Alright thanks, just ordered the A7 now with Black Friday discount. It's strange, I ordered from the Australian website (I'm in NZ) where it says 8,000 - 15,000 RPM, however the US website says the A7 does 12000 - 18000 RPM. Hmmm....7,200 rpm for 5 minutes with a 12 needle cartridge. Is 8k really 8k though? It's hard to test that.