Up for sale is my VPI 12" 3D Printed Tonearm with premium Discovery wiring. This was on my VPI Avenger that I received about 1 month ago. The tonearm is in mint condition (except for two marks/scuffs on the top of the headshell where the cartridge/screws were mounted and the epoxy material chipped, and is NOT VISIBLE when a cartridge is mounted). This is the latest version of VPI's 3D tonearm. This price is for the arwand ONLY (not the VTA arm base). This is priced to sell at 50% off the retail price. Shipping is $30 and have a VPI tonearm box to ship it in with lots of padding.
The arm looks like a traditional VPI Unipivot arm, except it's made in a 3D printer. The material is basically epoxy, which forms a rigid, lightweight, structure with good insulation properties. Epoxy is non-crystalline which impedes the transfer of vibration, so it’s the perfect material for tone arms. The shape of the tone arm shaft also adds rigidity to the structure and further prevents the transmission of surface vibrations. The result is a low resonance lightweight tone arm.
Pivot to spindle: 300 mm
Effective length: 313.0 mm
Effective mass: 10.5g.
Offset angle: 17.37 degrees
Average RMS distortion: 0.311%
Internal wiring: premium Discovery wire, optional Nordost Reference wire.
New design 3d printed one piece body for the ultimate in resonance control.
Full length copper shielding tube internally
Adjustable side weights for finer azimuth settings.
Built in “Easy lift” finger lift.
Offset stainless steel counterweight for stability
Easy setting of VTA/SRA in thousandths of an inch, calibrated and repeatable