VPI Scoutmaster to HRX


Hello! And "Thank You!" all in advance for sharing your experience.

I am considering upgrading from my approx 20 year old VPI Scoutmaster with 9" arm. I already have most of the accessories. I am very interested in the HRX. Does anyone have the experience of the same or similar comparisons between these two TT's?

Thanks,

Chuck

cekiv

Will you be using the same cartridge and phononstage?  I recently upgraded my VPI rig with good results. But, as I often do, I lack the self discipline to make one change at a time. I went from a VPI Super Scout with a 10” JMW unipivot arm and Hana ML to a VPI Prime with 10” 3D gimbal arm with their Shyla (AT) cartridge and the overall effect was very positive. I kept the same cabling and preamp. 
 

So, assuming you have more willpower than me, consider making smaller steps but let’s face it, it’s fun to explore new equipment and I suspect the fun-factor is part of your equation. It certainly is for me. BTW, new phono preamp is in transit (Sutherland Little Loco). 

@tablejockey 1++  It is only a different look. You need to stay away from unipivot arms. I suggest a Kuzma 4 Point 9 along with the Phoenix speed control. If you want to make a big leap in turntable performance and not looks the Sota Sapphire will do nicely.  

I have a Scout with the 9" uni pivot arm never a problem no wabbling at all. It makes me wonder how many folks that criticize them have actually used them. Like you I get upgrade fever from time to time but would stay in the VPI family as I think they make products that sound great.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a VPI unipivot arm, simplicity at it's best and the 9 inch basic arm is a steal at the price, just sayin. Enjoy the music