For almost 30 of those years we have built our turntables in Cliffwood, New Jersey, hence the name With us reaching a more entry level market we are still able to make our products in Cliffwood, New Jersey. Most companies when making entry level products source their components outside their country of origin. We are also excited to be teaming up with our friends from Brooklyn, Grado Labs! VPI engineered a cartridge shell specifically for the Grado to make it easier to mount and contribute to the sound signature. The VPI/Grado Green will be the factory standard mounted cartridge on all VPI Cliffwood turntables. The Cliffwood will retail for 900 USD and will initially only be available for the US market but will later be opened to the global market. The tonearm is a 9" machined aluminum gimbal. Both easy and robust to use while providing top level sonic performance.
The Table: 1.25”" thick textured vinyl covered non-resonant MDF chassis. Aluminum Platter Platter rotates on an oil bath bearing The bearing has a PEEK thrust disc and machined graphite impregnated brass bushings using a Thompson Engineering 60 Rockwell case hardened shaft. Tonearm: New 9” vertical Yoke type tonearm with lateral type bearing. Offset angle: 22.85 degrees Average RMS distortion: .36% Damped machined aluminum armtube. Very pure copper wire, twisted with special insulating jacket. The armbase is upgradeable to a standard JMW 9 arm.