Set in the heart of the Sussex countryside at the foot of the south downs SME the home of arguably the finest precision gramophone pick-up arms and turntables in the world. To own an SME product is to possess a jewel of near perfection in both performance and construction. To maintain the very high standards of quality all manufacture and processing is carried out 'in house'. Facilities commence with design and toolmaking through all aspects of manufacturing including CNC machining, pressure die-casting, injection moulding, metal finishing, electro-plating, anodising and many other processes.
An adjustable and removable magnesium headshell provides a combination of high performance and convenience in the Model 309 tonearm. Get the workmanship and performance of SME- ABEC-1 bearings, LC/OFC internal wire and tonearm cable, and static tracking force - at a more affordable price.
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.
Unique pressure die-cast magnesium shell detachable and interchangeable without disturbing cartridge or wiring.
New design clamping arrangement ensures rigid junction with tone-arm.