Anyone using Ortofon AS-309-S arm?


I am contemplating the Ortofon AS309s arm, and would like to know if anyone has experience or insight on this arm. To be used with Denon 103, I am assuming the arm is heavy enough.

Thanks All
fordmod
I have one sitting in a box but haven't set it up yet, (waiting for new table). I purchased it after speaking to Jeffrey Catalano at Highwater Sound in NY. Jeffrey has very good things to say about it and also said the manufacturer of the TW-Acustic tables likes it.

It will likely be a second arm for my table when I get a Phantom later in the year but I thought it would save a few bucks in the short term and that it would provide a nice alternative for a mono arm or different flavour in the longer term. Sorry I can't provide more info.

Bryan
I have used my Ortofon AS-309s on and off for the past few months and think it is great. It should theoretically work with the 103 because most long arms have a highish effective mass. Experiment with different headshell too if you want to increase or decrease effective mass. There is an option for a heavy counter weight so get one of those too. I needed it to use a Shun Mook headshell.
The sound is big and wide, and if dialed in, smooth and grain free.
I think a good value for the money considering where some of the vintage long arms have gone in price, and you can never be sure the bearings are in top shape unless the arm is NOS.
Hello, any idea what the selling price is on this arm? I have not seen them anywhere.