VPI HW-40 Black Edition
Designing VPI's Next Generation Direct Drive Motor Technology
Harry Weisfeld's 2012 CLASSIC DIRECT direct drive turntable was an outstanding technical achievement, earning Stereophile Magazine's Class A+ rating. This award-winning table was loosely based on the VPI Classic Series table technology and included a thick aluminum plinth and armboard and an inverted platter bearing riding on a PEEK thrust disc. Combined with a cutting-edge BLDC direct drive motor, the CLASSIC DIRECT was created. The Classic Direct provided a stable, solid foundation for the music, allowing the listener to hear deeply into the recorded grooves to the treasures buried with-in!
Designing a new turntable to celebrate VPI's 40th anniversary provided VPI an opportunity to update the direct drive motor technology to incorporate advances in motion control and materials technologies.
VPI Fatboy Gimbal 12-3D
Bearing Type: Full Gimbal Bearing
Pivot to spindle: 300 mm
Internal Wire: Nordost Reference Wire
Effective length: 313.0 mm
Effective mass: 12.5g.
Offset angle: 17.37 degrees
Average RMS distortion: 0.267%
Material: 3D Technology Consisting of but not limited to Epoxy resin and Delrin materials, copper, aluminum, and steel
Product Notes: Adjustable Drop Counterweight, Azimuth side weights, VTA, and Limo Connection.
Chassis Composition: Aluminum and machined acrylic
Platter Type & Size: 12" Aluminum Platter, 25LBS
Tonearm Included: JMW-12- Fatboy Gimbal
Motor Type: Direct Drive
Motor Torque: 2.68 Nm/sec
Star/Stop Time: 1 Second
Speed Monitoring: 2,500 pulses/revolution
Footprint: 21¾" x 16 ¾"
Overall Size: 22" x 17" x 10"
Total Weight: 70lbs