Tru-lift, is excellent.
I've used both the Q-Up and Expressimo and both are pretty fiddly to set but both do an admirable job once you get them set up.
The Q-Up is plasticy and not aesthetically pleasing, and if not set properly can really pop your tone arm up off the record since it's lifting is spring based.
I like the Expressimo better since it's a solid piece of brass and uses a small weight and leverage to perform the lifting rather than a spring. It's was harder for me to set up than the Q-Up but once I got it right it pretty smoothly lifts my tonearm
Installed on my LP12. A little heavy and need to tweak the suspension just a bit.
Thanks for thoughts on the back.
Turns out that surgery went well but the real problem is that at 66 years; I have been diagnosed with M.S. Have entered the world of neurotherapy.
The Tru-lift makes it so that I don’t bounce the LP12 suspension and thus tonearm. Very helpful these days.
Best to you
Adding a Tru-lift to both of my TTs has made listening to vinyl a joy. Also have to give credit to the remote with my Pass XP20.
The Tru-lift takes 10 minutes to install and tweak with a a small piece of blutack.
Keeping the final cut in mind is no longer a concern. A trip to the bathroom, attending to something on the stove, a phone call or someone at the door with a delivery. The Tru-lift picks up the arm flawlessly.
No effect on SQ. No rush to pick up the arm. A little spendy, but does the job. Fast delivery and no problems with fees through customs. Top Shelf product.
I've been looking at these, too, for my Rega. The Q Up gets pretty good reviews, but it's plastic and spring loaded. Very inexpensive, though, and I thought I could do better. The Nobsound (Doku?) looks the part, but it's Chinese and has an awful review (just one) on Amazon.
So is the Tru-lift really worth it?
How about the "Little Fwend"?
Tried both Tru-Lift and Little Fwend. IMO, the Little Fwend (LF) is better built and was less hassle to install. Had issues with tuning the Tru-Lift to trigger- tighten/loosen. In my case, the LF had a slightly smaller footprint (diameter of base) and worked better. Purchased for $249 at Music Direct.
I bought my first Audio-Technica Safety Raiser(AT-6006 ) in 1980, for $19.98. It worked flawlessly, for over 30 years. Then, something apparently dried out and it began lifting more abruptly. I found two NOS/NIB pieces, on eBay, and bought both. Well worth the money, even at nearly six times the original price(each). It now appears to have been re-released, by AT(the AT6006R). From the outward appearance; the Douk is a Chinese knock-off. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Douk-Audio-Automatic-Tonearm-Lifter-Arm-Lift-For-LP-Turntable-Disc-Vinyl-Re... and here’s the new one, from AT: https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/accessories/398e4995e9bfe926/index.html It seems both companies have eliminated the lock-down/lift-defeat wire, of the original(not a big loss). ie: https://www.vinylengine.com/library/audio-technica/at6006-safety-raiser.shtml Any of the three, would have plenty of room, between the arm mount and platter of a VPI Prime table.
btw: I found placing a tiny O-ring, on the AT6006’s cylinder, to save my correct height, went a long way to simplify the adjustments. Holding it both vertically and horizontally, exactly where I wanted, while tightening the screw, was just too big a pain, in the confined space between my particular arm and platter.