The VPI Scout Jr. is a ready to use out of the box high-end entry level turntable, complete with a pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge. The tonearm is 9 inches long with a Yoke type vertical bearing and damped turntable like horizontal bearing, it is the perfect solution to enjoying your music! The arm is damped in the horizontal plane and free in the vertical plane, this combination breaks up resonances and ads to the enjoyment of the sound.
The Scout Jr. uses a 600 RPM (500 RPM overseas) AC synchronous motor to drive the turntable. This is a precision device that is mounted in a separate box on rubber feet for the ultimate in motor noise isolation.
The Table: 1.25”" thick textured vinyl covered non-resonant MDF chassis. 16" x 11" footprint. 19” x 14” x6” overall size. Aluminum 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.
Tonearm: 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.