VPI JMW Fatboy 12" Tonearm Armwand (Gimbaled)
VPI's Most Rigid Tonearm Armwand Ever For Unparalleled Dynamics! First Ever Gimbaled 3D Tonearm Armwand!
Achieve Sonic Superiority! Increased Dynamics, Deeper Bass, Tighter Midrange, Lifelike Highs, the Fatboy is a Significant Upgrade from VPI!
Convert Your VPI Table To Gimbaled Tonearm! A Great Upgrade For Most VPI Uni-Pivot Style Tonearms!
Limited Time Trade-In Offer! Ends 12/31/18!
Trade In Pricing:
Only $1599.99 with any VPI JMW-12 3DR Tonearm Armwand trade in!
Only $2124.99 with any VPI JMW-12 3D Tonearm Armwand trade in!
Only $2649.99 with any VPI JMW-12 (Metal) Tonearm Armwand trade in!
Trade instructions: If you purchase this tonearm armwand with a trade-in, please note when you check out your total will show the normal sale price of this item and NOT the trade in price. However, when we process your order, you will be charged ONLY the trade in price. When you have received your new VPI tonearm armwand, please carefully pack and ship your trade-in tonearm armwand to us (see our website for address).
The VPI Fatboy Tonearm Armwand features better sonics, a 3D printed armtube with new triangular to circular resonance canceling taper, Nordost Reference wiring and easier, high-precision counterweight adjustment! The VPI Fatboy Tonearm Armwand offers the perfect balance of precision and fine tune adjustments. Featuring even more detail, superior soundstage, low resonance and excellent musicality, the Fatboy greatly improves the overall sound of your VPI table!
Convert Your VPI Table To Gimbaled Tonearm! A Great Upgrade For Most VPI Uni-Pivot Style Tonearms! The Fatboy can be used with VPI's current production turntables and their legacy turntables that support their current *VTA Base on the Fly. *If your VTA Dial is silver instead of black, please contact us before purchase to ensure compatibility.
To use the gimbaled style tonearm armwand: 1.) Unscrew/remove the tonearm armwand pivot; 2.) Drop in the threaded pivot of the gimbaled tonearm armwand [use adapter if needed] where tonearm armwand pivot was removed; 3.) Tighten nut on the bottom of the threaded pivot. See additional image above.
"Originally spotted in Munich at the High End Show, we've been anxiously waiting to hear the VPI Fatboy tonearm. VPI dropped the Fatboy details before AXPONA in a press release, so I was jazzed to find Mat Weisfeld outside the Gershman Acoustics Room. I asked Mat which VPI room I should listen to, and the he declared “This one of course!” He wasn't kidding. As I walked inside room 710, I was greeted by a VPI Titan turntable loaded with the production 12-inch VPI Fatboy gimbal tonearm. I was familiar with the unipivot version from Munich, but the gimbal version was gorgeous, machined to perfection. Pick your poison, you can't go wrong with either version. Exciting since almost any current VPI customer can upgrade their arm. I asked Matt to tell me about what inspired the Fatboy. He told me a story of an early customer who purchased a VPI Titan turntable. That thing is a beast of beauty. But the customer passed on a piece of feedback. "Mat, I love the Titan, but your tonearm needs to go the gym..." Hmm, Mat at first didn't know what to think of that, but as they developed the Fatboy they understood what that early customer was asking for. Mat was happy to report that his Titan customer is extremely pleased with the new arm. A little protein powder, a few extra push ups, and boom the Fatboy is ready to kick your butt." - Mohammed Samji, parttimeaudiophile.com, May 2018
"The Fatboy adds a new level adjustment to the VPI-type tonearm. On the Unipivot version, you can adjust azimuth using the side arm tube setscrews, the adjustable side weights...By having the combination of a 3D printed-tube with the finely machined back-stock, it creates the perfect balance of precision and balance for your tonearm. The fine adjustable counterweight makes cartridge set-up easier than ever." - Jay Garrett, stereonet.co.uk, April 2018
• VPI's Most Rigid Tonearm Armwand Ever For Unparalleled Dynamics!
• 3D Printed armtube with New Triangular to Circular Resonance Canceling Taper
• Nordost Reference Tonearm Armwand Wiring
• Micrometer-style precision Adjustable Counterweight
• Adjustable Azimuth located on the side of armwand stainless section
• Newly Improved and Robust Gimbal Bearing
• Convert Your VPI Table To Gimbaled Tonearm! A Great Upgrade For Most VPI Uni-Pivot Style Tonearms!
*Tonearm Armwand Base Not Included