VPI is very proud to announce the re-launch/re-branding of the Nomad as the “VPI Player Turntable”. The Nomad had undergone revisions from it’s version 1 to version 2 state which essentially made it a completely new table. Though it is not due for a full roll out until end of June/early July, we have started to tease its upcoming production. It will make it’s official National debut at the Capital Audiofest Show and it’s international debut at the Hong Kong Show with Ernest Audio Limited, as well as potentially other Asian market shows around the same time. This re-branding/re-launching ties in with our recent hire of Mike Bettinger. He has examined and improved the circuitry to make the table more streamlined, quieter, and versatile. The price point is projected to be $800- $1,200 pending upon options. More information to follow.
Here is a quote from Myles Astor from Audio Nirvana about our sneak peak behind the curtain we gave at an event this past Friday at Hi-Fi Sales.
At the top of the list was the introduction of VPI’s new affordable The Player turntable. The Player, a re-branded Nomad replacement, sports even better sound and comes with a hard rock, light tone maple plinth, an improved 9-inch arm and spindle bearing in addition to a removable and defeatable headphone amplifier. Mat expects to bring The Player (sans phonostage replete headphone amplifier) with the Aluminum platter option and Ortofon 2M Red cartridge in for $1000. Mat also shared that the Cliffwood line, a series of more affordable VPI products will be introduced at this year’s Capital AudioFest.