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Classic 1 Turntable - Walnut

by VPI Industries

5.00 (4 reviews)
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Product Code:
VPII-CL1W
Label/Make:
VPI Industries
Genre/Model:
Classic 1
Description:
Classic 1 - Walnut
UPC:
032292371216

Absolute Sound 2009 Absolute Sound 2010 ToneAudio 2012 Golden Ear 2009 Golden Ear 2010

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**All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**

“The Classic, in my opinion, exceeds the performance of [VPI’s] ScoutMaster series and breaks new sonic ground… at a breathtakingly low price. I think this is Weisfeld’s best sounding design. If ever there were a best buy in ‘tables, this is it!” - Harry Pearson, The Absolute Sound, Golden Ear Award Issue, June/July 2009

Having been featured in countless Audio Magazines, Cigar Aficionado, television series, and even the Discovery Channel; the Classic is a staple product by VPI Industries. The Classic offers true high-end sound while being esthetically pleasing and reasonably priced for all audiences. Its multi layered rigid design and build quality offers a rich yet highly detailed presentation. It is an easily upgradable table giving the user the ability to grow with their listening experience and pocketbook.

Dimensions:
20 1/2" x 15 1/2" x 10"
Footprint: 19 1/4" x 14 1/4"
Diameter of single foot: 2 1/4" D
Platter Height: 2"
Platter Weight: 20 pounds
Total Weight: 65 pounds
Features:

Turntable Features:
Anti-skate mechanism.
Anti-static mat.
2 inch Delrin feet with 3 ball bearing bottoms.
2 ˝ inch thick MDF walnut veneer bonded with 11 gauge and dampening fabric.
Inverted bearing - hardened stainless steel shaft, 60 Rockwell chrome hardened ball, spinning in a phosphor bronze bushing and sitting on a PEEK thrust disc.
Counter weight standard 140 gm + 10 gm outrigger weight.
Left rear mounted 600 RPM Motor.
60 Hertz power supply generator providing a pure sign wave to feed the motor.
20 ˝ x 15 ˝ x 9 ˝ (top of the wire loop).

Tonearm:
Tapered arm tube of 6061 aluminum critically damped internally.
Bearing to Unipivot distance – 258MM
Unipivot design allowing easy freedom of motion with near zero friction.
Dropped counterweight for tracking force and azimuth adjustments plus lowering the center of gravity.
Solid aluminum headshell pressed onto the arm tube for a rigid mounting.
10.5 Unipivot tonearm with adjustable VTA (not on the fly).
Solid construction of the base assembly guarantees solid bass performance.

Reviews:
The Classic, correctly named, has been made even better with a few quite small changes, which give it an even smoother sound. These are tiny changes, but consistent with Harry Weisfeld’s mechanical bent. The man is always on the lookout for a sonic improvement, no matter how slight. Oh yes, the changes, as told by HW himself: “I grounded the motor with an aluminum heat sink, the platter was changed to one piece of aluminum rather than two pieces, with a damping ring attached to its bottom (to make it quieter), and the arm increased by 6mm “for lower tracing error and better tracking.” And the price remains the same. You yourself can do a bit of improving if you opt to pay for the stainless-steel version of the Classic’s arm ($200), which I recommend for cleaner sound from your cartridges, and $700 for the stainless-steel record clamp that fits over the outside edges, the best way of the LP. The speed stability is so good thanks to Weisfeld’s design (based on earlier turntables, those from the golden age of same) that I think you can get by without the SDS speed control device (at $1200), which makes speed changes easier than does adjusting the Classic’s belt. A steal at $2500, this one does not suffer by comparison with the Clearaudio Statement and has prompted me to retire the much-loved Scoutmasters.
-Harry Pearson

“The Classic, in my opinion, exceeds the performance of [VPI’s] ScoutMaster series and breaks new sonic ground… at a breathtakingly low price. I think this is Weisfeld’s best sounding design. If ever there were a best buy in ‘tables, this is it!”
– Harry Pearson, The Absolute Sound, Golden Ear Award Issue, June/July 2009

“VPI’s best work is now a relatively simple and easy-to-set-up player that combines an excellent chassis, built-ion motor, and tonearm. Outperforming many units at stratosphere prices, it puts a premium in reliability, rather than pushing the engineering envelope to gimmicks that do not survive engagement with reality. Remarkably neutral with a wide range of cartridges and even better with the SDS speed control and Outer Ring Clamp!”
- Anthony Cordesman, The Absolute Sound, Golden Ear Review, June/July 2010

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 4 reviews Add your review of this product
Classic 1 Turntable - Walnut 5.0
Review By John

Rock Solid

Pitch Black Background, the music just appears out from your speakers. Would never know it,s a record playing. Alot bigger in person than expected. Enjoying every minute of it.

Classic 1 Turntable - Walnut 5.0
Review By Specuklaas

Evening at home

Beautiful, just beautiful.

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Review By Edward J Cowburn

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