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RE: VPI Classic best sonic upgrades / recommendations

Isn’t the classic fairly speed stable? I think I’ve heard it’s more stable than the scout. I think I also read something from HW about the ring clamp being a better first than the sds on the classic. Maybe someone else remembers that post from this forum or another.

If you’re having speed stability issues (check with a good strobe setup like the KAB) and the associated sound effects with the table or your electrical supply the sds helps eliminate that. It gives very accurate speed, lowers the voltage to the motor, makes switching speeds easy and can even keep track of the hours on the cartridge. I think I read somewhere that with the classic you might need to change a cap in the motor to use the sds……also again use a good strobe setup when setting the sds.

The ring clamp and center weight are going to give you a blacker background for more detail and help with speed stability. It also helps to eliminate the sound problems warps can cause.

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