77-Pound VPI Avenger Plus Turntable Features Signature Rim Drive Motor Assembly, ADS, 12-Inch JMW 3D-Printed Tonearm, Nordost Reference Wire, More: Supreme Analog Versatility
Enhancing the pioneering VPI Avenger turntable that took company founder Harry Weisfeld 12 years to perfect, the U.S.A.-made Avenger Plus turntable adds a Weisfeld Signature Rim Drive motor assembly for the 300RPM 24-pole AC synchronous motor, a VPI Analog Drive System (ADS), a 12-inch JMW 12-3DR tonearm equipped with Nordost Reference wire, and a VPI Periphery Ring Clamp for warp reduction to its already formidable arsenal. In addition to playing back vinyl LPs with are-you-kidding-me sound, operating with a practically unnoticeable noise floor, and touting a 20-pound aluminum platter with a ridiculously incredible accuracy of +/- .001 inch, Avenger Plus is the last word in analog versatility in that it allows you to mount up to three tonearms of any make and size.
A mechanical work of art, Avenger Plus' championship-caliber chassis comprises three layers of bonded acrylic/aluminum/acrylic with damping material between layers – all locked in by three isolation stainless-steel corner posts, three bolts, and a massive bearing assembly with a hardened stainless-steel shaft, 60 Rockwell chrome-hardened bat, and PEEK thrust disc. The stainless-steel corner posts that hold the tonearms feature adjustable machined knobs, giving you the ability to easily raise and lower the height to level the 'table. Avenger Plus' fully adjustable arm boards are made from 5/5" 6061 aluminum for superb rigidity and grounding. A VTA on-the-fly tonearm base, stainless-steel record weight, and Classic Signature feet also come standard.
Better still, Avenger Plus' built-in upgradeability is limited only by your imagination. You can add an Avenger Reference Magnetic Drive, Avenger Reference Feet, additional JMW tonearms, and additional arm boards for third-party tonearms when inspiration strikes you. Whether you view the 77-pound Avenger Plus as the adult equivalent of an advanced Erector set or just see it as the coolest 'table around, just know its fidelity will permanently change how you think about how realistic, dynamic, focused, present, and impactful recorded music can sound. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
VPI Analog Drive System (ADS)
The VPI Analog Drive System, or ADS, is a high-tech speed-selection device for 33 1/3 and 45RPM LP playback. Free of digitally based electronics, the extraordinary-sounding ADS represents an evolution of the function embodied by VPI's SDS (Synchronous Drive System) and an entirely original way at looking at the speed controller concept. Audibly superior to SDS, ADS brings bold, across-the-board enhancements to the performance of almost any turntable. You'll hear the improvements a truly powerful motor drive creates: Deeper bass, smoother midrange, sweeter highs, lower noise floor, deeper imaging, airier top end, and reach-out-and-touch-it solidity. When compared to its predecessor, ADS presents a smoother, more coherent presentation on complex passages with unparalleled focus and stability. The biggest difference is the generation an extremely low-distortion analog sine wave – relative to the digitally synthesized circuits of SDS. Regenerating the AC sine wave eliminates the power-line noise and harmonics, providing pure, smooth AC power to the turntable motor. The unfiltered speed accuracy of ADS is measured at +/- 0.01Hz / .003%. In other words, its accuracy remains without peer. Coupled with the higher-current drive circuitry, ADS creates a sense of ease and purity on every record which is especially noticeable on dynamic passages. It also delivers outstandingly precise calibration of platter speed with rotary dials for very fine adjustments of both 33RPM and 45RPM settings. ADS truly "dials-in" the performance of almost any turntable.
The Story Behind Avenger
Avenger was originally started by VPI founder Harry Weisfeld more than 13 years ago. In the process of the design, the project was dropped in mid-production due to excessive demand for other existing VPI 'tables, leaving the prototype chassis mothballed. Harry shifted his focus into starting and completing the VPI Classic turntable. Shortly after the development of Prime, while cleaning out the warehouse in preparation for a training event, Harry re-discovered the Avenger and its designs. The working name was the "Tri-Pod Project." Newly motivated, Harry finally put Avenger in motion.
Wow and flutter: .03%
Speed Accuracy: .04%
Rumble: 82db down
Dimensions: 27" x 23" x 13"
Weight: 77 lbs.