Speeds: 33.3, 45 and 78 rpm
Dimensions (WDH): 370 x 250 x 161mm
Packaging (WDH): 745 x 405 x 240mm
Net weight w/PS: 16kg (38lb)
Shipping weight: 18.25kg (55lb)
Effective mass: 9.5g
Cartridge balance range: 6-17g
Vertical tracking force: 0-3g
SME Model 10 turntable is precision engineered to standards providing reliability and freedom from critical adjustments. Build integrity, sophisticated electronics and vibration free moving parts allow the full capabilities on any sound system to be fully explored.
The designer’s aim was to achieve a more affordable product, preserving as much as possible of the performance and engineering excellence found in the celebrated Model 30/2 dubbed ‘the best turntable of all time’.
It boasts a fully machined extensionally damped platter, diamond turned top surface with a fine scroll finish for optimal record interface. The large diameter reflex record clamp ensures largest possible platter/record contact.
Model 10 weighs more than 15kg (33lb) but is only Ø304mm, meeting all the requirements of high-density construction on which freedom from colouration depends. It is supported on three large polymer isolators within adjustable feet allowing quick easy levelling.
A cruciform sub-chassis carried on the three polymer loaded towers lends to a novel design which affords impressive isolation without float.
Model 10 Pick-up Arm
You can choose to add on the Model 10 precision pick-up tonearm to go with this turntable derived from the popular Series 300 Model 309 to get the most out of your turntable. The tonearm has special features including a simplified arm base assembly specially designed for the Model 10 turntable.
Tracking adjustment is combined with absolute rigidity and the armtube is constructed from one piece pressure die cast magnesium. The detachable magnesium headshell enables azimuth adjustment.
SME Model 10 is supplied with a polished stainless steel stylus guard as well as a soft dust cover to accommodate the turntable and arm when not in use.