As the vinyl format continues to attract greater audiences, so does the rise in the number of players available to spin LPs on, with many turntable brands covering all sectors of the market with a range of prices to suit. US-firm VPI Industries is no exception, and covers starter turntable packages as well as mid-priced and more specialist decks to appeal to vinyl newbies and junkies alike.
The Prime Signature fits into the growing super deck category, and is the latest model to join the New Jersey firm’s expanding lineup. Its plinth is composed of layers of gloss MDF and machined aluminium partnered with a stainless-steel motor housing – claiming improved resonance damping, owing to its heftier weight over the original Prime motor – corner posts, bearing nut bell and arm board. It’s fitted with a new JMW 10 3D Reference uni-pivot tonearm and Nordost Reference cable and also claims better aesthetics and improved damping. It sits on custom-designed HR-X (Hot Rod Extra) isolation feet and features a black speckled gloss finish. The Prime Signature is on sale now for £6,000, and is distributed in the UK by Renaissance Audio.
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