New Scout = Baby Prime

Re: New Scout = Baby Prime

Postby hedgehog » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:29 pm

I believe the motor is now a 300rpm version.
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Re: New Scout = Baby Prime

Postby soundwatts » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:54 pm

I just purchased this new version of the scout after my 25 year old Linn LP12 died.
I have to say this new Scout is amazing. I shopped for months and was down to 2 tables, this and the clearaudio which was more than twice the price. This was superior. I heard the prototype a couple of months ago and placed my order.

Very musical table. Huge soundstage with precise imaging.

I am using a koetsu black goldline cartridge and its an amazing combo. Just got up from a 5 hour listening session with no fatigue.

Good job on this table Mat I can see it becoming a best seller for everyone once the word gets out.
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Re: New Scout = Baby Prime

Postby bhjazz » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:00 pm

Great news. I was just going to ask if it was out on the market yet...I guess you answered that! I'll keep my eyes peeled for my favorite dealers to have them in stock. :)
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Re: New Scout = Baby Prime

Postby soundwatts » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:18 pm

Here is a photo.
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Re: New Scout = Baby Prime

Postby Wax » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:04 pm

I would leave the Scout alone and just call this a Prime Jr.
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Re: New Scout = Baby Prime

Postby tootall » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:51 pm

So old style scout likely to go on sale? :D
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Re: New Scout = Baby Prime

Postby dodgealum » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:10 pm

Will the Baby Prime accept the 3D-10 and VTA Tower without the arm hanging over the sides or front of the plinth?
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Re: New Scout = Baby Prime

Postby soundwatts » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:26 am

I eyeballed it this morning. I have the JMW 9 on right now. Looks like there are a couple of inches to the front of the plinth. so I would say you would be ok. but call Marc at VPI to be sure. I can tell you as a former linn owner this VPI is superior
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Re: New Scout = Baby Prime

Postby Jumping jack » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:18 pm

Call me an old fart (hell, I'm almost 35) but I prefer the looks of the 'old' scout. As I also prefer the looks of the classic above those of the Prime :? .
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Re: New Scout = Baby Prime

Postby Mat » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:36 pm

I can not confirm nor deny the existence of this information :P (yeah looks like the leak is out! Updated Scout, better motor, same arm, similar feet to that of the Classic, cleaner/Prime-ish look for brand identity... SHHHHH! Tell no one you saw nothing!!!!) Official announcement of all of this will actually be early next week :)
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