I've owned my Traveler for almost two months. I ordered it with the factory installed Grado Prestige Gold1 cartridge and a red plinth. I really like it. A lot! It's a competition killer at its price point. Made in the USA out of real materials, not mdf and plastic and with excellent workmanship.
I've always enjoyed the Grado "house sound" and I'm very pleased with the Gold1/Traveler combination, but I've been wondering about how my Traveler would sound using a totally different breed of cartridge so if I can count on the UPS guy a Denon DL-103 cartridge and its companion AU-300LC step-up transformer should be in my possession by this afternoon. There's not much info on the Traveler gimbal tonearm available, but from what I can see it appears to be a medium mass design and while it might not be "ideal" for a low compliance cartridge like the DL-103 I'm going to give it a try. Installation shouldn't be a problem, especially since the entire arm assembly easily detaches from the 'table simply by unplugging the tonearm wiring connector and loosening the setscrew holding the arm assembly to the plinth. VTA setting is a snap with the large thumbscrew on the threaded arm base right there in front of you allowing seemingly infinite adjustment.
Well, hopefully I'll have the DL-103 installed soon and once I've got the break-in out of the way I'll be back here to post the results.
VPI Traveler, Denon DL-103r, Denon AU300-LC SUT, EAR 834P MM, Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum (KT120's) integrated, Jolida JD100A tube CD player, Tekton Design M-Lore towers.