I have gone the upgrade path with Graham arms, starting with a 1.5t and Merrill Heirloom turntable I bought in 1992 to replace a Rega Planar 3 setup. I upgraded over the years from a Grado cartridge to an Audioquest AQ7000nsx and replaced it with the AQ7000Fe5 when the nsx cantilever finally fatigued and broke. Later additions to the 1.5t were the ceramic armwand and then the 2.2 bearing. Late last year I traded in my 1.5t/c for a Graham Phantom arm and their latest bearing with a SME 20/2 table. Music has a whole new level of dynamism and detail.
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