I have owned turntables since I was in my early teens and I'm now 57. The vast majority of all tonearms I have ever owned have been 9" arms. Say what you want about linear tracking arms, the ET-2 was and is a great sounding arm that sounded pure across the entire record. I have only owned one 10" arm and that was the VPI JMW arm I had on my VPI TNT. I thought the ET-2 was much the better sounding arm on the TNT. Fast forward to the present and I can tell you that I have heard no better arm than the SME 312s in my system. I'm a fan.