VPI Prime Turntable Turntables

VPI Prime Turntable

  • Product Code: Prime
  • £4,200.00

The past 3 years VPI has been focusing mainly on new/entry level audiophiles and getting them to embrace vinyl for the first time. With the Prime VPI wanted to get back to their roots and focus on the existing audience with a table that offers quality hi-end sound while taking advantage of our improvements in technology. 

Also, it was important to show the industry that VPI will still be making new turntables and designs whether Harry is in the factory or poolside! The Prime is Mat Weisfeld's first solo design on a table with Harry's approval as well as input from the rest of the VPI staff. 

The shape of the Prime is meant to have a curvier and sexy look compared to the "classic" look of VPI's tables over the past 10 years. At the same time having the footprint to accommodate the space needed for a 10 inch 3D arm. 

VPI were able to get the price lower for the 3D arm because of their improved technology and increased volume in printing and supply.

The VPI Prime includes the following: 

10 inch 3D arm

VTA Tower for VTA/SRA on the fly

Classic 20 pound platter and bearing

Outboard 300 RPM motor housing

New "Prime" feet which offer improved isolation and better mechanical grounding

Stainless Steel/Delrin record clamp

The Turntable:

Chassis made of black textured vinyl over MDF with an 11 gauge steel plate bonded to the underside for the ultimate in resonance control and feedback rejection.

Four solid Delrin corner assemblies designed for isolation and mechanical grounding!! A first.

A 300 rpm 24 pole AC synchronous motor capable of high torque and quiet operation installed in a separate aluminum and steel machined assembly.

Inverted bearing - hardened stainless steel shaft, 60 Rockwell chrome hardened ball, spinning in a phosphor bronze bushing and sitting on a PEEK thrust disc. The belt side load is placed at the centre of the spinning bearing for zero teeter-tooter effects.

20 pound damped platter machined from 6061 aluminum to +/- .001” in a 39” circumference!!! 

Motor pulley has an accuracy of +/- .0005” when leaving factory.

Wow and flutter:  >.1%

Speed Accuracy:  >.03%

Rumble: >85db down

The Tonearm:

Pivot to spindle: 258mm

Effective length: 273.4mm

Overhang: 15.4mm

Offset angle: 19.98 degrees

Average RMS distortion: 0.311%

Internal wiring: premium Discovery wire, optional Nordost Valhalla

New design 3d printed one piece body for the ultimate in resonance control.

Full length copper shielding tube internally

Adjustable side weights for finer azimuth settings.

Built in “Easy lift” finger lift.

Offset stainless steel counterweight for stability

Easy setting of VTA/SRA in thousandths of an inch, calibrated and repeatable

Adjustable anti-skate.

Available Upgrades:

Periphery Ring clamp for the ultimate in record warp reduction

HR-X Center Weight, perfectly complements the periphery clamp

Please note: This model is not supplied with a cartridge. 


Analogue - Turntables
Tonearm 10 inch 3D arm
Tonearm Connection RCA connections
Speeds 33 and 45rpm
Platter Details Classic 20 pound platter and bearing
Record Clamp Stainless Steel/Delrin record clamp

1 Year Warranty - Terms and Conditions Apply

At Audio Destination we use various delivery methods to suit various needs from standard Royal Mail services (1st Class,Recorded or Special Delivery) to a fully insured courier service (one we have used for many years) depending on size,weight and cost of item.

Postage costs will show at checkout.

One thing customers can rely upon is Audio Destination will do whatever we can to get the item you have purchased to you as quickly as possible but again we will inform you if there are likely to be any delays.

Should any problems arise or any special request need to be catered for then please call us on 01884 243584 (and ask for Mike or Caroline) or leave a message in the comments section when ordering and this way we can make your experience of ordering from Audio Destination as enjoyable as possible.

The past 3 years VPI has been focusing mainly on new/entry level audiophiles and getting them to embrace vinyl for the first time. With the Prime VPI wanted to get back to their roots and focus on the existing audience with a table that offers quality hi-end sound while taking advantage of our improvements in technology. 

Also, it was important to show the industry that VPI will still be making new turntables and designs whether Harry is in the factory or poolside! The Prime is Mat Weisfeld's first solo design on a table with Harry's approval as well as input from the rest of the VPI staff. 

The shape of the Prime is meant to have a curvier and sexy look compared to the "classic" look of VPI's tables over the past 10 years. At the same time having the footprint to accommodate the space needed for a 10 inch 3D arm. 

VPI were able to get the price lower for the 3D arm because of their improved technology and increased volume in printing and supply.

The VPI Prime includes the following: 

10 inch 3D arm

VTA Tower for VTA/SRA on the fly

Classic 20 pound platter and bearing

Outboard 300 RPM motor housing

New "Prime" feet which offer improved isolation and better mechanical grounding

Stainless Steel/Delrin record clamp

The Turntable:

Chassis made of black textured vinyl over MDF with an 11 gauge steel plate bonded to the underside for the ultimate in resonance control and feedback rejection.

Four solid Delrin corner assemblies designed for isolation and mechanical grounding!! A first.

A 300 rpm 24 pole AC synchronous motor capable of high torque and quiet operation installed in a separate aluminum and steel machined assembly.

Inverted bearing - hardened stainless steel shaft, 60 Rockwell chrome hardened ball, spinning in a phosphor bronze bushing and sitting on a PEEK thrust disc. The belt side load is placed at the centre of the spinning bearing for zero teeter-tooter effects.

20 pound damped platter machined from 6061 aluminum to +/- .001” in a 39” circumference!!! 

Motor pulley has an accuracy of +/- .0005” when leaving factory.

Wow and flutter:  >.1%

Speed Accuracy:  >.03%

Rumble: >85db down

The Tonearm:

Pivot to spindle: 258mm

Effective length: 273.4mm

Overhang: 15.4mm

Offset angle: 19.98 degrees

Average RMS distortion: 0.311%

Internal wiring: premium Discovery wire, optional Nordost Valhalla

New design 3d printed one piece body for the ultimate in resonance control.

Full length copper shielding tube internally

Adjustable side weights for finer azimuth settings.

Built in “Easy lift” finger lift.

Offset stainless steel counterweight for stability

Easy setting of VTA/SRA in thousandths of an inch, calibrated and repeatable

Adjustable anti-skate.

Available Upgrades:

Periphery Ring clamp for the ultimate in record warp reduction

HR-X Center Weight, perfectly complements the periphery clamp

Please note: This model is not supplied with a cartridge. 


Analogue - Turntables
Tonearm 10 inch 3D arm
Tonearm Connection RCA connections
Speeds 33 and 45rpm
Platter Details Classic 20 pound platter and bearing
Record Clamp Stainless Steel/Delrin record clamp

1 Year Warranty - Terms and Conditions Apply

At Audio Destination we use various delivery methods to suit various needs from standard Royal Mail services (1st Class,Recorded or Special Delivery) to a fully insured courier service (one we have used for many years) depending on size,weight and cost of item.

Postage costs will show at checkout.

One thing customers can rely upon is Audio Destination will do whatever we can to get the item you have purchased to you as quickly as possible but again we will inform you if there are likely to be any delays.

Should any problems arise or any special request need to be catered for then please call us on 01884 243584 (and ask for Mike or Caroline) or leave a message in the comments section when ordering and this way we can make your experience of ordering from Audio Destination as enjoyable as possible.

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