Heavily Modded Scout Vs Classic 1

Re: Heavily Modded Scout Vs Classic 1

Postby cbl117 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:39 pm

MMMC wrote:
cbl117,

The Prime Scout Special Edition pops visually with the white plinth. Very nice! One question, why did you go with the metal arm instead of the 3D?
At it's listed price, the Prime Special Edtion has to be a turntable bargain. Congratulations for many happy listening days to come.

MMMC


MMMC, went with the metal arm only to meet a specific price point. In hind sight, I think I should have just bit the bullet and went for the 3D arm.

That said, It's a great table and a real bargain!
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Re: Heavily Modded Scout Vs Classic 1

Postby MMMC » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:21 am

cbl117 wrote:
MMMC wrote:
cbl117,

The Prime Scout Special Edition pops visually with the white plinth. Very nice! One question, why did you go with the metal arm instead of the 3D?
At it's listed price, the Prime Special Edtion has to be a turntable bargain. Congratulations for many happy listening days to come.

MMMC


MMMC, went with the metal arm only to meet a specific price point. In hind sight, I think I should have just bit the bullet and went for the 3D arm.

That said, It's a great table and a real bargain!


cb117,

I understand that "$%###&*%# money" or the lack of said, get's in the way of all of us at times, nevertheless, you still have a very nice turntable. If, or when you decide to upgrade just the arm to a 3D, the "R" version is worth biting the bullet for. Let the music play!

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Re: Heavily Modded Scout Vs Classic 1

Postby MSchott » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:51 pm

cbl117 wrote:Question for harry and general community. I have been contemplating moving to a Classic from a heavily modified Scout.

The scout modifications are:
TNT6 Acrylic Platter (1.75")
Mini HRX Feet
300rpm motor
SS/Delrin Clamp

The modified scout is in a league of its own compared to the stock scout, but I'm wondering how much of a performance difference is still there between my current scout and a classic (1). Off hand, the benefits from moving to a classic would be a 10" arm, more plinth mass, and an aluminum platter. Do these upgrades alone warrant the purchase of a classic?


I know this is a bit old, but of these upgrades, which do you think are most significant and why?
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Re: Heavily Modded Scout Vs Classic 1

Postby JRM » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:02 pm

You can also purchase a new "Drop-in-place" 9 inch 3D Arm for the Scout, but there are no published reviews to date. A 10 inch Arm requires more extensive modification plus the cartridge could stick out beyond the TT.
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Re: Heavily Modded Scout Vs Classic 1

Postby JRM » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:58 am

Harry,

I utilize the Dynavector 20X2-H on my existing Scout 2 Armwand. Is this cartridge compatible with the new 9 inch 3D Armwand, considering its weight and specifications?

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Re: Heavily Modded Scout Vs Classic 1

Postby Brf » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:56 am

JRM wrote:Harry,

I utilize the Dynavector 20X2-H on my existing Scout 2 Armwand. Is this cartridge compatible with the new 9 inch 3D Armwand, considering its weight and specifications?

Thank you


Can’t speak for HW, but the 20xl is an excellent match for the 9 3D and has being a long time favourite of VPI.
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Re: Heavily Modded Scout Vs Classic 1

Postby Stringreen » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:27 pm

Don't forget the 2nd pivot for the 3D
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