Shinola partnered with VPI Audio, a family owned business who has been making turntables for more than 30 years. 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, the Weisfeld’s oldest son and VPI Industries began at the same time in 1978 with its first product, a record weight in two different sizes. Then VPI introduced a turntable isolation base in December of 1978. Today VPI is known worldwide for its design and manufacture of high-end turntables, tonearms, and other vinyl playback components. All VPI products are built in the United States in Cliffwood, New Jersey, using American made parts and labor.
Shinola’s first audio product is The Runwell Turntable, designed inside and out for the discriminating audiophile and easy to use by any music enthusiast. Featuring a built in phono preamplifier and a belt driven pulley with speeds of 33 1/3 rpm and 45rpm.
Produced in a limited run of 500 units.