The SME Model 15 is a new minimalist masterpiece turntable which replaces the critically acclaimed and highly popular SME Model 10 and includes design features inspired by the more expensive SME Model...
The SME Model 15 is a new minimalist masterpiece turntable which replaces the critically acclaimed and highly popular SME Model 10 and includes design features inspired by the more expensive SME Model 20/3 and SME Model 30/2 turntables.
Platter: Fully machined damped,
Surface: Diamond turned top
Finish: Fine Scroll
For: Optimal record interface
Clamp: Large diameter reflex
Speeds: 33.3, 45 and 78 rpm
Speed: Fine pitch adjustment
Stylus: Polished stainless steel
Dimensions: (WDH) 428 x 378 x 176 mm
Weight: 18.5 kg
Suspended on thirty purpose moulded 'O' rings, the SME model 15 sub-chassis and platter weighs more than 11Kg making it a high density construction on which freedom from colouration depends.
The suspension is adjustable through trimming screws in each column and when used with a gauge, it can give recommended settings or varied to suit individual requirements.
The central fluid damper disciplines the suspension while manipulating the sub-chassis motion to provide a resistive ground for acoustic signals, eliminating overshooting and giving almost zero 'Q' recovery.
Machined from aluminium alloy, the platter weighs over 4.6kg and is extensionally damped. The diamond-turned upper surface features a fine scroll and the finishing method disrupts a myriad of tiny fibres which interact with the underside of the record.
A significant clamp operating on the reflex principle increases platter contact to the largest possible and a considerable record warp is applied. The central spindle is 19mm and constructed from high chrome steel, ground super finished and supported in a sealed housing with separately fitted sintered bronze bearings that are needed to support the platter.
The Model 15 motor is built to the higest standards of silent running in a turntable. Driven by a 3-phase, brushless outrunner inductance motor with 8-pole Neodymium magnets and 3 integrated Hall position sensors, the electronic motor controller uses a high performance microporocessor that is optimised for motor control.
Closed loop speed control is implemented using a proportional plus algorithm while fine pitch speed adjustment allows you to tweak the selected speed at increments/decrements of +/- 0.01%. The speed ranges can be chosen from between 33.3, 45 & 78 RPM.
A soft dust cover is provided to accomodate the turntable and arm, when not in use. Mains voltages available are 90-110V, 105-125V and 220-240V 50/60Hz. Standard arm mountings suit all SME 9" and 10" arms.
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.