Hey guys, you have made my day! I have been a day 1 fan of the 103D and I thought it was LONG GONE. I looked and looked for one when my 103D got old due to the "discovery" of CDs. I have gone through the $5K cd decks and DACs, and even now with a Sony ES SCAD, I have been longing for my turntable, but I have held off putting it back into action because I've been looking for a Threshold FET 10PC. I've had no luck, but I've got a line on a Pass X Ono. That didn't really intrigue me enough to buy it until right now. I had purchased a Grado reference wood body recently, set my table up again, and bought a Forte PH-1 line stage (as a substitute until I get a 10PC or X-ono), but it didn't sound right to me and I've left it in the system waiting to be "tuned". My arm matched the 103D like magic, and sounded like heaven. The Grado, although I know it was new out of the box, sounded like something I "couldn't deal with now, and haven't". Yes, I tried the Black many years ago, and a demo Rosewood for a week, but I went back to the 103D as the best buy. Fortunately I've set up many a table, learning from starting out with an LP12 and many different tone arms. I ended up with an Oracle Delphi (mk? I've had so many and done so many upgrades, it would be a mutt) and a MDC-800 tonearm. THE ARM by David Fletcher, and I know of no better arm in the world. In my recent table setup senario, I called the very kind gentleman in charge of tone arm engineering at Sumiko. I was asking what maintanence I should do on THE ARM since it had been idle for 5 years and he told me, "nothing". I don't mean he didn't tell me anything, he told me to do nothing. He said the tolerances on that arm were so strict that it would either work perfectly, or fail. The main thing he stressed was that it be kept in a clean enviroment. The down side of the conversation was that if it failed, I would have to replace it, and the only thing close was the top of the line SME. No repair for THE ARM, but nothing compares. Great huh? Well luckily for me MY ARM still worked perfectly. It is in a very dust free enclosure. No dust cover on the Delphi, but the custom built enclosure has always kept my equipment extremely clean. How the hell did I get off on this? Anyway, the 103D is an incredible sounding cartridge, when mated well. Now that I know they are still available, I need one ASAP. I did use a D on a couple of less than perfect mates, Srinx (can't remember the spelling)PU2 and PU3, a couple of Linns, SMEs, and none did total justice to this cartridge, still VERY nice sounding. So if you can get a 103D for $225., upgrade your arm if it does not sound great. It would be money more wisely spent. Although the Keotsus always sounded great, as did MANY other cartridges on my table/arm combo, none were a better deal than the D. People have raved for years about the Blue Point Special being the best money deal in a cartridge, I would say they MISSED the clear winner. Tom P.S., somebody email me on where to pick one up, or better yet a re-tip for mine.