VPI INDUSTRIES HW-40 DIRECT DRIVE TURNTABLE LIMITED EDITION BIRTHDAY DECK

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by Jay Garrett

21st October, 2018

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VPI INDUSTRIES HW-40 DIRECT DRIVE TURNTABLE LIMITED EDITION BIRTHDAY DECK

The HW-40 direct drive turntable from the Cliffwood, New Jersey family firm VPI Industries has been built to mark brand’s 40th anniversary.

With a limited edition production of only 400 turntables, prices are expected to be around the $15,000 mark. UK pricing and availability has not yet been confirmed.

VPI HW-40 Direct Drive Turntable

As you can see from the images, the HW-40 is a tasteful combination of aluminium, stained solid black walnut wood, and the new Fat Boy 3D printed tonearm. Naturally, the turntable's main feature is an updated and upgraded version of VPI's award-winning direct drive motor.  

As well as the JMW-12 Fatboy Gimbal gifted with Nordost Reference wire, you also get the new VTA Base on the Fly and a dust cover.

VPI Industries HW-40 specs at a glance

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

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StereoNET UK's Editor and Bass playing gadget junkie. He's captained the GadgetyNews good ship for over a decade, making low jargon high tech a very handy thing. His passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.

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