I was considering the Xtension 10/12 but after many hours of research I decided to pass. 1-The motor can create hum/noise(after time) from the motor bracing vibrating. There are aftermarket kits to fix this. 2-Aftermarket feet are strongly suggested. 3-The Pro-ject arm is sensitive to microphonics. 4-A wallwart is used as a power supply, but swap in a Wellborne Labs ps and your set. If you are willing to mod the Xtension 10(IMO)it is much superior to the decks mentioned. I heard a RPM 9.1 years ago and it was similiar to the VPI house sound but not as dry. These mods are not that expensive so don't let these issues be a deal breaker. I just purchased a used Rega P9 due to my system needing more midrange engagement.
3 responses Add your response