Classic "30th Anniversary" Turntable - B-Stock
The VPI Classic was originally made as a limited edition 30th anniversary table. However, it caught on so well that it found a permanent place in the VPI line. It went through an evolution over the years from style of the wood finish as well as the location of the motor. The Classic was Harry's hat tip to the original HW-19. Originally when it was made the top steel was separated into two pieces with a strip of rubber in between. In time and after vibration tests it was discovered there was no sonic difference between the separate triangular shape over the motor and having one solid piece of steel stretching across the entire table.
- Hi Fi Plus - Turntable of the Year - 2009
- Harry Pearson - Golden Ear Award 2009
- Anthony Cordesman - Golden Ear Award 2010
The VPI “Classic Turntable” comes standard with the unipivot JMW-10.5i tonearm Special Edition in rigid mount mode. The “Classic Turntable” uses new VPI pure copper wire, a solid plinth with black oak or walnut finish (at no additional cost), a solid mounted AC synchronous motor, new cast aluminum platter, silent inverted bearing, isolation feet derived from the HR-X, and a dust cover (not pictured).
The sound of the “Classic Turntable” is fast, clean, wide open, with deep powerful bass, and unequaled in speed stability. The “Classic Turntable” gives any turntable made regardless of price a serious "run for the money."
This completely new design has produced the simplest and one of the best sounding VPI tables to date.
Considered B-Stock for a small blemish in the wood finish on one corner.