VPI HRX Reference - Magnetic Drive Platter - JMW 12-3DR

VPI HRX Reference - Magnetic Drive Platter - JMW 12-3DR

Postby Brf » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:25 pm

I believe that this is the first HRX table with both the new magnetic drive platter and JMW 12-3DR tonearm.

It is finally setup and playing music. I will be doing a full review of the new magnetic drive platter and 12-3DR tonearm after I dial in the settings. I have my freinds first generation 12-3D arm mounted with an identical cartridge for comparison. I will also be comparing the mag drive platter being driven by the dual flywheel motor, a single motor rim drive, and a stainless steel stand alone 300rpm motor.

The mag drive platter is a work of art and ingeniously implemented. So far, all I will tell you that this is the quietest VPI table produced to date. The sound floor is an abyss.

In the interm, here a few pictures of the table.
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Re: VPI HRX Reference - Magnetic Drive Platter - JMW 12-3DR

Postby adeep42 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:52 pm

That is just stunning. Looking forward to your comments.
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Re: VPI HRX Reference - Magnetic Drive Platter - JMW 12-3DR

Postby 930turbo » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:07 pm

Hi Brf,

The HR-X looks great w/ the magnetic drive platter! How about the stainless still flatform for the tonearm assembly , did it come as a package w/ the platter or you fabricated one ?

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Re: VPI HRX Reference - Magnetic Drive Platter - JMW 12-3DR

Postby Brf » Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:06 pm

VPI installed two stacked stainless steel tonearm spacers to account for the height of the Mag drive platter.
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Re: VPI HRX Reference - Magnetic Drive Platter - JMW 12-3DR

Postby MMMC » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:22 pm

Brf,

WOW!!! and BEAUTIFUL!!! are the two words that popped into my mind.
I am definitely waiting to read your observations and evaluation. Your first observation of how silently it operates with the dual motor and flywheel speaks volumes already. Which cartridge will you be using?
More details, please, please,........but I know I must wait.

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Re: VPI HRX Reference - Magnetic Drive Platter - JMW 12-3DR

Postby DeeCee » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:30 pm

My wife says your table is "sexy"! I agree! Very nice...
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Re: VPI HRX Reference - Magnetic Drive Platter - JMW 12-3DR

Postby Marc » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:39 am

Looks absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to hear what you think of the sound :)
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Re: VPI HRX Reference - Magnetic Drive Platter - JMW 12-3DR

Postby mreeter » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:52 am

Absolutely Gorgeous :shock: A good piece of Vinyl couldn't ask for a better place to call home ;)
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Re: VPI HRX Reference - Magnetic Drive Platter - JMW 12-3DR

Postby spinblackcircle » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:47 am

Just Awesome! :mrgreen:
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Re: VPI HRX Reference - Magnetic Drive Platter - JMW 12-3DR

Postby Ducky » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:25 pm

I want one. But, I'm afraid to ask: How much?
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