My system currently consists of products manfactured by Mark Levinson, Proceed, B&W, Pass, VPI and Transparent. All have been outstanding. They have answered questions in a timely mannner and stayed with it until I was happy. The worst.......Sumiko. My dealer has been requesting info on ths SME V tonearm for me for over a year and they have never sent it. Fortunately, repalcing the arm has not been a high priority for me, but it is now the next item on the upgrade list. If I can figure out a way to get the SME V arm without going behind the back of my dealer, but cutting Sumiko out of the deal, I would plop down the credit card in a heartbeat.