Cigar Aficionado - VPI Classic 1








VPI Classic 1 Reviews


Tone Audio - Jeff Dorgay



The Audio Beat - Marc Mickelson


Harry Pearson's Review on the Classic 1 TAS



Hi-Fi News & Record Review- John Bamford and Paul Miller - Classic 1










Footprint: 19 1/4" x 14 1/4"
Diameter of single foot: 21/4" D
Platter Height: 2"
Platter Weight: 20 pounds
Total Weight: 65 pounds



VPI 2015 Classic Turntable

The Muscle Car of Audio

VPI Classic 1

“The Classic, in my opinion, exceeds the performance of [VPI’s] ScoutMaster series and breaks new sonic ground… at a breathtakingly low price. I think this is Weisfeld’s best sounding design. If ever there were a best buy in ‘tables, this is it!”  

– Harry Pearson, The Absolute Sound, Golden Ear Award Issue, June/July 2009

Having been featured in countless Audio Magazines, Cigar Aficionado, television series, and even the Discovery Channel; the Classic is a staple product by VPI Industries.  The Classic offers true high-end sound while being esthetically pleasing and reasonably priced for all audiences.  Its multi layered rigid design and build quality offers a rich yet highly detailed presentation.  It is an easily upgradable table giving the user the ability to grow with their listening experience and pocketbook.


Turntable Features:


  • Anti-skate mechanism.
  • Anti-static mat.
  • 2 inch Delrin feet with 3 ball bearing bottoms.
  • 2 ½ inch thick MDF walnut veneer bonded with 11 gauge and dampening fabric.
  • Inverted bearing - hardened stainless steel shaft, 60 Rockwell chrome hardened ball, spinning in a phosphor bronze bushing and sitting on a PEEK thrust disc.
  • Counter weight standard 140 gm + 10 gm outrigger weight.
  • Left rear mounted 600 RPM Motor.
  • 60 Hertz power supply generator providing a pure sign wave to feed the motor.     
  • 20 ½ x 15 ½ x 9 ½ (top of the wire loop).




  • Tapered arm tube of 6061 aluminum critically damped internally.
  • Bearing to Unipivot distance – 258MM
  • Unipivot design allowing easy freedom of motion with near zero friction. 
  • Dropped counterweight for tracking force and azimuth adjustments plus lowering the center of gravity.
  • Solid aluminum headshell pressed onto the arm tube for a rigid mounting.
  • 10.5 Unipivot tonearm with adjustable VTA (not on the fly).
  • Solid construction of the base assembly guarantees solid bass performance.


Classic 1 Arm


Available Upgrades:


  • VTA on the Fly arm base.
  • Periphery Ring
  • HR-X Center Weight
  • HR-X Feet
  • 3D Printed tonearm
  • Synchronous Drive System (SDS)
  • Classic Dustcover


- The VTA on the fly dial is the only difference!  There is NO sonic difference, only finer adjustment!


VPI Classic 2 arm
Classic arm with VTA on the fly