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VPI Nomad V2


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.  Instead the DIY mayhem began!  To accommodate we made adjustments to the table making  it both adjustable, up-gradable, and def-eatable electronics.  However, the timing of this  was too soon and confusing and eventually led to the re-launching of the product as the VPI Player.


The VPI Nomad is the first all in one high-end entry level turntable.  Complete with a headphone amplifier, phonostage, and pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge on a 9 inch Gimballed / Yoke bearing tonearm, it is the perfect solution to enjoying your records!  It also has standard RCA connections providing the ability to connect to a standard amplifier and desktop/floor standing speakers. The Nomad turntable is a precision instrument that has been thoroughly tested to create the musical experience you're looking for!

The Table:

  • 1.25”" thick textured vinyl covered non-resonant MDF chassis.

  • 16" x 11" footprint

  • 19” x 14” x6” overall size

  • MDF/Composite Platter

  • Platter rotates on an oil bath bearing and fitted to shaft with a #2 Jacob’s Taper for a concentric rigidly mounted coupling.

  • The bearing has a PEEK thrust disc and machined graphite impregnated brass bushings using a Thompson Engineering 60 Rockwell case hardened shaft.


  • New 9” vertical Yoke type tonearm with lateral turntable type bearing.

  • Pivot to spindle: 223mm

  • Effective length: 240.7mm

  • Overhang: 17.7mm

  • Offset angle: 22.85 degrees

  • Average RMS distortion: .36%

  • VTA adjustable arm mount.

  • Damped stainless steel armtube.

  • Very pure copper wire, twisted with special insulating jacket.

  • The armbase is upgradeable to a standard JMW 9 arm.

Additional Specifications:

Type                              Belt drive (manual turntable)

Motor                            24v synchronous AC motor

Turntable Platter         Aluminum

Diameter                      11.81” (30.0 cm)

Turntable Speeds        33.3 RPM and 45 RPM

Wow and Flutter          0.06% WOW (in accordance with DIN specification)
                                       0.04% Flutter in accordance with DIN specification)

Rumble                         < - 80dB (IEC 98A unweighted)

Cartridge                      Ortofon 2M Red

Output                          5 mV @ 1 KHz

Tracking Force             1.5 grams (recommended)

Input Load                   47K

Weight                          5.5 grams

Power Supply              110v VAC @ 60 Hz, 230v VAC @ 50hz

Power Consumption  7.7 watts at full output

Dimensions                 18.5” (470 mm) W x 13.5” (343 mm) D x 4.3” (109 mm)H

Weight                          12.9 lbs. (5.9 kg)

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