In January of 2018, VPI Industries held a wonderful homey event (party) for high-end audio lovers as an alternative to the annual Computer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the company, VPI created a 40th anniversary turntable, and better yet organized (for October 21, 2018) a smaller event (party) to launch it at the now fully completed VPI Listening House in New Jersey, close by to the factory.
Here we would not only be able to experience the new turntable, and learn about VPI’s plans for 2019, but also have access to four different listening rooms each set up with a unique fine high-end audio system (with of course a VPI turntable) and music; bring your own LPs encouraged. Of course there would also be fine food, booze, and a great mix of friends, associates, VPI staff—and the ever so gracious Weisfeld family (with a special young new member who is already taking over!). How could I not accept attending?
Upon arrival by train from Manhattan (a 1-hour ride), I was picked up at the station by the always friendly Marc Boyle, VPI’s Customer Service Director, and taken right to the Listening House.
What an exceptional get together once again hosted by VPI. It was a wonderful celebration of VPI’s 40th anniversary and the introduction of a turntable very close to Harry Weisfeld’s heart. My thanks to Michael Trei for the kind ride home. Much appreciated. A request has been made to review the HW40.