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Over 40 years of refinement all leading up to this turntable. A tasteful combination of aluminum, solid wood, and 3D printed technology. Featuring an updated and upgraded version of VPI's Award Winning Direct Drive Motor.
VPI's Most Rigid Tonearm Armwand Ever For Unparalleled Dynamics! First Ever Gimbaled 3D Tonearm Armwand! Achieve Sonic Superiority! Increased Dynamics, Deeper Bass, Tighter Midrange, Lifelike Highs, the Fatboy is a Significant Upgrade from VPI!
The VPI Fatboy Tonearm Armwand features better sonics, a 3D printed armtube with new triangular to circular resonance canceling taper, Nordost Reference wiring and easier, high-precision counterweight adjustment! The VPI Fatboy Tonearm Armwand offers the perfect balance of precision and fine tune adjustments. Featuring even more detail, superior soundstage, low resonance and excellent musicality, the Fatboy greatly improves the overall sound of your VPI table!
"Originally spotted in Munich at the High End Show, we've been anxiously waiting to hear the VPI Fatboy tonearm. VPI dropped the Fatboy details before AXPONA in a press release, so I was jazzed to find Mat Weisfeld outside the Gershman Acoustics Room. I asked Mat which VPI room I should listen to, and the he declared This one of course! He wasn't kidding. As I walked inside room 710, I was greeted by a VPI Titan turntable loaded with the production 12-inch VPI Fatboy gimbal tonearm. I was familiar with the unipivot version from Munich, but the gimbal version was gorgeous, machined to perfection. Pick your poison, you can't go wrong with either version. Exciting since almost any current VPI customer can upgrade their arm. I asked Matt to tell me about what inspired the Fatboy. He told me a story of an early customer who purchased a VPI Titan turntable. That thing is a beast of beauty. But the customer passed on a piece of feedback. "Mat, I love the Titan, but your tonearm needs to go the gym..." Hmm, Mat at first didn't know what to think of that, but as they developed the Fatboy they understood what that early customer was asking for. Mat was happy to report that his Titan customer is extremely pleased with the new arm. A little protein powder, a few extra push ups, and boom the Fatboy is ready to kick your butt." - Mohammed Samji, parttimeaudiophile.com, May 2018
"The Fatboy adds a new level adjustment to the VPI-type tonearm. On the Unipivot version, you can adjust azimuth using the side arm tube setscrews, the adjustable side weights...By having the combination of a 3D printed-tube with the finely machined back-stock, it creates the perfect balance of precision and balance for your tonearm. The fine adjustable counterweight makes cartridge set-up easier than ever." Jay Garrett, stereonet.co.uk, April 2018
HW-40 Turntable Features:
40th Anniversary Edition HW-40
Limited to Only 400 40th Anniversary Turntables!
Specially Numbered with Serial Numbers 001-400
JMW-12- Fatboy Gimbal
Wired with Nordost Reference Wire
Direct Drive Motor
New VTA Base on the Fly
Internal Circuitry and Power
Made in the USA
JMW Fatboy 12" Tonearm (Gimbaled) Features:
VPI's Most Rigid Tonearm Armwand Ever For Unparalleled Dynamics!
3D Printed armtube with New Triangular to Circular Resonance Canceling Taper
Nordost Reference Tonearm Armwand Wiring
Micrometer-style precision Adjustable Counterweight
Adjustable Azimuth located on the side of armwand stainless section
Newly Improved and Robust Gimbal Bearing
HW-40 Turntable Specifications:
Chassis Composition: Aluminum and Solid Black Walnut (Stained)
Platter Type & Size: 12" Aluminum Platter, 25LBS
Tonearm Included: JMW-12- Fatboy Gimbal
Motor Type: Direct Drive
Motor Torque: 2.68 Nm/sec
Start/Stop Time: 1 Second
Speed Monitoring: 2,500 pulses/revolution
Footprint: 22 3/4" x 16 3/4"
Overall Size: 22" x 17" 10"
Total Weight: TBD
Warranty: 5 Years
Analog Drive System (ADS) for the utmost accuracy in motor speed and fine speed adjustments.