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VPI Avenger Reference


"This total emotional immersion did not, of course, occur with every record—but musical immersion did occur, LP after LP. The VPI played vinyl with physicality and illuminating dynamics, reproducing increments of emotion that make a musician or vocalist appear whole in your listening room, fully real, organic though also hyperreal. This enhanced realism—this ultrareality—was consistent regardless of amplification or speakers. "

- Ken Micallef Stereophile

"For me, if there was ever a “Holy Grail” of turntables, the VPI Avenger Direct would for all practical purposes be it."

Carlo Lo Raso - Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity

Based on our known design of the Avenger Tripod Chassis, the Avenger Direct takes our Direct Drive technology and marries it with our Avenger Series.  The Avenger design has always been known as a "sandbox" type of design giving the owner the ability to mount up to 3 arms at any length or manufacturer model.

The heart of the Avenger Direct comes from our proven HW-40 Anniversary Direct Drive model.  Housed in an engineered and machined vented casing, the direct drive is ready to spin at the start of a button with 33 and 45

VPI Fatboy Gimbal 12-3D


Bearing Type: Full Gimbal Bearing

Pivot to spindle: 300 mm

Internal Wire: Nordost Reference Wire
Effective length: 313.0 mm
Effective mass: 12.5
Overhang: 13mm
Offset angle: 17.37 degrees
Average RMS distortion: 0.267%

Material: 3D Technology Consisting of but not limited to Epoxy resin and Delrin materials, copper, aluminum, and steel 

Product Notes: Adjustable Drop Counterweight, Azimuth side weights, VTA, and Limo Connection.

Technical Specifications


Chassis Composition: Aluminum and machined acrylic

Platter Type & Size: 12" Aluminum Platter, 25LBS

Tonearm Included: JMW-12- Fatboy Gimbal

Motor Type: Direct Drive

Motor Torque: 2.68 Nm/sec

Star/Stop Time: 1 Second

Speed Monitoring: 2,500 pulses/revolution

Footprint: 21¾" x 16 ¾"

Overall Size: 22" x 17" x 10"

Total Weight: 70lbs

Available Upgrades:

  • Additional Tonearms

  • Additional Arm boards for third-party arms

  • Pneumatic Air Suspension feet

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