Harry Weisfeld’s 2012 “Classic Direct” direct drive turntable was an outstanding technical achievement, earning Stereophile Magazine’s Class A+ rating. This award-winning table was loosely based on the VPI Classic Series table technology and included a thick aluminum plinth and armboard and an inverted platter bearing riding on a PEEK thrust disc. Combined with a cutting-edge BLDC direct drive motor, the CLASSIC DIRECT was created. The Classic Direct provided a stable, solid foundation for the music, allowing the listener to hear deeply into the recorded grooves to the treasures buried with-in!
Designing a new turntable—the HW-40 BLACK EDITION— to celebrate VPI’s 40th anniversary provided VPI an opportunity to update the direct drive motor technology to incorporate advances in motion control and materials technologies.
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