VPI Launches New Prime Scout Turntable
In addition to incorporating the Prime's curvaceousness, the new Prime Scout features an upgraded 300 RPM motor (500 RPM overseas), in a machined aluminum housing. The arm now incorporates an additional metal base and the feet have been upgraded to the rubber-isolated ones similar to those originally found on the VPI Classic turntable.
The new Prime Scout now ships with VPI's American-made cueing device. The platter remains the same machined aluminum one found on the original Scout. An upgrade is available to the more massive one with included Delrin clamp now used on the Prime that was originally found on the VPI Classic. VPI also announced for Prime Scout and original Scout owners, a new, optional JMW 3D-9 tonearm.
The new Prime Scout retails for $2200.