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  • VPI Cliffwood Phono Preamplifier TWO COLORS AVAILABLE VPI Cliffwood Phono Preamplifier Quick View

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    VPI Cliffwood Phono Preamplifier


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    The Cliffwood Phono Preamplifier is a MM phono and incorporates the same electronics that is built into the VPI Player.


    The Cliffwood phono is meant to be a compliment to the VPI Cliffwood table giving the customer the chance to purchase both units to easily start their listening experience. VPI says they are not looking to go head to head with other companies making electronics. Rather, this is focused on completing the VPI entry level story for a customer to have all the tools they need to listen to their music.


    VPI Industries
    $499.99
    Phono Preamplifier - 2 Colors Available
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  • VPI Cliffwood Turntable & Phono Preamplifier Bundle VPI Cliffwood Turntable & Phono Preamplifier Bundle Quick View

    $1,299.00
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    VPI Cliffwood Turntable & Phono Preamplifier Bundle



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    VPI Industries
    $1,299.00
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  • VPI Zephyr Moving Iron Cartridge (Certified Pre-Owned) VPI Zephyr Moving Iron Cartridge (Certified Pre-Owned) Quick View

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    VPI Zephyr Moving Iron Cartridge (Certified Pre-Owned)


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    Certified Pre-Owned


    The First Cartridge Designed Specifically for VPI Tables


    When two great minds like Harry Weisfeld of VPI and Peter Ledermann of Soundsmith get together, anything is possible. The result, in this case, is the VPI Zephyr by Soundsmith, the first cartridge to bear the VPI logo and the first cartridge optimized for all the unique parameters of VPI's JMW unipivot tonearms. The Zephyr is specifically designed to reduce azimuth smear, a distortion artifact created by unipivot tonearms and eccentric records.


    The VPI Zephyr is incomparable when mounted to a VPI JMW tonearm. An extremely faithful tracker, the Zephyr suspension allows the tonearm to work its magic, revealing a whole new level of performance from the combination. The Zephyr's warm tonal balance clearly complements any VPI table, its ingenious construction matching VPI's own exceptional design.


    "Peter Ledermann is one of the best cartridge designers, making some of the most musical cartridges in the world. I wanted a cartridge that sounded like his [$4,500] Sussuro to mate perfectly with the VPI Classic, both sonically and physically. Basically, I wanted the sound of the Sussuro at a much more reasonable price, built specifically for the Classic. The Zephyr fits the bill. It really sounds wonderful on the Classic. I set one up and it sounded incredible right away. It's a low compliance low output cartridge, with the smoothness of a reel to reel tape."

    -- Harry Weisfeld, Owner and Lead Designer of VPI


    A brilliant melding of technologies, the Zephyr is a hybrid design, with using the true elliptical stylus and lightweight aluminum cantilever from SSM's own Carmen and a trickle-down of the suspension and motor assembly from the Sussurro. This unique internal damping system provides proper transmission of energy through the entire moving system, creating a proper mechanical impedance match between cartridge and tonearm. This gives the Zephyr unparalleled speed, resolution and dynamic range with a gorgeous tonal balance to complement a wide variety of music.


    The VPI Zephyr is a heavy weight cartridge at 10.27Gms and has low compliance making it best suitable for use with JMW tonearms. Output is 2.2mV, so the Zephyr works well with most MM phono preamps. Works with arms from 8Gms to 30Gms effective weight. All Soundsmith cartridges are Made in the USA.


    Moving Iron Design

    A Moving Iron cartridge design has both the magnets and the coils fixed in place. A very low-mass and extremely precisely wound iron cross is affixed to the cantilever/stylus assembly and placed between the magnets and coils; as the iron cross moves in the magnetic field it generates signal voltage. Since only the iron cross moves, more coil windings (higher output) and heavier magnets (more powerful) may be used without penalty. Other advantages to the MI design are very low moving mass (greater resolution) and superior channel separation (better imaging).

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    $599.00
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