VPI Player and ADS

VPI Player and ADS

Postby danophile » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:49 pm

Hi,

If my budget this year allows, I'm looking to hopefully purchase a new (or possibly used) VPI Player.

With that, I was wondering if anyone knows if you can use the VPI ADS motor controller with the Player? From what I've read, the Player uses a 24V AC motor, so I'm not sure if it will work with the ADS.

Thanks in advance for you answer(s)!
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Re: VPI Player and ADS

Postby Brf » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:23 pm

Yes, the ADS will work with the Player.

Imho, money may be better spent moving up the Prime Scout or a Prime than adding a motor controller to the Player.
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Re: VPI Player and ADS

Postby danophile » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:57 pm

Brf wrote:Yes, the ADS will work with the Player.

Imho, money may be better spent moving up the Prime Scout or a Prime than adding a motor controller to the Player.


Thanks for the advice! Definitely makes sense to move up to a Prime Scout for the money, but then of course, I'll want to add an ADS to the Prime Scout!
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Re: VPI Player and ADS

Postby MMMC » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:47 am

danophile wrote:
Brf wrote:Yes, the ADS will work with the Player.

Imho, money may be better spent moving up the Prime Scout or a Prime than adding a motor controller to the Player.


Thanks for the advice! Definitely makes sense to move up to a Prime Scout for the money, but then of course, I'll want to add an ADS to the Prime Scout!


danophile,

Of course you will want to add an ADS, but progress is made one step at a time. The initial investment in a better turntable will pay you dividends over a longer period of time. You can enjoy a higher performing turntable for quite some time until you can afford to add the controller. Just something to consider...

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Re: VPI Player and ADS

Postby JohnCh » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:23 am

If you plan to have increased budget in a year, I'd suggest buying your VPI from a dealer with a 12 month full price upgrade program. I did this with SoundStageDirect, starting with a Classic 1, then updating to a Classic Signature about 6 months later. Although I'm sure each dealer has slight differences in how they execute such a program, you can read how SSD does it here: http://www.soundstagedirect.com/equipme ... plan.shtml

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Re: VPI Player and ADS

Postby Johnny » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:39 am

JohnCh wrote:If you plan to have increased budget in a year, I'd suggest buying your VPI from a dealer with a 12 month full price upgrade program. I did this with SoundStageDirect, starting with a Classic 1, then updating to a Classic Signature about 6 months later. Although I'm sure each dealer has slight differences in how they execute such a program, you can read how SSD does it here: http://www.soundstagedirect.com/equipme ... plan.shtml

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Good point, I just exercised my right to a 100% trade-in allowance from an Avenger to an Avenger Reference. The ONLY bad news it that is cost me another $10K - ouch. The good news is that the financial pain will wear off and the pleasure received from the new table will live on.
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Re: VPI Player and ADS

Postby Dorian » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:43 pm

Just a casual $10K, no biggie..... :shock:
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