Does VPI provide a way for 3 speeds?

Does VPI provide a way for 3 speeds?

Postby sapphyx » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:30 pm

Hello,

I'm interested in VPI, but I'm struggling to find a definitive answer to handle adjustment for 3 possible vinyl speeds. Any thoughts?
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Re: Does VPI provide a way for 3 speeds?

Postby spinblackcircle » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:54 pm

There used to be 3 speed pulleys available but I believe they have been discontinued but maybe VPI can chime in?

The only other way is with a motor controller VPI SDS/ADS, Phoneix Eagle/Falcon, etc....
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Re: Does VPI provide a way for 3 speeds?

Postby Peer Gynt » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:31 pm

It’s a long stretch from 45 rpm to 78 rpm.

I read once that VPI sold a special 78 rpm pulley that could be used with the SDS. But I have never seen one for sale.

78s typically require a different stylus compared to other speeds. My solution is to keep a Dual SP1009 set up for 78s. 78s are generally not high fidelity, and in many cases both their cutting speed and their equalization are unknown. The Dual SP1009 and a Shure 78 rpm large conical stylus are likely to set you back about $150 to $250.
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