Gthrush, the OL Silver 250 is NOT the regular OL modded RB250. It is a far better one than even that. Not only does it cost about the same as a Robin, but it performs midrange close to a 2.2 and has bass that rivals an SME V. I seriously doubt that a Robin could touch it. The OL Silver 250 has been reviewed as "possibly the best tonearm in the world right now", by the British Hi-Fi press. And that included the Graham 2.2 and SME V in the competition. Also, we must consider the cartridge to be used. A unipivot simply will not handle very low compliance cartridges well. If Johnny wants to use a DL103, or something like that, then his choice of the Silver Arm was very astute. But we are talking cables here, and the Silver 250 has a hard wired cable. There is a Cardas DIN connector kit available for the arm that would give him flexibility in changing cables. However, any plug is less good than a hardwired connection, so there is a trade off. I chose to keep the hardwired cable that came with the arm on my OL Silver 250. It sounds very good on my system. I have also heard that the Incognito total rewire kit for the OL arms is very good.