VPI IndustriesHR-XusedVPI HR-X Turntable with 12” Tonearm - Award Winning - Like New**Please click here to check out our newly launched SkyFi Audio website with additional items for sale** This VPI HR-X was a Stereophile Analog Product of the Year runner-up to a $100,000.00 turnta...11000.00

VPI HR-X Turntable with 12” Tonearm - Award Winning - Like New

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Ships fromGlen Rock, NJ, 07452
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Original accessoriesBox, Manual
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**Please click here to check out our newly launched SkyFi Audio website with additional items for sale**

This VPI HR-X was a Stereophile Analog Product of the Year runner-up to a $100,000.00 turntable! 

This HR-X 'table is truly stunning with its glossy silver and black finishes, and yes we're loving the unique visible intertwined drive mechanism and so will you!

Included in your purchase:


  • VPI HRX Turntable with a 12” tonearm

  • Dual motor drive system

  • An extra set of belts

  • Dustcover

  • VPI plinth for the HRX

  • A Metal sand filled rack

  • The Manual

  • Original packaging and foam - 3 total boxes as pictured

  • Alignment tools

  • Lubrication

This turntable can be purchased with any of the new or classic vintage phono cartridges that we offer.... or you can supply your own.

If you're unfamiliar with the setup of a turntable we can help on the phone or via FaceTime during your initial unboxing.  We’ve done this a bunch of times with great success.

*The pictured platter ring and record weight pictured are optional, not included, so if you're interested please contact us ahead of your purchase.

Click here for a PDF copy of the VPI HR-X Manual

Features:

  • Triple-laminated chassis (Acrylic-Aluminum-Acrylic) is heavy, rigid, and critically damped. Each layer is machined separately and then assembled before being combined with the corner assemblies to produce a uniformly aligned system.

  • Stainless-steel HR-X center weight.

  • 40-pound separate machined drive system uses two low-powered 24-pole 300RPM AC synchronous motors driving a 12-pound flywheel.  The drive unit is machined from a solid block of aluminum, its accuracy assured by using only one piece, giving the lowest-possible wow and flutter from a belt drive.

  • Flywheel spins at 300RPM and has 62 times the inertia of a 25-pound platter.

  • The combination of flywheel drive system, inverted bearing, and accuracy of machining leads to extremely low levels of wow, flutter, rumble, and FM distortion.

  • The isolation system built into the feet allow it to be placed very close to 4 -15” woofers with no noticeable effect.

VPI HR-X Turntable With JMW 12.7 Tonearm

Golden Ear Award-Winning and U.S.-Made VPI HR-X Turntable With JMW 12.7 Tonearm Delivers Explosive Dynamics, Pinpoint Accuracy, and Phenomenal Detail

Explosively dynamic, supremely musical, incredibly accurate, and infinitely adjustable: The VPI HR-X turntable just might be the last ‘table you ever purchase. A winner of a Golden Ear Award from The Absolute Sound, the U.S.A.-made HR-X runs on an inverted bearing and features an acrylic platter cut to tolerances within five ten-thousandths of an inch (we can't even imagine the microscopic detail involved). This reference-caliber component also includes the LP-flattening VPI outer ring clamp. It also comes backed by our 60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee.

Plus, there's more. A superb-sounding JMW 12.7 tonearm is directly mounted to the plinth for added rigidity, giving HR-X increased speed, wowing dynamics, supreme bass definition, and inimitable musicality. As for what's inside? Two ultra-low-powered motors drive a seven-pound, center-mounted flywheel that spins at 300RPM. Get ready for analog bliss!

