VPI Aries Turntable; Graham Model 1.5 Tonearm; SDS; Extra Armwand (No Cartridge)
Product: VPI Aries Turntable; Graham Model 1.5 Tonearm; SDS; Extra Armwand (No Cartridge)
Product SKU: 33740
Serial Number: 00456
Cosmetic Description: 7/10 Good cosmetic condition with some minor visible cosmetic wear including swirl marks, small scuffs and light wear on most of the glossy surfaces, including the aluminum top of each corner foot. The motor has very light corrosion in small spots and mild wear on its exterior. Both armwands have light wear, with one armwand showing slightly more wear on the cartridge mounting headshell. The headshell with slightly more wear also has a minuscule nick in the green cartridge wire insulation before it enters the arm. Also, the anti-skating mechanism doesn't have the stock loop on the end of its tensioned string, but it can still be anchored to the arm via the clamping screw. This item shows some wear consistent with its age but is still presentable and sounds wonderful.
What is Included: Turntable plinth, Platter, Motor, Motor cover, Belt, VPI Synchronous Drive System speed controller, Standard tonearm mounting board, Graham Model 1.5 tonearm with arm mounting board, Two 9" Graham ceramic armwands, Delrin record clamp, RCA to DIN phono cable with dual ground wire, Tonearm damping fluid, Spindle oil, Cartridge alignment tool, Allen wrench, Screwdriver, Power cable, Factory packaging (For plinth only -- custom packaging for other items)
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
# of Owners: 1
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: None
Other Notes: "Although the Aries may be viewed by some as the poor brother of the TNT, it is, in some ways, Harry Weisfeld’s crowning achievement. More than simply a product of trickle-down technology, the Aries is a true advance of sorts – a product which offers near state-of-the-art performance at a real-world price. The Aries’ lack of coloration across the frequency band, coupled to its standard-setting background silence and ease of set-up and maintenance, make it an easy recommendation for those who would rather listen to music than adjust springs, pumps or attempt to defy gravity. As with the HW-19 and TNT, the Aries is a benchmark product at its price point, one which will call this reviewer’s system “home” for years to come." - Audiophilia
Shipping: Cost to ship this item within the contiguous United States is a flat rate of $135- including packaging and insurance. For all other locations including Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Alaska, please request a quote prior to purchase. Items with factory packaging will be double boxed. When factory packaging not available re-usable shipping box with custom injected-foam mold will be used. (for all items over 10 lbs). Note that all items valued over $750 will require a signature upon delivery.