Unfortunately it's time to down size my system as I do not need 2 arms anymore, So I have decided to keep my Temaad Titanium Merlin Ref 12" arm & let this one go. This is a refurbished 242 Hadcock wired with VDH MCS 150M pure silver tonearm wire.
Many pundits claim that this arm is more musical than the SME V with the only area the SME is better is absolute in base slam. However I cannot fault the base on this arm when I play it with a Eroica MC cartridge on it.
The arm base has been upgraded with continuous wiring to RCA plugs & an eccentric cam Pillar Base to allow cartridge alignment to be achieved much more easily. But this new arm base allows easy & correct overhang & VTA adjustment when you change a cartridge.
The arm is in very good condition accept for the arm pillar which as with all Hadcock's is screw marked by the locking pillar.