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VPI - Scout Turntable, 2016 edition


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VPI Scout 1.1 Turntable

VPI Scout 1.1 Turntable Enhances Original Award-Winning Scout Design With 9.5-Pound Damped Aluminum Platter and JMW-9T Tonearm: Rewrites Possibilities for Sub-$2k 'Tables 

Easy to Set Up, Fast and Detailed Sound, Tremendous Build-Quality: VPI Scout 1.1 Turntable Personifies High-End Analog Playback and U.S.A.-Made Superiority 

A direct descendent of the design that garnered nearly every imaginable audiophile accolade, the VPI Scout 1.1 turntable enhances the original by adding a new, 9.5-pound damped aluminum platter (fitted with a mesh mat for better isolation) and the spectacular JMW-9T tonearm. Contained in a separate steel housing, a 600RPM AC synchronous motor ensures quiet playback. Painless to set up, and distinguished with fast, detailed, and effervescent sound, Scout 1.1 rewrites the rulebook when it comes to what’s possible in an under-$2k ‘table. 

Equipped With Audiophile-Quality Features 
Scout 1.1 has all the features you could want in a high-end turntable: Isolated motor, precision-machined platter, and amazing tonearm. This 'table is so simple to set up, you'll have it up and running in minutes. The sound is fast and detailed, closer than you might expect to the performance of VPI's reference HR-X at a fraction of the cost. Needless to say, Scout 1.1 is worthy of the world's finest cartridges.

Stalwart U.S.-Made Build-Quality and Parts
For stability and damping, Scout 1.1's chassis is made from 1 1/8"-thick MDF bonded to a 12-gauge steel plate. The new massive platter is machined 1 3/8"-thick 6061 aluminum with stainless-steel damping mounted to an oil bath bearing by a number 2 Jacobs Taper. The bearing has a PEEK thrust disc and machined graphite impregnated brass bushings using a Thompson Engineering 60 Rockwell case hardened shaft. Scout 1.1's 600RPM AC synchronous motor is contained in a separate steel housing and drives the platter with smooth, quiet operation. The included Traveler mat excels at damping record resonances.

VPI JMW-9T Tonearm the Icing on the Proverbial Cake
The JMW-9T tonearm perfectly complements Scout 1.1, offering all the advantages of a unipivot tonearm at a bargain price. It has an ultra-low friction bearing mounted onto a solid stainless steel rod with a knurled ring to set VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle). As with the more expensive JMW-10.5i and JMW-12.7 arms, the tonearm wand assembly can be removed and replaced in seconds. This allows instant cartridge changes with multiple arm wands. An RCA junction box allows any RCA-terminated interconnects to be used.
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