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    Last edited by VPI; 09-13-2020, 01:11 PM.

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    Originally posted by VPI View Post
    Hi all, Myles asked me in a tonearm thread about the addition of Mike Bettinger so I thought this might be a good spot to talk about it. We do have our own forum but we love that Audionirvana is troll free and constructive.

    Mike and his lovely wife Lyn have always been a friend to VPI. We met them years ago when Luminous Audio and VPI partnered up at Capital Audio. A few beers later and we were all in love with each other both from the sound we made together as well as the great time we had. I also hit the town with their son Nick and realized they are simply great people!

    As time went on Harry/Dad and Mike starting talking engineer language and loved kicking ideas around. We started working on a new SDS and mentioned it to Mike. Harry and Mike got on the phone talked about it and in under a week we get this Frankenstein box that was thrown together with whatever Mike had in his basement. We fired it up and were blown away! Harry and Mike continued to talk and the shaping of a new product began. Than for kicks we gave Mike a broken Nomad to play with since they refused to take a new one. had told them if Mike can fix it it is theirs. He fixed and improved the Nomad and sent it back to us and made it sound like a table 3 times it's price! This is when we realized this man needs to be under our roof.

    In addition, I'm very proud of staff and the origin of VPI products. I'm proud that right outside my office I have dedicated workers making the tables that will be shipped out. We have suppliers that do our wood work and machining, but everything is made in America then the parts/supply to my factory and we breath life into it. To further that vision of everything being made under the VPI roof it seemed obvious to have Mike part of the family to personally make every electronics related VPI product as well as wiring.

    We have been building an electronics room just for Mike. We do have some other projects that are going to stem from Mike being on board.
    Sounds like there will be some exciting news down the road from VPI!

    Mike's phono stage has certainly received praise in the press! Know Mike has joined the forum so hope he can chime in from time to time!
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
    -Goldmund Telos 280 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. 5, 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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      Both Lynn and I are very excited to become part of the in-house VPI family!
      From our first encounter with both Mat and Harry years ago we were taken by the enthusiasm and integrity that they bring to every aspect of VPI. Because of this they create great products and have assembled a great crew we are looking forward to being part of. I believe we bring a similar enthusiasm and a seasoned technical ability to complement an already great organization. We are already putting the finishing touches on the replacement for the SDS, and integrating the improvements into the Nomad design, and very much looking forward to helping implement the many ideas Harry and Mat have up their sleeves.

      Mike and Lynn

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    Both Lynn and I are very excited to become part of the in-house VPI family! From our first encounter with both Mat and Harry years ago we were taken by the enthusiasm and integrity that they bring to every aspect of VPI. Because of this they create great products and have assembled a great crew we are looking forward to being part of. I believe we bring a similar enthusiasm and a seasoned technical ability to complement an already great organization. We are already putting the finishing touches on the replacement for the SDS, and integrating the improvements into the Nomad design, and very much looking forward to helping implement the many ideas Harry and Mat have up their sleeves. Mike and Lynn
    Last edited by Mikebettinger; 04-27-2016, 09:43 AM.

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    • #4
      Originally posted by Mikebettinger View Post
      Both Lynn and I are very excited to become part of the in-house VPI family! From our first encounter with both Mat and Harry years ago we were taken by the enthusiasm and integrity that they bring to every aspect of VPI. Because of this they create great products and have assembled a great crew we are looking forward to being part of. I believe we bring a similar enthusiasm and a seasoned technical ability to complement an already great organization. We are already putting the finishing touches on the replacement for the SDS, and integrating the improvements into the Nomad design, and very much looking forward to helping implement the many ideas Harry and Mat have up their sleeves. Mike and Lynn
      And we expect you have a few surprises up your sleeve too! Maybe Harry and Mat will resurrect that old project of building the phono stage into the turntable and shortening the path length.

      Welcome to audionirvana Mike! And best of luck on the move!

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

      -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
      -Goldmund Telos 280 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. 5, 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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