of your system in any way. No need to worry about falling asleep with your record playing or forgetting it is playing if you get distracted.

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  • AudioQuest Cougar Tonearm Cable (1.5m) AudioQuest Cougar Tonearm Cable (1.5m) Quick View

    $359.95
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    AudioQuest Cougar Tonearm Cable (1.5m)


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    RCA to JIS


    With the addition of AudioQuest's patented Dielectric-Bias System, Cougar brings a level of low-level clarity and resolution rarely seen at this price. Perfect-Surface Copper+ is the icing on the cake, raising Cougar's performance significantly above Wildcat's.


    SOLID PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER+ CONDUCTORS (PSC+): Perfect-Surface Copper+ has an astonishingly smooth and pure surface. Proprietary metal-processing technology protects the wire's surface at every stage of drawing and fabrication. When high-purity low-oxide copper is kept as soft, pure and smooth as possible, it becomes a wonderfully low-distortion PSC+ conductor. PSC+ is manufactured by applying the same exceptional technology to an ultra-pure copper. The resulting sound quality is even more focused and simply less in the way. For over 30 years AudioQuest has pioneered the use of superior metals; yet even we were surprised by the huge leap in performance made possible with Perfect-Surface Technology. PSC+ simply outperforms all previously available copper metals at any price. All of Cougar's conductors are solid. Electrical and magnetic interaction between strands in a conventional cable is the greatest source of distortion, often causing a somewhat dirty, harsh sound. Solid conductors are fundamental toward achieving Cougar's very clean sound.


    FOAMED-POLYETHYLENE INSULATION: Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Cougar uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile. Thanks to all the air in Foamed-PE, it causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.


    DIELECTRIC-BIAS SYSTEM (DBS, US Pat #s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1): All insulation slows down the signal on the conductor inside. When insulation is unbiased, it slows down parts of the signal differently, a big problem for very time-sensitive multi-octave audio. AudioQuest's DBS creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This minimizes both energy storage in the insulation and the multiple nonlinear time-delays that occur. Sound appears from a surprisingly black background with unexpected detail and dynamic contrast. The DBS battery packs will last for years. A test button and LED allow for the occasional battery check.


    CARBON-BASED 2-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (NDS): 100% shield coverage is easy. Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AQ's Noise-Dissipation System. Metal and Carbon-Loaded synthetics prevent most RFI from reaching the equipment's ground plane.


    TERMINATIONS: Cougar's Cold-Welded Direct-Silver Plated RCA plugs use a proprietary design that eliminates the distortion caused by the extra contact inside most plugs. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal can be chosen for low distortion instead of machinability. A combination of these major ingredients, and many more subtle details add up to explain how Cougar can sound so clean, clear and dynamic.


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  • VPI 3D Tonearm - 12 VPI 3D Tonearm - 12 Quick View

    $2,500.00
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    VPI 3D Tonearm - 12



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    The 12 3D armtube with VPI Discovery wire.


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    $2,500.00
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