VPI Prime Scout turntable

VPI Prime Scout

So, if what you really want is the Prime, I’d save a bit harder and go straight for the more expensive turntable. But, if what you want is a turntable for under £3k which gives more than a hint of what a proper high-end ‘table can do, then the VPI Prime Scout delivers a great deal of the important stuff, without apparent effort. And that’s a neat trick in itself. Recommended!


VPI Prime Scout

Type: Belt-driven, non-suspended turntable, with unipivot tonearm


Chassis: Black textured vinyl over MDF bonded to 12-gauge steel plate

Isolation: Four adjustable Delrin corner assemblies

Motor: 500rpm, 24-pole AC motor in a separate steel housing (UK models)

Bearing: 60 Rockwell case hardened shaft, graphite impregnated brass bushing, PEEK thrust disc

Platter: 1 3/8” machined 6061 grade aluminium, approx mass 4Kg

Wow & Flutter: > 0.1%

Speed accuracy: > 0.08%

Rumble: > –78dB


Pivot to spindle distance: 223mm

Effective length: 240.7mm

Effective mass: 10.2g

Overhang: 17.7mm

Offset angle: 22.85°

Average RMS distortion: 0.36%

Internal wiring: Discovery wire

Dimensions (W×D×H): 47 × 37 × 17cm
(to top of record clamp)

Weight: 14.5kg

Price: £2,650

Manufactured by: VPI Industries Inc

URL: vpiindustries.com

Distributed by: Renaissance Audio

URL: renaissanceaudio.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)131 555 3922

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