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HW-40 Anniversary Turntable From VPI - The Audiophile Man
A limited-edition direct drive turntable design, Paul Rigby reviews the HW-40 in its ‘Anniversary’ configuration This is a big turntable. The plinth is large and imposing. You could throw two jumpers on one end of this thing for goalposts, climb on top and play football on it, for goodness sake. I wasn’t sure if this was a turntable or a writing desk. Some of you might recognise it because there was an earlier incarnation of this design from 2012 called the Classic Direct Drive Signature turntable. It was much more expensive but not as sophisticated. When I say that, I’m looking at the motor. Don’t confuse that older model with this freshly baked variant. To business and let’s look at that plinth size on a practical level. This turntable will reach the end limits of standard-sized hi-fi shelving so be prepared when installing that you have the room and make sure there’s space around it too in case your room is a bit on the cramped side. If you think the deck might hit the corners of your shelf then be aware if you have a shelf that features bobbly/knobbly fastenings on each corner to tie the rack system together. …