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SME Model 30/2 Turntable


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This flagship SME is best sounding turntable we've ever heard, a true reference solution for vinyl replay. Generous part exchanges available - please contact us with a list of your equipment.

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Tech Specs

- Dimensions: 450 x 350 x 220mm
- Packing: Wood case + internal fitments
- Net weight with power supply: 42kg
- Shipping weight: 58kg approximately

Product Description

SME Model 30/2 is a distinguished turntable with an immaculate build stemming from mechanisms and standards that make SME a synonym for engineering excellence. Available with or without a matching SME V-GPD tonearm, there is no fiddly adjustments or set-up procedures. Model 30/2 provides analogue collectors the key to lasting acoustic pleasure.

Model V Tonearm

With over 35 years experience in building pick-up arms, SME has applied their accumulated design and engineering knowledge to the Model 30/2 precision turntable made to compliment the revered SME Series V tonearm. Like the tonearm, Model 30/2 allows LP sound to be reassessed through sonic considerations and premium-quality equipment. Detail, resolution and realism are hugely augmented with a dynamic range that does justice to the original recording.

Flagship Design

The sub-chassis is constructed from 19mm aluminium alloy and weighs around 17kg while the base and supporting pillars adds an extra 16kg. The large mass and sturdiness enable unadultered reproduction facilitated by proficient extensional hampering of both to reduce the amplitude and length of vibrational modes.

Metal support springs may add significantly to colouration. 30/2 features a unique suspension free from sonic footprint as it suspends the sub-chassis on 96 strands of rubber forming 48 purpose moulded circular rings. An innovative anchorage technique allows instant removal or replacement if necessary, even during record playback. 4 fluid dampers, distributed in each of the supporting columns, govern the sub-chassis motion while integrated locks at each corner, enable secure suspension that is automatically sealed.

Precision Engineering

The moving parts are paramount to the success of a fine turntable. The spindle chosen is 170.5mm long and 19mm diameter. The huge sealed housing and separately fitted sintered bronze spindle bearings are also greatly proportioned to ensure the 7kg platter is efficiently supported. Excellent dynamics and pitch evenness result from the well thought out design and execution of components.

A significant reflex clamp provides optimum contact to the platter even with severe record warp. Dowels enable precise positioning so the arm mount can be instantly exchanged if multiple arms are in use.

Quest for Perfection

Its fair to say the engineering of Model 30/2 is unique in a turntable. In seeking perfection, every part down to the stainless steel motor pulley received much attention. Focused on belt centrality within +/-2.5 microns, it is steadied to the accurately earthed tungsten steel beam with dual screws for consistent rotational balance. The drive is conveyed via a ground rubber belt to a 209mm sub-platter.

Package Includes

- Height Setting Gauge
- 300mm Stroboscopic Disc
- Reflex Record Clamp
- Record Spindle Washer
- Soft Cover
- Operating Instruction Manual

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