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40th Anniversary Edition HW-40

Designing VPI's Next Generation Direct Drive Motor Technology

Harry Weisfeld's 2012 CLASSIC DIRECT direct drive turntable was an outstanding technical achievement, earning Stereophile Magazine's Class A+ rating. This award-winning table was loosely based on the VPI Classic Series table technology and included a thick aluminum plinth and armboard and an inverted platter bearing riding on a PEEK thrust disc. Combined with a cutting-edge BLDC direct drive motor, the CLASSIC DIRECT was created. The Classic Direct provided a stable, solid foundation for the music, allowing the listener to hear deeply into the recorded grooves to the treasures buried with-in!

Designing a new turntable to celebrate VPI's 40th anniversary provided VPI an opportunity to update the direct drive motor technology to incorporate advances in motion control and materials technologies.

Upon celebrating 40 years of manufacturing, we are happy to announce the HW-40. There will be a limited edition version limited to 400 turntables featuring wooden side panels and the Fatboy Anniversary Tonearm.

Features ... HW-40

  • Fatboy Anniversary Tonearm
  • Nordost Reference Wire
  • Direct Drive Motor
  • New VTA Base on the Fly
  • Dustcover Included
  • Internal Circuitry and Power
  • Made in the USA
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • HW-40 White Paper

Technical Specifications

 Chassis Composition:

 Platter Type & Size:

 Tonearm Included:

 Motor Type:

 Motor Torque:

 Star/Stop Time:

 Speed Monitoring:


 Overall Size:

 Total Weight:


Aluminum and Solid Black Walnut (Stained)

12" Aluminum Platter, 25LBS

JMW-12- Fatboy Gimbal

Direct Drive

2.68 Nm/sec

1 Second

2,500 pulses/revolution

21" x 16 "

22" x 17" x 10"