Great review of the HW-40

Great review of the HW-40

Postby Harry » Tue May 14, 2019 11:42 am

TURNTABLE REVIEW
HW-40 ANNIVERSARY TURNTABLE FROM VPI
Posted on 26th April 2019

(Much longer review)

CONCLUSION
I’ve heard several direct drive turntables but the HW-40 Anniversary surpasses them all. It’s simply glorious. It’s the best direct drive design that I’ve ever encountered. It’s also quite possibly the best turntable I’ve ever heard. Firstly, because it offers authority with a light hand. It’s not a bully. It offers maturity and restraint. There is no sense of wanting to dominate the music here. This turntable is not ‘flash’, in terms of showing off or exhibiting itself. It never tries to impress.

Because of that one factor, I know that the VPI HW-40 Anniversary is a piece of true high-end hi-fi equipment. Only quality high-end hi-fi refuses to try. It wants you to come to it. To examine the music in detail and to rediscover the wonders within each song. If you don’t want to listen, really listen, then the HW-40 Anniversary doesn’t mind and won’t bother you. But if you pay attention and allow yourself to be drawn into this VPI design then it will reward you with an abundance of sonic treasures. The HW-40 Anniversary is an instant classic. In my eyes it has already attained legendary status.

Because of that, I have the honour of awarding it the ultra-rare Golden Groovy award. My goodness it deserves it.

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Re: Great review of the HW-40

Postby Arsh » Tue May 14, 2019 11:55 pm

Hi Harry, that’s a great review indeed. I read it just a couple of days ago. I’m really enjoying my HW40 so far (had it for just a few days). I tried sending you email, but it bounced back? Congratulations on the great review!
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Re: Great review of the HW-40

Postby 930turbo » Wed May 15, 2019 8:45 am

Congratulations Harry !
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Re: Great review of the HW-40

Postby Harry » Wed May 15, 2019 9:00 am

I was away in Munich for a week so if you have any questions for me personally send it to hw@hwsworkshop.com

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Re: Great review of the HW-40

Postby Arsh » Wed May 15, 2019 9:23 am

Hi Harry, email still bounces back; error message says your mail folder is full.
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Re: Great review of the HW-40

Postby Harry » Wed May 15, 2019 11:49 am

Don't know why?? Seems okay, others have gotten in?? No clue what it is.

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Re: Great review of the HW-40

Postby vienna acoustics » Wed May 15, 2019 1:16 pm

Congratulations Harry,

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Re: Great review of the HW-40

Postby Arsh » Wed May 15, 2019 8:40 pm

Hi Harry. Email is still not working. I’m at a loss, but will figure it out. Meanwhile, would you mind please sharing what you found to be the ideal VTF for the Hyperion when you had it on your HW40 please? Thank you!
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Re: Great review of the HW-40

Postby jonathanb » Wed May 15, 2019 8:49 pm

Arsh wrote:Hi Harry. Email is still not working. I’m at a loss, but will figure it out. Meanwhile, would you mind please sharing what you found to be the ideal VTF for the Hyperion when you had it on your HW40 please? Thank you!


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Re: Great review of the HW-40

Postby Arsh » Wed May 15, 2019 9:04 pm

Thanks Jonathan, but that’s where I have always emailed him (hwsworkshop) with no problem, but now my emails are not working!
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