After Many Years Of Being The Foremost
Restorers Of SME 3012 & 3009 Vintage Tonearms
We Have Been Sanctioned & Recognized
By SME In England As Such.
We Are Very Proud To Announce That We
Have Been Appointed The Exclusive North America Distributor
New SME M2 Line Of Tonearms.
These Are Superb Quality Tonearms Priced
At Real World Prices For Today's Market Place.
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For All Pricing Details
For A Limited
Time We Will be Offering Heavily Discounted Introductory
Pricing On These Superb Arms.
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Before The Prices Go Up !
M2 Tonearm - 9" 10" and 12"
The Series M2 line embraces three models.
The M2-9, M2-10 and M2-12, offering
pivot to stylus dimensions covering virtually all
These arms offer at a 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.
All M2 arms are equipped to receive an accessory
fluid damper FD-M2.
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.
Series M2-9 is the standard arm having a pivot to
stylus dimension of233.2 mm (9.18”) and will
therefore be the one most frequently used. Typical
effective mass 9.5 grams.
Series M2-10 is identical except that the pivot
to stylus dimension is 239.3 mm (9.42”) a difference
that suits the layout of some decks. Typical effective
mass 9.6 grams.
Series M2-12 has a pivot to stylus dimension of 308.8
mm (12.16”). Distortion caused by lateral tracking
error is at least 25% less than with a nine inch arm.
However effective mass will be typically 12.0 grams.
Also, a turntable designed for 12-inch arms must be
These internally damped tonearms 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
The M2 headshell is pressure die-cast of 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.
The normal slow passage of the arm across the record
is unaffected but influences which would tend to produce
overly 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.
•1.0 gram per revolution tungsten weight sub-graduated
to 0.25 gram moving on a precision screw with backlash
•1220mm (48”) D501 balanced audio lead.
Of the finest quality with satin chrome finish
•Fluid damped lift & lower control
•Geometry optimized for Ø300mm (12”)
•Low friction, fully shielded races for both
•Phono plugs and other contacts heavily gold
•Pressure die-cast magnesium headshell with
•Sliding base for tracking adjustment
•Thin-walled stainless steel tonearm with internal
•Thumb wheel height adjustment
•Traditional pattern anti-skate
The The Model M2-12R precision pick-up arm is an
extension of the Series M2 range offering optimum
cartridge choice with minimal tracking error and harmonic
distortion associated with a 12 inch arm.
Providing classic looks and meticulous build quality.
This arm offers all the most important features,
traditional 'J' shaped tone-arm, detachable S2-R aluminum
headshell with azimuth adjustment, two stage tungsten
counterbalance system, superb quality ball race bearings
and a level of rigidity to suit all types of cartridge.
•The 12in construction with thin walled stainless
steel tone-arm takes advantage of the reduction in
maximum tracking error/distortion afforded by the
greater arm length when compared with 9in models.
•S2-R Aluminum shell detachable and interchangeable
without disturbing cartridge or wiring.
•Double draw-in pin bayonet fitting design ensures
a rigid junction with the tone-arm.
•Unique headshell to tone-arm coupling readily
allows cartridge azimuth adjustment.
•Internal constrained layer damps minute residual
vibrations making tone-arm acoustically inert.
•Stainless steel cross shaft, ground and thread
ground. Carried in a substantial yoke on 10mm precision
•Stainless steel vertical shaft, ground and
thread ground, with integral 16mm diameter flange
to couple shaft and yoke.
•23mm diameter steel pillar, heat treated, ground
and honed, carries two 17mm precision ball races,
widely spaced to resist tilt.
•Anti-skate control operates through Anti-Skate
weight and filament, adjustable up to 5g VTF.
•Lowering & raising control gives smooth
positive action. Height of lift can be adjusted.
•Thumb wheel (Vertical tracking angle VTA) height
•Bed plate affords +/- 12.0mm movement to facilitate
(Horizontal tracking angle HTA) adjustment.
•Base slides on bed plate for horizontal tracking
adjustment with double null-point protractor.
•Tungsten-alloy balance weight inserts allow
maximum center of gravity shift to balance a greater
range of cartridges up to 38g in S2-R headshell and
direct plug-in heads up to 46g.
•Precise vertical tracking force up to 5g applied
in 0,5g increments via rider weight and graduated
•Fluid damper FD-M2 is available as an optional
•Alignment protractor designed to provide HTA
settings with the greatest accuracy.
•Internal wiring in LCOFC.
•Balanced Hybrid Cable 1.2M audio lead with
gold plated phono plugs.