VPI Industries will be launching three new products at the Hong Kong H-Fi Show this week – the statement Avenger and Limited Scout Jr turntables, and JMW 12-3D tonearm with Nordost Reference wiring.
The Avenger is a magnetic drive design on which up to three tonearms of any make or size can be mounted. This is the veteran turntable manufacturer’s statement design, and is upgradeable along the way – you can order it with the full works, or build it up over time from a basic version.
The Avenger is designed by VPI founder Harry Weisfeld, who’s in semi-retirement since passing the reins to his son Mat.
VPI, which has for a time been on the cutting edge of 12-inch tonearm design, developed the JMW 12-3D tonearm a year ago – it was the very first 3D print 12-inch arm. According to VPI, it is “totally dampened, heat resistant, and ridged, and lets people listen in 3D…”
Now, this tonearm comes with Nordost Reference wiring. The tonearm, incidentally, is a tribute and memorial to Jonathan Mathew Weisfeld, who was contributing designer of the original JMW tonearm before his tragic death in an accident in the mid-1990s, while still a teenager.
Finally, there’s the Limited Scout Jr., in a colour called Freedom Red. The Scout Jr., based on VPI’s entry-level statement turntable, comes with an Ortofon 2M Red. The initial supply will, however, roll out with the costlier Quintet Red MC cartridge – for a limited period.
All three new products, designed and made in the USA, will be available from Sept 1.