VPI Industries HW-19 Turntable with Upgrades and new Grado
VPI HW19 with Grado
This is one of the classics in turntables and a best seller in a crowded field. It is visually stunning and will outperform just about anything in this price range.
The cabinet is a beautiful and rich walnut finish which is in perfect condition. Not a single noticeable scratch or any discoloration to be found.
The motor is housed in a large and heavy detached motor pod which sits under the table without touching it. It looks like it has been upgraded from the original as the casing is much heavier and larger.
The plinth is made out of polished and brushed acrylic. The tonearm is a highly regarded and rare Alphason Xenon. It has a removably tonearm cable which gives you lots of upgrade options with regards to cables.
The platter also looks to be upgraded as its 1.5” in thickness and weighs in at a whopping 16lbs. There is a hollow section on the bottom that is filled with some sort of damping material. The bearing is the non-inverted type which any believe is a better sounding bearing system although you’ll need to lubricate it with a few drops more frequently.
Although not pictured, I will include a anti-scate weight if you like to use one.
As a nice bonus it includes the upgraded VPI record clamp worth an additional $200.
The acrylic cover is in nice condition free from any cracks but it does have an occasional and inevitable scratch here and there.
Table will come fitted with a new Grado Black cartridge ready to play.
We can also fit one of the following cartrdges which will include calibration (about a 2hr detailed process of perfectly setting an calibrating many parameters to ensure highest performance).
1. New ClearAudio Concept $250
- New Sumiko BluePoint #2 $449
- New Sumiko BluePoint special Evo 3 $549
- New ClearAudio Virtuoso V2 Ebony $899
- New Sumiko Blackbird MC $1249
- Pre-Owned Van-den-hall MC10 MC Cartridge ($1500) for $900
- Grado Gold $250
To purchase any of these just send an offer for the asking price of the table PLUS the cartridge cost above. It will take about a week to process and install.
The table will be professional packaged for safe arrival.