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SME Series M2/12R 12" Tonearm

  code:SMEM2/12R
£2,060.40 (FREE UK Delivery)
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The The Model M2-12R precision pick-up arm is an extension of SME's 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.

Product Details:

  • 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 ball races
  • 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
  • Thumbwheel (Vertical tracking angle VTA) height adjustment
  • Bedplate affords +/- 12.0mm movement to facilitate (Horizontal tracking angle HTA) adjustment
  • Base slides on bedplate for horizontal tracking adjustment with double null-point protractor
  • Tungsten-alloy balance weight inserts allow maximum centre 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 wayrod
  • Alignment protractor designed to provide HTA settings with the greatest accuracy
  • Internal wiring in silver litz
  • Balanced Hybrid Cable 1.2M audio lead with gold plated phono plugs

Technical Specifications:

  • Distance from pivot to stylus: 308.81mm
  • Distance from pivot to turntable centre: 295.60mm
  • Cartridge fixing centres: 12.70mm
  • Offset angle: 17.62°
  • Linear offset: 93.47mm
  • Overhang: 13.21mm
  • Height above mounting surface: max. 87.0mm / min. 63.0mm
  • Mounting surface to underside of headshell: max. 69.75mm / min. 45.75mm
  • Depth below mounting surface: 46.0mm
  • Balance weight radial clearance: 85.0mm
  • Effective mass: 18.0g
  • Cartridge balance range: Up to 38.0g (S2-R headshell) / Up to 46.0g (Plug-in heads)
  • Vertical tracking force VTF up to: 5.0g
  • Maximum tracking error: 0.01°/mm
  • Null points: Inner 66.04mm / Outer 120.90mm
  • Weight net: 834.0g
  • Audio lead: 1.2m balanced hybrid cable with gold plated connectors

We endeavour to despatch same day (for orders placed up to 2pm) on available stock items to the vast majority of UK mainland addresses. Please remember to check with us first for a physical stock check if next day delivery is important to you.

UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Free delivery also applies to the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland but may take a day or so longer. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We offer competitive rates which can be confirmed by email. Please just ask – we will need a full delivery address and telephone number. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail Small Packets Airmail with International Tracked and/or Signed depending on value of item and availability of the service. Larger International shipments are sent by insured and tracked services using DPD, DHL or UPS. If there are any delays due to specific customs regulations, etc, you will be contacted by Turntableworld or by the courier with a request for any further information required. Customs duties do not apply for shipments into any EU country (for a full list please refer to the EU Country List). Customs duties can apply for countries outside of the EU. Customers in these countries are responsible for all taxes and duties incurred when the items enter their country.

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