40th Anniversary VPI HW-40 Direct Drive turntable

Re: 40th Anniversary VPI HW-40 Direct Drive turntable

Postby Bill Stevenson » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:34 pm

The VPI logo is OK, but the "40th Anniversary Direct Drive" lettering is too big and detracts from the otherwise very elegant appearance of the turntable. In my opinion it cheapens the look, please consider making those letters smaller.
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Re: 40th Anniversary VPI HW-40 Direct Drive turntable

Postby Orchids1 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:29 am

I agree with Bill. Indeed, I would eliminate both the logo and the lettering from the top of the table for the reason he mentions. They, or a more refined identifier, could be placed on the back or bottom of the table. Rich
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Re: 40th Anniversary VPI HW-40 Direct Drive turntable

Postby Packgrog » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:52 pm

Maybe just the logo with a 40 next to it and nothing else up front/top. Show that it's special, but keep it clean and simple.
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Re: 40th Anniversary VPI HW-40 Direct Drive turntable

Postby gene9p » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:42 pm

just got an invite from Lyric HI FI to attend a presentation in store on Nov 15th. Hope I get a response and a reservation to meet with Harry and Matt in NY.
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Re: 40th Anniversary VPI HW-40 Direct Drive turntable

Postby scericson » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:57 am

I don't see any mention of the 'suspension'. Did I miss it? Is it HRS type feet?

Any optional configurations available?
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Re: 40th Anniversary VPI HW-40 Direct Drive turntable

Postby Brf » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:47 pm

scericson wrote:I don't see any mention of the 'suspension'. Did I miss it? Is it HRS type feet?

Any optional configurations available?


The feet have a closed cell foam pad with a very low elastic memory attached to an aluminum footer.
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Re: 40th Anniversary VPI HW-40 Direct Drive turntable

Postby Dorian » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:14 pm

Brf wrote:
scericson wrote:I don't see any mention of the 'suspension'. Did I miss it? Is it HRS type feet?

Any optional configurations available?


The feet have a closed cell foam pad with a very low elastic memory attached to an aluminum footer.

I will say that the pink foam visibly sticking out the bottom of the feet detracts from the overall look. Hopefully that won't be visible in production models.
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Re: 40th Anniversary VPI HW-40 Direct Drive turntable

Postby Cat5plus » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:37 pm

I agree about the no lettering. Beautiful turntable! The price sure is right for the technology and engineering that went into this project. Shouldn't have the same shipping problems the original DDT had with the now "removable" platter. LOVED the sound of Harrys first direct drive table. If it sounds anywhere near as good, you can count me in.
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Re: 40th Anniversary VPI HW-40 Direct Drive turntable

Postby scericson » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:00 pm

Foam feet? Are they removable?
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Re: 40th Anniversary VPI HW-40 Direct Drive turntable

Postby Brf » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:38 pm

scericson wrote:Foam feet? Are they removable?


As with most VPI tables, I imagine that the feet are removable. Please note that the closed cell foam is just one part of an integrated footer.
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