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Maks 10-21-2018 02:20 PM

New HW-40 Turntable
VPI just posted a photo on their FB page:

More to come soon on their website. I like the return to classic styling on this one.

Edit: Limited edition of 400. MSRP $15,000. Includes a 12" fatboy tonearm. I'm actually on the fence about dropping this kind of coin. I could sell my Classic and 3D arm and recoup a chunk of that.

Jdsmoke 10-21-2018 02:34 PM

This might cost me. Was thinking of a direct drive

Masterlu 10-21-2018 03:24 PM

Order early, I am told more than half have been sold already. Plus you have AA’s special pricing. :o

Maks 10-21-2018 07:26 PM

I wonder if they'll introduce a standard edition of this into the lineup. The 30k for the classic direct was out of most people's range, but 15k for a LE is much more reasonable. Very tempting in either case, looks beautiful as well.

Mikado463 10-21-2018 07:47 PM

Looks aside, 15k seems a bit 'salty' IMO. While I'm sure the tonearm is a gem I doubt very, very much if the table itself is any better, if even equal to that of the Technics SL-1200GAE @ 4k ..............

Maks 10-21-2018 09:48 PM

More info:

audioguy3107 10-21-2018 10:02 PM

I think the table looks great and most likely sounds excellent as well, but for this money you’d have to take a hard look at the AMG Viella V12.....close to Reference quality around the same price.

- Buck

doggiehowser 10-22-2018 06:54 AM

Is the cheaper than the original Classic Direct Drive?

Masterlu 10-22-2018 08:46 AM


Originally Posted by doggiehowser (Post 936680)
Is the cheaper than the original Classic Direct Drive?

Yes, by over $20k

alkizz 10-22-2018 10:20 AM

Wow, looks great.

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