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VPI's Classic 2 Turntable is an homage to the incredible VPI designs that have made VPI synonymous with state of the art turntable design for the last 25 years. The VPI Classic comes standard with the incredible new stainless steel version of the JMW-10.5i unipivot tonearm in rigid mount mode. The JMW-10.5i uses VPI's pure copper wire, a solid plinth with either a real wood finish, a solid fixed mounted AC synchronous motor, silent inverted bearing, and new Mini HR-X isolation feet.
Classic 2 VTA Base
The Classic 2 comes with a VTA base which allows on-the-fly adjustments of VTA. Even very slight changes in VTA can have a broad effect on the sound of your analog system and properly dialing in VTA allows more of the best qualities of your cartridge to shine. The Classic 2 adjustable VTA Base allows fine adjustments of Vertical Tracking Angle while the record is playing. This "on the fly" adjustment makes quick work of those important tiny changes that optimize the presentation of your analog rig. For those of you with multiple armwands, the VTA Base allows quick swaps, even with varied height cartridges, and easily repeatable results.
* Speed stability on par with a master tape.
* Noise rejection that lets the Classic Turntable sit near four 15” subwoofers cleanly.
* Lack of random motion between the motor, platter, and tonearm giving the ultimate in low level resolution.
* Absolutely solid, non-resonating laminated one-piece chassis holding all components.
“The Classic, in my opinion, exceeds the performance of [VPI’s] ScoutMaster series and breaks new sonic ground… at a breathtakingly low price. I think this is Weisfeld’s best sounding design. If ever there were a best buy in ‘tables, this is it!”
– Harry Pearson, The Absolute Sound, Golden Ear Award Issue, June/July 2009
ldquo;VPI’s best work is now a relatively simple and easy-to-set-up player that combines an excellent chassis, built-ion motor, and tonearm. Outperforming many units at stratosphere prices, it puts a premium in reliability, rather than pushing the engineering envelope to gimmicks that do not survive engagement with reality. Remarkably neutral with a wide range of cartridges and even better with the SDS speed control and Outer Ring Clamp!”
- Anthony Cordesman, The Absolute Sound, Golden Ear Review, June/July 2010