SME Series M2 12 is the 12" version and has a pivot-stylus dimension of 308.8mm (12.16”), this greater arm length facilitates in the reduction of maximum tracking error and distortion.
The Series M2 embraces three models the M2-9, M2-10 and M2-12 offering pivot-stylus dimensions covering virtually all turntable requirements. These arms offer at reasonable cost, meticulous build quality with all the most important features including lightweight stainless steel tonearm, detachable magnesium headshell with azimuth adjustment, tungsten balance weight, superb quality ball race bearings etc and a level of stiffness and rigidity to suit all types of cartridge. These precision pick-up arms embody well tried SME principles and are suited to a broad range of cartridges including those of medium and low compliance.
The internally damped tonearm of highly polished stainless steel provides sparkling uncoloured reproduction. A unique single element balance system caters for cartridges weighing 5 to 12 grams. After balancing tracking force is applied by forward movement of the weight ensuring the lowest system inertia. The weight moves on a precision screw thread with backlash eliminator allowing exact setting of vertical tracking force. The M2 shell is pressure die-cast in magnesium for lightness and rigidity. A collet of ingenious design affords ‘one-piece’ rigidity and allows azimuth correction to be made before final tightening.
A fluid damper FD-M2 is an optional accessory which all three models can receive. The normal slow passage of the arm across the record is unaffected but influences which would tend to produce over-rapid motion are resisted by the flow characteristic of the fluid. It’s use is recommended with very low compliance cartridges or where there is a problem with external vibration such as a springing floor.
- 1g per revolution tungsten weight sub-graduated 0.25/0.025g
- Moving on a precision screw with backlash eliminator
- Fluid damped lift/lower control
- Low friction, fully shielded races for both axes
- Phono plugs and other contacts heavily gold plated
- Pressure die-cast magnesium headshell with unique collet
- Sliding base for tracking adjustment
- Thumbwheel height adjustment
- Traditional pattern anti-skate