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VPI Scout 21


Taking the design cues of the Prime Scout, the Scout 21 is an evolution of its predecessor with and improved 300 RPM motor housing, and improved isolation feet.  Paired with a JMW 9 Tonearm!

"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

VPI JMW 9 Tonearm

Bearing Type: Uni Pivot

Internal Wire: VPI Copper weave

Pivot to spindle: 223mm
Effective length: 240.7mm
Effective Mass: 10.2g
Overhang: 17.7mm
Offset angle: 22.85 degrees

Average RMS distortion: .36%

Material: Aluminum and Steel

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

Technical Specifications


Chassis Composition: Vinyl Wrapped MDF and Steel

Platter Type & Size: 11.5" Aluminum, 10.5 lbs

 Tonearm Included: JMW-9 Tonearm

Motor RPM: 300 RPM

Motor Pulley: +/- .0005" 

Wow and Flutter: .08%

Speed Accuracy: .08%

Rumble: 78 db Down

Footprint: 18 ½" x 14½"

Overall Size: 19" x 15" x 8½"

Total Weight: 32 lbs

Available Upgrades:

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

  • JMW-9-3D Tonearm - more performance from your cartridge with greater dynamics and sound staging.

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

  • Signature Center Weight - Great for use with slightly warped records

  • VTA On the Fly Arm Base - Easier setup and a stronger braced base.

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