The VPI House

Re: The VPI House

Postby EdAInWestOC » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:53 am

Letsmakeadeal wrote:
EdAInWestOC wrote:How about this system:

1) VPI Titan
2) Ortofon Anna
3) ARC Ref Phono 10 Preamp
4) ARC Ref 10 Linestage Preamp
5) ARC 750SE Power Amp
6) Magnepan 30.7 Speakers
7) Kimber 12TC Speaker Cables
8) ICs Kimber Select KS-1030
9) Phono IC AQ WEL Signature



From what I have read so far, the jury is still out on the 30.7s.


They are like all other full sized Maggies. They require the power and room that a speaker system of that size requires. If provided they are supposed to be dramatically good. I will hear them first hand when they arrive at my dealer.

I believe what J Valin wrote about them in TAS. I have yet to disagree with one of his reviews.

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Re: The VPI House

Postby Mr_Putty » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:30 am

Another suggestion, if it can be called that. If I am correct, most owners of VPI tables tweek them to their personal liking after gaining some experience with different setups. With limited experience and budget (my Prime being the best table I have ever owned) I found the greatest improvement in sound from my less than ideal “desk rack”, came from the isolation platform block choice the table is on. ie, two blocks being better than one. If this performance improvement is true as a general rule, VPI might want to have a setup that emphasizes an isolation platform setup. I can understand why they might NOT such a setup, but when a customer can’t use an ideal rack, why not demo the benefits of isolation from the start? I’m not saying I have reached the end of my experiments, but that I’m pretty sure I’m 90% of the way there. Aside from gear that will be used, any thoughts on what the visitor should learn from visiting when it’s all done?
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Re: The VPI House

Postby Mat » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:04 pm

I'm really liking these ideas! Perhaps we will all see some of these ideas in the house ;) Can't wait to have it open for all of you to visit!
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Re: The VPI House

Postby VinBob » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:55 am

Hi Mat,

Sorry if I missed this, but is there a date for the VPI house? I think you said this month when we last spoke but just wanted to confirm on the actual date if there is one. Thanks mate!

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Re: The VPI House

Postby Packgrog » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:08 am

Mr_Putty wrote:I found the greatest improvement in sound from my less than ideal “desk rack”, came from the isolation platform block choice the table is on. ie, two blocks being better than one.

Not to get TOO off topic, but what do you mean by this? 2 blocks stacked on top of each other Dagwood Sandwich style, or a separate block for the motor detached from the block with the plinth? Both would indeed work well for different reasons (CLD in both cases, and increased isolation in the latter case).
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Re: The VPI House

Postby Mr_Putty » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:39 am

Sandwich style, with vertical separation between all three of them. The middle layer is actually two rectangular pieces separated in the horizontal plane a few inches. There is lots of room for experimenting with this setup.
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