VPI Scout Jr. Turntable with 9" Yoke Tonearm & Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge (Red)
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Everything the world loved about the Scout is now in a simplified pre-mounted package!
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The VPI Scout Jr. is a ready to use out of the box high-end entry level turntable, complete with a pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge. The new tonearm is 9 inches long with a Yoke type vertical bearing and turntable like horizontal bearing, it is the perfect solution to enjoying your music! The arm is damped in the horizontal plane and free in the vertical plane, this combination breaks up resonances and ads to the enjoyment of the sound.
The VPI Scout Jr. turntable boasts analog luxuriance with a clear sound. This turntable uses the VPI Traveler's aluminum platter, an MDF plinth, and an outboard motor. In addition, it uses a yoke-type bearing system similar to the one used on VPI's headphone amp/phono preamp equipped Nomad. For this price, the Scout Jr. has magnificent dynamics and extremely clean, powerful bass.
The new arm on the Scout Jr. is said to be even stronger. Its gimbaled-bearing tonearm offers extraordinary sound quality. This turntable also uses the same motor as the standard Scout.
The Scout Jr comes with a newer bearing and platter for quieter operation and better speed control. The Scout Jr. uses a 600 RPM (500 RPM overseas) AC synchronous motor to drive the turntable. This is a precision device that is mounted in a separate box on rubber feet for the ultimate in motor noise isolation.
This turntable is upgradable and can be done so in an extensive variety of ways. The Scout Jr. comes bundled with the highly rated Ortofon 2M Red cartridge.
1.25" thick black textured vinyl covered non-resonant MDF chassis.
16" x 11" footprint
19 x 14 x6 overall size
Machined 1 thick 6061 aluminum platter. Damped internally.
Platter rotates on an oil bath bearing and fitted to shaft with a #2 Jacobs Taper for a concentric rigidly mounted coupling.
The bearing has a PEEK thrust disc and machined graphite impregnated brass bushings using a Thompson Engineering 60 Rockwell case hardened shaft.
600 RPM AC synchronous motor is contained in a separate steel housing and drives the platter with smooth, quiet operation.
Includes a record damping mat.
New 9 vertical Yoke type Scout Jr. Tonearm with lateral turntable type bearing.
Pivot to spindle: 223mm
Effective length: 240.7mm
Offset angle: 22.85 degrees
Average RMS distortion: .36%
VTA adjustable arm mount.
Damped stainless steel armtube.
Very pure copper wire, twisted with special insulating jacket.
Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.: 5.5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz: 1.5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz: 22 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz: 15 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB: 20-22.000 Hz
Frequency response: 20-20.000 Hz + 3 / - 1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force: 70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 20 µm/mN
Stylus type: Elliptical
Stylus tip radius: r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range: 1,6-2,0g (16-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended: 1.8 g (18 mN)
Tracking angle: 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance: 1.3 kOhm
Internal inductance: 700 mH
Recommended load resistance: 47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance: 150-300 pF
Cartridge weight: 7.2g
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