SME Series 300-9 Tonearm

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SME Series 300-9 Tonearm

SME Series 300-9 Tonearm


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

SME Series 300-9 Tonearm


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


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    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

     

    SME S300-9 Tonearm -

    The Series 300 broadens the application of SME technology. A one piece magnesium tone arm, available as Model 309 and Model 310.

    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.

     

    Build -

    • Unique pressure die-cast magnesium shell detachable and interchangeable without disturbing cartridge or wiring.
    • New design clamping arrangement ensures rigid junction with tone-arm.
    • Stainless steel cross shaft, ground and thread ground. Carried in massive yoke on 10mm precision ball races. Axis at record mean level to minimise warp-wow.
    • Unique assembly gives high rigidity and allows bearings to be critically adjusted before tone-arm is fitted.
    • 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.
    • Internal wiring in silver litz

     

    Damping -

    • Internal constrained layer damps minute residual vibrations making tone-arm acoustically inert.
    • Tungsten-alloy balance weight carried on damped two-point suspension. Extra-low inertia design assists warp riding.
    • Underslung weight housing corrects centre of gravity and provides non reflective tone-arm termination.
    • Swivelling, damped output socket minimises vibration transmission in sub-chassis use.

     

    Adjustments -

    • Anti-skate control operates through tension spring and filament. Dial corresponds with VTF and has positive OFF position.
    • Lowering/raising control gives smooth positive action. Height of lift can be adjusted.
    • Dual-lock base provides movement control with high rigidity.
    • Reference lines on tone-arm facilitate VTA setting.
    • Fine adjustment of horizontal tracking angle (HTA).

     

    Specications -

    Series 300 Dimensions Model 309  
    A – Distance from pivot to stylus 232.32mm  
    B – Distance from pivot to turntable centre 215.35mm  
    C – Cartridge fixing centres 12.70mm  
    D – Offset angle 23.204°  
    E – Linear offset 91.54mm  
    F – Overhang 16.98mm  
    G – Height above mounting surface 87.90mm max
    56.40mm min
     
    H – Height of record surface above mounting surface 55.90mm max
    24.40mm min
     
    J – Depth below mounting surface 56.75mm  
    K – Radial clearance for balance weight 73.0mm  
    L – Clearance between cabinet lid and record surface, assuming cartridge height at 17.0mm 37.0mm

     

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SME Series 300-9 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

 

SME S300-9 Tonearm -

The Series 300 broadens the application of SME technology. A one piece magnesium tone arm, available as Model 309 and Model 310.

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.

 

Build -

  • Unique pressure die-cast magnesium shell detachable and interchangeable without disturbing cartridge or wiring.
  • New design clamping arrangement ensures rigid junction with tone-arm.
  • Stainless steel cross shaft, ground and thread ground. Carried in massive yoke on 10mm precision ball races. Axis at record mean level to minimise warp-wow.
  • Unique assembly gives high rigidity and allows bearings to be critically adjusted before tone-arm is fitted.
  • 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.
  • Internal wiring in silver litz

 

Damping -

  • Internal constrained layer damps minute residual vibrations making tone-arm acoustically inert.
  • Tungsten-alloy balance weight carried on damped two-point suspension. Extra-low inertia design assists warp riding.
  • Underslung weight housing corrects centre of gravity and provides non reflective tone-arm termination.
  • Swivelling, damped output socket minimises vibration transmission in sub-chassis use.

 

Adjustments -

  • Anti-skate control operates through tension spring and filament. Dial corresponds with VTF and has positive OFF position.
  • Lowering/raising control gives smooth positive action. Height of lift can be adjusted.
  • Dual-lock base provides movement control with high rigidity.
  • Reference lines on tone-arm facilitate VTA setting.
  • Fine adjustment of horizontal tracking angle (HTA).

 

Specications -

Series 300 Dimensions Model 309  
A – Distance from pivot to stylus 232.32mm  
B – Distance from pivot to turntable centre 215.35mm  
C – Cartridge fixing centres 12.70mm  
D – Offset angle 23.204°  
E – Linear offset 91.54mm  
F – Overhang 16.98mm  
G – Height above mounting surface 87.90mm max
56.40mm min
 
H – Height of record surface above mounting surface 55.90mm max
24.40mm min
 
J – Depth below mounting surface 56.75mm  
K – Radial clearance for balance weight 73.0mm  
L – Clearance between cabinet lid and record surface, assuming cartridge height at 17.0mm 37.0mm