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VPI SDS speed issue
Actusreus,What I've noted with my own VPI SDS, that I've owned a good 4 years, ans use to power my HW-19's Motor, is that doing repeated periodic checks, there has never been a need to have to continually fiddle with the line frequency settings. E... 
VPI SDS speed issue
As far as I know, the SDS's ability to adjust line frequency in Hertz is not due to instabilities in line frequency coming from the wall, as this is usually very stable, but rather to fine tune deficiencies in platter, or pulley diameter, or other... 
VPI SDS speed issue
There is a PDF file on VPI's website on how to access the calibration mode on the VPI SDS. This file was not included with the standard issue owner's manual.But, to me, it sounds like you have some sort of problem with your Unit?Yes, the SDS shoul... 
mcintosh c39
I own the McIntosh MX-130 AV Pre. As I understand it, the C39 is basically the same Unit, minus the tuner. One advantage I understand the C39 has versus the MX-130, is the C39 has XLR main outs, the MX-130 doesn't.I've been very happy with my MX-1... 
VPI TNT Bearing question
On my custom HW-19 acrylic Plinth, the entire MK-IV Bearing Well (with the 3 screw mounting arrangement) is a tight slip fit.Ny Spindle-Pivot distance on the Plinth is at +- .003".'Probably the condition of the Bearing, and well itself is more imp... 
VPi HW 19 jr upgrade
I am quite certain that either the Jurior's MDF, or the more costly versions, with Steel Chassis Plate-acrylic top were referred to as "Plinths".The Oak, Black Oak, Walnut, or Piano Black wood was referred to as "Bases".And I have once seen a MK-I... 
VPi HW 19 jr upgrade
My sincere apologies to the moderators, I should realize that the holidays are upon us, and that people have lives, sorry folks.Some of my info above may be slightly flawed as well. I see now, according to VPI's site, a listing for a Super Scoutma... 
VPi HW 19 jr upgrade
Better check with VPI on this, as I believe the one piece MK-IV Plinth does not have provision for a seperate Armboard. Hypothetically, you could attach just the Steel Sub-Chassis Sheet to the underside of a Junior Plinth. What you would most like... 
VPi HW 19 jr upgrade
I think the thread is giving some confusing, and erroneous info.This is what I know-have heard, and believe is correct.While I have no personal experience with this particular platter, I would take an educated guess, and say the 25 lb Super Platte... 
TT suggestion in the $7 - 10K range?
This info may be of some value to others, I once had a short discussion with Harry Weisfield earlier in 2011.The discussion was pertaining to the VPI Classic Turntable, and as Harry stated, the Classis can possibly be ordered, and drilled for a To... 
TT suggestion in the $7 - 10K range?
The Tonearm will of course play vital with a reference rig. Reckon you won't go too far in that realm with a $7K Table, and a $400 arm.If somebody here would hand me a blank check, I can't help thinking about somebody like Galibier Design. Somethi... 
Sad news for VPI - from their Facebook page...
My deepest sympathies, and condolences to the Weisfield Family. Mark 
Pete Riggle Woody tonearm
Hello Lewm,I think I got a little bit of a taste of what the UNIverse can do, since I own the Airy 3X SB. (Low Output)It was our highly regarded inmate Doug Deacon who steered me to the Airy 3 through Sorasound. A brand new Benz Ruby 3 I had prior... 
VPI HW-19 MkII Vs. MkIII, how are they different?
Which was questionable info? Yes, I made a mistake, saying it was wrong about the MK-III Platter being 10 lbs, as it probably was 10 lbs. But, not knowing a heck of a lot of the MK-III history, and what came from VPI on a week to week basis, there... 
VPI HW-19 MkII Vs. MkIII, how are they different?
Re-read this thread, and my apologies to Dividebytube's comments about the "MK-III Platter" You are most likely correct on the weight. Again my apologies for not more clearly reading. Mark