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VPI Prime Turntable

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VPI Prime Turntable - No Cartridge

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"By getting out of the way entirely, the VPI Prime simply let the cartridge do its intended job. Most other turntables make this music ‘fall’ out of the speakers, but with the VPI it just sang!" - Alan Sircom, HiFi +

The past 3 years VPI has been focusing mainly on new/entry level audiophiles and getting them to embrace vinyl for the first time. With the Prime we wanted to get back to our roots and focus on the existing audience with a table that offers quality hi-end sound while taking advantage of our improvements in technology. Also, it was important to show the industry that we will still be making new turntable and designs whether Harry is in the factory or poolside! The Prime is Mat Weisfeld's first solo design on a table with Harry's approval as well as input from the rest of the VPI staff. The shape of the Prime is meant to have a curvier and sexy look compared to the "classic" look of our tables over the past 10 years. At same time having the footprint to accommodate the space needed for a 10 inch 3D arm.

Cartridge Not Included.

Turntable Features:
Chassis made of black textured vinyl over MDF with an 11 gauge steel plate bonded to the underside for the ultimate in resonance control and feedback rejection.
Four solid Delrin corner assemblies designed for isolation and mechanical grounding! A first.
A 300 rpm 24 pole AC synchronous motor capable of high torque and quiet operation installed in a separate aluminum and steel machined assembly.
Inverted bearing - hardened stainless steel shaft, 60 Rockwell chrome hardened ball, spinning in a phosphor bronze bushing and sitting on a PEEK thrust disc. The belt side load is placed at the center of the spinning bearing for zero teeter-tooter effects.
20 pound damped platter machined from 6061 aluminum to +/- .001” in a 39” circumference
Motor pulley has an accuracy of +/- .0005” when leaving factory.
Wow and flutter: >.1%
Speed Accuracy: >.03%
Rumble: >85db down
Overall Dims 21 3/8" x 15 3/4"
Footprint is 19 1/2" x 13 3/4"
"The Prime turntable/arm combination is one of the most likable record players we’ve heard in recent years. Don’t buy any rival until you’ve heard this."
- What Hi-Fi?
Click here to read the full review: Review on What Hi-Fi?

"The VPI Prime is a turntable that looks great, has some very effective technology, and is a well-executed design that simply sounds very good. Very good, indeed."
- Jerry Seigel, 10 Audio
Click here to read the full review: Review on 10 Audio by Jerry Seigel

"This is an extremely detailed, yet not harshly analytical sound. It’s like putting you in the control room where the master tape is playing; tiny, nuanced gestures normally lost in the mix are resolved easily here – not in a surgical strike on all things audio, but like an honest, blameless reference point that we should ultimately strive to achieve."
- Alan Sircom, HiFi+

10 inch 3D arm
VTA Tower for VTA/SRA on the fly
Classic 20 pound platter and bearing
Outboard 300 RPM motor housing
New "Prime" feet which offer improved isolation and better mechanical grounding
Stainless Steel/Delrin record clamp
Tonearm Features:
Pivot to spindle: 258mm
Effective length: 273.4mm
Overhang: 15.4mm
Offset angle: 19.98 degrees
Average RMS distortion: 0.311%
Internal wiring: premium Discovery wire, optional Nordost Valhalla
New design 3d printed one piece body for the ultimate in resonance control.
Full length copper shielding tube internally
Adjustable side weights for finer azimuth settings.
Built in “Easy lift” finger lift.
Offset stainless steel counterweight for stability
Easy setting of VTA/SRA in thousandths of an inch, calibrated and repeatable
Adjustable anti-skate.

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