VPI Scout upgades?


I have a VPI Scout with an Ortofon 2M Black cart. Table is stock, 9T arm... I would like to keep it and max out its potential with upgrades...Good approach? Where do I start?
larseand
I'd also call VPI and ask them. They have a good upgrade path. If it is a newer Prime Scout, I see they have a platter upgrade and wiring upgrade for the arm. But do yourself a favor and listen to MillerCarbon. He is generally on target. Your phono pre got 2020 Absolute Sounds  award  the phono preamp. So it may be up to the task now. But bear in mind, they often  make a very big improvement as you go up the line
I see Townshend Podium units for speakers, where could I find a turntable design/product?
There is an ad now for a acrylic platter and bearing from an Aries II for $300.00, that would be a great way to start and then you would be able to add a peripheral ring clamp. You would need a spacer for the arm, a 300 rpm motor and a pully, ok wait a minute, why don't you just sell the Scout and move up the line. Just sayin
I see Townshend Podium units for speakers, where could I find a turntable design/product?

Podiums work great for turntables like the Scout. All you do is get one sized for the Scout dimensions and weight.

Another option is a Platform, which is similar to Podiums, it uses 4 Pods attached one at each corner. Hard to say which one would be better.

I use Pods under mine. You could do that too. Just get or make a shelf of some kind, butcher block or whatever, put it on Pods, put the VPI on the shelf. That is basically what I have. They do make leveling super easy and precise. https://systems.audiogon.com/systems/8367 That would probably be your cheapest/best option, with the Podium being even better but for a lot more $$.