We take great pride in making our products in America. However, it is common for a lot of companies to move production overseas when making products more entry level. This is not the case with the VPI Player, our entry level/affordable high-end turntable. Of course the definition of “affordable” is relative and might be different pending upon each person. For our VPI Player table, the product is still made here in America in Cliffwood New Jersey, hence why we have adopted the “Cliffwood” name for our entry level line of products. To demonstrate this we had building sessions of the Player at Capital Audiofest.
Creating a workstation at Capital Audiofest was also a “challenge accepted” moment since we have recently transitioned our factory to using “lean manufacturing” processes. One of the processes is to have our workstations all on wheeled racks and bins with the idea of being able to move and produce from a station without a problem. During the build session VPI workers built and explained what each part was that was being installed and their function for the table. We are a transparent company and are open about our components and processes. For each part we also identified what part America it was originally made.
We also made sure to properly show all calibration methods that are used on all VPI Players for alignment and tracking force while also discussing best practices for your turntable. To concluded each demonstration to show there are no smoke and mirrors, we plugged the table in and let someone from the audience spin and listen to their record purchased from the show. As a company who is always trying improve ourselves this was an exciting and fulfilling demonstration for us to show the heart dedication we put into every VPI. During the show we set up shop and built 3 Player tables. That means there are now three Players that were not made in New Jersey, those were made in Capital Audiofest!
We are very proud and excited to have the VPI Prime Scout reviewed and featured on the cover of the October issue of Stereophile magazine! We would like to thank Art Dudley for taking the time to use and review our product and sharing his experience with others who look to both Art and all reviewers for guidance and product information.
We are also excited to learn that the Prime Scout has earned a Class B rank with Stereophile which is a high honor for a table at this price point.
If you haven't yet, make sure to pick up your copy of Stereophile to learn more!
We are very excited to have our partnership turntable with Mark Levinson by Harman on display at CEDIA 2017. Make sure to check out booth 4835 at the expo September 7-9th in San Diego! The No. 515 turntable represents performance, high-end quality, and American engineering at it's finest!
We are very excited to have a VPI Player both in walnut and white featured at CEDIA 2017 Expo this year with our friends at KEF America! The combination of the Player with the KEF LS50 Wireless has been hitting the road for sometime with a fantastic response!
If you are in San Diego stop by the KEF booth for some real-world fun, music, and relaxation!
We are very excited to have our "playlist" featured in this month's issue of Tone Audio Magazine! Besides creating turntables to play music, we love listening to music both in our factory and our home! The playlist mentioned is a combination of Jane and my favorites. One of the songs mentioned was the first song I shared with Jane when we started dating! Can anyone guess which one?
The picture above was taken during our Chinese Wedding photo-shoot where we took the pictured VPI Player all over Asia with us.
What is your playlist? Which song did you share with the one you love?
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