SME Model 12A Turntable with 309 Tonearm

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SME Model 12A Turntable with 309 Tonearm

SME Model 12A Turntable with 309 Tonearm


Not available online, please call to order.
210-805-9927

SME Model 12A Turntable with 309 Tonearm


Not available online, please call to order.
210-805-9927


  • Description

    MY TAKE: Without question, SME is an icon in the industry. With a seventy-year tradition of perfection in design, engineering and manufacture, SME has always been considered the pinnacle of analog art and science. Arguments may rage between analog devotees concerning “the best” turntable and tonearms, SME owners sit back and enjoy the music! My highest recommendation. – Galen Carol

     

    This exciting entry-level turntable uses the unique styling of Synergy and comes complete with the highly acclaimed SME 309 tonearm and internal Crystal Cable wiring as standard with an option to upgrade to Series IV or V tonearms. The Model 12A is available in three paint finishes of traditional SME Black, Dark Grey and Dark Blue with contrasting detailing.

    • Natural, Open and Dynamic Sound
    • High Mass and Small Footprint
    • Close Tolerance Precision Bearing
    • Isolated Suspension
    • Precision Magnesium Tonearm
    • Crystal Cable Audio Lead and Internal Wiring
    • Based on the award-winning Synergy
    • Upgradeable options on tonearms

     

    Speed Control -

    The electronic control unit uses a high-performance microprocessor, optimized for motor control. Closed-loop speed control is implemented using a proportional plus integral (PI) algorithm. Speed ranges are 33.3, 45 & 78 rpm, with fine pitch speed adjustment allowing increments/decrements of +/-0.01% of the selected speed.

    The electronic control circuitry and power supply unit are housed in an external one-piece CNC machined case. This new design offers complete isolation and support and is the perfect environment for the electronics.  Speed selection controls are mounted on the front facia panel with LED indicators.


    Tonearm -

    The Model 12A comes equipped with an SME Model 309 one-piece magnesium tonearm that uses advanced metal techniques to produce an exceptionally rigid arm. With a detachable magnesium head-shell that features an advanced style coupling, the Series 309 tonearm offers the convenience of rapid cartridge interchange without any reduction when it comes to rigidity. Constrained layers within the tonearm work to dampen any minute residual vibrations through the SME Series 309 Tonearm, making it one of the most acoustically inert tonearms available on the market. Internal wiring is supplied by specialist high-end audio cable manufacturer Crystal Cable.


    Crystal Cable Wiring -

    The Model 12A is equipped with a premium grade signal cable from Crystal Cable which is installed inside the tonearm, connected to phono stage and coupled with the cartridge. Pure mono-crystal silver conductors in miniature format. Providing precious metal in its most pure version, lifting the musical performance to a higher level.

     

    REVIEWS:

    HiFi News: "This is a no-nonsense, compact, user-friendly package that will cut to the heart of the musical mix to reward with a sound that's taut, precise and highly detailed. Add the superlative build quality and you have a package that punches far above its weight when it comes to value for money. And while its new finish options may still lack the 'razzmatazz' of some rivals, many will want the deck for precisely this reason." - David Price



    Weights & Dimensions -

    Net weight: 25.9 kg (57 lbs)

    Shipping weight: 31 kg (68 lbs)

    Width 370.00 mm

    Depth 350.00 mm

    Height 178.00 mm

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SME Model 12A Turntable with 309 Tonearm


Not available online, please call to order.
210-805-9927


Description

MY TAKE: Without question, SME is an icon in the industry. With a seventy-year tradition of perfection in design, engineering and manufacture, SME has always been considered the pinnacle of analog art and science. Arguments may rage between analog devotees concerning “the best” turntable and tonearms, SME owners sit back and enjoy the music! My highest recommendation. – Galen Carol

 

This exciting entry-level turntable uses the unique styling of Synergy and comes complete with the highly acclaimed SME 309 tonearm and internal Crystal Cable wiring as standard with an option to upgrade to Series IV or V tonearms. The Model 12A is available in three paint finishes of traditional SME Black, Dark Grey and Dark Blue with contrasting detailing.

• Natural, Open and Dynamic Sound
• High Mass and Small Footprint
• Close Tolerance Precision Bearing
• Isolated Suspension
• Precision Magnesium Tonearm
• Crystal Cable Audio Lead and Internal Wiring
• Based on the award-winning Synergy
• Upgradeable options on tonearms

 

Speed Control -

The electronic control unit uses a high-performance microprocessor, optimized for motor control. Closed-loop speed control is implemented using a proportional plus integral (PI) algorithm. Speed ranges are 33.3, 45 & 78 rpm, with fine pitch speed adjustment allowing increments/decrements of +/-0.01% of the selected speed.

The electronic control circuitry and power supply unit are housed in an external one-piece CNC machined case. This new design offers complete isolation and support and is the perfect environment for the electronics.  Speed selection controls are mounted on the front facia panel with LED indicators.


Tonearm -

The Model 12A comes equipped with an SME Model 309 one-piece magnesium tonearm that uses advanced metal techniques to produce an exceptionally rigid arm. With a detachable magnesium head-shell that features an advanced style coupling, the Series 309 tonearm offers the convenience of rapid cartridge interchange without any reduction when it comes to rigidity. Constrained layers within the tonearm work to dampen any minute residual vibrations through the SME Series 309 Tonearm, making it one of the most acoustically inert tonearms available on the market. Internal wiring is supplied by specialist high-end audio cable manufacturer Crystal Cable.


Crystal Cable Wiring -

The Model 12A is equipped with a premium grade signal cable from Crystal Cable which is installed inside the tonearm, connected to phono stage and coupled with the cartridge. Pure mono-crystal silver conductors in miniature format. Providing precious metal in its most pure version, lifting the musical performance to a higher level.

 

REVIEWS:

HiFi News: "This is a no-nonsense, compact, user-friendly package that will cut to the heart of the musical mix to reward with a sound that's taut, precise and highly detailed. Add the superlative build quality and you have a package that punches far above its weight when it comes to value for money. And while its new finish options may still lack the 'razzmatazz' of some rivals, many will want the deck for precisely this reason." - David Price



Weights & Dimensions -

Net weight: 25.9 kg (57 lbs)

Shipping weight: 31 kg (68 lbs)

Width 370.00 mm

Depth 350.00 mm

Height 178.00 mm