HW-40 Anniversary

HW-40 Anniversary

Postby Mat » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:49 pm

Hey all, we finally had the debut Press Event today at the VPI house! Very excited to finally talk about and share all of this information with everyone. Here is link from Analog Planet and many more links about it to come.

https://www.analogplanet.com/content/vp ... -turntable
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Re: HW-40 Anniversary

Postby Mat » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:02 pm

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Re: HW-40 Anniversary

Postby 930turbo » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:16 am

Very nice Mat .
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Re: HW-40 Anniversary

Postby Brf » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:06 am

Now that is how you officially launch a new product!

I was not aware that the new HW-40 used the same Thingap motor (although significantly updated with new driver electronics) as the original Classic Direct, which at the time was the most expensive outsourced DD motor available.

The new Fatboy VTA tower assembly with its integrated tonearm wire looks very clean and refined. The plinth design with a combination of machine aluminum and a high polish real wood side panels gives the table a performance foundation that would not be out of place in the finest living room environment.

I want to make a special mention of Mike Bettinger’s technical description of the new table. He did an absolute awesome job of describing the table’s features, engineering elements, and VPI’s design philosophy that went into the development of the table. Nice job Mike!

Honestly, at a retail cost of $15,000 I am not sure how VPI did it.
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Re: HW-40 Anniversary

Postby 10ovr » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:18 am

I don't see any numbers on the VTA tower ???
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Re: HW-40 Anniversary

Postby Packgrog » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:43 am

Freakin' gorgeous! Bravo!
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Re: HW-40 Anniversary

Postby miner » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:45 am

Very nice tribute to the 40th anniversary. I want one. Now, to convince the spouse. If only VPI took trade-ins towards an upgrade. I'll reach out to my local dealer to see what is response is.
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Re: HW-40 Anniversary

Postby Dorian » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:56 am

Congratulations VPI, it's a fantastic looking table. Looking forward to some reviews. Is there one on the way to Analog Planet or Stereophile?

Mat, can you you elaborate on the 'software' that is mentioned in Fremer's video? Is there an onboard chip to control the motor? And the software on that chip is upgradeable?
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Re: HW-40 Anniversary

Postby 10ovr » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:20 pm

Well just Pulled The Trigger on one,,Hope I like it LOL
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Re: HW-40 Anniversary

Postby Dorian » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:30 pm

10ovr wrote:Well just Pulled The Trigger on one,,Hope I like it LOL

Well done! Gimbal?
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