I have heard the Raven in two systems but not the Brinkmann. My own thinking is that any advantage they would have over the SME is in the extreme low end which would probably not be relevant to your system and musical tastes. Leaving aside choice of arms and cartridges, which are of course very important, I think that the most that can be said is that all three should be capable of very good results; after about 50 years with turntables I still find it hard to separate the sound of the table from the arm and cartridge. The current Stereophile has a similar observation; the reviewer said that if he hadn't tried another arm on the table being reviewed he would never have known how good it was. I suspect that the V would be the best match for the 10 unless you were also going to change arms as well.
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