Just reduced from $2,500.00. Scoutmaster w/tonearm with NORDOST silver wire making it the JMW signature arm, with clear scratch-free cover, included. No cartridge.
This has a double plinth, making it very quiet when combined with the power supply which is separated from the unit for noise control. Holds speed. Cosmetically, it has been taken very good care of. Plexiglass is clear with just some very minor scratches. Paypal (you pay an additional 2.9%), cash and credit cards accepted, also, Venmo and Zelle, which do not charge a percentage for funds transfers. Pick up in San Diego or shipped with great care.
The included cover (for sale
for $400 alone by some guy on e-bay) is in excellent - no scratches or mars-condition. Find the sound you never knew was in your vinyl with this super quiet machine. Cartridge not included.
Pick up in San
Diego, or carefully packed and shipped. The buyer pays only actual
shipping. If PayPal used, the buyer pays their fee of 2.9 %. Also accept
Zelle, Venmo, cash or check (will wait for it to clear your bank).
Note: The VPI Scoutmaster is no longer in production but still has available upgrades.
Original Website text:
THE SCOUTMASTER, A MASTER OF SOUND
2004 - Hi Fi -Product of the Year
2004 - Stereophile Magazine - Runner-up Analog Product of the Year
2004 - Positive Feedback Online - Product of the Year
Scoutmaster took the best concepts of the Scout and stepped it up. More
mass, more low end! It doubled up the chassis and added a steel center
between. At the time it had the same platter as the Aries 3 which was a
thicker acrylic platter using an inverted bearing. The Outbound motor
was a 300 RPM 24 pole motor with IEC socket. The Scoutmaster was
standard with a VPI JMW 9 arm but would have the option to upgrade to
the Nordost Valhalla wire. The easiest way to tell if your Scoutmaster
has a signature arm is to see what color the wire is connecting to your
junction box. If it is multi-color than it was a standard JMW 9. If the
color is silver then you have the JMW Signature arm
As Harry Weisfeld would say, "The Scoutmaster is a Scout with a shot of testosterone for a complete musical experience."
The table stands 19" by 14" and weighs 48 pounds.
Standard features during Scoutmaster's build period:
300 RPM motor in steel motor box.
Machined aluminum cone feet.
2" thick acrylic platter on an inverted bearing.
Sandwiched MDF/Steel/MDF chassis
Machined aluminum corner posts
JMW 9 tonearm with adjustable VTA (not on the fly) with Nordost Valhalla wiring