For 40 years we have built turntables in American and kept it in the VPI family. For almost 30 of those years we have built our turntables in Cliffwood, New Jersey. With us reaching a more entry level market we are still able to make our products in Cliffwood, New Jersey. Most companies when making entry level products source their components outside their country of origin. This is why we celebrate our heritage and our VPI workers by naming this turntable after the place they are built.
We are also excited to be teaming up with our friends from Brooklyn, Grado Labs! VPI engineered a cartridge shell specifically for the Grado to make it easier to mount and contribute to the sound signature. The VPI/Grado Green will be the factory standard mounted cartridge on all VPI Cliffwood turntables.
The Cliffwood will retail for 900 USD and will initially only be available for the US market but will later be opened to the global market. The tonearm is a 9" machined aluminum gimbal. Both easy and robust to use while providing top level sonic performance. Estimated shipping is end of July to early August.
We would like to thank the members of the "I love my VPI turntable" facebook group for contributing ideas and feedback regarding the potential for this turntable and reaching a different audience. We would especially like to thank the following members as well as everyone else who has been part of bringing VPI forward:
Aaron Tate, Andrew Bourke, Andrew Millett, Besflores Nievera Jr , Bruce Carr, Bruce Neely , Carl Eberhart, Carlo Lupo, Chadd Rohrer, Christopher Winnington, Corey Layton, Craig Weiser, Dana Holmes, David Fischer, Eric Franklin Shook, Eric Lader , Jeannine Smith, John Pollino, John Wittmann , Jon Vomhof, Jonathan Blackhall, Keith ODaniel, Kuan Ski, Lamont Cranston, Larry Trezil, Lee Scoggins, Lee Shelly, Lloyd Champion, Lou Lamoreaux , Lynn J Madison, Mark Williams, Mike Breedlove, Oswaldo Martinez, Patrick Mattucci, Paul DeMara, Raul Manlapig , Rob Presuto, Rob Roberts, Samuel Strongin, Sean Dolen, Sean Thomas, William Rains
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