VPI Nomad LP player Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Belt-drive turntable with integral phono preamplifier, headphone amplifier, and Ortofon 2M Red moving-magnet phono cartridge. Motor: 24V AC synchronous. Platter: machined MDF, 11.7" (300mm) diameter. Speeds: 331/3 & 45rpm. Wow: 0.06% (in accordance with DIN specification). Flutter: 0.04% (in accordance with DIN specification). Rumble: <–80dB (IEC 98A, unweighted). Effective tonearm length: 9.8" (251.4mm). Overhang: 0.64" (16.4mm), Löfgren A. Offset: 21.8°. Tonearm mass: 10gm (without cartridge). Stylus-pressure adjustment range: 0–3gm (with 4gm cartridge). Phono preamplifier gain: 35dB. Cartridge loading: 150pF across 47k ohms. Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz (–0.5dB at 20Hz). Low-frequency rolloff: –1.4dB at 10Hz. Output voltage (RCA): 287mV at 1kHz (–10dBV). Headphone amplifier gain: 10dB. Frequency response: 20Hz–20kHz (–0.4dB at 20kHz). Output: 395mWpc at 150 ohms, 165mWpc at 32 ohms. Power supply: 24VAC at 50–60Hz. Power consumption: 7.7W at full output with 32 ohm headphones. Safety approvals: built to meet UL6500, EN 60065.
Dimensions: 18.3" (470mm) W by 4.3" (109mm) H by 13.4" (343mm) D. Weight: 13 lbs (5.9kg).
Serial number of unit reviewed: BTT20140120.
Price: $995. Approximate number of dealers: >60.
Manufacturer: VPI Industries, Inc., 77 Cliffwood Ave. #3B, Cliffwood, NJ 07721-1087. Tel: (732) 583-6895. Web: www.vpiindustries.com.

VPI Industries, Inc.
77 Cliffwood Ave. #3B
Cliffwood, NJ 07721-1087
(732) 583-6895

Allen Fant's picture

Very nice trip down memory lane- RJR.
There is always a brother whom over-whelms everyone else w/ the same album/cd played at concert levels...laughing.

Bkhuna's picture

Don't worry about your daughters headphone choice. Age and maturity are mutually exclusive when it comes to kids.

One day you'll wake up and the pop music and trendy cans will be in the rubbish bin and you'll hear strains of the Grateful Dead coming from her room.

Then, you can smile.

CBGBSteve's picture

Believe or not I still have/use my Sanyo Direct Drive TP-1020 TT from 1978, bought it via mail order from Soundwarehouse in San Luis Obispo, CA. Recently purchased a Ortofon 2M Red (did have a budget AT) along with a Grado ME+ for my Beatles in Mono box set. Looking to upgrade to a VPI Scout just hard to pull the trigger $$$

Geater Davis's picture

I can't get em' for my customers.
My shop sells restored vintage Turntable gear to clientele that fall right around the $1000 and under market. When I heard that a quality Turntable manufacturer was building a product like the Nomad, I saw half of my Vintage Sales possibly being replaced

Now, mind you, we are not a low volume shop...in the past 2+ years we have repaired and restored over 1300 Turntables and vintage audio equipment. We also strategically partner up with a high end Audio Dealer right next door to me....they also would like to carry VPI's.

Both of our Business's have received 'crickets' when trying to get setup.

Of course VPI certainly has the right to sell and not sell to anyone they like. I just don't understand why a company would make and market a product that is supposedly designed EXACTLY for my type of clientele. But not have the desire to tap that market.

I'm not complaining, we sill do very good business with other Products and Suppliers, I guess I was just a little to excited about being able to offer something like the Nomad to my customers, AND also testing one out myself ;)