No Stone Left Unturned on Reference Design Every aspect of HR-X is optimized for maximum performance. The acrylic platter is cut to tolerances within five thousandths of an inch and sits on an inverted bearing for lower noise and lower rotational inertia. The JMW 12.7 tonearm is mounted directly to the HR-X plinth for exceptional rigidity. The HR-X drive system consists of two ultra-low powered motors on either side of a seven-pound, center-mounted flywheel that spins at 500RPM. “Harry Weisfeld can’t stop upgrading this combination and each generation is just a bit better. Total reliability and consistency. Amazing detail without any loss of warmth and deep bass. Not a trace of wow and flutter or bearing noise. An arm that works superbly with any modern moving coil or moving magnet cartridge.”
- Anthony Cordesman, The Absolute Sound, Golden Ear Award   Triple-Layered Plinth VPI HR-X's triple-layered X-shaped plinth has a gorgeous, glossy black finish with aluminum accents, an air bearing suspension, an ingenious motor and flywheel combo, and arrives equipped with VPI's phenomenal tonearm, JMW 12.7. Amazingly, HR-X only takes up 25” x 19” of space.   "What you get with the VPI TNT HR-X, however, is as close to the sound of silence I have yet heard. This is not just a matter of the best signal-to-noise ratio I have ever heard from an analog front end. There is an amazing lack of low-level coloration to the sound."  - Anthony Cordesman, The Absolute Sound, Product of the Year Award

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PURCHASING FROM SKYFI

This item will be professionally packaged and insured for safe transit to your home. 

Please click here for detailed specifics regarding our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.

If we don’t have the original manufacture's packaging, we use heavy duty double ply corrugated boxes with Instapak expanding foam custom inserts.  In many cases this has proven to be better than the original packaging.  We also use high quality fiber reinforced tape to seal our packages.  Lightweight items will be bubble wrapped and shipped in a high-quality box. 

This item is available for pickup in Ridgewood, NJ or Union Square, NYC (with convenient parking in the building).

NJ Residents or anyone picking up without a resale certificate will need to pay NJ Sales Tax.

Use the Buy It Now button and we will cover the PayPal fees.

Thanks for looking and be sure to call or text 201.879.0000 with any questions. 

Please also click here to visit our Audiogon store to see the rest of the items we have for sale.

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WHO WE ARE 

SkyFi Audio is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning, and reselling of select high-end audio equipment.  We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks, no junk. 

Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the HiFi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold.  We are very selective about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American, and European built units.

Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Pro-Ject Audio Systems, and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts, service, and support.  If you are local and looking for new equipment from the above-mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area.

PURCHASING GUIDELINES

We do not accept or review any offers that do not go through the official Audiogon system. We have too many items for sale and it’s nearly impossible to keep track of offers outside of the official system. Please don’t message, email, or text any offers. 

If you do not see a “Make an Offer” button, it means we are not considering any offers on that item.   

PAYMENTS

We prefer working through PayPal which allows you to use a credit card or bank transfer. We do not charge extra for any payment fees if you purchase the item at the asking price.  You can also send us a personal check (which will need to clear before shipping), certified check, money order, or wire transfer. International clients without access to PayPal should use a bank wire transfer. 

If you are picking up an item we do not accept PayPal.  You must pay in person with cash, certified or bank check, or wire transfer.  If you make a PayPal payment and are picking up the item, it will be returned. 

TRADE IN POLICY 

We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions.  Simply ask and let us know the exact model, condition, and the accessories that are included (such as the original box, remote, cables, manual, etc.).  We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated surround processors, and mid-fi equipment of any type.  We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we are running a business and will need to be able to resell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning, and packaging the incoming equipment.  If you are looking for top dollar we suggest attempting to sell it directly to an end user on your own.

SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken)

We will also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market. Just drop us a note for a quote but be sure to include the condition and what is included. 

HOW TO VISIT US                                                                                                        

We are currently operating from a residence in Ridgewood, NJ.  You are welcome to make an appointment if there is a piece of equipment you would like to see in operation before or after purchase.  We have a well-equipped, dedicated listening room with tons of equipment of all makes and models.  We are not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you are just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds.  In essence, no tire kickers please.

If you are in NYC and cannot make it out to Ridgewood, we can arrange pickup in Union Square (14th Street) after the purchase.   You can call or text 201.879.0000 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.  We can also arrange to install, calibrate, and tune the gear in your listening room if you are local to the area.  This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers.  It is also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.  

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Questions for the seller
I am interested in this item but live in 230-240v land. Is that a problem?
Yes, there are two simple ways to get this to work on 220V. 1. We can order a new pulley from VPI. 2. You can purchase the VPI SDS Also listed. https://skyfiaudio.com/products/vpi-sds-synchronous-drive-system-excellent-upgrade-for-any-vpi-table?_pos=1&_sid=36058394b&_ss=r
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