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SME Series M2 Tonearm - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£1,350.00

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SME Series M2 tonearmThe 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. All M2 arms are equipped to receive an accessory fluid damper FD-M2. These precision pick-up arms embody well tried SME principles and aresuited to a broad range of cartridges including those of medium and low compliance. Series M2-9 is the standard arm having a pivot-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-stylus dimension is 239.3 mm (9.42”) a difference that suits the layout of some decks....
SME Series M2 tonearmThe Series M2 embraces three models the M2-9, M2-10 and M2-12 offering pivot-stylus dimensions covering virtually all...
SME Series M2-12R Tonearm - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£2,049.00

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The The Model M2-12R precision pick-up arm is an extension of our popular 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 aluminium 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...
The The Model M2-12R precision pick-up arm is an extension of our popular Series M2 range offering optimum cartridge choice...
SME300 Model 309 tonearm - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£2,148.00

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TThe Series 300 broadens the application of SME technology. Although the unique one-piece magnesium tone-arm is used for the Series 300 Model 309, advanced metal techniques produce a fabricated arm of exceptional stiffness for the Series 300 Model 310 and 312 arms thus allowing a choice of three arm lengths to suit all decks. The detachable magnesium headshell has a new style coupling, providing the convenience of rapid cartridge interchange without loss of rigidity. Our designers can be justly proud of these models which offer a performance and manufacturing excellence unmatched by many more expensive models.
TThe Series 300 broadens the application of SME technology. Although the unique one-piece magnesium tone-arm is used for the Series...
SME IV Tonearm - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£2,949.00

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The Series IV precision pick-up arm owes much to the technology developed for the acclaimed Series V. Although presented at a lower price it retains the unique one-piece magnesium tone-arm, dual-lock base and other advanced features listed. The Series IV is a worthy relative of 'the best pick-up arm in the world' with a sonic performance reflecting the care and attention to detail underlying its design and manufacture.
The Series IV precision pick-up arm owes much to the technology developed for the acclaimed Series V. Although presented at...
SME Model 10 Turntable - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£4,349.00

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The SME Model 10 precision turntable is built to exacting engineering 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; a more affordable product, preserving as much as possible of the performance and engineering excellence found in the celebrated Model 30/2 ‘the best turntable of all time’. The Model 10 weighs more than 15kg (33lb) but is only Ø304mm, thus meeting all the requirements of high density construction on which freedom from colouration depends. The turntable is supported on three large polymer isolators within adjustable feet allowing quick and easy levelling. A cruciform sub-chassis carried on three polymer loaded towers. A novel design which affords impressive isolation without float. Fully machined extensionally damped platter, diamond turned top surface with a fine scroll finish for optimal record interface....
The SME Model 10 precision turntable is built to exacting engineering standards providing reliability and freedom from critical adjustments. Build...
SME V Tonearm - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£4,544.00

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SME engineers, recognising the potential of the latest complementary equipment, accepted the challenge to design and build a pick-up arm which unlike others in existence would make no detectable sound contribution of its own. The work took almost four years and the measure of its success is the acceptance of the Series V precision pick-up arm by technical experts and users as one of the world's truly great audio products.Series V sound has an almost startling dynamic range and neutrality enabling high levels to be enjoyed. It escapes the 'LP' sound and demonstrates that structural resonances in pick-up arms are responsible for much that makes vinyl records readily discernible from master tapes. The functioning of a pick-up arm appears simple but is in fact very complex. All cartridges employ relative motion between armature and stator portions of a generating system to produce the signal output. Reproduction can only be true...
SME engineers, recognising the potential of the latest complementary equipment, accepted the challenge to design and build a pick-up arm...
SME Series V-12 Tonearm - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£7,899.00

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Magnesium Tone-armBased on the multi-award winning Series V pick-up arm, 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 pick-up arm. The 12 inch tone-arm is pressure die-cast in magnesium complete with an Integrated headshell to eliminate tone-arm resonances in the audio spectrum and offers a 27% reduction in maximum angular error distortion over 9 inch models. Listening: the benefits of minimal tracking error and harmonic distortion are clearly revealed.     The 12in pressure die-cast tone-arm utilises the advantages of magnesium and exploits the reduction in maximum tracking error/distortion afforded by the greater arm length when compared with 9in models. Internal constrained layer damps minute residual vibration...
Magnesium Tone-armBased on the multi-award winning Series V pick-up arm, the Series V-12 incorporates the same design and engineering that...
SME Model 15 Turntable - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£7,900.00

