For the past 3 years, VPI has focused on new/entry level audiophiles and music fans and getting them to embrace vinyl for the first time. With the Prime, VPI wanted to get back to their roots and focus on the existing audience with a turntable that offers quality hi-end sound and takes advantage of their improvements in technology, all at an affordable price.

    “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 Hi Fi+


    VPI believe it is important to show the industry that they 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 sexier look compared to the "classic" look of their tables over the past 10 years, while at same time having the footprint to accommodate the space needed for a 10 inch 3D arm.

    Key features:

    • VTA on the Fly Base
    • JMW 10-3D tonearm
    • Prime Deluxe clamp
    • 300 RPM Motor
    • Prime isolation feet
    • Prime Platter
    • Vinyl wrapped MDF chassis, bonded to an 11 gauge steel plate for resonance control and rejects feedback.

    • Four Delrin corner posts designed for isolation and mechanical grounding.

    • 300 RPM, 24 pole, AC synchronous motor capable of high torque and quiet operation. The motor is installed in a separate aluminum and steel machined assembly.

    • Inverted bearing featuring a hardened stainless steel shaft, 60 Rockwell chrome hardened ball, spinning in a phosphor bronze bushing and sits on a PEEK thrust disc.  The belt side load is placed at the center of the spinning bearing for zero teeter-totter effects.

    • 20 pound  6061 aluminum platter has an accuracy of +/- .001” in a 39” circumference.

    • Motor pulley has an accuracy of +/- .0005” when leaving factory.

    • Wow and flutter: .05% WRMS
    • Speed Accuracy: .05%
    • Rumble: 80db down
    • Overall Dimensions 21 ⅜” x 15 ¾”
    • Footprint is 19 ½” x 13 ¾”
    • 44 lbs weight

    • Periphery Ring Clamp – Improves record warp reduction and the shelf life of your cartridge.

    • Stainless Steel Center Weight – Works best with Periphery Clamp.

    • JMW 10-3D Reference Tonearms – Nordost Reference Wire, improves detail and articulation.

    • Dual Pivot/Stabilizer Kit – Improves focus on the vocals and makes the arm easier to handle.

    • Analog Drive System (ADS) – Improves accuracy and speed adjustment.

    • Reference Feet – Improves isolation and makes it even more quite between the notes.

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