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    My VPI Avenger Is In The House!

    I have my new Avenger home

    Today I will be setting it up. It's a gorgeous turntable, built like a tank and almost as heavy.

    It was a long wait, but I'm sure it was worth it.
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    Re: My VPI Avenger Is In The House!

    Congrats Mark! We will of course want pictures.
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    Re: My VPI Avenger Is In The House!

    Yay! Great Mark. Pictures.

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    Re: My VPI Avenger Is In The House!

    Don't forget it will take a week of playing for the bearing, belt and motor to break-in. Don't forget if you can to use a higher voltage signal to break the wire in the wand in also. It'll pay off in the long run.
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    Re: My VPI Avenger Is In The House!

    Congratulations Mark, I am so relieved and very happy you finally received the Avenger.
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    Re: My VPI Avenger Is In The House!

    Congrats, Mark. I have vacillated back and forth about the VPI Avenger. I look forward to your reviews about the TT.



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    Re: My VPI Avenger Is In The House!

    Congrats!!!!!!!
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    Re: My VPI Avenger Is In The House!

    Quote Originally Posted by Myles B. Astor View Post
    Don't forget it will take a week of playing for the bearing, belt and motor to break-in. Don't forget if you can to use a higher voltage signal to break the wire in the wand in also. It'll pay off in the long run.
    are they using a greased inverted bearing with the avenger like the classic? I cant keep up with all their bearing design changes.
    Rob

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    Re: My VPI Avenger Is In The House!

    Congrats ! Pictures +1 ~~!!!
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    Re: My VPI Avenger Is In The House!

    Quote Originally Posted by puroagave View Post
    are they using a greased inverted bearing with the avenger like the classic? I cant keep up with all their bearing design changes.
    Rob, I haven't been following what Mat is doing since I use the direct drive.
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