VPI launches £35,500 Avenger Direct turntable in UK

posted on Thursday, 23rd June 2022 by Steve May

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High-end turntable specialist VPI has released a new addition to its Avenger line in the UK. First seen at High End in Munich, the Avenger Direct combines VPI’s direct drive technology with an Avenger Series chassis, and arrives with an eye-watering £35,500 price tag.

Distribution is by Renaissance Audio.

The turntable is equipped with the VPI Fatboy tonearm, but promises additional versatility as it can also be fitted with up to two additional tonearms of any length and make.

The chassis is composed of three layers of bonded acrylic/aluminium/acrylic, with damping material between layers, locked in by three isolation steel corner posts, three bolts, and a hulking bearing assembly.

The corner posts which hold the tonearms have adjustable machined knobs which allow the user to raise and lower the height to level the table. Fully adjustable armboards are made from aluminium for rigidity.

The Avenger Direct also features the same isolation as found in the VPI Titan turntable with pneumatic air suspension feet.

The high-end deck also features self-correcting speed accuracy, which together with the Fatboy’s VTA calibration precision, should ensure a pain-free setup. The direct drive technology employed is the same as that used in the VPI HW-40 Anniversary turntable, and 33⅓ and 45rpm functionality ensures the vinyl is ready to spin at the press of a button.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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