SME M2-R Tonearm
M2-9R The Model M2-9R precision pick up arm developed, by popular demand, from the Model M2-12R offers the design and engineering excellence associated with SME Ltd in a more compact package. As a member of the M2 family this arm is built by enthusiasts for enthusiasts and among its extensive features are included: Vertical and horizontal tracking adjustment, Tungsten balance weights housed in satin chromed brass sleeves. Double draw-pin detachable head shell with azimuth adjustment and height adjustment by thumb wheel enabling its use with wide range of both cartridges and turntables. M2-12R The Model M2-12R precision pick-up arm is an extension of our 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.
I adopt a high-strength stainless steel pipe arm with about three times the aluminum alloy of the strength. By applying the anti-vibration treatment to further inside, thoroughly eliminate the occurrence of resonance. Beautiful design with high-quality satin chrome finish that inherits the functional beauty of the 3000 series. I adopt a high precision bearing system with a reputation in the tone arm 300 Series Ⅴ ~ Series in the vertical bearing. To maintain smooth movement without being affected by external vibration. Adopt an easy dial-elevation mechanism of height adjustment. It is attached SME genuine head shell the “S2-R”. Others, I corresponds to the universal shell on the market. High-density tungsten – the adoption of alloy balance weight, and supports a wide range of cartridge its own weight while minimizing the change in the moment of inertia. (Corresponding to the cartridge up to 46g including 38g / head shell own weight S2-R shell is used) The LC-OFC lead employed in pipe routing. Gold-plated terminal, 1.2m balanced phono cable included. By attachment of the (FDM2) Fluid damper of options, it is possible to suppress the resonance more effectively, it will enable low-frequency reproduction and dynamic clear. The adoption of 9 inches arm, I was enabled mounting on turntable many at home and abroad. The common use of the basic design, such as the alignment of each part and slide the base of the tradition, 3009 series, 3009R series, of course, I play compatibility with SME made nine inches tone arm of all Series V / IV, and Series 300 .
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. Fluid damper FD-M2 is available as an optional extra. Alignment protractor designed to provide HTA settings with the greatest accuracy. Internal wiring in LCOFC. Balanced Hybrid Cable 1.2M audio lead with gold plated phono plugs.