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VPI HR-X Reviews
VPI - HR-X Turntable
THE LEAST EXPENSIVE AND BEST SELLING HIGH END TURNTABLE IN THE WORLD!
The HR-X is known to reviewers and manufacturers around the world for it's natural reproduction of scale and sweep, which are two of the things that make us feel like we are listening to live music. With world class detail, low noise, pace, and timing, the HR-X will bring the concert hall into your home. Best of all, it does this without fiddling, tweaking, or constant resetting.
The HR-X features a triple laminated chassis (Acrylic-Aluminum-Acrylic) and integral air suspension which rejects up to 98% of acoustic feedback. The HR-X uses an inverted main bearing incorporating a chrome polished hardened steel ball running on a Teflon/Delrin composite for ultra low noise without any vertical motion caused by magnetic or air suspension resonances.
A periphery record clamp ring is centered by the platter, not the record, providing vacuum-like hold down without the problems inherent in a vacuum system. The drive system uses two low-powered 24-pole motors driving a 12-pound flywheel. The flywheel spins at 300 RPM and has 62 times the inertia of a 25 pound platter. The drive system and the periphery clamp result in wow, flutter, and rumble that are all below measurability providing world class sound.
The JMW 12.7 tonearm is bolted to the aluminum portion of the chassis with a double base mounting, providing the ultimate in rigidity and adjustability. The SDS power supply rounds out the package and provides a pure AC signal to the drive system.
The HR-X, includes the JMW 12.7 tonearm with Valhalla wire, periphery ring clamp, center record weight, dual motor flywheel, air ball suspension, clear acrylic platter with inverted bearing, and SDS power supply.