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Will Step Up Transformer Improve the Sound Quality?
To build in SUT inside isn't the good one idea. It will catch more noise so SN ratio will be inferior compared with external one. Friend of mine builds tube phono stages so customers usually wants SUT inside as it makes less space and less wiring ... 
SAEC WE-308 L or a new tonearm?
Saec works for low compliance cartridges better than any Jelco. Jelco more universal.  Thumbs up for Groovemaster the last alive manufacturer which tonearm doesn't look like Harry Potter wand. 
Static electricity
If you use heating problem will persist.Techniques from semiconductor industry/cleanrooms will help.Use proper ground -  google  "ESD Grounding Requirements"  Use mat under table which is described as used for shelving (should be black carbon) - m... 
Does Age Matter?
43, 100% analog.Collecting records from approx 25 years (just after university)From 30 tried to capture digital for 10 years, do own DAC which is off for the last 3 years.  
Article: "Spin Me Round: Why Vinyl is Better Than Digital"
Timing matters, if you will calculate it in ms and will found in anatomy manual how ears are made you can go to sampling and resolution calculation and compare it with Nyquist figures - it's physics and waves + math -- no engineering at all.And to... 
Article: "Spin Me Round: Why Vinyl is Better Than Digital"
I do have friend who had diploma in physics and who worked in university. So he can speak about Nyquist an hour as he now in retirement so he had a time to get into it up to human ear construction. But in general if somebody says that digital / ... 
Tonearm suggestion for Garrard 301 schedule ll oil bearing?
IMO from point of effective massGroove master IIor SME 3012 but R version or early versions with stainless steel tube. 
Measuring TT Speed
In my phone LG v30+ RPM metter shows 32.83 instead of 33.33Both my turntables has strobe's and one of the even has custom built. And if I do measure friends machines I am getting the same error always so for me it's usable but it's not measurement... 
TONEARM DAMPING : DAMPED OR NOT ? ? USELESS ? ? WELCOMED ? ?
tyray, in my opinion antistatic effect  is very small and it's more advertising gimmick. I am a little bit confused why none of MC cartridges uses brush. Maybe there is some interference. For high compliant ones it should be very OK... 
TONEARM DAMPING : DAMPED OR NOT ? ? USELESS ? ? WELCOMED ? ?
Tonearm superiority isn't meant by tracking everything with all cartridges. It should do it also proper way controlling resonances and going fluently via deformations. If to use only tracking test Telarc, HiFI news or even better Ortofon test reco... 
TONEARM DAMPING : DAMPED OR NOT ? ? USELESS ? ? WELCOMED ? ?
Mijostyn - it can be done via transfer energy towards stub and absorbing it there. They do occur always.If we speak about high fidelity everything matters you can't void and say that they are not important.  
TONEARM DAMPING : DAMPED OR NOT ? ? USELESS ? ? WELCOMED ? ?
for finish, I do promise never argue again, here.spring in tonearm - doesn’t do anything if you have completely flat record.But in case of valleys/bumps it helps (short version). Also spring has some impact as damping.So in my not perfect world sp... 
TONEARM DAMPING : DAMPED OR NOT ? ? USELESS ? ? WELCOMED ? ?
Raul, your know how is very poor especially in tonearms. If you own tonearm it doesn't mean that it's the best in the world.  
TONEARM DAMPING : DAMPED OR NOT ? ? USELESS ? ? WELCOMED ? ?
Mijostyn, you are putting damping and effective weight into one bin. That is not correct.All materials have some damping qualities and choosed by designer not only by desired weight.  
TONEARM DAMPING : DAMPED OR NOT ? ? USELESS ? ? WELCOMED ? ?
No don't own and I don't want to buy Japanese Max tonearm. It will make my distorted music sound bad.