ith its latest turntable, VPI makes a statement about the cost of high-end turntables in general and the trend of less expensive turntables being built outside the US. The new Cliffwood ($900) resides at the lower-price end of the VPI product line and commemorates where the company's products have been manufactured for more than 30 years: Cliffwood, New Jersey.
The Cliffwood features a vinyl-wrapped MDF plinth that comes in both "Black Truffle" and "Snow White" finishes. The turntable has a 9" gimbaled aluminum tonearm and a machined aluminum platter driven by a 600rpm AC motor with two-speed pulley. The Cliffwood comes set up with a VPI/Grado Green cartridge, and it can be fully upgraded with various platter and tonearm options.
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