VPI HW-9 (1978)
Coming from an engineering background, VPI Founder Harry Weisfeld was fascinated with Direct Drive turntables. Harry enjoyed making accessories in America that could help improve the listening experience. One of those accessories was the HW-9 isolation base, which was made specifically for the Denon DP-75/DP-80 with a mounted gimbal EPA-500 tonearm. Denon used Harry’s HW-9 isolation as their main turntable platform at the CES and other electronics shows.
The isolation base was made with a "floating" sub chassis using springs which sat on an outer wood skirt with hinged dust cover. This product was the first step to greater things for VPI and a lead into the HW-19 turntable.