I would love to hear the OL modded 1200. Do that and invite me over for a listen...
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I would go to the RP6 without any doubt. In my opinion, based on my experience with the P5, the RP6 will outperform the Techinics1200 on all sonic areas. ( I can even say that the old P3 is already better in reproducing music than the 1200 )
There is a good review of the RP6 in the last Hi Fi News.
Again, that's my opinion.
Try to listen all of them before taking any decision. Only your ears could guide you.
For a 1st hand report on installing an SME 309 tonearm on an SL1200 MkII (using the SME armboard from Sound Hi Fi of England), go here at TonePublications' website and download Issue 22 as a pdf file. Jeff Dorgay, the editor, used the armboard to install a used SME 309 for around $900. The result of the experience is that the SL1200 + SME 309 became his his new reference for turntables at that price point.
I have an SL1210 M5G. Someday ... someday ...
I ran a Rega RB-300 and a Jelco SA-750 on a SL-1200MK2 and came back to the KAB mod'd stock arm. It sounded "different" with the other arms, but it certainly didn't perform any "better" to my ears.
I now run a SL1210M5G with the stock arm plus KAB fluid damper, strobe disabler, and a Herbie's mat and couldn't be happier. With the MKII, I'd say first would be an arm rewire then those items that I've listed.