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There is nothing wrong with the set up you are thinking about.  It will reliably play records and last for years.  The difficulty for you will be that it will sound inferior to just about and cd player you might listen to so you are kind of settin... 
One turntable with two arms, or two turntables with one each - which would you prefer?
I have two tables set up at the moment and a couple more that...well anyway.  One of mine is stereo and the other is mono, which if you have room for it and the need is the most convenient option IMHO.  Two arms on one TT is awkward for me to use ... 
Luxman D-10X Follow up
All wires are from the Canadian company Audio Sensibility. All Silver as far as I can remember, it has been a while.  Picking wires with this company is a process.  To get started a big box showed up with several different wires representing grada... 
VPI Fatboys versus others in its' tonearm weight class.
Slaw, You are correct, my principal cartridge on the HW40 these days is a Hyperion.  Sorry. Bill  
Luxman D-10X Follow up
Thank you for the kind words jafant.  Oddly enough I don't consider myself much of an audiophile.  I do enjoy listening to music and consider myself a music collector and jazz lover first.  The system is one that has evolved over time and it is go... 
VPI Fatboys versus others in its' tonearm weight class.
Mike, Congratulations, may you derive great joy from your new arm and cartridge.  Please keep us posted once you are up and running. Bill  
Luxman D-10X Follow up
denon, During the first 2-3 weeks I just let the D-10X play on repeat without listening to it critically at all so I can't really help you.  All I can say is that when I first turned it on it sounded just a bit on edge.  After 2 or 3 weeks of con... 
Luxman D-10X Follow up
System brief: The new Luxman D-10X.  Conrad Johnson ART150 amp, GAT 2 pre, and TEA 1/III phono with Conolidated Silver SUT (a couple of other SUTs).  VPI HW40 TT, SoundSmith Experion.  Technics SL1200 GAE, VAS Mono, among a half dozen other cartri... 
What phono preamp are you using?
One cartridge is an Experion for quite a while now, but there are many others. Phone stage is a Conrad Johnson TEA 1, series 3, most often with a Consolidated Silver SUT, which is external, although the cj also has an internal SUT on one input tha... 
VPI Fatboys versus others in its' tonearm weight class.
I have a Fatboy on my HW40.  It is a very good arm.  The previous Prime had two arms, a 3D with the Unipivot and a metal arm.  They were good too, but the Fatboy is better than either.  Easier to set up, greater clarity and depth.  The principal c... 
Conrad Johnson's TEA phono stage?
Well I am familiar with both the TEA2 and the TEA1 series3.  The latter replaced the former in my system.  What can I say?  I love the sound of c-j and the TEA1 series 3 is the best one yet.  It is a hybrid design, dead quiet, RIAA accuracy is ess... 
Detachable Head shell or Not?
Looking to soon change my Audiophile status to Relaxed Retiree. Welcome to the club!   
Detachable Head shell or Not?
John, The correct answer to your question requires that you first know yourself.  A person whose priority is collecting records first and being an audiophile second is likely to prefer detachable headshells.  Conversely a person who is principall... 
Stacking mats on Technics SP-10R
Your plan makes perfect sense.  Any generic rubber mats will do the job. Bill  
Turntable upgrade recommendations: SME vs AMG vs Technics vs other
I, too, have a VPI HW-40, but it is the last thing I would do is recommend it or any other specific turntable to you.  One thing to be very wary of, and this forum is a prime example, the correspondent who has a component they love and as far as t...