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  • VPI and Shinola Announce Launch of Shinola Runwell Turntable

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    "After two years of work, blood, sweat, and tears, our collaboration with Shinola has finally come to light. This has been," according to Mat Weisfeld, President of VPI, "a labor of love to create an easy to use high-end audio product with the quality and performance of a VPI and with the style and dedication of a Shinola product." Both companies were driven," Mat added, "by their shared love for an American-made product and opportunity for the American worker."

    The Shinola "Runwell" has the platter and motor of a VPI Classic, the tonearm and usability (internal phono) of a VPI Player, and the feel of a true American Made muscle car.

    Turntable specifications:

    Two-speed belt-driven manual turntable: 33-1/3 and 45 RPM.
    Stainless steel precision low-friction tone arm and stand.
    300 RPM 24-pole AC synchronous motor.
    Pre-mounted moving magnet cartridge.
    Solid aluminum top and plate.
    Modular phono pre-amplifier.
    White oak wood skirt base.
    Speed accuracy: >0.3%.
    Wow and flutter: >0.1%.
    Rumble: >85 db.
    Metal feet.
    Dimensions: 4.3"H x 18.5"W x 13.5"D;
    Weight: Approx. 40 lbs.
    Availability: November, 2016.

    Price: $2,500
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor,

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  • #2
    so this will be sold exclusively through Shinola stores?


    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      I think so. It's also part of Alex's/Shinola's continuing mission to rebuilding and providing jobs in Detroit. Lot there in one package. Plug into your receiver, etc and it's off to the races.

  • #3
    Very attractive!

    Manufacturer: American Sound Turntables and The Nothing Racks
    Special Sales: van den Hul Cartridges
    Industry Representation: Lamm, Kharma OLS Speakers, Ortofon, ZYX, Jensen Transformers

    Unique Items: Vintage Horn Speakers


    • #4
      David, you know you want to buy one.........


      • david k
        david k commented
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        I need another tt like I need a hole in the head!

    • #5
      Doesn´t look too shabby for an american turntable!


      • #6
        I didn't realize someone had rebooted that old brand name, which was known in my lifetime as part of a colloquial phrase about ignorance. (I guess I don't know shit either).
        Cool looking. And Detroit, huh?

        PS: the tagline about the 'feel of a true American muscle car" to me means it makes a lot of noise and doesn't handle very well, but hey, what do I know about marketing. I'd take a factory COPO Camaro, but would probably draw the line at a Trans Am with chicken decal (unless I grew a porn 'stash ala Burt Reynolds). Pedal to the metal, MoFo!


        • #7
          Bill that is actually a great point! Well, the good news is that the table is dead quite. We works every hard on the isolation of the motor so it makes no noise. It has been very exciting working with Shinola and education to see how larger companies go through the design process of bringing a product to market. Looking forward to getting some Shinola's out in the world to make music


          • david k
            david k commented
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            Who's handling the production?


          • MylesBAstor
            MylesBAstor commented
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            Shinola is building the table at their factor in Detroit.

        • #8
          Nice looking table! Big fan of clean lines.
          Dynavector DV20x2L MC cartridge - Genesis G7.1f speakers - Marantz Reference PM-KI-Pearl Int. Amp. - Oracle Audio Paris MkV turntable - Various Morrow & Valab/King cables


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            yeah, and its sitting on a really cool looking credenza.

        • #9
          I be liking this one...
          Turntable: George Merrill Polytable Signature, 12” Jelco, Merrill-Williams R.E.A.L. 101.3, Sorane TA1L 12.7” Sutherland Loco MK2 Phonostage
          Cartridge: Mutech Hayabusa MC, Hana ML MC, Ortofon Cadenza Bronze MC, Ortofon Quintet Black S MC, Miyayama Spirit Mono MC mounted on Jelco SA - 750L 12" arm and Sorane TA1L 12.7” arm
          Digital Front End: Marantz SA8005, Auris bluMe Pro, Apple iPad
          Analog Front End: Teac X1000R
          Amplification: Gato AMP-150 AE
          Speaker System: Aerial 7T Rosenut Finish
          Speaker Cables: Ortofon 3900Q Silver BiWire
          Interconnects: Luna Rouge, Luna Orange, Kimber Kable
          System Rack: George Merrill Stable Table
          Music Storage System: Dedicated room with IKEA Kallax
          Other Accessories: Sound Applications RLS-1(mods by Jim Weil) Power Wedge PE1, TVSS installed at 200 amp breaker box, 2-20 amp dedicated circuit’s wired with 10/2 Romex, Kimber Kable Ascent PK10 Power Cords, Oyaide R1 receptacle’s, Symposium Acoustics, VPI 16.5 & George Merrill Hydraulic Cleaning Apparatus MKII RCM
          Room Size: 30x20x8​