I've heard the Aries I and the Superscout. Aries wins. Both had 10.5 arms and Clearaudio Victory H cartridges. Also, both had the SDS in the chain.
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Your comments are interesting. I had done a side-by-side comparison between an Aries 1 1/2 (upgraded I but not a full II) and a Scoutmaster and I got just the opposite result. The Scoutmaster produced much cleaner bass and more textured mid - violin had more wood and more realistic bowing. Both had Lyra Helikon on, Aries had 10.5 arm, Scoutmaster had 9 arm. Phono was Krell KPE. I would expect the Super scoutmaster outperforms Scoutmaster due to a better drive system. I guess it is not always the case. It just shows that how important component matching can be.
Tiger - I have a Superscout and gee whiz, the lows are so clean, extended and natural, I just wonder how it could be better. You can follow string bass and other low instruments effortlessly with complete recognition of proper or improper pitch. Mids ... I can even understand the words of Springstein.. This is why we must take all this stuff as opinion, and test our tunes with our own ears.