VPI SCOUT 1.1 TURNTABLE WITH JMW 9T TONEARM
Celebrating over 10 years in Production! VPI brings you its rebirth! Re-Introducing the Best Selling VPI Table of All-Time... The Scout 1.1 Turntable! Better than the old one, better than it should be for this price!!!
Featuring a NEW 9 1/2lb Damped Aluminum Platter fitted with a Special Mesh Sorbothane-Like Mat for Better Isolation and Better Sound!
The VPI Scout Turntable is a Stereophile Class B Recommended Component, The Absolute Sound Editors' Choice Award Winner, Hi-Fi Product of the Year and Much More!
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The Biggest Improvement over the original Scout is the new 9 1/2lb Platter, composed of 7/8" thick Aluminum, with damping material in the inside and fitted with a special Mesh Sorbothane-Like Mat for Better Isolation and Better Sound!
The VPI Scout has become the worlds best-reviewed turntable! The Scout is the lowest priced turntable in Stereophile's Class B and has attained high performance records worldwide!
"The Scout with its outboard motor is rock-solid and provides excellent speed control. Sound quality is disconcertingly good for the money. It is not necessarily an entry-level 'table at this price' nonetheles, you can and probably will (at some point), spend far more and get less. The challenge you'll find, however, is to spend more and actually get a significantly better-sounding turntable. It's not as easy as it sounds - which is precisely why it is a TAS Product of the Year" - Scot Hull, The Absolute Sound, July/August 2013, Issue 234
"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
For improved stability and damping, the Scout's chassis is made from 1 1/8" thick MDF bonded to a 12 gauge steel plate giving a rigid, non-resonant plinth. The massive platter is composed of 1 3/8" thick acrylic and is mounted to an inverted bearing of Teflon and brass on a 60 case hardened rod. The AC synchronous motor is contained in a separate steel housing and drives the platter via an Aries belt, speeds are 33 and 45 standard, 78 is optional. This combination gives quiet, yet stable running with accurate speed.
The JMW 9T tapered tonearm is the perfect complement to the Scout., offering all of the advantages of a unipivot tonearm at a bargain price. The arm has a low friction bearing mounted on a solid stainless steel rod with markings to set VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle). As with the more expensive JMW-10 and JMW-12 arms, the tonearm assembly of the JMW-9T can be removed and replaced in seconds, allowing instant cartridge changes with multiple arm wands. An RCA junction box allows any RCA-terminated interconnects to be used.
9 1/2lb Damped Aluminum Platter
1 1/8" thick MDF/Steel chassis
AC Synchronous motor in isolated steel housing
Beautiful black satin finish!