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SME

Series IV

The Series IV precision pick-up arm owes much to the technology developed for the acclaimed Series V.

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£3,550.00

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The Series IV precision pick-up arm owes much to the technology developed for the acclaimed Series V.

  • Unique one-piece pressure die-cast tone-arm utilising the advantages of magnesium, replaces conventional fabricated construction.
  • Internal constrained layer damps minute residual vibration leaving the tone-arm acoustically inert.
  • Fine machined cartridge platform, enamel free to avoid interface resonance.
  • Stainless steel cross shaft, ground and thread ground. Carried in massive yoke on 10mm ABEC 3 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 ABEC 7 ball races, widely spaced to resist tilt.
  • Anti-skate control operates through tension spring and filarnent. Dial corresponds with VTF and haspositive 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 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. Adjustment leadscrew journalled in twin ball races with lever clamping.
  • 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)
  • New design alignment protractor sets HTA with great accuracy.
Specifications:
  • Effective Mass: 10.0/11.0g
  • Cartridge Balance Range: 5-16g
  • Vertical Tracking Force: 0-3.0g (30nM)
  • Maximum Tracking Error: 0.012 (degrees per mm)
  • Nullpoints Inner: 66.04mm
  • Nullpoints Outer: 120.9mm
  • Audio Lead Length: 1.2m
  • Audio Lead Capacitance: 140.0pF per channe
  • Audio lead Resistance: 0.145 ohms per conductor
  • Internal Wiring Capacitance: 150.0pF per channel 
  • Internal Wiring Resistance: 0.535 ohms per channel
  • Output Plug and Socket: DIN 5-pole 240 (degrees)
  • Weight, Net: 700.0g 

Although presented at a lower price it retains the unique one-piece magnesium tone-arm, dual-lock base and other advanced features listed.

The Series IV is a worthy relative of 'the best pick-up arm in the world' with a sonic performance reflecting the care and attention to detail underlying its design and manufacture.

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.