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VPI Scoutmaster 2

Note: The VPI Scoutmaster2 is no longer in production but still has available upgrades.

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. The Scoutmaster comes with the JMW-9 standard or the 10.5i as an option. The table stands 19" by 14" and weighs 48 pounds.


The Scoutmaster is a Scout with a shot of testosterone for a complete musical experience.  The ideal table for someone who wants the best sound but is short on space!!


The Turntable:

  • 2 1/4" thick MDF/Steel/MDF sandwich screwed and glued together to form a completely rigid yet dead chassis.

  • Stand-alone heavysteel motor assembly with 300-rpm 24 pole low noise high precision synchronous motor on isolating rubber feet.

  • Inverted bearing - hardened stainless steel shaft, 60 Rockwell chrome hardened ball, spinning in a phosphor bronze bushing and sitting on a PEEK thrust disc.  The belt side load is placed at the center of the spinning bearing for zero teeter-tooter effects.

  • 20 pound damped platter machined from 6061 aluminum to +/- .001” in a 39” circumference!!! 

  • Motor pulley has an accuracy of +/- .0005” when leaving factory.

  • Wow and flutter:  >.1%

  • Speed Accuracy:  >.04%

  • Rumble: >85db down

  • Weight is 50 pounds


The Arm:

  • Newly redesigned 9” JMW Scout Tonearm.

  • Pivot to spindle: 223mm

  • Effective length: 240.7mm

  • Overhang: 17.7mm

  • Offset angle: 22.85 degrees

  • Average RMS distortion: .36%

  • Zero friction unipivot bearing mounted on a hardened solid steel shaft.

  • VTA adjustable arm mount so you can set your cartridge at the proper height.

  • Damped polished stainless steel armtube.

  • Black anodized head shell and bearing body

  • Removable arm-wands allows you to change cartridges in less than 30 seconds.

  • Precision adjustable counter weight lets you get the most out of every cartridge you mount using its azimuth and tracking force adjustments.  The only way to precisely mount a cartridge is with azimuth, height, and tracking force adjustments.

  • Adjustable Anti-skate.


Available Upgrades:

  • 10” 3D printed tonearm and VTA/SRA adjustable base.

  • Periphery Ring clamp for the ultimate in record warp reduction.

  • HR-X Center Weight, perfectly complements the periphery clamp.

  • Synchronous Drive System (SDS) for the utmost accuracy in motor speed and fine speed adjustments.

  • Single Motor Flywheel (must be used with SDS).

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