I'm starting to be interested in these two TT makers, and would appreciate your opinion.
So, SOTA Sapphire with a sub-$1000 Tonearm (maybe the JMW-9 or the RB300 or something)OR the VPI Scoutmaster (or the Scout - cheaper) with the JMW-9.
Thoughts? Any around or under $3,000 TT/Tonearm combos I shouldn't overlook? A plus if it is made in the USA.
I'd also like any input on the vacuum clamp system. My immediate reaction is "no way" because I'd think it would add noise and make things unecessarily complicated.