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Old 06-11-2018, 03:24 PM
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Default VPI Fatboy Tonearm

The Fatboy Tonearm is available both in a Uni-Pivot style and a Gimbaled style and in all lengths (9, 10, 12). The Fatboy can be used with VPI's current production turntables and their legacy turntables that support their current VTA Base both standard and on the Fly.

Noticed that an online dealer is offering the following. I imagine this "trade in" is for all VPI dealers?

Take advantage of the VPI Tonearm Trade in Program and save:

Trade in your JMW-10-3D - Save $1349 on Fatboy!
Trade in your JMW-10-3DR- Save $1724 on Fatboy!
Trade in your JMW-12-3D - Save $1784 on Fatboy!
Trade in your JMW-12-3DR - Save $2399 on Fatboy!

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Old 06-16-2018, 04:31 PM
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I'd like to hear some reviews, I picked up a 3D arm direct from Harry on the cheap, but even with a discount + trade-in that's a bit of a steep price IMO. I'm pretty sure that's more than I paid for my Classic 2.

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Old 06-18-2018, 09:14 PM
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Yes around $2400 with 10” 3D trade in. All Fatboys the same price regardless of length.
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I am really curious to hear the 12" Fatboy arm and it is even more interesting to me because of its ability to be more compatible with a wider range of carts due to its higher effective mass of 12g.

My 12" 3D arm has an effective mass of 7.4g and find it very difficult to find compatible high compliance cartridges that match the arm correctly.
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My 10" 3D are has an effective mass of 10g yet your longer arm is lighter?
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My 10" 3D are has an effective mass of 10g yet your longer arm is lighter?
Apparently the First Gen arms with the molded in finger lift are very light.

This is the same arm used on the Classic Direct and they state 7.4g in the specs.

Was in contact with Harry Weisfeld about the subject and he confirmed.

It definitely narrows down my choice of cartridges.
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Just placed my order for the Fatboy - will trade my current 3D 10" towards it. Will put up for sale my second 3D arm I was keeping as a backup for my Ortofon A95.
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