“Based on reliability, accuracy, quality, and price important but not as important, I am interested in advice.”
10Micron, AP Mach2, Paramount ME II
Absolute encoders make a big difference in performance and it’s just a question of how much weight you need to carry.
G8, Vixen SXD2/SXP, RST-135, Panther TTS-160
When you need portability, then it’s harder to get ultra high performance. The Vixen are very portable but still give decent performance as long as it’s within the load capacity. The RST is ultra light but does require guiding. Panther needs a field rotator but is also lightweight.
My bias is that if you can afford the MyT, you are better off saving up a bit more and getting the Mach2 since it’s in another level of performance.
If portability is a concern, getting something like the RST or Vixen will give you something easily transportable for when you need it.
The Vixen AXJ is good if you need portability.