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Thread: 9in vs 10.5in vs 12in arms. Which would you choose?

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    Given my past experience, I'd take a 12" arm.

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    Lets say the table has an mounting system separate from the table negating any compatibility issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Believe High Fidelity View Post
    Hey surprised I found it without much hassle.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fu34LGTAxvE

    Skip to 5:05
    Thanks Josh, looks like just an off the cuff comment in that video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lavigne View Post
    prior to my Durand experiences I did own various 9" and 10.5" inch arms, a couple of Graham, Triplaner, 3 Reed, and Schroeder. I also owned the liner tracker Rockport Sirius III arm for 8 years.

    while involved with Durand testing mostly they were 10.5" and 12" with many different arm wands and various materials. the current arm wands on my 2 Durand Telos 12'' tonearms are both composite.
    What made you swap out from a 8 year time with the Linear tracker arm. Given they solve the issue I don't see too many people using this type of design these days. Have a number of friends that own the Durand it is a great arm
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    Thanks Josh, looks like just an off the cuff comment in that video.

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    Ahh but I often find when you want a reviewer to tell the truth you look for it in "off the cuff" moments like these. Almost like no one is watching and they forget they are on camera so the truth just comes out
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    It's his camera .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lavigne View Post

    however; my intuition tells me that execution is more significant than just length at the top of the food chain. and context is almost as important. and that the last word on the truth of this subject has yet to be written.

    I would love to compare the 9" SAT to my 12" Durand Sapphire Telos in my system.
    Totally agree with you sir.

    This year I plan to try SAT vs Telos Saphire with GFS on NVS/ Herzan. But once the dealer told me the price of Saphire is $70,000, my plan just collapsed...ha..ha. I will try the Axiom vs SAT instead.

    Only you can do the comparison Mr.Lavigne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango View Post
    Totally agree with you sir.

    This year I plan to try SAT vs Telos Saphire with GFS on NVS/ Herzan. But once the dealer told me the price of Saphire is $70,000, my plan just collapsed...ha..ha. I will try the Axiom vs SAT instead.

    Only you can do the comparison Mr.Lavigne.

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    not sure about that price for the Telos Sapphire (there are only a very, very few out there).....the comparison would be interesting. but honestly I just don't think about tone arms any more.....or if I have the 'best' or not. I just like what I'm hearing.

    and I don't anticipate having the funds to acquire an SAT any time soon. but who knows what opportunities might present themselves?

    it would not surprise me if I preferred the SAT considering all the positive feedback it gets. in fact, I'd love for other tone arms to get even better than mine......and know that there is still more music in those grooves we all get to enjoy.
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    Which difference there are between Telos and Telos Sapphire?
    Italian distributor has in catalogue the Durand Telos

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    Quote Originally Posted by gian60 View Post
    Which difference there are between Telos and Telos Sapphire?
    Italian distributor has in catalogue the Durand Telos
    It will be interesting if you get Telos since you already have the GFS, because Mike's system jumps up a lot with the Telos and GFS
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    Telos has only one problem
    In Italy cost 35.000 euro

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