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VPI Prime X

The Prime turntable was the first step in a new direction for VPI.  Using best practices in efficiency and lean manufacturing the Prime brought a high-performance product that punched way above its price point.  The Prime featured the first of VPI turntables with a 3D Unpivot JMW tonearm as the standard production model.

The Prime X takes takes those original concepts but with upgraded HW-40 isolation feet as well as having the 3D-12 JMW as the standard tonearm. 

VPI JMW 12 3D Tonearm

Pivot to spindle: 300 mm

Internal Wire: VPI Copper weave
Effective length: 313.0 mm
Effective mass: 10.5g.
Overhang: 13mm
Offset angle: 17.37 degrees
Average RMS distortion: 0.267%

Material: 3D Technology Consisting of but not limited to Epoxy resin and Delrin materials 

Product Notes: Adjustable Drop Counterweight, Azimuth side weights, VTA, and Limo Connection.

Technical Specifications

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Chassis Composition: Vinyl Wrapped MDF and Steel

Platter Type & Size: 12" Aluminum, 20lbs

Tonearm Included: JMW-12

Motor: 300 RPM, 24 pole, AC synchronous motor

Wow and flutter:  .05%

Speed Accuracy:   .05%

Rumble: 80 db Down

Footprint: 19 ½" x 13 ¾"

Overall Size:  21 ⅜" x 15 ¾"

Total Weight: 44lbs

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Available Upgrades:

  • ​Periphery Ring Clamp - Improves record warp reduction and the shelf life of your cartridge.

  • Analog Drive System (ADS) - Improves accuracy and speed adjustment.

  • Reference Feet - Improves isolation and makes it even more quiet between the notes.

  • Fatboy Tonearm - Gimbal or Unpivot

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