All of our products are in Cliffwood, New Jersey.  When making entry level products most companies source their components outside their country. This is why we celebrate our heritage and our VPI workers by naming this turntable after our home!

“The VPI Cliffwood turntable compared to our reference restores a good clarity of the set, a beautiful stereo image both in depth and width between the speakers, adds to the pleasure of listening. A kind of live live with the listener. The performance of this turntable, it will be understood, is worthy of praise. At this price, it is a great success. The VPI manufacturer shows once again its know-how, this model Cliffwood is placed from the start next to the best.” – Art Sonique

Product Description

Cliffwood turntable, named for the New Jersey town in which VPI has been headquartered for the past 30 years. The new Cliffwood is built in Cliffwood from all-American manufactured parts and includes a machined aluminum alloy platter and 9″ gimbaled bearing (vertical) arm. Also included in the price is a new Grado sourced VPI/Grado Green cartridge.


The Table:

1.25”” thick textured vinyl covered non-resonant MDF chassis.

16″ x 11″ footprint

19” x 14” x6” overall size

Aluminum Platter

Platter rotates on an oil bath bearing

The bearing has a PEEK thrust disc and machined graphite impregnated brass bushings using a Thompson Engineering 60 Rockwell case hardened shaft.


New 9” vertical Yoke type tonearm with lateral type bearing.

Pivot to spindle: 223mm

Effective length: 240.7mm

Overhang: 17.7mm

Offset angle: 22.85 degrees

Average RMS distortion: .36%

Damped machined aluminum armtube.

Very pure copper wire, twisted with special insulating jacket.

The armbase is upgradeable to a standard JMW 9 arm.

Additional Specifications:

Type                              Belt drive (manual turntable)

Motor                             600 RPM AC Motor – 2 speed pulley

Turntable Platter             Aluminum

Diameter                       11.81” (30.0 cm)

Turntable Speeds           33.3 RPM and 45 RPM

Cartridge                       VPI/Grado Green

Dimensions                   18.5” (470 mm) W x 13.5” (343 mm) D x 4.3” (109 mm)H

Weight                          12.9 lbs. (5.9 kg)

Cartridge Specifications:

Frequency Response: 10-50
Principal: MI
Channel Separation at 1KHz: 30
Input Load: 47K
Output at 1KHz (5CM/sec.): 5mV
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5
Stylus Type: Elliptical
Inductance: 45mH
Resistance: 475
Compliance CUs: 20