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Old 02-08-2018, 09:52 AM
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If I got rid of my vinyl by choice, I wouldnít... That wasnít my choice. Long story but I was really enjoying vinyl at that time ...
I am sorry to hear that. It must be a sad story, regardless of the specifics. Album collections can be a very personal thing.
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Thanks for the feedback guys. Seems the VPI owners are universally happy with their tables.
Serge - Iíve been more than pleased with my VPI Classic Signature, itís rock solid and sounds fantastic. Using it with the VPI SDS is icing on the cake since the speed stability is right on. Remember this was rated a Stereophile class A performer by Michael Fremer who was very impressed with the value for the money. Customer service is excellent as well, VPI has their own forum where Harry and May Weisfeld will often answer questions and offer up help personally. There are other tables out there that may be better, but youíd have to pay a lot more money to get relatively better performance.

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I upgraded my VPI Scout to the Prime Signature. It was a whopper upgrade and I thought the Scout was something. Very pleased!
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So clearly I'm the poor guy on these forums. I just picked up a VPI Prime Scout about 3 weeks ago - amazing! I had a pro-ject DC esprit for 2 years and this thing just blows it out of the water - JMW 9 tonearm, uni-pivot thingy, etc. It's fantastic. I imagine the higher cost ones are even better.
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I upgraded my VPI Scout to the Prime Signature. It was a whopper upgrade and I thought the Scout was something. Very pleased!
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Serge,

I am going to present the opposite. I owned the VPI Avenger for a year. I did not like this table one bit. It turned me off of vinyl.

The unipivot arm was a royal pain in the butt. It introduces a whole other issue of azimuth. I found the arm to be less stable.

Introduce clearaudio. Their universal tonearm is a pure joy to use. Extremely stable in the groove and no azimuth issues to deal with. Further, I think that CA builds a superior turntable in both construction, durability, and appearance.

I will never look back. I realize we have lots of Vpi owners on this forum and they seem to be very happy and thatís fantastic. I just wanted to present the opposite side.
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Serge,

I am going to present the opposite. I owned the VPI Avenger for a year. I did not like this table one bit. It turned me off of vinyl.

The unipivot arm was a royal pain in the butt. It introduces a whole other issue of azimuth. I found the arm to be less stable.

Introduce clearaudio. Their universal tonearm is a pure joy to use. Extremely stable in the groove and no azimuth issues to deal with. Further, I think that CA builds a superior turntable in both construction, durability, and appearance.

I will never look back. I realize we have lots of Vpi owners on this forum and they seem to be very happy and thatís fantastic. I just wanted to present the opposite side.
Thank you for the feedback. It is good to have an objective view from both sides. I have owned an SME 20.2 which was a fantastic turntable and a pleasure to use. I also owned a Clearaudio although a more entry level model which was nice, no complaints although the S/Q was not quite the SME level.

I'm still trying to decide what "level" of a TT to land on and enjoy for many years as upgrading or wishing I bought something better from the get go is something I am trying to avoid. Well, no rush with this decision, I'll take my time and think things through.
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Serge,

I am going to present the opposite. I owned the VPI Avenger for a year. I did not like this table one bit. It turned me off of vinyl.

The unipivot arm was a royal pain in the butt. It introduces a whole other issue of azimuth. I found the arm to be less stable.

Introduce clearaudio. Their universal tonearm is a pure joy to use. Extremely stable in the groove and no azimuth issues to deal with. Further, I think that CA builds a superior turntable in both construction, durability, and appearance.

I will never look back. I realize we have lots of Vpi owners on this forum and they seem to be very happy and thatís fantastic. I just wanted to present the opposite side.
Congrats on your Clearaudio Master Innovation, Aditya! I love mine as well.

A concern of mine (when last shopping, before I bought my first CA Innovation) about VPI was of course 1) their unipivot arms and 2) the way they change philosophies and directions, which causes many of their top-tier tables to become outdated or OOP within just a few short years (excepting the lovely HR-X). The Innovation products were done right from the start, and are still an excellent part of the CA lineup 8 years later, still in their original forms.
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Mike - Not sure I agree that VPI changes philosophies or direction frequently. Their HW19, Aries/TNT, Scout/Scoutmaster & Classic series were all around for at least 10yr, each, and most for more. That's a pretty good run in this hobby. Even Linn's LP12 has gone thru many, to this day, upgrades/changes over the year. Only looks the same on the outside.
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Congrats on your Clearaudio Master Innovation, Aditya! I love mine as well.



A concern of mine (when last shopping, before I bought my first CA Innovation) about VPI was of course 1) their unipivot arms and 2) the way they change philosophies and directions, which causes many of their top-tier tables to become outdated or OOP within just a few short years (excepting the lovely HR-X). The Innovation products were done right from the start, and are still an excellent part of the CA lineup 8 years later, still in their original forms.


Thank you! Iím enjoying it very thoroughly. Thereís no doubt that Clearaudio makes a fantastic product; VPI is a great company ( I have personally met Mat and Harry and they are super nice people) but I just think CA works my needs better (and yours).

In the end, all of us are just trying to enjoy some good music !
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