VPI debuts HW-40 Anniversary edition turntable with heritage design and contemporary engineering

posted on Tuesday, 11th December 2018 by Steve May

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New Jersey-based turntable manufacturer VPI has unveiled the HW-40 anniversary edition. With a retro-inspired design, the model pays tribute to forty years of VPI audio development and engineering prowess.

The HW-40 adopts VPI’s original direct drive motor design, albeit with 2018 motion control circuitry, vibration and isolation technology. The result is a heritage player with contemporary performance levels, says the brand.

The vinyl player boasts a solid machined aluminium chassis, painted textured black and damped internally with an MDF plate. Gloss wood side panels emphasise the retro look, and there’s a removable hinged dust cover.

The HW-40 utilises a direct drive motor capable of a torque of 2.68 Nm/sec, able to accelerate the 25lb platter assembly to full speed and then decelerates to stop in one second.

An iron-less coil assembly, combined with overlapping V-shaped coil construction, claims to eliminate the cogging that accompanies traditional direct drive motors.

The deck has an internal power supply and control circuitry.

The VPI HW-40 anniversary edition retails for £15,000. Distribution is via Renaissance Audio.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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