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VPI Aries (Original), JMW-10, TNT platter +Extras

Price:  $2,550.00
Days/Views:  44 / 2217 (Posted 2023-02-06)
Condition: 8/10 Very Good
Accessories: Original box, manual
Seller:  Chuckster   (Contact Seller)
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Feedback:  5.0/5.0

Offered for sale is a what is considered by many to be a legendary model turntable in the storied history of VPI turntable products, the original VPI Aries. Subsequent versions were referred to as “Aries 2” & “Aries 3”, respectively.

As no two VPI tables are exactly alike (even among models of the same name) this one is outfitted with the highly desirable 20+lb TNT Mk. IV lead-impregnated delrin/aluminum platter and JMW-10 tonearm.

Comes with the following extras:

1) Upgraded VPI Stainless Steel/Delrin clamp ($185), which I purchased after I bought the table.

2) Ginkgo custom dust cover that sits on the plinth (+$400 New Retail).

3) It will also come with a brand-new/unused VPI black turntable/motor-belt, which retails for $30.

PLEASE NOTE THE DENON 103R CARTRIDGE IS NOT INCLUDED at the $2550 asking price, but I would sell it for an additional $225 ($2775 total plus shipping). I also have a Dynavector XX-2 available for additional cost.

Asking price with all extras includes PayPal; shipping costs are Buyer’s responsibility.

There are two minor cosmetic imperfections of note: a smaller than pinky nail size *chip* and some superficial *cracking* of the acrylic on the motor well rear corner. This was never an issue for me given it’s location (side & rear), overall relative minor insignificance (it appears much worse illuminated by camera flash) and is rendered inconsequential with it's location (unless you will be standing & looking at it when listening) and totally moot with the VPI motor cover in place. It was like this when I bought the table and I cannot say how it happened. Please refer to the pictures.

The Ginkgo has two small cracks above one of the side cut out, which certainly in no way affects its’ intended function.

I have a combination of both the original and VPI factory replacement boxes & packaging (and know exactly how to pack it all as I have now owned 5 VPI TTs) but a local cash sale is always welcome and delivery is also a possibility in NC/VA. (Or further up after February 20th as I’m planning a Northeast trip at that time). Please check my 23-year feedback and buy with complete confidence.

Payment and Shipping
Pay By: Paypal
Ship Weight: 65 lbs.
Ships From: 27604 (Raleigh, NC)
Ships To: USA Only
Shippers/Payer: FedEx / Paid by: Buyer
Shipping Notes: (none)

More Seller Info
Seller:  Chuckster   (Contact Seller)
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Membership:  Audiophile
Asylum Feedback:  5.0/5.0
AudigoN Feedback: Soberdude
eBay Feedback: superstar2k
Location:  Raleigh, NC, United States
Registered on:  2000-10-08
Posts:  92

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