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Hey, we own the same table. I would take a look at the new Series Six arm by Audiomods in England. Carbon fiber arm tube, ceramic bearings, uninterrupted run of silver wire from cartridge tags to KLEI RCA plugs, variable-mass counterweight, azimuth adjustment, micrometer VTA. Reasonably priced at 985BPS.
If you want an arm that is well known to be a beautiful pairing with the Rock Elite, you can look for a Zeta (that's what's on my Rock), then send it to Johnnie at Audio Origami in the UK for rewiring. He knows the arm well, and offers a variety of silver wire, as well as Cardas copper. The metal arm plate that came with the Elite is even drilled appropriately for the Zeta!
I know audiomods wont fit - spoke to jeff already. Unfortunately a reed, ikeda or kuzma are very expensive and don't fit my question - good value meaning cheap - sub $1000. So as you are aware i do have a Mission/jelco already - if u understand the trough it largely takes the arm out of the equation hence the original question
When I had my Rock III I used an modified Rega RB 251 on it. The Audiomods Classic III has the same head shell and arm length as the Rega and would work. Not sure about the Elite, but my version of the Townshend table would only take a 9 inch arm. Perhaps Origin Live would be a good option for you also.