VPI Prime Scout

Re: VPI Prime Scout

Postby elader » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:46 pm

Brf wrote:I know of a few Prime and Prime Scout owners who have taken their tables to an automotive vinyl wrap specialist to have it covered. It is not very expensive and many can do it while you wait. The nice thing is that it is easily reversible and you can change the color/pattern often.



really??? Do they have to remove everything off the table first including the steel plate? I'd hate to remove that but would love a gloss red prime :-)
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Re: VPI Prime Scout

Postby Brf » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:02 am

elader wrote:
Brf wrote:I know of a few Prime and Prime Scout owners who have taken their tables to an automotive vinyl wrap specialist to have it covered. It is not very expensive and many can do it while you wait. The nice thing is that it is easily reversible and you can change the color/pattern often.



really??? Do they have to remove everything off the table first including the steel plate? I'd hate to remove that but would love a gloss red prime :-)


Life any refinishing project, the outcome is predicated on the quality and effort of the prep work. I will have to take a closer look at my friend's vinyl wrapped Prime, but I believe that they did remove the bottom plate and corner caps.
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Re: VPI Prime Scout

Postby dodgealum » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:27 am

Hi Laurie:

You are able to do the upgrades you have in mind and others which I would recommend:

The HRX Mini Feet screw right into the Prime Scout plinth. My understanding is that consumer demand for these is resurgent and that VPI plans to continue production so they should be available. They are superior to the standard feet, look much better (IMHO) and allow for an upgrade (which I recommend) that cannot be done with the stock feet--namely, replacing the internal rubber bushing with the "Classic/Prime Footer Damping Insert Kit" which can be explored here:

http://www.symposiumusa.com/ClassicInserts.html

The HRX Mini Feet raise the plinth to exactly the correct height to allow use of the Prime Motor with the Prime Scout plinth. There is a 1/8" gap between the top of the motor and the bottom edge of the plinth--perfect. The Prime Motor has a more robust aluminum housing than the stock Prime Scout motor (though I believe the innards are the same). It looks (again, IMHO) super cool with the Prime Scout plinth.

I would concur on the advantages of the 3D arm but would also encourage you to explore the new 3D gimbal, which is awesome.

I would not recommend refinishing your plinth via an automotive wrap. The arm mount must be secured firmly and level to the surface of the plinth--any deviation in the surface, shrinking etc. will compromise this critical interface. My suggestion would be to stick with the black or take the money you would spend on the upgrades, sell your Prime Scout, and buy a Prime Signature in rosewood.

You can see a Prime Scout decked out with the HRX Mini Feet (with the inserts), Prime motor and 3D gimbal here:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=9306&hilit=supreme

Mine also has the Classic Platter (highly recommended).
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Re: VPI Prime Scout

Postby Laurie » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:54 am

Update - sold a few items and ordered a Prime. Can’t wait. :-)
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Re: VPI Prime Scout

Postby Dorian » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:12 am

dodgealum wrote:The HRX Mini Feet screw right into the Prime Scout plinth. My understanding is that consumer demand for these is resurgent and that VPI plans to continue production so they should be available. They are superior to the standard feet, look much better (IMHO) and allow for an upgrade (which I recommend) that cannot be done with the stock feet--namely, replacing the internal rubber bushing with the "Classic/Prime Footer Damping Insert Kit" which can be explored here:

http://www.symposiumusa.com/ClassicInserts.html

Hey Dodge

I really like the look of the HRX mini feet on your table. Do you know if I can replace the stock Prime feet with these? You say they are still available but I don't see any availability on the usual online VPI retailers - contact VPI directly?

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Re: VPI Prime Scout

Postby MMMC » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:37 pm

Laurie wrote:..................However, this TT will not be upgraded in future for another one but rather stay in my second system forever. The other system has a VPI Classic 1 that will also remain forever. ...................................................
If money were no object then I’d just buy the Prime but that’s out of my budget.


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Congratulations on purchasing your new Prime turntable!! I did not respond to your post above, even though I wanted to caution you about the "forever" word. "Change" is maybe the one "universal" in this audio\vinyl hobby, even if it's just a tweak here and there. Again, congratulations and many enjoyable days of listening to come with your new Prime.

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Re: VPI Prime Scout

Postby DeeCee » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:19 pm

MMMC wrote:
Laurie wrote:..................However, this TT will not be upgraded in future for another one but rather stay in my second system forever. The other system has a VPI Classic 1 that will also remain forever. ...................................................
If money were no object then I’d just buy the Prime but that’s out of my budget.


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Congratulations on purchasing your new Prime turntable!! I did not respond to your post above, even though I wanted to caution you about the "forever" word. "Change" is maybe the one "universal" in this audio\vinyl hobby, even if it's just a tweak here and there. Again, congratulations and many enjoyable days of listening to come with your new Prime.

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Re: VPI Prime Scout

Postby Laurie » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:19 pm

Here’s my new baby.
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Re: VPI Prime Scout

Postby MMMC » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:06 am

Laurie wrote:Here’s my new baby.



Laurie,
Congrats again!
Let the music play!

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Re: VPI Prime Scout

Postby Laurie » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:03 am

Thanks MMMC, I’m loving it so far. The 3D arm is a work of art and paired with a Hana SL, it’s just brilliant. The motor is quiet and has so much torque that it has the platter spinning up to required speed very quickly. My thanks to the Australian distributor, Krispy Audio. Excellent service as usual - this is my third VPI turntable purchase from Krispy and always excellent service.
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