The Model 12A has been designed for those who would prefer to select their own unique combination of phono stage and cartridge for a more personalised listening experience. This introductory model benefits from the finest materials and craftsmanship found throughout the entire SME turntable and tonearm range. Every component part has been precision engineered in-house to the strictest tolerances to contribute to an outstanding musical performance
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. 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
• Available in three colour variants
The electronic control unit uses a high-performance microprocessor, optimised 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.
SME have built pick-up arms since 1959 (60 years) and the design and engineering experience gained has been applied to 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’. Dowels ensure positional accuracy so that if more than one arm is in use the arm mounting plinth can be quickly interchanged. Designed to compliment the Series V GPD tonearm
No sonic footprint, the sub-chassis is hung on one hundred and twenty strands of rubber in the form of sixty purpose moulded ‘O’ rings. An ingenious method of anchorage allows them to be removed or replaced instantly.
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