Pulled the trigger and have a VPI prime scount B stock on hold...opinions?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by McGuy, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. McGuy

    McGuy Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I vacillated between the ClearAudio Concept and the VPI and decided on the VPI. Anyone else have this sucker and want to weigh in? The B Stock is nice because it's the EXACT same thing as the 2017 Prime Scout other than the shape of the table. Same motor, tonearm, feet, etc. Kind of excited about this, coming from a Pro-Ject DC Esprit I feel like I'm getting a big boy tt finally. using this with my McIntosh 2105 and C28. And yes, I already know I need additional equipment if I want to use an MC cart.
     
  2. BIGGER Dave

    BIGGER Dave Forum Resident

    Had a Clearaudio Concept and never connected with it. Traded for a Scout (not Prime), and loved it! I’m sure the Prime ‘B’ is even better!
     
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  3. timztunz

    timztunz Audioista

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    Enjoy the music.
     
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  4. HiFi Guy

    HiFi Guy Forum Resident

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    I'd go VPI. Complete the sale.
     
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  5. costerdock

    costerdock Forum Resident

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    Great choice - congratulations.
     
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  6. McGuy

    McGuy Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    that was my dilemma, clearaudio or VPI. after speaking with Bes at Music Direct, chose VPI and he wasn't pushy, he liked them both but VPI is a better seller. They only had 2 b stock units left so he's holding one for me.
     
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  7. Clay B

    Clay B Forum Resident

    A dear friend just retired from owning an audio store for nearly 40 years. So now it's fun to ask him what additional equipment he really likes and would have sold if the line(s) had been available. For turntables the answer was instantly VPI. That's high praise in my book.
     
  8. McGuy

    McGuy Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
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    nice to hear! I really wanted a table I didn't feel the need to upgrade, but of course I have an ortofon 2M blue which means I'll want to upgrade that soon. I just don't have the ability to use MC carts as of yet, so holding off. looking at soundsmith for the future.
     
  9. TVC15

    TVC15 Forum Resident

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    Do it.
     
  10. costerdock

    costerdock Forum Resident

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    With the VPI you might need a tone arm cable so shop around for that - check if you need one.
     
  11. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy Senior Member

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    What tonearm does it come with?
     
  12. McGuy

    McGuy Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    the jdw or something like that, 9" i think.
     
  13. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

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    Bes and really everyone at music direct are great- some incredible deals pop up (like yours).
    I've been watching those and the prime and for the asking price nothing on the market will touch it. the prime scout is a great deal at it's retail price.
     
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  14. McGuy

    McGuy Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    There’s a prime b stock for $2700 or so available. Think on sound stage.
     
  15. McGuy

    McGuy Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Bes was fun to talk with. Spent almost 30 minutes just shooting the **** with him. Great guy.
     
  16. Kristofa

    Kristofa I dream of wires

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    If I hadn’t spent all of my upgrade money, I would have joined you in picking up one of these. It seems like a smashing deal!
     
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  17. McGuy

    McGuy Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Well, there is 1 left!
     
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  18. dcottrell6

    dcottrell6 Forum Resident

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    Eastampton, NJ
    Good choice, congrats!
     
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