VPI Industries Inc. is a high-end audio manufacturer that was started by Sheila and Harry Weisfeld, the founders and co-owners thirty five years ago. Both Jonathan, our oldest son and VPI Industries began at the same time in 1978 with our first product, a record weight in two different sizes. Then, we introduced a turntable isolation base in December of 1978.
Sheila and Harryâ€™s sonic philosophy is to reproduce the dynamics of live music in oneâ€™s home, and that the illusion of reality cannot be duplicated without convincing resolution of low-level detail, along with a natural sense of acoustic space. We use live concerts, reel-to-reel tapes, and a Yamaha Disclavier grand piano as sonic references. Mathew is the trombone and piano player in our family, Jonathan was the guitarist, playing both the acoustic and electric guitar. And Harry played the accordion in his youth.
All VPI products are built in the United States in Cliffwood, New Jersey using American made parts and labor. We are an old school American manufacturer sourcing American made components whenever possible, even if they are more expensive than foreign components. The tonearm lifters are the only part of the JMW tonearms that arenâ€™t made by any American manufacturer and are thus purchased abroad.
VPI sells to about 100 US dealers and exports to 65 countries overseas.