Turntable Collection

VPI HW-19
HW-19 [Date: 1980]
 

The original turntable produced by VPI back in 1980.  This table started it all for the growing company.  The platter was solid aluminum, without the usual hollowed-out bottom, and a 1/8"-thick by 2"-wide band of lead is cemented to the platter's underside.  Harry's first work.

VPI HW-19 MK 2
HW-19 MK 2 [Date: 1983]
 

The HW-19 MK2 was the next evolution in the VPI product line where Harry moved away from aluminum and switch the platter to black or clear acrylic.  Since this is something that has been switched back to aluminum platter for later/current VPI models the question is, why did he do it?

VPI HW-19 MK 3
HW-19 MK 3 [Date: 1985]

 

The HW-19 Mk. III is the logical next step in the progression towards realistic musical reproduction. All the weak points of the Jr. are addressed in the Mk. III. Better yet, the improvements incorporated in the Mk. III are available as upgrades to the Jr.

VPI HW-19 MK 4
HW-19 MK 4 [Date: 1998]
 

For improved bass, imaging, focus, detail, and lower noise, the answer is the Mk IV. The HW-19 Mk.IV turntable includes the same wood base, precision AC-Synchronous motor/pulley/belt drive assembly, and stainless steel-acrylic sub-chassis as the Mk. III.

HW 19 JR [Date: 1993]
 

The beginning of the journey into High-End analog music reproduction starts with the HW-19 Jr. The Jr. is VPI's most cost effective turntable. It combines the drive system of the MK. III & MK. IV, with a cost effective platter and subchassis, to give real value for the dollar.

TNT [Date: 1986]

TNT was designed as a state of the art table to take advantage of the newly designed linear tracking air-bearing tonearms represented by the Eminent Technology, Souther, and Airtangent.

VPI TNT
TNT 2 [Date: 1988]

With the improvements of American manufacturing, the TNT MK 2 was a more refined version of the original TNT.  The pulleys were made larger with higher precision bearings with tolerances that were tighter than previous VPI turntable models. 

TNT 3 [Date: 1992]

With the improvements of American manufacturing, the TNT MK 2 was a more refined version of the original TNT.  The pulleys were made larger with higher precision bearings with tolerances that were tighter than previous VPI turntable models.  (Anyone have a decent picture of one?)

TNT JR [Date 1996]

Sonically, the TNT Jr. is a significant step up from the HW-19 Mk.IV. Its huge sound stage and rock-solid presentation are unprecedented at its price point. The Jr. is capable of clearly defining the rear of the concert hall and the very outer edges of the soundfield.

TNT 4 (Date: 1998]

With the improvements of American manufacturing, the TNT MK 2 was a more refined version of the original TNT.  The pulleys were made larger with higher precision bearings with tolerances that were tighter than previous VPI turntable models. 

TNT 5 HR (Hot-Rod) [Date: 2001]

The HR class of turntables was when VPI took full ownership over having a quality and world class tonearm of it's own.  Though VPI tables can still have other tonearms mounted, we were beginning to be identified as an authority in tonearm design.

TNT 6 [Date: 2004]
 

"The TNT 6 in combination with the JMW 12.5 offers an astonishingly complete package that blends material value with superb musical performance, practicality with attainable optimization of each and every record. It also looks a million dollars whilst costing rather less.

TNT HR-X

The TNT HR-X table stood out as a high-end favorite of the time!  Finally it took on a new shape when the chassis became a layered acrylic/aluminum/acrylic sandwich for even more improved isolation and stability.   

HR-X

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. 

VPI Aries
Aries [1994]

The Aries was the perfect choice for those looking for near-TNT performance in an HW-19 sized package. The platter, comprised of an acrylic/aluminum/lead sandwich, and the bearing, incorporating Rulon bushings, a stainless steel shaft, and a tungsten carbide thrust plate. 

Aries 2 - Dark Knight - Extended [1997] 
 
The Aries 2 was the next evolution of the original Aries 1 where it embraced the use of an inverted bearing and offered the option of a clear or black acrylic platters (Aries 2 Dark Knight), or an extended chassis (Aries 2 Extended) to house a JMW 12 tonearm.
VPI Aries 3
Aries 3 [2002]
 

Moving a step forward in design, the Aries made a drastic change from wood to an acrylic/aluminum/acrylic design chassis.  This was originally planned to be a "Mini-HR-X" look when people found the HR-X was too big for their racks.

