The arm is certainly better. Will you hear a difference? Only you can answer that. 12 years old? It should be priced below 50% of original retail. Good luck.
Thanks for the responses so far. Elizabeth, that is kind of where I was thinking, what the Dual was for it's time is where I feel the lower end Regas are now, and I was wondering if there would be a big difference. However, I have been out of vinyl for while and was curious if the new mid range tables have improved to be 'better' than older mid range stuff. Well, mid is a relative term, in my wallet that means $500-800 or so, not including cart.