VPI Classic 3 turntable, consistently gets great reviews from the experts. Includes an Audio Technica 160ML cartridge with a new original stylus. The negatives are:
The not so nice stuff that you can see in the pictures: Dent on the rear left corner from shipping damage. Periphery ring has a dent. Anti skating wire has been removed since I didn't see a need for it.
None of this impacts the proper function of the turntable and in fact even with all this it still looks great sitting on the shelf since the damage described above doesn't detract much from the incredible good looks of the turntable. I am the original owner and the table is only about 3 months old. I never got around to register it with VPI.
I am selling it because I have too much gear and have to get rid of some the gear before moving and also make some money in the process.
This is one heck of turntable, solid and musical. I measured the speed with the help of Dr. Feickerts Adjust+ and it is dead on. In fact it is as dead on and stable as my other table (a modded Technics SL-1210M5G). I decided to keep the Technics instead because the combination of the table and the SME 309 tonearm is less fussy and easier to deal with than the VPI. Even though everyone raves about the JMW 10.5 signature tonearm and it is a good tonearm but I find it very difficult to set up even with the help of Adjust+. It's probably just me, I am not a big fan of unipivot tonearms - they're a pain to get right.
This is a good opportunity to buy a great turntable at almost 1/2 of the retail price. If you can get past the cosmetic issues I described this is a steal. I rated the turntable a 6 in the Audiogon scale but aside from the issues mentioned the turntable looks fantastic (my opinion). I have all the packing materials and accessories. This will ship in two separate boxes - One box for the turntable and a separate box for the massive aluminum platter.
The VPI is already priced fairly and, while I am happy to discuss reasonable offers, please don't waste your time and mine with low ball offers.
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