This VPI Aries turntable and 12.5" JMW Memorial tonearem is in excellent condition. There are no visible scratches or blemishes on this unit. The turntable also includes a Shelter Model 501 II phono cartridge with less than 500 hours use...excellent condition.
All in all, a very potent turntable/arm combination - stylish, solidly engineered, beautifully finished, plus easy to operate and set-up. The sound is clean, open and natural, without being the least bit hi-fi in terms of presentation. Yet theres all the detail and clarity one could wish for. Moreover, VPI offer a range of upgrades and improvements (such as a heavy flywheel for the motor) that can be added later for those wishing to further enhance performance.
The VPI Aries fitted with the JMW Memorial arm offers real analogue naturalness, allied to the focus and stability one expects from CD. Its a precision instrument, yet doesnt need cossetting, and it should provide consistent quality sound over a long working life span.
VPI Aries turntable
Speeds change: Armboard:
33/45 Manual Separate, pre-cut for all common arms. One piece, screw down. Optional extra (61x23x46cm)
External Flywheel: (£895)
Weight: Finish: Price:
29.55Kg Piano Black £1995.00
JMW Memorial 12" Tonearm
Bearing Type: Effective Length: Effective Mass: Price:
Fluid damped uni-pivot 250mm 10.2g £1300.00
Seller cancelled this auction on Wed Sep 7 23:03:56 2011