Needs opinion: Garrard 301 with SMG-212 or RMG-309
I purchased a Garrard 301 with a plinth that is installed Ortofon SMG-212 tonearm. I have not purchased an SPU cartridge yet. I also bought an Ortofon RMG-309 arm from buying frenzy. Well, I must have been crazy. Now I am out of $$$.
Keeping both arms is not an option due to financial reason. So, I need to sell either RMG-309 or SMG-212 arm to fund for a new SPU cartridge. Which way would you go?
Is RMG-309 so much better than SMG-212? If I were to keep RMG-309, I need to sell the plinth and SMG-212, and buy a new plinth that works for 12" arm.
Or, the difference would be marginal and it is just better to keep the plinth and SMG-212, and sell RMG-309 to fund for a new SPU cartridge?
Any input would be appreciated. I have BAT vk60/vk30 and Tyler Linbrook signature system speakers. My current two turntables are Thorens TD145 MKii with AT150mlx cartridge, and Clearaudio bluemotion with Ortofon MC20 cartridge. I hope this Garrard 301 with Ortofon arm/SPU cartridge would perform far better than the two tables.