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VPI - Classic 4 Turntable

VPI Classic 3

 

"The Classic 4 is a precision measuring device in its own right; as well as telling you what’s in your records’ grooves, it will also tell you just how competent your setup is."

- Roy Gregory

 

The Classic 4 is really, chief designer and former co-owner, Harry Weisfeld's table. He didn't design this table for the consumer, he designed it for his own personal us so he could listen to a 12 inch arm on a Classic table (Classic 1-3 do not have the space to properly mount a 12 inch arm.) We presented the table at the 2012 New York Audio Show to make a statment while also announcing the VPI Traveler. It wasn't intended to bring into the VPI line but the positive feedback and interest immediatly made it a staple in the production line.

 

Identical build as the Classic 3 with a larger size chassis, having a 12 inch arm gives you more stability lower tracking distortion and additional detail from your sound. Having the additinal size gives the listenr a chance to mount a second 10 or 12 inch tone arm in the rear. WHy would you have two arms? This gives you the chance to have both a stereo and mono cartridge set up at the same time.

 

The Classic 4 features a ½" thick machined aluminum plinth bonded to a 1/8" steel sub plate with dampening fabric in between. This is then bonded to 2" of MDF creating a plinth which is so massive and well damped it virtually eliminates resonance. The Classic 4 can use either an extended Classic Signature arm or an extended Classic 3D arm.

 

The Classic 4 as been moved to being a custom table because of how diverse it has become.

 

JMW-Classic Signiture Extended (12)

 

The custom nature of this table comes from the numerous options you have.

 

VPI Classic 4 Turntable Features:

 

  • A large knurled VTA tower with a smooth precise feel makes it easy to set VTA during play.
  • A secondary mounting with underbase has been placed between the arm rest and the arm lift to greatly improve the arm's rigidity literally making these the only arms that can do VTA adjustments while listening and then be locked as rigid as a solid mounted arm.
  • New investment machined aluminum high inertia platter with precision inverted bearing.
  • Speed stability on par with a master tape: Due to the rigid mounting of motor - platter - tonearm there isn't any random motion to cause speed instabilities.
  • Noise rejection that lets the Classic Turntable sit near four 15" subwoofers and having virtually no feedback
  • Lack of random motion between the motor, platter, and tonearm giving the ultimate in low level resolution. Not only does this rigidity improve speed stability, it also allows the retrievel of low level information with the world's great turntables and pushing against master tapes.
  • Absolutely solid, non-resonating laminated one-piece chassis: This is not a wooden frame; it is a solid laminated 2.5" thick MDF block with 11 gauge steel attached to the top with silicone and long bolts through all the layers. The chassis weighs 30 pounds and is totally non-resonant.
  • RCA jack termination so you can use the interconnect of your choice.
  • Anti-skate controlling device
  • VPI stainless steel record center weight
  • Available in Piano Black Rosewood finish

 

 

VPI Classic 3 Arm