Aries 3D [2013]
 

With our improvements in technically and precision machining... and I didn't finish this page... check back soon :) 

VPI Scout
"Aries" Scout [2001]
 

The Classic line pays homage to the great turntables of the past that have been synonymous with state of the art turntable design. The Classic has been the best-sellinglarge turntable VPI has ever made and is still outselling production. 

 

VPI Scout 2
Scout 2 [2002]
 

The Scout 2 was a step up to the standard Scout by having the machined aluminum platter and bearing from the Classic turntable added as well as a height adapter to adjust the tonearm. 

Scoutmaster [2004]

The Scoutmaster took the best concepts of the Scout and stepped it up.  More mass, more low end!  It doubled up the chassis and added a steel center between.  At the time it had the same platter as the Aries 3 which was a thicker acrylic platter using an inverted bearing. 

Scoutmaster 2 [2006]

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.

Super Scoutmaster

Suddenly one day we were listening to the Scoutmaster and the thought hit us "This sounds so good what could we do to make it better" the end result was to cross the Scoutmaster and the HR-X producing the Super Scoutmaster or SSM as we called it.

VPI Super Scoutmaster Reference
Super Scoutmaster Reference [2009]

The Super Scoutmaster Reference was the next step for the SSM by being upgraded with a Rim Drive motor assembly and JMW 10 tonearm with VTA on the fly base.

Scout Jr [2013]
 

The Classic line pays homage to the great turntables of the past that have been synonymous with state of the art turntable design. The Classic has been the best-selling large turntable VPI has ever made and is still outselling production. 

Classic 30th Anniversary (Classic 1) [2008]
 

The Classic line pays homage to the great turntables of the past that have been synonymous with state of the art turntable design. The Classic has been the best-selling large turntable VPI has ever made and is still outselling production. 

Classic 2 [2008]
 

The VPI "Classic 2" was actually never intended to becoming a production table.  Instead the accessory of a VTA on the fly adjustment base was meant to be an upgrade to the existing "Classic" Turntable.  Once it was applied a reviewer identified it as being a "2" and Harry rolled with it.

VPI Classic 3
Classic 3 [2009]

 

Our top of the line Classic 3 represents a significant step forward in both performance and aesthetics pushing the envelope as far as we can to deliver the best sounding turntable VPI has ever made. (At the time)

Classic 4 [2012]

The Classic 4 is really, chief designer and former co-owner, Harry Weisfeld's table. He didn't design this table for the consumer, he designed it for his own personal us so he could listen to a 12 inch arm on a Classic table

Classic Direct [2013]
 

The VPI Classic Direct Drive Turntable is the newest turntable in the VPI Classic line. Our design takes advantage of 21st Century motor technology for accurate speed control utilizing a servo motor controller coupled with an active feedback loop to control the motion of the platter. 

Classic Companion [2013]
 

The Classic Companion was our effort to bringing an easier to use gimbal tonearm to the Classic line while pairing the arm with a Grado Companion Cartridge.

The Classic [2014]

In 2014 VPI started it's process of cleaning the production line and the names that represented it.  Going back to the original plan from when it was first release, the numbers were dropped, and the design was polished to make the standardized and consistent Classic Turntable. 

The Classic Signature [2014]

With our 2014 restructuring of the product line VPI also cleaned up the look and elevated the design of the Classic 3 by adding our world class 3D printed tonearm and re-branding it as the Classic Signature.

Traveler V1 [2012]
 

The first VPI product made after the death of one of our founders, Sheila Weisfeld.  The Traveler was made in her memory and was the first step towards bringing VPI products to a new generation.

Traveler V2 [2013]
 

After receiving feedback from the V1 Traveler, we made subtle changes to improve the apperance and performance of the VPI Traveler turntable.  This was our first time also working with 24V motors to try and make the Traveler universal.

Nomad [2014]

 

Our first all in one turntable, the Nomad was meant to be a ready out of the box solution for all audiophiles and music lovers young and old.

VPI Nomad V2
Nomad V2 [2015]
 

The VPI Nomad V2, unlike it's predecessor, was fully up-gradable.  Originally when making the V1 Nomad we did not expect the table to be upgraded and viewed as an all in one solution that would be passed down when the owner upgraded.