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 armVTA Tower for VTA/SRA on the flyClassic 20 pound platter and bearingOutboard 300 RPM motor housingNew ""Prime"" feet - improved isolation and better mechanical groundingStainless Steel/Delrin record clamAlso 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 rejectionFour solid Delrin corner assemblies designed for isolation and mechanical grounding!! A firstA 300 rpm 24 pole AC synchronous motor capable of high torque and quiet operation installed in a separate aluminum and steel machined assemblyInverted 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 effects20 pound damped platter machined from 6061 aluminum to +/- .001Ó in a 39Ó circumference!!!Motor pulley has an accuracy of +/- .0005Ó when leaving factoryWow and flutter: >.1%Speed Accuracy: >.03%Rumble: >85db down
The Tonearm:Pivot to spindle: 258mmEffective length: 273.4mmOverhang: 15.4mmOffset angle: 19.98 degreesAverage RMS distortion: 0.311%Internal wiring: premium Discovery wire, optional Nordost ValhallaNew design 3d printed one piece body for the ultimate in resonance controlFull length copper shielding tube internallyAdjustable side weights for finer azimuth settingsBuilt in ÒEasy LiftÓ finger liftOffset stainless steel counterweight for stabilityEasy setting of VTA/SRA in thousandths of an inch, calibrated and repeatableAdjustable anti-skate
Available Upgrades:Periphery Ring Clamp for the ultimate in record warp reductionHR-X Center Weight, perfectly complements the periphery ring clampSynchronous Drive System (SDS) for the utmost accuracy in motor speed and fine speed adjustmentsSingle Motor Flywheel (must be used with SDS)