Top of chassis, front, and back made from solid machined 3/4"
thick 6061 aluminum painted textured black and damped internally
with an MDF damping plate. It is very heavy! Every part mounted
with machined screws into blind tapped holes for a clean and sleek
appearance. Beautiful Limited-Edition gloss wood sides.
Direct Drive Motor
HW-40 motor coils are constructed of a solid copper square
cross-section wire embedded in a composite structure. This
facilitates a high precision high efficiency motor, with high
torque, excellent cooling, and near optimal interaction of the
electromagnetic conductors within the magnetic rotor circuit.
Providing an easy to drive, powerful, quiet next generation direct
drive motor. The unique ironless coil assembly avoids the use of
magnetic materials its construction, combining this with
overlapping V-shaped coil construction, eliminates the cogging
that accompanies traditional Direct Drive motors, resulting in an
unprecedented rotational smoothness.
HW- 40 direct Drive system achieves 93% efficiency and a torque of
2.68 Nm/sec. Accelerating the 25lb platter assembly to full speed
and decelerating to a stop in 1 second. Mechanically the HW-40
motor assembly is milled from a solid billet of 6061 aluminum, and
precision mated to the rotor, stator and platter bearing to create
an integrated drive system minimizing vibration and noise. The
motor assembly uses a 5-point mounting to secure it to the top
25# 6061 Aluminum Platter is removable for easier
Has a hardened stainless steel shaft, 60 Rockwell
chrome hardened ball, spinning in a phosphor bronze bushing
and sits on a PEEK thrust disc and near zero teeter-totter
Motor Control Feedback and Firmware
Motor speed feedback utilizes a ring encoder providing 2500
pulses/revolution, monitored by cutting edge motion control
software and motor drive circuitry. The motor control
programming utilizes the same hardware/software used in many
state-of-the-art/precision manufacturing tools and inspection
Simple Speed Controls
Start, 33, 45 buttons. All power supply and controls circuitry
internal, no added-on boxes or power supplies.
Removable machined 6061 aluminum arm-board.
12" Fatboy Arm & New VTA Base
VPI's latest 12" 3D printed Fatboy tonearm with
Nordost Reference wire and new on-the-fly adjustable VTA Base.
Newest version of 12" gimbal 3D printed Fatboy arm with triangular
to circular resonance canceling design. The robust gimbal bearing
used ABEC 9 bearings made in Japan for ultra-low friction.
Adjustable counterweight on a threaded shaft for fast perfectly
accurate VTF setting. New VTA Base design with finer adjustment
and more robust machined aluminum and steel knob.
New Isolation Feet
Provide isolation from vibration and
give the user the ability to easily raise and
lower the height to level the table.
Disc clamping is
known to reduce the affects of external vibrations from acting
upon the stylus. This action improves minute details and overall
sound quality. The stainless
steel Signature Clamp
uses its substantial mass to clamp the record. By using the
clamping action, you can reduce (and in some cases eliminate)
record warps and create a much tighter seal between the record and
Periphery Ring Clamp
The Periphery Ring Clamp provides
vacuum-like hold down without the problems inherent in a vacuum
system, for maximum stability of record playback and
the ultimate in record warp reduction.
new anniversary includes a removable hinged dust cover.
Hopefully no more damaged phono cartridges by inquisitive
fingers or dusting.