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VPI HW-40 Turntable




40th Anniversary Edition

Designing VPI's Next Generation Direct Drive Motor Technology

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$ 29,995.00

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Designing VPI's Next Generation Direct Drive Motor Technology


Harry Weisfeld's 2012 CLASSIC DIRECT direct drive turntable was an outstanding technical achievement, earning Stereophile Magazine's Class A+ rating. This award-winning table was loosely based on the VPI Classic Series table technology and included a thick aluminum plinth and armboard and an inverted platter bearing riding on a PEEK thrust disc. Combined with a cutting-edge BLDC direct drive motor, the CLASSIC DIRECT was created. The Classic Direct provided a stable, solid foundation for the music, allowing the listener to hear deeply into the recorded grooves to the treasures buried with-in! 


Designing a new turntable to celebrate VPI's 40th anniversary provided VPI an opportunity to update the direct drive motor technology to incorporate advances in motion control and materials technologies.

  • Fatboy Anniversary Tonearm  ​      
  • Nordost Reference Wire  ​      
  • Direct Drive Motor  ​      
  • New VTA Base on the Fly  ​      
  • Dustcover Included  ​    
  • Internal Circuitry and Power  ​      
  • Made in the USA  ​      
  • 5 Year Warranty

Technical Specifications  

  • Chassis Composition:  Aluminum and Solid Black Walnut (Stained)
  • Platter Type & Size:  12" Aluminum Platter, 25LBS
  • Tonearm Included:  JMW-12- Fatboy Gimbal
  • Motor RPM:  Direct Drive
  • Motor Torque:  2.68 Nm/sec
  • Star/Stop Time:  1 Second
  • Speed Monitoring:  2,500 pulses/revolution
  • Footprint:  21¾" x 16 ¾"
  • Overall Size:  22" x 17" x 10"
  • Total Weight:  70lbs

Note: Cartridge Sold seperately.

New Zealand VPI Official Product. Come with VPI Manufactures Warranty.