VPI Prime Turntable Comes with Everything Needed to Get the Most Music Out of Vinyl LP Grooves: Enlarged Chassis, 10-Inch 3D-Printed Tonearm, Powerful Motor, 20-Pound Platter
The class-leading VPI Prime turntable does the award-winning Scout line proud and comes complete with everything you need to get incredible sonic presentations from your vinyl collection. Enhancing the original Scout chassis, Prime includes an updated ten-inch 3D-printed tonearm with on-the-fly adjustability. A new cylindrical motor housing, platter/bearing with high tolerance, two-inch album platter that can accept the VPI Outer Ring Clamp (sold separately), and set of high-tech aluminum feet featuring an upgraded cone cup with ball bearings complete this savvy design. All told, Prime epitomizes high-end value. Backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!
“Mat Weisfeld has taken VPI to the next level on so many fronts… Prime takes advantage of all this, offering an 20-pound platter, with one of their new 3D printed tonearms and a proven upgrade path with VPI accessories to take the performance of this table even further, once you get in the groove with it.”
—TONEAudio, Publisher’s Choice Award
"You get the 'table, with its high mass aluminum alloy platter and a ten inch 3D printed arm makes the VPI Prime a difficult-to-beat turntable/arm at the $4000 price point. Why? Because the Prime does everything well, it's that good!"
– Michael Fremer, Stereophile/Analog Planet
Hand-Built in the U.S.A., Includes Updated 3D-Printed Tonearm and VTA Mounting Base
Prime includes a VPI 300RPM motor inside an 8-pound steel-machined chassis. This powerful motor drives the 20-pound VPI Classic platter with inverted bearing, producing a level of speed stability unmatched at this price. Wow and flutter, as well as rumble, are well below audible levels. Prime's tonearm happens to be a brand-new incarnation of VPI's ingenious 10-Inch JMW Classic 3D tonearm. The arm is shaped like that of the Classic 3 , and includes large stabilizing side weights, an adjustable counterweight, and copper-shielded internal wiring. It also comes with VPI's calibrated "Adjustable VTA-on-the-Fly" mounting base. The sensual chassis is painted with an anti-resonant paint and is a composite of MDF and 10-gauge steel for added rigidity, mass, and damping.
"It's like putting you in the control room where the master tape is playing. Tiny, nuanced gestures normally lost in the mix are resolved easily here – not in a surgical strike on all things audio, but like an honest, blameless reference point that we should ultimately strive to achieve."
– Alan Sircom, Hi-Fi+
Future-Proofed With Modification Options, All You Need Is a Cartridge (Which We'll Mount for Free)
Over the course of the past decade, VPI's Scout Series has helped countless music lovers get more from the grooves of their vinyl collections. Prime enhances every aspect of the venerable Scout. The best part is this wonderful 'table will have options for further modification in the future. At present, VPI's Outer Ring Clamp and ADS speed control drive-system can be added anytime. So you can rest assured Prime will never suffer from obsolescence. Call us to discuss the cartridge of your choice (we will happily mount it for free). And as always, we guarantee your satisfaction.
"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+