stillpoints lpi or periphery ring

stillpoints lpi or periphery ring

Postby Jprod » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:08 pm

Hello. I am thinking of tweaking my setup by adding one of the above accessories. I read the mostly universally positive reviews of the stillpoints in the vpi forum.Which should I add first in my system that would give me the greatest bang for my buck ?
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Re: stillpoints lpi or periphery ring

Postby Brf » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:48 pm

IMHO and IME, the Stillpoints since it benefits every album.
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Re: stillpoints lpi or periphery ring

Postby Bill Stevenson » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:13 pm

While I agree Stillpoints first, you should definitely start saving to add a Periphery Ring at your first opportunity. It flattens warped records - yes. It adds mass and inertia to the platter which can aid in speed stability - yes. It can dampen micro vibrations in the record itself caused by the stylus tracing the grooves, which can improve clarity - yes. It adds to the cool factor and no VPI owner should be without one - yes.
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Re: stillpoints lpi or periphery ring

Postby MOON » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:04 pm

I agree with Brf and Bill. Get the stillpoints lp first, then the ring. I run the Waynes 3.8 lb heavier ring . That made a difference also.
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Re: stillpoints lpi or periphery ring

Postby Brf » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:14 pm

Your post is a trick question. You asked us to pick only one when you know the correct answer is both. ;)
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Re: stillpoints lpi or periphery ring

Postby Jprod » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:22 pm

Thanks for all the responses. I theoretically could get both but I like to add or replace things one at a time and listen for a while. Also this way I enjoy looking forward to the next tweek.
As an aside note I am also considering getting some Asc tube traps for the corners if they meet the wife approval factor. Decisions decisions
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Re: stillpoints lpi or periphery ring

Postby aztwang » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:35 pm

I am obviously late to the party, can someone tell me are there clear advantages using the Stillpoint LPI versus the HRX VPI weight?
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Re: stillpoints lpi or periphery ring

Postby Jprod » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:51 pm

Funny you ask. I was just looking that up myself
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Re: stillpoints lpi or periphery ring

Postby teenage diplomat » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:36 pm

Back in February 2017 I did a direct comparison of the two weights on a thread devoted to the LP1. I greatly preferred the LP1on my HRX. Music was more alive, more detail was made available. I highly recommend it.
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Re: stillpoints lpi or periphery ring

Postby Dorian » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:04 pm

Here is the thread on the Stillpoints LPI. I bought one myself after reading that thread and agree that it’s excellent.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8502
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