New VPI Aries 3 reference turntable with JMW 12.7 metal tonearm, factory A stock, sealed in original factory boxes and purchased from VPI authorized dealer. This is
the latest iteration of the Aries 3 reference turntable and was made by VPI in January
2016. Will ship in 2 factory boxes. The Aries 3 approaches the performance level of the HR-X reference turntable but with a smaller more manageable footprint. Retail price for this Aries 3 was $8000. I'll also include a new Gingko custom tabletop dust cover made for the Aries 3. The Gingko cover is new and still sealed in original factory box. A $400 value for this custom cover.
I've included a stock photo of the Aries 3. Please note that the turntable for sale has the optional longer JMW 12.7 metal tonearm, a $2000 upgrade over the standard 10 inch metal tonearm.
Buyer to pay for insured ground shipping.
Features of the Aries 3 include:
Standard 12 inch JMW 12.7 tapered metal tonearm.
VTA tower for VTA/SRA on the fly.
Triple-Plinth Design of the HR-X made of sandwich of black
acrylic and aluminum bonded together for ultimate in resonance control and
Four solid aluminum corner assemblies designed
for isolation and mechanical grounding.
Outboard 300 rpm 24 pole AC synchronous motor capable of
high torque and quiet operation installed in separate aluminum and steel machined
Inverted bearing with hardened stainless steel shaft, 60 Rockwell chrome hardened
ball, spinning in a phosphor bronze bushing and sitting on a PEEK thrust
disc. The belt side load is placed at the center of the spinning bearing for
zero teeter-tooter effects.
Classic 20 pound aluminum platter
machined from 6061 aluminum to +/- .001” in a 39” circumference.
steel/Delrin record clamp.
Motor pulley has an accuracy of +/- .0005” when
Wow and flutter: >.1%
Speed Accuracy: >.03%
Rumble: >85db down
Dimensions: 20 1/2" x 15 1/2" x
Footprint: 19 1/4" x 14 1/4"
Diameter of single foot: 2 1/4" D
Platter Height: 2"
Platter Weight: 20 pounds
Total Weight: 70 pounds