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SME Series V-12 Tonearm

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Brand SME

Tech Specs

Effective Mass: 12.0g
Cartridge Balance: 5-32g Range
Null Points Inner: 66.04mm
Null Points Outer: 120.90mm
Wiring: Ultra-flexible
Internal: Silver Litz
Audio Lead: Length 1.2m
Net Weight: 815g

Product Description

SME Series V-12 12" Tonearm is pressure die-cast in magnesium complete with an integrated headshell to eliminate tonearm resonances in the audio spectrum and offers a 27% reduction in maximum angular error distortion over 9" models.

Series V

Based on the multi-award winning Series V tonearm, the Series V-12 incorporates the same design and engineering that have made SME a byword for excellence. Coherent musical control is held over the entire frequency range in terms of tonal quality, stability and stereo imaging. Startling dynamic range, neutrality, structurally inert, the Series V-12 embodies every worthwhile feature in a tonearm.

Key Features

- Internal constrained layer damps minute residual vibration
- Fine machined cartridge platform, enamel free to avoid interface resonance
- Graduated VTF control applies upto 3x0.125g via resonance controlled spring
- Lowering/raising control gives smooth positive action. Height adjustable
- Subsonic lateral-mode damper can be instantly adjusted or cancelled
- Dual-lock base provides movement control with high rigidity
- Tungsten-alloy balance carried on 2-point suspension
- Extra-low inertia design assists warp riding
- Swivelling, damped output socket minimises subchassis vibration transmission
- Alignment protractor designed to provide HTA setting with greater accuracy

Customer Reviews

  • David Hurst

    4 Feb 2017

    A lovely tonearm period, having owned a standard 9 inch series V and a series iv also a Graham Phantom and a Triplaner I thought long and hard and take the plunge and purchase a brand new V-12 tonearm. I am totally delighted over the stunning sme v this is a very smooth and silky performer that just sounds so effortless. I did enjoy the graham phantom but overall found it slightly more hifi and brutal and the overall build quality does not come even close. The triplaner had a lovely soundstage and was extremely sweet but overall did not have the power and scale and again was no where as well built. So if your looking for a tonearm that is very pleasant sounding pretty much free of grain with with like build quality there is not much choice out there the V-12 is actually a bargain in the world of £10000 plus tonearms £5800 for that level of build and refinement is a small price to pay for something that as a overall package offers it all.
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