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The Model 15 could be described as "the ultimate in recovery vehicles", allowing the cartridge to retrieve the last nth of recorded material whether digital or analogue, from the vinyl disc and thus approaches the ultimate in perfection. Receiving its inspiration from the superb Model 10 precision turntable the Model 15 seeks to emulate the excellence of our Models 20/3/& 30/2 turntable whilst retaining the more compact footprint preferred by many of our enthusiasts. The Model 15 has been designed with the same attention to detail combined with simplicity of operation that has come to be expected from all SME products. Its superb performance together with laid back styling make it a glamorous addition to your sound system that will astound and amaze listeners for many years to come. The model 15 sub-chassis is suspended on thirty purpose moulded 'O' rings and weighs, together with the platter, more than 11.0Kgs...
The Model 15 could be described as "the ultimate in recovery vehicles", allowing the cartridge to retrieve the last nth...
SME Model 20/3 Turntable - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£8,450.00

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This finely engineered precision turntable is built to the same exacting standard and incorporates many design features originated for the Model 20/12. Massive construction, extensional damping of major surfaces and lack of vibration from moving parts ensures exceptional detail, resolution and uncoloured performance. A turntable should address the problems of extraneous vibrations. These emanate from numerous sources including air and structural vibration from loudspeakers, groove modulation, stray electrical fields and mechanical imperfections in moving parts. In the Model 20/3, superb instrument quality machining is allied with fundamental physics. The higher the mass and stiffness of a body the less it will flex and vibrate; the duration of a vibration can be shortened by suitable damping. Model 20/3 weighs approximately 28.6Kg (63lb), significant in  relation to its size because it is density that matters. For example, the same weight of metal spread over a large enough area would be aluminium foil!...
This finely engineered precision turntable is built to the same exacting standard and incorporates many design features originated for the...
SME Model 20/12 - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£14,999.00

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A larger and more massive version of our well known Model 20/2. It will accept nine, ten and twelve-inch arms but is especially directed at the exciting Model 312S. This offers a performance some 27% better than a nine-inch arm in respect of angular error distortion. The wand and headshell are pressure die-cast in magnesium and are 27g lighter than they would be in aluminium. Probably the stiffest and lightest twelve-inch arms ever made these dual problems are at last addressed and on listening, the benefits of minimal tracking error and harmonic distortion are clearly revealed. A turntable should address the problems of extraneous vibrations. These emanate from numerous sources including air and structural vibration from loudspeakers, groove modulation, stray electrical fields and mechanical imperfections in moving parts. In the Model 20/12, superb instrument quality machining is allied with fundamental physics. The higher the mass and stiffness of a body...
A larger and more massive version of our well known Model 20/2. It will accept nine, ten and twelve-inch arms...
SME Model 30/2 - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£22,750.00

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With its many original design features the Model 30/2 is a unique turntable. There are no critical adjustments or setting up procedures. Its immaculate construction and finish stem from facilities and uncompromising quality control which have made SME a byword for engineering excellence. Judged by Germany’s AUDIO 'the best turntable of all time' the Model 30/2 can be for the fortunate owner of an analogue collection the key to lasting musical enjoyment. SME have built pick-up arms for more than thirty-five years and the design and engineering experience gained has been applied in the Model 30/2, a precision turntable created to compliment the SME Series V regarded by many as: 'the best pick-up arm in the world'. In common with this arm the design of the Model 30/2 takes special account of sonic considerations and with equipment of comparable quality can provide a listening experience that allows L.P. sound to...
With its many original design features the Model 30/2 is a unique turntable. There are no critical adjustments or setting...
SME Model 30/12 Turntable - Kronos AV - Interest Free Credit 0% - FREE Shipping
£29,600.00

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A larger version of our well known Model 30/2, it will accept nine, ten and twelve inch arms but is especially directed at the exciting Series V-12. This offers performance 27% better than a nine inch arm in respect of angular error distortion. Its immaculate construction and finish stem from facilities and uncompromising quality control which have made the name SME a byword for engineering excellence.Created as a companion and to compliment the Series V~12, the Model 30/12 precision turntable enjoys all of the features associated the Model 30/2 precision turntable. The differences are merely ones of scale. The suspension now provides 60 purpose moulded ‘O’ rings supporting the sub-chassis, which has been increased in thickness by some 16%, on one hundred and twenty strands of rubber. The main chassis has received similar attention but in this case the thickness has been increased by 19%. Small differences but necessary to...
A larger version of our well known Model 30/2, it will accept nine, ten and twelve inch arms but is...