Scoutmaster 1.75 Solid Acrylic Platter

Scoutmaster 1.75 Solid Acrylic Platter

Postby TychoBrown » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:50 pm

Does anyone know where I can find a Scoutmaster 1.75 Solid Acrylic Platter for purchase? I'm looking to upgrade my Aries Scout to the thicker platter and haven't been able to find one.

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Re: Scoutmaster 1.75 Solid Acrylic Platter

Postby Brf » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:56 pm

Have you considered the Classic platter?
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Re: Scoutmaster 1.75 Solid Acrylic Platter

Postby TychoBrown » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:06 pm

Yes, I understand the benefits otherwise, but am partial to the Acrylic.

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Re: Scoutmaster 1.75 Solid Acrylic Platter

Postby spinblackcircle » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:03 pm

They tend to come available frequently as people upgrade to the Classic platter. You just need to keep an eye on Audiogon, USA Audio Mart and eBay. I'd say there's at least one every few months. They tend to be about $250-350. Once you upgrade, contact VPI and get the tonearm spacer and junction box that comes with the Classic platter upgrade otherwise your arm might end up maxxed out on height due to the extra platter thickness. It was around $30 for the parts when I did it a few years back.
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Re: Scoutmaster 1.75 Solid Acrylic Platter

Postby TychoBrown » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:32 pm

Thanks, good information. This is right in line with what I expected the cost to be. I was wondering about the need for a spacer/arm extension as well. I've been watching eBay, but not the others so I'll add them to the list.

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Re: Scoutmaster 1.75 Solid Acrylic Platter

Postby spinblackcircle » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:56 pm

I meant to say Junction Box mount. The junction box moves from being screwed to the plinth to a metal bracket to lift it up.
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