Prime Scout



The Prime Scout reintroduces the audio world to the best-selling VPI table of all time - better than the old one, better than it should be at this price! The Scout has become one of the world's best-reviewed turntables! The Scout is so simple to set-up, you can have the table up and running in just minutes. 

"If what you want is a turntable for under £3k which gives more than a hint of what a proper high-end ‘table can do, then the VPI Prime Scout delivers a great deal of the important stuff, without apparent effort. And that’s a neat trick in itself. Recommended!" - Steve Dickinson, HiFi Plus

"The new model sounds like a clearer, tightened-up, altogether more engaging version of the old. If you liked the Scout, you'll really like the Prime Scout, which seems to offer good value, both comparatively and in and of itself." - Art Dudley, Stereophile Magazine


Learn some of the features that make the Prime Scout an award winning turntable

Technical Specs

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Prime Scout
  • 9" Uni-Pivot Tonearm

    • Machined Aluminum 

  • Machined Aluminum Platter​​

  • 300 RPM Outbound Motor

  • Improved Isolation Feet

  • Screw-down Delrin Clamp

  • Made in the USA


Technical Specifications

Chassis Composition:

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Tonearm Included:

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Wow and Flutter:

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Overall Size:

Total Weight:

Vinyl Wrapped MDF and Steel

11.5" Aluminum, 10.5 lbs

JMW-9 Tonearm

300 RPM

+/- .0005"



78 db Down

18 ½" x 14½"

19" x 15" x 8½"

32 lbs



Reviews & Awards


  • ​Prime Platter - Improves low end bass as well as the noise floor.

  • JMW-9-3D Tonearm - More performance out of your cartridge with greater dynamics and sound staging.

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

  • Signature Centerweight - Great for use with slightly warped records and improve the focus.

Prime Platter

JMW-9-3D Tonearm

Analog Drive System