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VPI Classic platter - is center milled?
Seems to me the question I had, and other remarks have been addressed.And it appears that VPI passed off a grave machining mistake onto unspecting customers, and for no small change either.This sounds quite pathetic on their part, and I welcome so... 
VPI Classic platter - is center milled?
So, this new table that does not come with a recess at the center of the platter, does it still then come with a threaded spindle, and a screw down clamp that is cupped on the underside?If so, this then truly sounds like a hodge podge of an incorr... 
New VPI Classic I vs. good used VPI HW-19 MkIV.
In a private email from Harry W once, he told me the Classic can be gotten minus the JMW Arm. And that it can be fitted with other Arms. What the price is minus Arm, I have no idea, but this could be an option for those who maybe have an Arm on ha... 
Audio Intelligence VS. Walker Prelude LP Cleaning
The review seems one of the most thorough, and well written that I've ever browsed through.No, I didn't read it word for word, perhaps too tired right now. I've never used Walker Prelude, but have used AIVS products for the past 4 years.I conclude... 
VPI owners.......
That is certainly a much better way than trying to rely by eye, in which nobody would be able to fully zero platter runout.Lining up dots doesn't of course insure one has the Platter optimised, and it all depends on just how well the Platter was a... 
Using the VPI threaded clamp and azimuth change
Clamping can be a little tricky, where there will be slight variances in clamp down pressure with any given record. It takes a bit more time to critically, and correctly clamp, but is probably worth it, just for the fact of better coupling the rec... 
VPI Platter Spinning SLOWLY
Stanley, still got that Super Platter? I'd like one! 
Sutherland PHD
In a recent thread on akarma, it appears that one can do a minor upgrade to the PhD, by changing out 2 Op Amps on the output section of the motherboard.Changing from OPA134PA, to OPA627AP at positions U7 and U10 on the motherboard. They are simple... 
What's your SDS setting?
I've never seen any of the VPI Classic Tables in the flesh up close, so I am unsure of this?But I will ask, does the Classic's Drive Motor possess a simple two step (33-45rpm) Pulley, or does it have a longer "stepped" Pulley like I've got on a VP... 
upgrading VPI turntable
I'm fairly handy, and can assemble, lube, or mount parts without getting into too much trouble. Still, when I decided to upgrade from the MDF Junior Plinth, to something different, I purchased the 1.00" thick Black Acrylic Plinth already pre-cut t... 
upgrading VPI turntable
Although VPI has discontinued production of the HW-19 Series, they still do carry some of the parts needed to do upgrades to the Table.They sell what they call a MK-IV Plinth, which is sort of similar to the originally made MK-IV Plinth, but is no... 
mcintosh mx130 or 4100
Hi,Not sure if you have your numbers correct, but the McIntosh MX-130 is an AV Pre/Tuner, no Amplifier Section on board. Thus you need to team it with an Amplifier of some sort.Although designed as a Home Theater Unit, the MX-130 works perfectly f... 
upgrading VPI turntable
Power Cord? What will a power cord do to increase performance on a HW-19 Table? Nada. SDS, yes, A SAMA, yes, a better Tonearm, Yes, Better Cartridge, Yes, Better Feet, Yes.Don't be so sure, that a HW-19 modded to the hilt cannot stay alongside, an... 
VPI Customer Service
You sort of lost me here,"self adhesive strips on a VPI Stainless Steel Clamp"? Please explain. Mark 
Help VPI SDS Issue
Hello Drpat.As Wntrmute stated, the calibration manual is availble in PDF format on VPI's website. The calibration of selecting the "ramp down" voltage is all done via the push buttons on the SDS's front faceplate.And there's also an hour meter av...