VPI tone arm question.

VPI is now using gimbaled tonearms along with their unipivot arms. They have been using the gimbaled arms on their lower priced turntables up to and including their Classic model. My question is: which arm is better. Some people swear by the Unipivots, others swear at them.

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No simple answer other than to research the cartridge in question. Cartridges perform best when mated with a suitable tonearm whether it be effective mass or bearing design. Some high compliance cartridges perform best in robust arms with fixed bearings.
Some cartridges perform better with gimbaled bearings over unipivots and vise versa.