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SME Model 30/2

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As new 18 month old SME Model 30/2 turntable complete with case & all accessories. No arm however supplied with 2 arm-boards; standard SME and additional Kuzma-cut (Cost £800)

£26,250.00 £16,500.00

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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 be re-assessed. Detail, resolution, and neutrality are of a new order with a dynamic range that does justice to the original sound.

The laws of physics decree that the higher the mass and stiffness of a body the less it will flex and vibrate – and this is reflected throughout the Model 30/2. The sub-chassis is machined from 19mm thick aluminium alloy plate and weighs approximately 17kg while the base with its four supporting pillars adds a further 16kg. This offers the high mass and stiffness required for uncoloured reproduction further aided by efficient extensional damping of both components to reduce the amplitude and duration of their vibrational modes.

Brand: SME

Model Name/Number: Model 30/2

Price (RRP): £23000

Choice Hifi Price: £16500

Product Information:

Supplied with 2 Arm-boards; 1- Standard SME Cut, 2- Kuzma mount.

The turntable is driven by a 3 phase, brushless outrunner inductance motor with 8-pole Neodymium magnets and 3 integrated Hall position sensors.

The electronic controller uses a high performance microprocessor, optimised for motor control. Closed loop speed control is implemented using a proportional plus integral (PI) algorithm.

Fine pitch speed adjustment allows increments/decrements of +/-0.01% of selected speed.

Speed ranges: 33.3, 45 & 78 rpm.

This design incorporates a 4 layer surface mount technology pcb with on-board user adjustable speed variation control.

The Model 30/2 is available in two formats:

MODEL 30/2
Equipped for but not including SME precision pick-up arm.

Age: 18 months

Condition: 10/10

Voltage: 220/240/50Hz

Finish/Colour: Black

Packaging? Yes

Accessories? Yes

Item Location: In Stock

Status: Second Hand

Dimensions 5708473 cm