SME Model 20/3 Turntable
This finely engineered precision turntable is built to the same exacting standard and incorporates many design features originated for the Model 20/12. Massive construction, extensional damping of major surfaces and lack of vibration from moving parts ensures exceptional detail, resolution and uncoloured performance.
Model 20/3 weighs approximately 28.6Kg (63lb), significant in relation to its size because it is density that matters. The sub-chassis measures only 440mm (17 5/16”) by 350mm (13 ¾”) but weighs 11Kg (24lb). Its thickness 16mm (5/8”) resists flexing at low frequencies whilst high frequency resonance is attenuated by efficient extensional damping.
The Model 20/3 has no sonic footprint. The sub-chassis is suspended on forty purpose moulded ‘O’ rings which ensure freedom from feedback. The method of anchorage allows the rings to be removed or replaced in a matter of moments, even whilst a record is playing. A large centrally placed damper disciplines sub-chassis movement.
The Model 20/3 is available in the following formats:
MODEL 20/3: equipped for but not including a pick-up arm.
MODEL 20/3A: As above but complete with a matching SME Series V precision pick-up arm.
“Each and every song sounded fresh, full, rich, as if it were a live performance… With no cuteness, no hyperbole, I must admit ‘When I Fall in Love’ aptly describes the first moment I heard the SME Model 20/3.”
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