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    Sorry, daftee, not my thing at all... Looks wise, something like this is more up my street:



    Stax UA-9. Simple, classic, lines!

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    its lovely , subtle , not in your FACE

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    Neither is the STAX in your face... Classic, almost Bauhaus, design.

    Sorry, not a fan of modern SME magnesium arms. The only ones I like the looks of, from the current range, are the Series M2. In both 9 and 12" versions: https://sme.co.uk/audio/product/series-m2/

    Noice...

    The rest you can keep [and that also applies, sonically]!

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    The Series M2 in the looks department is somewhat Meeh , a bit ordinary / plain looking , maybe good in other areas I think you call that sonically
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    We just have different tastes on what we both think looks good. mate. No harm in that

    I'm also much more of a fan of classic Japanese detachable headshell tonearms, such as my own Ortofon RS-212D:



    Gorgeous! And (with the type of cartridges I like to use) pisses all over any modern SME arm I've heard!

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    Yes I do like the looks of those arms , very stylish
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    I quite like the look of both the Stax and the SME. Ultimately I'm not keen on the big SME writing and prefer the all black colouring of the V. On the Stax I'm not keen on the polished metal which is a bit bling for me - I would prefer a satin finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    We just have different tastes on what we both think looks good. mate. No harm in that

    I'm also much more of a fan of classic Japanese detachable headshell tonearms, such as my own Ortofon RS-212D:



    Gorgeous! And (with the type of cartridges I like to use) pisses all over any modern SME arm I've heard!

    Marco.
    The 12" version is now on my shopping list. Bloody gorgeous.
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    Indeed, although not cheap! Having owned the 9" version for years, I can confirm that it sounds superb and that the build quality is the equal of anything SME

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    The 300 series in black and silver looks a bit fussy for my taste. My 310 in silver looks better I think.


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