When asked, “How does the 12″ Tri-Planar tonearm perform compared to the venerable 9″ MK VII /U2?”, one user has the following feedback:
Soundstage does not shimmer, but is rock solid, the same as if you were to listen to the master tape. Gimbal structure is stronger; blacker, with a quieter background. Same effective mass as the MK VII //U2 so it retains the same adjustability; clearly more transparent sounding. Tracking errors have been reduced dramatically (as much as 27 degrees).