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VPI - Nomad Turntable


VPI - Nomad Turntable



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The VPI Nomad is the first all in one high-end entry level turntable.  Complete with a headphone amplifier, phonostage, and pre-mounted Ortofon 2M Red cartridge on a 10 inch Gimballed / Yoke bearing tonearm, it is the perfect solution to enjoying your records!  It also has standard RCA connections providing the ability to connect to a standard amplifier and desktop/floor standing speakers. The Nomad turntable is a precision instrument that has been thoroughly tested to create the musical experience you're looking for!


WARNING: The Nomad’s phonostage is not defeat-able and MUST NOT be plugged into another phonostage.  Doing so could result in serious damage to your speakers.




The VPI Nomad tonearm is a 10" Gimballed / Yoke bearing tonearm. It uses a stainless steel rod through the bearing to provide both stability and durability for the listener.


Nomad Arm


Type      Belt drive (manual turntable) 
Motor       24 VAC Synchronous AC Motor     
Turntable Platter Machined MDF 
Diameter    11.81" (30.0 cm) 
Turntable Speeds 33-1/3 RPM and 45 RPM
Wow and Flutter  0.06% WOW (In accordance with DIN specification)
0.04% Flutter (In accordance with DIN specification)
Rumble  <-80dB (IEC 98A Unweighted)
Effective Arm Length  9.9" (251.4 mm) 
Overhang 0.65" (16.4 mm) Lofgren A
Offset Angle 21.8°
Arm Mass 10g (without cartridge)
Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range 0 - 3g (with 4 g cartridge)
Cartridge Ortofon 2M Red
Output 5.5 mV @ 1 KHz
Phono Preamplifier Gain 35 db
Cartridge Loading  150 pF Across 47K Ohms
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 Khz (-0.5 db at 20 Hz)
Low Frequency Rolloff -1.4 db @ 10 Hz
Output Voltage (on RCA Jacks) 287 mV @ 1 KHz (-10dBV)
Headphone Amplifier Gain  10 db
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20Khz (-0.4 db at 20 KHz)
Output Level 395 mW per Channel @ 150 Ohm
165 mW per Channel @  32 Ohm
Power Supply  24 VAC @ 50 - 60Hz 
Power Consumption 7.7W at full output with 32 Ohm headphones
Safety Approvals   Built to meet UL6500, EN 60065
Dimensions 18.5" (470 mm) W x 13.5" (343 mm) D x 4.3" (109 mm) H
Weight 12.9 lbs. (5.9 kg)