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"Dennis Herrick" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have had a Shure SME 3009 arm on my turntable for years and years. I
> recently got a turntable with a Shure SME series III arm. How is this
> different from the 3009? Better? Worse? Improved? Older? Newer?
Newer. In some respects better. The philosophies are different; the 3009 was
a low-mass tonearm, designed for use with the high-compliance cartridges
popular at the time (including the Shure V15 series). The Series III, if
memory serves correctly, was higher-mass and more rigid, designed for the
lower-compliance cartridges that became popular in the 1980s, particularly