VPI Scout turntable with JMW-9 tonearm and dustcover

VPI Scout turntable with JMW-9 tonearm and dustcover

SKU: VPISCOUT

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The VPI Scout turntable is one of the best-reviewed turntable on the planet! The lowest priced turntable in Stereophile's Class B, the VPI Scout has broken price to performance records all over the world.

For improved stability and damping, the Scout's chassis is made from 1 1/8" thick MDF bonded to a 12 gauge steel plate. The massive platter is composed of 1 3/8" acrylic and is mounted to an inverted bearing of Teflon and brass on a 60 case hardened shaft. The AC synchronous motor is contained in a separate steel housing and drives the platter via an Aries belt for smooth, quiet operation.

The JMW-9 tonearm is the perfect complement to the Scout, offering all of the advantages of a unipivot tonearm at a bargain price. The arm has a low friction bearing mounted on a solid stainless steel rod with a knurled ring to set VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle). As with the more expensive JMW-10 and JMW-12 arms, the tonearm wand assembly of the JMW-9 can be removed and replaced in seconds, allowing instant cartridge changes with multiple armwands. An RCA junction box allows any RCA-terminated interconnects to be used.

The VPI Scout turntable and JMW-9 tonearm are offered as a package. It has a retail value of US$1600.00 ($1650.00 with cover) for a savings of $200. The Scout turntable and JMW-9 tonearm are available separately for $900 each. Options are SDS power supply and phono cartridge.

We would be happy to assist you with best pricing and phono cartridge recommendations.

Comparison of VPI Scout, Scoutmaster and Superscoutmaster turntables

VPI
VPI
VPI
ITEM
SCOUT
SCOUTMASTER
SUPERSCOUTMASTER
SONIC QUALITIES
Class B rated by Stereophile
Quiter, deeper bass, greater speed stability
World class excellence
PLATTER SIZE
1.375 height x 11.55 diameter
1.750 height x 12.25 diameter
1.750 height x 12.25 diameter
PLATTER MATERIAL
Clear Acrylic
Clear Acrylic
Clear Acrylic
AC MOTOR TYPE
12 pole 600 RPM
in suqare housing
24 pole 300 RPM in larger square housing
2- 24 pole 300 RPM motors + 12 lbs Flywheel
BELTS
Clear
Black Nitrile
4 - Black Nitrile
RECORD CLAMP
One piece black delrin
One piece black delrin
HR-X periphery and center weight
INVERTED BEARING
Self-lubricating
Self-lubricating and 30% longer
Self-lubricating and 30% longer
RING CLAMP
Will not fit
Optional
Standard
FEET
Aries cones
Aries cones
Aries cones
CHASSIS
Single layer + steel
Dual layer + steel
Dual layer + steel
SPEEDS
33, 45
78 Optional
33, 45
78 Not available
33, 45
78 Not available
POWER CORD
Removable
Removable
Removable
TONEARM
JMW-9
JMW-9 + .375 RISER
JMW-9 Signature + .375 RISER
AUDIO CONNECTIONS
Gold plated RCA
Gold plated RCA
Gold plated RCA
ARM BEARING
Precision Unipivot
Precision Unipivot
Precision Unipivot
EXTRA ARMWANDS
Available
Available
Available
DUSTCOVER
Optional
Optional
Optional
SDS POWER SUPPLY
Optional
Optional
Standard
SHIPPING WEIGHT
38 lbs.
55 lbs.
101 lbs.
SIZE
19W x 14D x 7H
19W x 14D x 9H
22W x 14D x 9H
PRICE
$1,650.00
$2,500.00
$5,500.00

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Exceptional value for money and excellent service!

Having spent years accumulating mostly Onkyo vintage kit and designg/building my own speakers, I thought it was time to change the stylus on the excellent AT 132EP cartridge which came with a wonderful Technics SL QL1 Linear Tracking turntable I recently bought in excellent condition. After some research, came across various reviews on alternatives, then found the LP Tunes site and decided I would spend the extra for their 152 replacement stylus with the Shibata diamond. Oh man am I glad I did! The lack of surface noise and improved musical reproduction is mind blowing. If you have a suitable cartridge, I cannot recomend this stylus enough and also the excellent service and fast delivery from LP Tunes.
But I have to add that now I have two problems...
a) deciding whether to listen to MUSIC on the Technics turntable or through the also extraordinary value Topping D70s DAC with the splendid Onkyo DX 6750 CD player (especially as I got both 2nd hand in mint condition for half pice) or high quality streaming...
and b) still trying to wrap my head around how the heck that little needle skipping over the grooves can re-create that wonderful sound.
I can live with those dilemmas because as Plato said... "Music is a moral law. It gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is good, just and beautiful!"

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The replacement was received quick. I was so appreciative how they staff was assisting me in helping me

This stylus is a perfect fit

I ordered the replacement stylus and received it very quickly. The fit is perfect, but I haven't had the time to anylize the sound quality as I replaced a Compass Gold stylus. Right off the bat it sounds pretty good. I have three other cartridges and this cartridge was a pretty close performer to my Ortofon 2M Blue, with the Compass Gold stylus.

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