Well, a remarkable afternoon, assembling the VPI turntable and installing the Grado Epoch cartridge. The VPI Avenger turntable is so amazingly well-made. Precision and quality of both materials and workmanship were extremely impressive. The assembly procedure was easy, because every aspect of this turntable is extremely well thought-out and executed. I will go back to visit Steve again on Christmas day (he lives VERY close to my Christmas-dinner relatives) for careful and detailed listening. Very soon we will indeed lift the 10" arm off the Classic and place it on the Avenger. The armboards are designed to easily accept any length arm and simply rotate to align with the turntable platter properly. Ingenious in its flexibility, simplicity and ease of adjustment.