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    VPI Product Reveil at Hi-Fi Sales

    May 16, 2016 Mat and Harry Weisfeld (Photo Credits: Parttimeaudiophile.com)

    Harry & Mat Weisfeld, the father/son team of VPI turntable fame, have developed a new speed controller with the assistance of their new Director of Electrical Engineering, Mike Bettinger. Their new controller is a significant improvement over their SDS speed controller that VPI has offered for years. Hi-Fi Sales Company will be the first to show it to the public!!!

    VPI will be bringing their flagship table, the now legendary, Top Of The Line Avenger Direct. We will be able to compare our Avenger Reference Turntable (with the Mag Drive upgrade) powered by the new speed controller against the Avenger Direct. That’s right! We’ll be pitting THE state of the art Direct Drive turntable vs THE state of the art Belt Drive Turntable (with a cutting edge speed controller) to see who the king of speed stability really is. Even Vegas can’t handicap this match.


    Patrick Mattucci from Hi-Fi Sales with a VPI Avenger

    Additionally, we’ll be displaying the Ortofon VERTO Step Up Transformer and our new favorite cartridge- the Ortofon Royal N SPU low output moving coil. We love our Lehman Audio Decade phono preamp on “The Big Rig”, but we’ve recently experienced what a great SUT can do for any phono stage, regardless of price, and it’s magic!

    So, you’ve got the Weisfeld Boys from New Jersey, the best turntables, speed controllers and record cleaning machines on the planet MADE in New Jersey, and the best showroom and staff in New Jersey, all lined up and ready to rock and roll on Friday May 20th at 2pm. Bring a record that really challenges the speed stability of any analog rig. And if you need us to clean a record for you, we’ll be happy to do that on our VPI record cleaning machine.


    Please RSVP at your soonest convenience. We look forward to seeing each of you join Hi-Fi Sales Company in kicking off the summer fun. I hope you’re all getting ready to open up your windows, letting in the fresh air, putting on some great records and turning up the volume. It’s going to be a great summer!

    Call 856.751.1100 and ask for Pat or Mike
    or email [email protected] to RSVP

    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
    -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

  • #2
    I'll be at this event and hope to say hello to any forum members in the area who drop by too!

    Also Patrick Stafford from AudioQuest will also attending and demonstrating some new products from AudioQuest including their highly regarded, new, power line conditioner.

    For those who can't make it, I'll post a thread replete with pictures and news from Patrick's store!
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
    ________________________________________

    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
    -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
    -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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    • Analog21
      Analog21 commented
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      Patrick said he may be using the Ortofon Royal N SPU during some of this demo shootout. If so, I'd be curious to hear your thoughts. The Roayl cart is Hifi Sales favorite cartridge of late, and Patrick was recommending it for my upcoming VPI table. I cannot make the event, as I wish it was on a weekend.

    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
      Editing a comment
      I'm curious too. Sure David K. knows the cartridge pretty well.

  • #3
    Too bad it's not next Friday. Though I know that's a get away weekend for most others..
    Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
      ________________________________________

      -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
      -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
      -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
      -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
      -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
      -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
      -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
      -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
      -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
      -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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      • #5
        Sounds like great fun Myles. Let us know your impressions! Keep an ear open for the Nola KO2 speakers.
        Micro Seiki SX-8000 table with flywheel, SME 3012R arm, SME 312S arm, Lyra Etna SL and Dynavector XV-1S cartridges, ARC Ref 3 phono stage, Otari MX-55 tape deck, Ampex 350 repros, Roon Nucleus Plus server, PS Audio DSJ DAC, ARC Ref 6 pre, ARC Ref 75 amp, JBL 4345 speakers, and Def Tech Ref subs.

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        • #6
          Originally posted by mep View Post
          Sounds like great fun Myles. Let us know your impressions! Keep an ear open for the Nola KO2 speakers.
          I'll post pictures from the event and a short write up to the board hopefully Saturday. I'm keen to hear the two Avengers side by side. Last time I talked to HW, he said the belt was as close as he could get to the DD. But they will have identical A95s mounted in identical arms on the two tables. What I don't know is if the belt drive Avenger has the same new air suspension that the Avenger DD comes with.

          And yes, I'll give a careful listen to the KO2s for you.
          Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
          Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
          ________________________________________

          -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
          -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
          -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
          -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
          -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
          -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
          -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
          -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
          -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
          -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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          • #7
            Damn, just an hour away from me.

