VPI Prime Scout 2017 Turntable with JMW-9 Tonearm



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Re-introducing the audio world to the best-selling VPI table of all time! Better than the old one, better than it should be at this price! The Scout has become one of the world's best-reviewed turntable! The Scout Prime is so simple to set-up, you can have the table up and running in just minutes. 

  • NEW Plinth shape
  • NEW 300 RPM motor
  • NEW Isolation Feet
  • INCLUDES Delron Record Clamp
  • Cartridge not included

"Rather, this is a flat-out, unconditional, "Holy Mother of Crap, I can't believe how good this thing is" recommendation. It's hard to imagine another way of spending $****.** that will add this much to your system." - Art Dudley - Stereophile

“The scout brought a soundstage that was far more precisely defined. Bass was tighter, with less mud and boom. Treble was more extended and detail retrieval was clearly superior. Music, which was very entertaining and listenable on the *******, simply sounded clear on the scout. Insert your favorite cliché about “veil removal” and “inky-black backgrounds,” but that’s what it sounded like.”-Scott Hull TAS

The Table:

  • 1.25" thick premium textured vinyl covered MDF bonded to a 12 gauge steel plate.
  • Machined 1 3/8" thick 6061 aluminum platter.
  • Platter rotates on an oil bath bearing and fitted to shaft with a #2 Jacob’s Taper for a concentric rigidly mounted coupling.
  • The bearing has a PEEK thrust disc and machined graphite impregnated brass bushings using a Thompson Engineering 60 Rockwell case hardened shaft.
  • 300 RPM AC synchronous motor is contained in a separate steel housing and drives the platter with smooth, quiet operation.
  • Includes a screw down record clamp that eliminates warps
  • Cartridge not included
  • Wow and flutter:  <.1%
  • Speed Accuracy:  <.03%
  • Rumble: >75db down
  • Overall Dimensions 21 ⅜" x 15 ¾"
  • Footprint is 19 ½" x 13 ¾"
  • 54 lbs packing weight

The Arm:

  • Newly redesigned 9” JMW Scout Tonearm.
  • Pivot to spindle: 223mm
  • Effective length: 240.7mm
  • Overhang: 17.7mm
  • Offset angle: 22.85 degrees
  • Average RMS distortion: .36%
  • Zero friction unipivot bearing mounted on a hardened solid steel shaft.
  • VTA adjustable arm mount so you can set your cartridge at the proper height.
  • Damped polished stainless steel armtube.
  • Black anodized head shell and bearing body
  • Removable arm-wands allows you to change cartridges in less than 30 seconds.
  • Precision adjustable counter weight lets you get the most out of every cartridge you mount using its azimuth and tracking force adjustments.  The only way to precisely mount a cartridge is with azimuth, height, and tracking force adjustments.
  • Adjustable Anti-skate option.

Available Upgrades:

  • Prime Platter
  • VTA on the Fly
  • Periphery Ring (only compatible with Prime Platter)
  • Stainless Steel Center Weight
  • 3D Printed tonearm
  • Analog Drive System (ADS)

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