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!
"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.
7/8" thick damped aluminum platter
1 1/8" thick MDF/Steel chassis
AC Synchronous motor in isolated steel housing
Beautiful black satin finish!
"The thing that impressed me most about the Scout was its effervescent character. Perhaps its low mass and acrylic platter are responsible for the sense that it just wants to boogie. While the less expensive 'table doesn't convey a feeling of grandeur like the HR-X, which does a magnificent job of conveying hall space, I couldn't help feeling that the Scout might be nimbler than it big brother. The notes just popped out of it with no sense of delay." - Jacob Heillbrunn, The Absolute Sound, June/July 2007, Issue 172
"What the Scout does show, however, it that, yes, more costly innovations are indeed filtering down to budget 'tables. The result is that audiophiles have more options than ever before. And without a doubt, the Scout is a fabulous one." - Jacob Heillbrunn, The Absolute Sound, June/July 2007, Issue 172