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To maintain the very high standards of quality all manufacturing and processing is carried out in house. Engineering commences with design and toolmaking through all aspects of production including CNC machining, pressure die-casting, injection moulding, metal finishing, electro-plating, anodising.
With the immense care taken in the design and manufacture of our components, an SME Turntable is the key to lasting musical enjoyment.

SME M2 Series Tonearm (9 / 12 inch)
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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.

Build

The M2 shell is pressure die-cast in magnesium for lightness and rigidity.

Series M2-9 is the standard arm having a pivot-stylus dimension of 233.2 mm (9.18”) and will therefore be the one most frequently used.

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.

Series M2-12 has a pivot-stylus dimension of 308.8 mm (12.16”). Distortion caused by lateral tracking error is at least 25% less than possible with a nine or inch arm. However effective mass will be typically 12.0 grams. Also, a turntable designed for 12-inch arms must be selected.

Damping

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.

Adjustments

A collet of ingenious design affords ‘one-piece’ rigidity and allows azimuth correction to be made before final tightening.

  • 1.0 gram per revolution tungsten weight sub-graduated 0.25 and 0.025 gram moving on a precision screw with backlash eliminator.
  • 220mm (48”) D501 balanced audio lead. Engineered in the best camera quality with satin chrome finish Fluid damped lift/lower control.
  • Low friction, fully shielded races for both axes.
  • Sliding base for tracking adjustment.
  • Thumbwheel height adjustment.
  • Traditional pattern anti-skate.
Series M2 Dimensions Series M2-9 Series M2-10 Series M2-12
A – Distance from pivot to stylus 232.20mm 239.30mm 308.80mm
B – Distance from pivot to turntable centre 215.40mm 222.0mm 295.60mm
C – Cartridge fixing centres 12.70mm 12.70mm 12.70mm
F – Overhang 17.80mm 17.30mm 13.21mm
G – Height above mounting surface 87.0mm max
63.0mm min
87.0mm max
63.0mm min
87.0mm max
63.0mm min
    *Note: Spacer P1, part no. 3823/IV is required when the turntable surface
is more than 41.30mm above the surface on which the arm is mounted
H – Height of record surface above mounting surface 67.40mm max
43.40mm min
67.40mm max
43.40mm min
67.40mm max
43.40mm min
J – Depth below mounting surface 46.0mm 46.0mm 46.0mm
K – Radial clearance for balance weight 51.0mm 51.0mm 51.0mm
+ – Tracking adjustment 12.70mm 12.70mm 12.70mm

We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.

There has been no changes to deliveries with Brexit. All deliveries to the UK mainland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are operating as normal. No VAT or charges are applicable. 

We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

Please always contact us before to make sure the product(s) are available

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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