            Look forward to the pics and writeup, Myles!
            Kronos Sparta -> Trinity Phono -> Trinity Pre -> CH Precision A1 -> Magico S7s

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            • #8
              Mat's getting everything ready for tomorrow's event.
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              Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
              ________________________________________

              -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
              -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
              -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
              -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
              -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
              -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
              -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
              -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
              -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
              -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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              • #9
                Hi Myles

                Do VPI now make an Avenger Direct drive?

                Price?

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Metamatic View Post
                  Hi Myles

                  Do VPI now make an Avenger Direct drive?

                  Price?
                  Yes, the DD Avengers are made to order and HW is making 2/month. I think the price tag is $40K and that comes with a new air suspension for the table. The DD motor is frightfully expensive. Harry was talking about making a DD motor with enough poles to run natively at 331/3 rpm but not sure if that is in this Avenger yet.

                  I posted elsewhere HW installing the first one in an audiobuddies place out in LI. Any other questions? I can ask HW tomorrow.
                  Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                  Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                  ________________________________________

                  -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                  -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
                  -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                  -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                  -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                  -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                  -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                  -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                  -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                  -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by MylesBAstor View Post

                    Yes, the DD Avengers are made to order and HW is making 2/month. I think the price tag is $40K and that comes with a new air suspension for the table. The DD motor is frightfully expensive. Harry was talking about making a DD motor with enough poles to run natively at 331/3 rpm but not sure if that is in this Avenger yet.

                    I posted elsewhere HW installing the first one in an audiobuddies place out in LI. Any other questions? I can ask HW tomorrow.

                    Yea. Can Harry send me one so I can compare to my Exclusive P3. 😊

                    I will buy it if it sounds better :-)

                    If not, I guess you might have ti :-)

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                    • #12
                      The Direct Drive, air-suspension Avenger is something I really want!
                      Analog: VPI Aries 3, custom suspension + platter interface || Magnetically stabilized JMW 10.5i || Ortofon A90 || Modded & fully shielded Pass XP-25 || Last gen VPI SDS speed controller || Magnum Dynalab MD-90SE/105 Digital: Spectral 3000SL || Fully shielded Yggdrasil 2 Amplification: Spectral DMC-30SV || DMA-500AR Speakers: Heavily modded MartinLogan (custom Mundorf dual xover, cabling, woofers, xformer; structural mods) || Modded REL sub Cabling: Fully shielded MIT Oracle 50ic,MA-X,90.1 || Shunyata Alpha v2,Omega AES/EBU Power: Shunyata Denali 6000/S v2, Venom XC and NR cords, SR-Z1 outlets, Typhon. Tweaks: Isodamp, mumetal, 3M AB5100, Dynamat, Copper foil; Vishay diodes, resistors, Mundorf coils & capacitors

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                      • #13
                        Myles I'd be interested in that ADS device and how it compares to the SDS as how does one know looking at the ADS what Freq is identifying. The SDS has a meter. Hum !
                        Chris
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                        • #14
                          Wondering if the ADS has a built in tachometer like the Phoenix Roadrunner uses with their Eagle speed controller. Report back if you can. Have fun!

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by Analog21 View Post
                            Wondering if the ADS has a built in tachometer like the Phoenix Roadrunner uses with their Eagle speed controller. Report back if you can. Have fun!
                            I think one of the touted benefits of the ADS is that it does not use any digital circuitry (no counters or display devices).
                            Magnepan 1.6 QR Loudspeakers, Amherst A-2000 MOSFET 150 WPC Amp, Conrad Johnson PV-10A Modded Tube Line & Phono Stage, Electrocompaniet MC II Class A Head Amp, Audio Technica AT-OC9XML Cart (Stereo) , Graham Engineering 2.2 Tonearm (Stereo) , VPI Aries-1 Turntable (Stereo) , VPI Clamp, Denon DL-102 Cart, (Mono) , Luxman Tonearm (Mono) , Kenwood KD-500 Turntable (Mpmp) , Michell Clamp, Marantz 20B Analog FM Tuner, Pioneer SACD, Onkyo DX-6800 CD Transport, DIY 24B/192K DAC, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphones, Headroom Max Balanced Headphone Amp, DIY Silver Interconnects

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