A used, late model TNT would be my pick over a Super Scoutmaster or Aries.
There's just nothing as cool in the VPI line as the huge TNT.
The SS can be likened to a dressed up Golf GTI, whereas the TNT is a Porsche 911.
Nothing wrong with the JMW arm either !
The Graham is an excellent match and was a common sight on TNTs before VPI launched their own arm.
Incidentally, there's a TNT with Graham 1.5 on Audiogon right now, is that the one you're looking at ?
It looks a bit rough in the photos and there's no indication as to which version it is but at $2900 is well priced.
A new SS is about $5000 with JMW 9 arm. http://cls.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl? ... 1176473682
For that much cash you could get a used TNT 5 Hot Rod or Aries 3.
You are right about the lack of original TNT reviews.
A brief Google found nothing of interest except:
TNT Jrhttp://www.audaud.com/audaud/JAN-FEB04/ ... comp1.html
TNT Hot Rodhttp://www.hifiplus.com/t-rev10-1.html
TNT 3http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/frr.p ... &read&3&4&
And a whole jumble of TNT related stuff at Audio Asylumhttp://db.audioasylum.com/cgi/search.mp ... xt=vpi+tnt