We Have a VPI Traveler Winner!

We have a winner in the VPI Traveler turntable, Dynavector DV-20X cartridge plus LPs and accessories—all courtesy the folks at Music Direct—with a set-up courtesy Mikey.

The lucky winner is Utah resident John Styrnol. Congratulations John!

Music Direct shipped the 'table to me along with the cartridge. I set it up using VPI's alignment gauge and then used the Dino-Lite USB microscope to set Stylus Rake Angle of 92 degrees. As it turned out achieving that required the arm to be raised considerably above parallel to the record surface, which is not all that unusual and again confirms to me that the suggested "parallel or slightly below" recommendation common before digital microscopy is usually way off.

Once the 'table was set up I did a little listening and it sounded really fine. We'll have a review sample here soon.

I carefully packed the 'table and the set-up arm, locking in the VTA/SRA ring and securing the stylus guard with blue painter's tape. Fingers crossed that it will survive the shipping intact.

Stylus rake angle 91.8 degrees ±.3 degrees

In addition to the turntable and cartridge, Mr. Styrnol also won Mo-Fi LPs, an electronic stylus pressure gauge, a Geo-Disc and record cleaning fluids and brushes all courtesy of Music Direct.

All told, the total value of Mr. Strnynol's haul is in excess of $2000!

Ariel Bitran's picture

Way to go John!

Jody's picture

what a nice gift!

JC1957's picture

What a great prize. N' joy!

Wasatch's picture

Cool, thanks. I was not expecting all of that.

Don E.'s picture

I've never seen my name misspelled so badly, but I can't wait to get the turntable. Thanks!

Wasatch's picture

They were going go until the end.crying

Jim Tavegia's picture

I know you will enjoy the heck out of that table. She's a beauty. 

Excuse me while I go be by myself for a while and shed a tear. 

vinylbuff's picture

Don't cry, just go to SH Classifieds and buy it from him!!

StonedBeatles1's picture

Absolutely a beautiful prize that will give you years of true musical enjoyment..

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brenden's picture

Congratulations, ths is a great device. I wish I was the one who win this one. This is very useful and it brings a lot of comfort to us people because of this invention we were able to work less because this device finishes all the work that should be ours.

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