VPI Prime Turntable - Black
VPI Prime Turntable - Black

VPI Prime Turntable - Black

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$4,000.00
  • 10 inch 3D-printed tonearm
  • VTA Tower for VTA/SRA on the fly
  • ""Classic"" 20-pound platter and bearing
  • Outboard 300 RPM motor
  • New ""Prime"" feet - improved isolation and better mechanical grounding
  • Stainless Steel/Delrin record clam
  • Also available as a package with the SDS motor control
Manuals & Specifications

VPI Prime Turntable

Over 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 VPI is getting back to their roots and focusing on the existing audience with a table that offers quality high-end sound while taking advantage of numerous improvements in technology. Also, it was important to show the industry that VPI will still be making new turntables 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 sexier look compared to the ""Classic"" look of VPI tables over the past 10 years. At the same time, the table had to have a footprint that could accommodate the new 10 inch 3D-printed tonearm.


The Prime includes the following:

  • 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 - improved isolation and better mechanical grounding
  • Stainless Steel/Delrin record clam
  • Also available as a package with the SDS Motor Control ($200 Savings!)

  • The Turntable:

  • 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 +/- .001Ó in a 39Ó circumference!!!
  • Motor pulley has an accuracy of +/- .0005Ó when leaving factory
  • Wow and flutter: >.1%
  • Speed Accuracy: >.03%
  • Rumble: >85db down

  • The Tonearm:

  • 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 ÒEasy LiftÓ finger lift
  • Offset stainless steel counterweight for stability
  • Easy setting of VTA/SRA in thousandths of an inch, calibrated and repeatable
  • Adjustable anti-skate

  • Available Upgrades:

  • Periphery Ring Clamp for the ultimate in record warp reduction
  • HR-X Center Weight, perfectly complements the periphery ring clamp
  • Synchronous Drive System (SDS) for the utmost accuracy in motor speed and fine speed adjustments
  • Single Motor Flywheel (must be used with SDS)