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Scout Turntable

Re-introducing the audio world to the best-selling VPI table of all time - better than the old one, and better than it should be at this price! The Scout has become one of the world's best-reviewed turntable! The Scout is so simple to set-up and one of the easiest tables to upgrade. The sound is fast and detailed, deep and wide with a natural midrange worthy of the world's finest cartridges.

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World's Best Reviewed Turntable

The original VPI Scout received more positive reviews than any table near its price. Now improved and the least expensive Class B Stereophile rated table, the Scout is a steal and simple to set up. Just be ready to lift something heavy as it weighs in at 54 pounds in the box!

JMW Uni-Pivot Tonearm

A truly classic tonearm from VPI; the JMW unipivot is fully adjustable for precise cartridge alignment.

Options to Fully Upgrade

You'll have a hard time outgrowing your Scout with the ability to improve to the Prime Platter, VTA on the Fly, Stainless Steel Counterweight, 3D printed arm, and external ADS drive system.

  • The 600 RPM AC synchronous motor is contained in a separate steel housing and drives the platter with smooth, quiet operation.
  • The tonearm wand assembly of the JMW-9 can be removed and replaced in seconds. 
  • The Scout's chassis is made from 1-1/8" thick MDF bonded to a 12 gauge steel plate.
Audio Advice is a Certified and Trained VPI Dealer. We have been a dealer since 1980 and sold some of the very first HW19s created by Harry Weisfeld. Let us help you find the perfect turntable set up.
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Availability Online, In-Store
Phono Stage Built In No
Drive System Belt
System Type Manual
Tonearm Included Yes
Tonearm Type Unipivot
Removable Hardshell No
Comes With Cartridge No
Anti-Skate Mechanism Gravity
Adjustable VTA Yes
Included Phono Cable None
Detachable Cable Yes
Dustcover Aftermarket
Color Black
Motor 600 RPM AC synchronous motor
Turntable Platter Machined 1 3/8 thick 6061 aluminum platter
Table Material 1.25 thick premium textured vinyl covered MDF bonded to a 12 gauge steel plate
Tonearm Newly redesigned 9 JMW Scout Tonearm
Pivot To Spindle 223mm
Effective Length 240.7mm
Overhang 17.7mm
Offset Angle 22.85 degrees
Average Rms Distortion 0.36%
Labor Warranty 1 year
Parts Warranty 1 year
Adjustable Azimuth Yes

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