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Scoutmaster Award Wall

2004 - Hi Fi+ -Product of thse Year

2004 - Stereophile Mag. - Runner-up Analog Product of the Year

2004 - Positive Feedback Online - Product of the Year



United States:

- Positive Feedback - Myles Astor

- Positive Feedback Issue 22



- Hi-Fi+ Magazine

Scoutmaster Turntable - "A MASTER OF SOUND"

Scoutmaster Turntable Manual

The Scoutmaster combines key features from several of VPIs' most successful turntables. It uses the Classic platter and inverted bearing, a larger version of the steel Scout motor assembly with fused IEC socket and 300-RPM 24 pole motor, and a dual Scout chassis with a steel center. The Scoutmaster comes with the JMW-9 standard or the 10.5i as an option. The table stands 19" by 14" and weighs 48 pounds.

The Scoutmaster is a Scout with a shot of testosterone for a complete musical experience.  The ideal table for someone who wants the best sound but is short on space!!

The Turntable:

  • 2 1/4" thick MDF/Steel/MDF sandwich screwed and glued together to form a completely rigid yet dead chassis.
  • Stand-alone heavysteel motor assembly with 300-rpm 24 pole low noise high precision synchronous motor on isolating rubber feet.
  • Inverted bearing - hardened stainless steel shaft, 60 Rockwell chrome hardened ball, spinning in a phosphor bronze bushing and sitting on a PEEK thrust disc.  The belt side load is placed at the center of the spinning bearing for zero teeter-tooter effects.
  • 20 pound damped platter machined from 6061 aluminum to +/- .001” in a 39” circumference!!! 
  • Motor pulley has an accuracy of +/- .0005” when leaving factory.
  • Wow and flutter:  >.1%
  • Speed Accuracy:  >.04%
  • Rumble: >85db down
  • Weight is 50 pounds

The Arm:

  • Newly redesigned 9” JMW Scout Tonearm.
  • Pivot to spindle: 223mm
  • Effective length: 240.7mm
  • Overhang: 17.7mm
  • Offset angle: 22.85 degrees
  • Average RMS distortion: .36%
  • Zero friction unipivot bearing mounted on a hardened solid steel shaft.
  • VTA adjustable arm mount so you can set your cartridge at the proper height.
  • Damped polished stainless steel armtube.
  • Black anodized head shell and bearing body
  • Removable arm-wands allows you to change cartridges in less than 30 seconds.
  • Precision adjustable counter weight lets you get the most out of every cartridge you mount using its azimuth and tracking force adjustments.  The only way to precisely mount a cartridge is with azimuth, height, and tracking force adjustments.
  • Adjustable Anti-skate.

Available Upgrades:

  • 10” 3D printed tonearm and VTA/SRA adjustable base.
  • Periphery Ring clamp for the ultimate in record warp reduction.
  • HR-X Center Weight, perfectly complements the periphery clamp.
  • Synchronous Drive System (SDS) for the utmost accuracy in motor speed and fine speed adjustments.
  • Single Motor Flywheel (must be used with SDS).

VPI Industries, Inc., 77 Cliffwood Ave. #3B, Cliffwood, NJ 07721