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VPI Classic Signature- Piano Black

Turntable Including JMW10-3D Tonearm


The Classic line pays homage to the great turntables of the past that have been synonymous with state of the art turntable design. The Classic has been the best-sellinglarge turntable VPI has ever made and is still outselling production.  The sales and rave reviews from around the world are based on the glorious sound and the incredible speed stability, speed stability normally associated with $20K plus designs.  Our top of the line Classic Signature represents a significant step forward in both performance and aesthetics pushing the envelope as far as we can to deliver the best sounding turntable VPI has ever made at an unheard of price. The newest Classic Signature features a ½" thick machined aluminum plinth bonded to a 1/8" steel sub plate, bonded to 2" of MDF creating a plinth which is so massive and well damped it virtually eliminates resonance. For the Classic Signature we updated the arm with a new stainless steel arm-tube, bearing assembly, base mounting, and Discovery wiring from cartridge to RCA (or XLR) output jacks. To complete the visual aesthetic of this state of the art design, we chose a deep Piano Black finish. Gorgeous and glorious, the Classic Signature is an absolute triumph! Manufacturers who have received it are using adjectives like "Gorgeous", "Quietest table I've ever heard", "How could it be so inexpensive", "Speed stability like my digital masters".

- The platter is machined 6061 aluminum and stainless steel weighing 20 pounds with a precision inverted bearing. Run-out +/- .001” on 39” circumference!!!
- Platter bearing using Thompson Engineering precision shafting with 60 Rockwell hardened and polished ball running on a PEEK thrust disc.  The side thrust is taken by graphite lubricated composite bronze bushings.
- The belt runs around the platter through the center of the bearing assembly for no teeter totter effects and no noise.
- Speed stability on par with a master tape: Due to the rigid mounting of motor - platter - tonearm there isn't any random motion to cause speed instabilities.
- Feedback rejection that lets the Classic Turntable sit near four 15" subwoofers and having virtually no feedback
- 300 RPM precision low noise high torque 24 pole AC synchronous motor drives the platter with a pulley accurate to +/- .0005”
- Lack of random motion between the motor, platter, and tonearm giving the ultimate in low level resolution. Not only does this rigidity improve speed stability, it also allows the retrieval of low level information on par with the world's great turntables and very close to master tapes.
- Absolutely solid, non-resonating laminated one-piece chassis: This is not a wooden frame; it is a solid laminated 2.5" thick MDF block with a¾” sandwich of aluminum and steel attached to the top with silicone and long bolts through all the layers. The chassis weighs 30 pounds and is totally non-resonant.
- VPI stainless steel record center weight
- Available in Piano Black
- Cartridge not included

- 20 ½ x 15 ½ x 9 ½ (top of the wire loop).
- Footprint: 19 1/4" x 14 1/4"
- Total Weight: 65 pounds

JMW 10-3D Tonearm
- Pivot to spindle: 258mm
- Effective length: 273.4mm
- Effective mass: 9g
- Overhang: 15.4mm
- Offset angle: 19.98 degrees
- Average RMS distortion: 0.311%
- Internal wiring: premium Discovery wire, optional Nordost Valhalla
- New design 3d printed one piece body for the ultimate in resonance control.
- Full length copper shielding tube internally
- Adjustable side weights for finer azimuth settings.
- Built in “Easy lift” finger lift.
- Offset stainless steel counterweight for stability
- Easy setting of VTA/SRA in thousandths of an inch, calibrated and repeatable
- Adjustable anti-skate.

The Classic Platter and Bearing
The 2” thick 20 pound machined 6061 aluminum Classic platter comes standard with the Prime. The inverted bearing - hardened stainless steel shaft, 60 Rockwell chrome hardened ball, spinning in a phosphor bronze bushing and sitting on a PEEK thrust disc.  The belt side load is placed at the center of the spinning bearing for zero teeter-tooter effects.

Classic Signature Feet
Classic Signature feet are machined Delrin isolation feet that connects to a rubber isolator that screws right into your turntable.  They are also coupled with an aluminum wrap for additional dampening. They rest on three ball bearings at the base.  The Classic Signature Feet are the same makeup as the HR-X Mini Feet but have a taller profile.

300 RPM Motor
New lower noise & vibration 300 rpm motor

Stainless Steel Record Center Weight
Our Stainless Steel Record Center Weight will work with all VPI turntable models and most other turntable brands as well. Our turntables works best in conjunction with the VPI Stainless Steel Outer Periphery Ring Clamp, which provides vacuum-like hold down without the problems inherent in a vacuum system, for maxium stability of record playback! 

Tonearm Base
This base is a uni-pivot type based designed to work flawlessly with our JMW-10 uni-pivot arms. It features a large knurled VTA/SRA tower with a smooth precise feel makes it easy to set VTA/SRA during play.  The base allows changing of arm-tubes in seconds instead of hours for those with multiple cartridges. In addition, a secondary mounting has been placed between the arm rest and the arm lift to greatly improve the arm's rigidity literally making these the only arms that can do VTA adjustments while listening and then be locked as rigid as a solid mounted arm.

€ 7500.00