Basis Vector is a drop in for a Rega in terms of pivot to spindle length and IMO far superior to a Rega.
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I've been very happy with an Audiomods tonearm in my Acoustic Signature Final Tool, a great improvement over the stock Rega. It's a drop in replacement for the Rega (as it is a highly modifed version of the Rega that only uses the arm tube, everything else is replaced.) I can't compare the Audiomods to the JMW9 in my prior VPI Scout other than to say the Acoustic Signature outperforms the VPI by a fair margin.
It took some work but I finally have the JMW tonearm mounted. I had to get shorter standoffs and bolts for the armbase because the JMW tonearm was too high to adjust the VTA correctly. Shortening the armbase by 10mm did the trick and now the VTA on the JMW tonearm can be set perfectly. I haven't mounted the RCA junction box yet, so I am not able to set up the antiskating device for the JMW tonearm, but that doesn't seem to matter. It sounds like it's tracking very well without the antiskating device. The Dynavector 20X2l mounted to the JMW sounds pretty awesome! With my current setup the noise floor is not noticeable until I turn up the volume to way beyond a listenable level. The background is dead quiet too. I listed to a couple of my favorite live recordings and the soundstage is fantastic. I really felt like I was in the room watching the live show. What a treat!