VPI Turntables

VPI Prime Turntable

€4,800.00

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 VPI tables over the past 10 years. At same time having the footprint to accommodate the space needed for a 10 inch 3D arm. 

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 which offer improved isolation and better mechanical grounding
  • Stainless Steel/Delrin record clam
  • The Prime is also being offered as a package with the SDS, Synchronous Drive System.

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 +/- .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

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 “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.

Available Upgrades:

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

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 VPI tables over the past 10 years. At same time having the footprint to accommodate the space needed for a 10 inch 3D arm. 

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 which offer improved isolation and better mechanical grounding
  • Stainless Steel/Delrin record clam
  • The Prime is also being offered as a package with the SDS, Synchronous Drive System.

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 +/- .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

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 “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.

Available Upgrades:

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

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