VPI Speed Controller


Hi, hope you are all well. I would like to hear from VPI owners about speed controllers. I have a very old SDS and wonder if the newer ADS is much better. I have the Prime Sig. with the Fatboy arm and Soundsmith The Voice cart, Pass XP25 phono, Luxman L509X, and ML ESL11As. Sounds great except for solo piano which does not sound good at all. I heard that speed stability could be the culprit and wonder if the old controller is the cause. Thanks for any input,Joe.
joeyfed55
@rodman99999

That was a very  funny video.  Putting oil in the top of the pulley to lube the bearing.  Who is that moron?  He certainly doesn't know anything about turntables or motors.
Agree with the other posters.  Keep your SDS.

Oil will migrate, between the pulley and the shaft, down to the top motor bearing.      Letting the motor run overnight warms things up, and facilitates the process.       The option is to remove the pulley, as demonstrated.                    The, "moron" is Mat Weisfield (current President of VPI), who just might know a thing or two, regarding the maintenance and design of his company’s motors and TTs.                      Of course; that’s just my opinion, regarding Mat.     Thus far; I've been very happy, with VPI's designs/equipment.                                            
Had an SDS with my TNT6 for years - loved it!
I would not use any VPI speed controller. Your best bet would be going with SOTA. It uses the technology developed from the old Roadrunner and Eagle PSU. No comparison!!!!
>I would not use any VPI speed controller. Your best bet would be>going with SOTA. It uses the technology developed from the old>Roadrunner and Eagle PSU. No comparison!!!!

See comparison and review of the motor here:
http://www.vpiforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=14369