SME Model 30/12 Turntable
One of the finest turntables in the world at any price, the SME 30/12 has won high praise from reviewers around the world.
Created as a companion and to compliment the Series V12 tonearm, the Model 30/12 precision turntable enjoys all the features associated with the Model 30/2 precision turntable, but adding greater mass with a suitably upgraded suspension system. The suspension now provides 60 purpose moulded ‘O’ rings supporting the sub-chassis, which has been increased in thickness by some 16%, on one hundred and twenty strands of rubber. The main chassis has received similar attention but in this case the thickness has been increased by 19%. Small differences but necessary to afford the increased rigidity required to ensure acoustic neutrality.
The unique suspension system of the Model 30/12, however has no sonic footprint, it hangs the sub-chassis 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, should this ever be necessary, even while a record is playing! The illustration shows how this design also places the centre of gravity where it will give natural stability with minimal sensitivity to external influences, contrasted with a conventional arrangement.
The Model 30/12 is available in the following formats:
MODEL 30/12: Equipped for but not including a pick-up arm.
MODEL 30/12A: As above but complete with a matching SME Series V-12 precision pick-up arm.
“…exhibiting nothing but sane engineering and producing sound that’s impossible to fault, the SME Model 30/12 is, in today’s context, a bargain.”
“This turntable, by some considerable margin, defines the current state of the art in mechanical performance…”
Hi-Fi News Outstanding Product Award