Look for a VPI SDS. Not only does it filter to power an keep track of cartridge hours, it also allows for speed adjustments.
A motor controller will take care of your speed concerns and will give you an overall improvement in the sound of your Scout. The VPI SDS works okay; the Walker Audio motor controller is audibly better and worth the additional cost if the cost would be consistent with where you want to move your system over time.
With either one, a KAB strobe and disc, for verifying the precise speed of your table, is a worthwhile investment, too.
You know the funny thing about this post?
If Cmpromo's table had of been a Rega, the knives would have come out and fast! I can hear it now - the table would have been decreed a total piece of junk and the unanimous suggestion would have been to relegate it to the junk heap and buy a Scout. A Rega runs fast (most likely due to unstable power sources) and all of the sudden it's a total piece of junk on these boards. A Scout does the same thing (most probably for exactly the same reason) and the logical and correct answer is given .. interesting ..
Im fully ensconced in my asbestos overcoat - let the flames begin!
Readster, yes: the Walker motor controller completely regenerates the AC. It converts the wall current to DC, then regenerates AC to feed to whatever you plug into it. Here's Lloyd Walker's description in an interview published at 6moons.com:
Actually the motor controller is triple-isolated from the noise of any electrical rotating equipment, meaning the motor itself and your system power. In the Ultimate Motor Controller, we use super- expensive, ultra high-speed rectifier diodes with zero recovery, the best Black Gate caps; I also use premium Solen caps and .05% nude foil resistors. The A/C is changed to D/C. We recreate the A/C sine wave and then drive the motor through another custom toroidal transformer. The 33RPM and 45RPM settings are adjusted separately and speed is selected with a switch. There's a phase switch on the side of it to set the phase for the motor. You never know how someone wound the motor - did he wind it left to right or right to left? So the phase switch is there. You listen, flip the switch, listen again, then leave the position where it sounds best. That's it..