As of 2007, SME uses the Van den Hul monocrystal silver inside the V tonearm. One Audiogoner(Clabe)who had his V rewired by SME did not care for its sound, so undertook on his own the job of replacing it with Magnan Vi, and was very pleased with the result. If I was in your position, I would keep the V. It is an excellent arm. But, it's obviously your call. Like me, you might try to gather some information about other brands(Cardas, Discovery, Kondo silver,etc.)of internal tonearm wire before making any kind of move.