For the same money which one?

For the same money which one?

Postby VinylnValves » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:39 am

I just turned 50 and I am buying myself 1 final deck. Here are the 3 choices: #1 a new VPI Prime (no cartridge), #2 Scout Master II, JMW 9 Signature, Ginko Dust Cover, Black Diamond Racing isolation set, Dynavector 20x2L and SDS or Scout Master, JMW 9 Signature, Ginko Cloud 9 isolation base, no dust cover, no cartridge, superplatter; mini HRX feet, Peripheral platter clamp, Signature weight clamp.

If they all cost the same which represents the best value with all things being considered.

Thanks for the feedback in advance.
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Re: For the same money which one?

Postby Gary1955 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:15 pm

No question, I would go with the new Prime! You'll get the 10 inch 3D tonearm and Classic Platter which offer audible improvements over the 9 inch arms on the Scout Masters, plus it has the adjustable VTA tower which is a great tool for easy adjustments to VTA.
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Re: For the same money which one?

Postby MOON » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:21 pm

I agree completely with Gary for the specific reasons he mentioned. The ginko platforms are not that good, got rid of mine.
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Re: For the same money which one?

Postby Letsmakeadeal » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:08 pm

Prime all the way
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Re: For the same money which one?

Postby madrac » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:08 pm

Agree - Prime..
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Re: For the same money which one?

Postby DeeCee » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:54 pm

Prime (the only reason I didn't get one was due to space constraints.)
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Re: For the same money which one?

Postby Cat5plus » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:01 pm

For sure, The Prime !
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Re: For the same money which one?

Postby MikeS » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:17 pm

If it’s your final table go big get the prime!
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Re: For the same money which one?

Postby MMMC » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:18 am

My thought is, if it's your last table, go even bigger and get the standard Avenger. There is an "Open box" Avenger listed on the SSD site at $6499.
https://www.soundstagedirect.com/vpii-avenger-open-turntable-audio-equipment.shtml
Not really that much above what you were considering spending, and so much more turntable. Plenty of performance/growth options. Treat yourself! You deserve it!!
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PS. At only 50, you more than likely have another 20 years on planet Earth, SO...................
LET THE MUSIC PLAY!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: For the same money which one?

Postby tony22 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:12 pm

Sweet. Is that the standard motor or the Avenger "heavy" motor?
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