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Model 312-S

The Model 312S precision pick-up arm is an extension of the popular Series 300 range designed with maximising performance and ease of use in mind.

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£3,950.00

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The Model 312S precision pick-up arm is an extension of the popular Series 300 range designed with maximising performance and ease of use in mind.

Features:

  • The 12in pressure die-cast magnesium construction takes advantage of the reduction in maximum tracking error/distortion afforded by the greater arm length when compared with 9in models.
  • Unique pressure die-cast magnesium shell detachable and interchangeable without disturbing cartridge or wiring.
  • Design of headshell clamping ensures a rigid junction with the tone-arm.
  • Internal constrained layer damps minute residual vibrations making tone-arm acoustically inert.
  • Stainless steel cross shaft, ground and thread ground. Carried in massive yoke on 10mm precision ball races. Axes at record mean level to minimise warp-wow.
  • Unique assembly gives high rigidity and allows bearings to be critically adjusted before the 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.
  • Anti-skate control operates through tension spring and filament. Dial calibrated to correspond 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.
  • Tungsten-alloy balance weight carried on 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.
  • Reference lines on tone-arm facilitate VTA setting.
  • Fine adjustment of horizontal tracking angle (HTA).
  • Alignment protractor designed to provide HTA setting with greater accuracy.
  • Cartridge leads and internal wiring in Silver litz.
  • Balanced Silver-hybrid audio lead with gold plated phono plugs
DIMENSIONS:
  • Distance from pivot to stylus: 308.80mm
  • Distance from pivot to turntable centre: 295.60mm
  • Cartridge fixing centres:12.70mm
  • Offset Angle: 17.28º
  • Linear Offset: 91.54mm
  • Overhang: 12.60mm
  • Height above mounting surface max. 87.90mm, min. 56.40mm
  • Height of record surface above mounting surface max. 55.90mm, min. `24.40mm
  • Depth below mounting surface 56.75mm
  • Radial clearance for balance weight 73.00mm
SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Effective Mass: 14.0g
  • Cartridge balance range: 7.0-19.0g
  • + One accessory weight - up to 24.5g
  • + Two accessory weight - up to 30.0g
  • Maximum tracking error: 0.009°/mm
  • Null points: Inner 63.62mm, Outer 119.46mm
  • Internal wiring: Ultra-flexible Silver litz
  • Audio lead: Length 1.2m
  • Weight net: 820.0g

It has a detachable magnesium headshell to provide the convenience of rapid cartridge interchange whilst maintaining a degree of rigidity normally only associated with arms of one piece design.

The 12 inch magnesium construction takes advantage of the reduction in Maximum tracking error/distortion afforded by the greater arm length when compared with 9 inch models.

SME

For serious audiophiles and vinyl lovers SME is the byword in excellence when it comes to pick-up arms. Arguably SME produce the finest precision turntable pick-up arms in the world both in terms of performance and construction. All manufacturing and processing is carried out in-house to ensure that the highest standards are maintained. Since 1959 SME has been designing, manufacturing and producing precision machined pick-up arms. Natural progression led them to create turntables as well which are produced using the same care, dedication and precision engineering. Such is their skill that they also have divisions producing precision parts for the aerospace, Formula 1 and medical sectors.

Famous the world over, SME are loved by audiophile and music enthusiasts who are looking for the best possible sound reproduction from their musical equipment. SME really are at the forefront of design and engineering and produce world beating turntables and pick-up arms.

Take a look at the SME products we have available below and order yours online today. Alternatively for more information or to discuss what products will produce the best sounding system for you get in touch with our knowledgeable team today on 01865 790 879.