I am a VPI dealer and use to be an SME dealer and have used the Scout and used a 309 [not on the Scout]. It would not be that easy to mount a 309 on a Scout because of having to drill out a SME type hole in the top of the table. I would say two things about doing this; first, the VPI arm is at least as good an arm as the Scout is as a table; they are a good package. I would use the money to upgrade the table if I wanted better performance. If I was set on changing the arm I would use something like the Rega 1000 which would be much easier to fit and which I would get in preference to the 309. If you already have a 309 get a better table to mount it on. The Scout can be brought up to a high standard by it is not easy or cheap; you have to look for the now discontinued Superplatter or equivalent for example.
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