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VPI Turntables At Fred's Sound Of Music Audio Video Inc.

VPI Industries, the state-of-the-art when it comes to turntables! The audio press has been a-buzz about their products since first producing the highest quality turntables. Compared to some of the Euro exotica (eighty pound platters spun magically by floss on a platform spouting the reliability of a rain-soaked Jag), VPI owner, chief engineer and Professor of Vinylogy, Harry Weisfeld's designs seem almost simple, even boring. This would be a foolish assumption. The greatest care is taken in every step of Weisfeld's design and manufacturing phase, the benefits of which are reliability and enviable customer service married happily to seriously good sound.

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The VPI Traveler Turntable
The VPI Traveler is the only high-end entry level turntable that is made in America! Featuring an ultra low friction Sapphire Gimbaled bearing assembly with friction levels almost as low as our unipivot arms. The Traveler is the focus of VPI’s new engineering group providing the customer with quality sound and ease of use at an affordable price. Features include: 10” Gimbaled tonearm, Low friction spring loaded sapphire Gimbaled bearings, Aluminum platter damped with stainless steel, Aluminum and acrylic chassis, Belt drive 600 rpm low noise motor, RCA jack connections, Tip toe feet, Removable arm assemblies for fast cartridge changing, Wow and Flutter is less than .02%, Rumble is greater than 80db down, Speed Accuracy is within .1%, Total Weight is 24 pounds, Platter Run-Out is within .003 inch, measures 19 x 15 inches overall space needed and the foot print is 16 1/2 inches x 12 inches.   Offered in black, red, blue, pink and other colors TBA.  

This table was inspired by and in memory of Sheila Weisfeld, co-founder of VPI Industries.  Sheila was an integral part of the company for 35 years.  VPI Industries ... "A portion of all sales of Travelers sold will go towards the fight against Pancreatic Cancer and to support the Girl Scouts of America."

 

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VPI Classic Turntable
The VPI "Classic Turntable" comes standard with the unipivot JMW-10.5i tonearm Special Edition in rigid mount mode. The Classic Turntable uses new VPI pure copper wire, a solid plinth with black oak or walnut finish (at no additional cost), a solid mounted AC synchronous motor, new cast aluminum platter, silent inverted bearing, and new isolator feet derived from the HR-X, the sound of the "Classic Turntable" is fast, clean, wide open, with deep powerful bass, and unequalled in speed stability. The "Classic Turntable" gives any record player made, regardless of price, a serious "run for the money".
This completely new design has produced the simplest and one of the best sounding VPI tables to date.  Special Edition JMW-10.5i SE tonearm - By giving up "vta on the fly" adjustments, you get most of the sound of the highly reviewed JMW-10.5i tonearm. A new less expensive base and mounting saves hundreds of dollars but gives up little in sound.  New investment cast aluminum high inertia platter with precision inverted bearing.  Speed stability on par with a master tape - Due to the rigid mounting of motor - platter - tonearm there isn't any random motion to cause speed instabilities. Tonearm anti-skate for those that require the fine adjustment of anti-skate, it is standard on the JMW-10.5i SE.  Optional lift off full dustcover is available.  Optional periphery ring clamp.  Optional SDS power supply.  Dimensions: 20.75" W x 15.75" D x 10" H (Including tonearm wire loop). Real black oak or walnut wood veneer finish.  Weight: 45 pounds. 1 2 3 4 I II III IV  


VPI Classic Turntable with JMW10.5i Special Edition Tonearm In Rigid Mount

 

 

VPI Aries Turntable
Consider the new VPI Aries a mini TNT with the space requirements of an HW-19 table. The Aries uses the new HRX platter and new inverted bearing assembly for perfectly smooth rotation and stability. The motor is mounted on a 17 pound, shorter height version of the stainless steel stand alone motor section of the TNT 3. The chassis is constructed of 2" thick MDF and finished in piano black. An 11 gauge steel sheet is bonded to the bottom for grounding and dampening. The entire assembly brings new meaning to the words "non-resonant." A removable 4" round acrylic armboard allows easy tonearm changes.   Using so many parts from the HRX assures the sonic qualities of the Aries. A deep and wide soundstage is presented with the individual instruments all having their private space. Complex scoring and large orchestral works are unraveled in a highly musical way. Individual themes in a composition can be followed carefully in a manner that compliments the music. The Aries is like a clear window on the musical event. Very reminiscent of its much more expensive siblings.  Technically, the Aries has very low wow, flutter and rumble. The noise floor approaches that of the TNT series. The Aries has the ability to say calm when the music is not. Transients are first rate and on par with the best of the super tables.


VPI Aries Turntable with JMW10.5 Tonearm

The JMW Memorial 10" Tonearm is the culmination of years of research into the mechanics of tonearm design. The JMW is an assault on the state of the art of analog reproduction at a time of renewed interest in vinyl.  The machining and assembly are first rate and easily up to the levels of perfection found in our TNT series of turntables. You could call the JMW Memorial Tonearm the TNT of Tonearms!!! The JMW combines the virtues of a true damped unipivot with uncompromising dedication to vibration and resonance control using minimalist design.  The resulting arm is extrodinary in its ability to extract information from an LP's grooves. The soundstage is wide and deep with air and separation between the instruments. The feeling of solidity of images and top to bottom coherency is unmatched. In tonearm design less is more!

 

 

The VPI SCOUT

The Scout turntable has become the best-reviewed turntable on the planet! The lowest priced turntable in STEREOPHILES Class "B" it, has broken price to performance records all over the world.  For improved stability and damping, the Scout's chassis is made from 1 1/8" thick MDF bonded to a 12 gauge steel plate. The massive platter is composed of 1 3/8" acrylic and is mounted to an inverted bearing of Teflon and brass on a 60 case hardened shaft. The AC synchronous motor is contained in a separate steel housing and drives the platter via an Aries belt for smooth, quiet operation.  The JMW-9 tonearm is the perfect complement to the Scout, offering all of the advantages of a unipivot tonearm at a bargain price. The arm has a low friction bearing mounted on a solid stainless steel rod with a knurled ring to set VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle). As with the more expensive JMW-10" and JMW-12" arms, the tonearm wand assembly of the JMW-9 can be removed and replaced in seconds, allowing instant cartridge changes with multiple armwands. An RCA junction box allows any RCA-terminated interconnects to be used.


VPI SCOUT Turntable & JMW9 Tonearm

 

 

The VPI NOMAD

The VPI Nomad is an all in one table to appeal to all audiences. The new Nomad features a built-in American sourced headphone amp and RIAA phono preamp. Just plug a set of headphones into the mini-jack, adjust the volume and your dorm room, office or bedroom becomes a vinyl-centric playback venue. This table is targeted for the music lover’s first easy to use system.

Here is what is included in the Nomad:
Ortofon 2M Red which we are mounting for you.
Headphone amplifier and output with volume control.
Phono connectors so you can still set the Nomad up to your regular system.
Aluminum gimbaled tonearm.
MDF turntable/platter.


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VPI NOMAD Turntable With
Headphone Amp

   

VPI HW-16.5 Vinyl Record Cleaning Machine
VPI automatic operation with high torque turntable motor. Self-leveling suction arm with easily replaceable suction tube. Low maintenance design. Black vinyl cabinet is 15.5" wide, 14.25" deep, and 9" tall. Record cleaner made in U.S.A. HW16.5. One of the best record cleaners ever made on display at Fred's Sound Of Music . Best selection of record player accessories in Portland Oregon and the Northwest !


VPI HW-16.5 Vinyl Cleaner