Easily upgrade any Aries or TNT Turntable with VPI's TNT Clear Acrylic Platter/Bearing/Clamp Upgrade Kit for superior sound and a $50 Savings! These are the same
parts used on VPI's $10,000.00 flagship turntable the HRX! This is a very cost effective and
substantial upgrade for any VPI turntable! You will get better Bass, Sound
Staging, Improved Detail and Quieter Background!
The HRX inverted main bearing, incorporating a hardened steel ball running on
Teflon, produces very quiet, very dynamic, free of all random motion due to the
stability of the inverted design where the thrust ball is placed just below
where the record rest. The belt is driving the platter through the middle of the
bearing assembly instead of two to three inches away from the center of the
bearing assembly. There is no generation of teeter-totter motion.
The TNT Clear Acrylic Platter is 1 1/2" thick of finely machined Acrylic and has a larger
diameter than all previous VPI platters. This improves speed stability and
allows for the use of the VPI Stainless Steel Outer Periphery Ring Clamp.
The VPI Stainless Steel Outer Periphery Ring Clamp! First introduced
on the HRX, the outer periphery record clamp centers on the platter, not the
record, to provide vacuum-like hold down without the problems inherent in a
vacuum system. The outer-ring is more effective than any clamp!
Easy to Upgrade! Upgrading the Aries is as easy as dropping in the new bearing
where the old was. The TNT needs a spacer which is included at no extra charge.
(Please specify when ordering)
This kit includes:
Stainless Steel Outer Periphery Ring Clamp
TNT Clear Acrylic Platter
HRX Inverted Main Bearing