The AR benefitted from a lot of upgrading though, I don't think stock it was particularly good by modern standards. But the beginning system for thousands of people, particularly east coast college age people on the sixties was aAR table and speakers, and a Dynaco PAS and ST70. All these units had flaws but many of the flaws canceed each other out, and it was much better than the consoles their parents had. Making an excellent table with arm and cart for $500 retail would be possible but there need to be a lot more volume and a customer base that will buy a quality $500 table but not junk for that price. Most new vinyl buyers will buy record killing junk and retailers will vend it.