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SME Series M2 Tonearm

  code:SMEM2
From £1,369.20 (FREE UK Delivery)
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The 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.
 
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-stylus dimension of 233.2 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. Typical effective mass 9.6 grams.
 
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 inch arm. However effective mass will be typically 12.0 grams. Also, a turntable designed for 12-inch arms must be selected.
 
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.
 
The M2 shell is pressure die-cast in magnesium for lightness and rigidity.
 
A collet of ingenious design affords 'one-piece' rigidity and allows azimuth correction to be made before final tightening.
 
Technical Specifications:
  • 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
  • Geometry optimised for Ø300mm (12") LPs
  • Low friction, fully shielded races for both axes
  • Phono plugs and other contacts heavily gold plated
  • Pressure die-cast magnesium headshell with unique collet
  • Sliding base for tracking adjustment
  • Thin-walled stainless steel tonearm with internal damping
  • Thumbwheel height adjustment
  • Traditional pattern anti-skate
Series M2 Dimensions:
 
Series M2-9:
  • Distance from pivot to stylus: 232.20mm
  • Distance from pivot to turntable centre: 215.40mm
  • Cartridge fixing centres: 12.70mm
  • Overhang: 17.80mm
  • Height above mounting surface: 87.0mm max / 63.0mm min
  • Height of record surface above mounting surface: 67.40mm max / 43.40mm min
  • Depth below mounting surface: 46.0mm
  • Radial clearance for balance weight: 51.0mm
  • + - Tracking adjustment: 12.70mm
Series M2-10:
  • Distance from pivot to stylus: 239.30mm
  • Distance from pivot to turntable centre: 222.0mm
  • Cartridge fixing centres: 12.70mm
  • Overhang: 17.30mm
  • Height above mounting surface: 87.0mm max / 63.0mm min
  • Height of record surface above mounting surface: 67.40mm max / 43.40mm min
  • Depth below mounting surface: 46.0mm
  • Radial clearance for balance weight: 51.0mm
  • + - Tracking adjustment: 12.70mm
Series M2-12:
  • Distance from pivot to stylus: 308.80mm
  • Distance from pivot to turntable centre: 295.60mm
  • Cartridge fixing centres: 12.70mm
  • Overhang: 13.21mm
  • Height above mounting surface: 87.0mm max / 63.0mm min
  • Height of record surface above mounting surface: 67.40mm max / 43.40mm min
  • Depth below mounting surface: 46.0mm
  • Radial clearance for balance weight: 51.0mm
  • + - Tracking adjustment: 12.70mm

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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