VPI - Scout Junior Turntable

 (With Ortofon 2M Red)



VPI

Label:

Equipment

Product No.:
T SCOUTJR
Availability:
Limited Stock
Category:

Turntables



$1,600.00

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Stereophile - 2018 500 Recommended Components

 

Everything the world loved about the Scout is now available in a simplified pre-mounted package!

The VPI Scout Jr. is a ready to use out of the box high-end entry level turntable, complete with a pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge. The tonearm is 9 inches long with a Yoke type vertical bearing and damped turntable like horizontal bearing, it is the perfect solution to enjoying your music!  The arm is damped in the horizontal plane and free in the vertical plane, this combination breaks up resonances and ads to the enjoyment of the sound.

The Scout Jr. uses a 600 RPM (500 RPM overseas) AC synchronous motor to drive the turntable.  This is a precision device that is mounted in a separate box on rubber feet for the ultimate in motor noise isolation.

Key Features:

  • Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge
  • 600 RPM Motor
  • 9" Stainless Steel Gimbal Tonearm
  • Aluminum Platter

The Table:

  • 1.25”" thick textured vinyl covered non-resonant MDF chassis.
  • 16" x 11" footprint
  • 19” x 14” x6” overall size
  • Aluminum Platter
  • Platter rotates on an oil bath bearing and fitted to shaft with a #2 Jacob’s Taper for a concentric rigidly mounted coupling.
  • The bearing has a PEEK thrust disc and machined graphite impregnated brass bushings using a Thompson Engineering 60 Rockwell case hardened shaft.

Tonearm:

  • New 9” vertical Yoke type tonearm with lateral turntable type bearing.
  • Pivot to spindle: 223mm
  • Effective length: 240.7mm
  • Overhang: 17.7mm
  • Offset angle: 22.85 degrees
  • Average RMS distortion: .36%
  • VTA adjustable arm mount.
  • Damped stainless steel armtube.
  • Very pure copper wire, twisted with special insulating jacket.
  • The armbase is upgradeable to a standard JMW 9 arm.

 




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