Charlottesville, VA, US

(703) 304-8038

Viva Hifi

Hear what you've been missing from your record collection


Not satisfied with the sound of your records? 

Upgrading your equipment? 

Just getting started? 

Viva Hifi can help.

About Us

Since 2012


Factory authorized dealer

Bel Canto e.One. Amps, preamps, DACs , and streamers. Made in the USA.    

Box Furniture. Hardwood audio component and TV stands. Made in the USA.

Daedalus Audio. Handmade hardwood loudspeakers and isolation devices. Made in the USA.

Gingko Audio. Dust covers, footers, and isolation devices. Made in the USA.

Iso Acoustics. Footers and isolation devices. Made in Canada.

Lehmannaudio. Phono preamps and headphone amps. Made in Germany.

ModWright Instruments. Audio electronics. Made in the USA.

Ortofon. Phono cartridges, tonearms, preamps, and cables. Made in Denmark.

Skogrand Cables. Audio cables. Made in Norway.

Soundsmith.  Phono cartridges and preamps. Made in the USA.

VPI.  Turntables, preamps, and record cleaning machines. Made in the USA.

WyWires.  Audio cables. Made in the USA.

Zesto Audio. Tube audio analog components. Made in the USA.

Expert setup and installation


Viva Hifi is the FIRST and ONLY Certified VPI dealer in Virginia. I also set up and adjust turntables, tonearms, and cartridges from most other manufacturers. Reasonable rates.

Better than buying online


You can buy a turntable, cartridge, and cables online and hope they work right. OR, you can have an experienced installer set up your turntable correctly IN YOUR HOME. If you buy from Viva Hifi, installation and setup is FREE in the Charlottesville area. We match online prices!

Daedalus Isolation Devices (DIDs) will improve the sound of any electronics.


Viva Hifi will set up your turntable, tonearm, and phono cartridge in your home. This includes installation, setting important parameters including tracking force, antiskating, stylus overhang, and vertical tracking angle according to the manufacturers' specifications. Satisfaction guaranteed. Reasonable rates.

I can also help optimize your system's performance in your home with a wide selection of cables and isolation devices. Many audiophiles are amazed at the improvement they can get with their current equipment by using better cables and isolation feet under their components.

I have over 40 years experience setting up models from most major manufacturers and many smaller ones too.

Viva Hifi is the ONLY Certified VPI dealer in Virginia. 


"The Soundsmith Zephyr III cartridge Scott suggested is a great match for our VPI-Dynavector rig, sending a balanced, natural and nuanced signal to our Rogue tubes and Quad speakers. Scott is meticulous and diligent in on-site setup, relying on proper tools and keen ears to supplement his deep experience in high-end audio. Highly recommended." - Sheldan C., Charlottesville, VA

"It was a distinct pleasure dealing with Scott (aka Viva Hifi). He took the time to come to my house to determine what would best fit my setup, recommend something I hadn’t otherwise considered and am quite happy with and, perhaps most importantly, properly assemble the table with careful attention to detail. If you’re looking for high quality/performance of not only the equipment but also the person selling it, do yourself a favor and give Scott a call." - David S., Charlottesville, VA

"Scott knows turntable/tonearm/cartridge combos and how to get the most out of them regardless of the level of investment being made. Having been devoted myself to analog reproduction for nearly 50 years, I'm happy to recommend his services. He’s certainly helped me get the most out of my VPI Prime rig." - Marc P., Washington, DC

"The A95 that Scott installed is mine. He did a great job not only setting up the cartridge, but following up after the initial setup. He also provided helpful tips along the way to maximize my vinyl setup's performance." - Anthony S., Washington, DC

"Worth every penny. And they are reasonable pennies." - Jim R., Annapolis, MD

"As a loyal customer of 3 years, I would like to thank you for your expert advice in upgrading my vinyl audio experience, recommending turntable upgrades, speaker consultations, and amp recommendations. I have really benefited greatly from your personal service and dedication. From solving my record player emergencies on the weekend, through visiting my house to setup new equipment, you have always been there to guide me down the right path to Audio Nirvana. I'm gonna miss having you relatively close to my area, but I will be in touch and hope to see you at future Capital Audio Fests!" - Khalid N., Rockville, MD

Free delivery and installation

Delivery, installation, and setup are included in the purchase price when you buy from Viva Hifi. 

New to Charlottesville

Viva Hifi relocated to Charlottesville from Vienna in March 2018. 

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Viva Hifi

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

(703) 304-8038