SME Model 30/2 Turntable
Ex-demonstration 30/2 fitted with the SME V tonearm. Our own unit and in excellent condition. RRP £27,043.20.
Sharing much of the technology from the flagship 30/12, the 30/2 is a more compact turntable which still performs at the very highest levels achievable.
With its many original design features the Model 30/2 is a unique turntable. There are no critical adjustments or setting up procedures. Its immaculate construction and finish stem from facilities and uncompromising quality control which have made SME a byword for engineering excellence. Judged by Germany’s AUDIO ‘the best turntable of all time’ the Model 30/2 can be for the fortunate owner of an analogue collection the key to lasting musical enjoyment.
The laws of physics decree that the higher the mass and stiffness of a body the less it will flex and vibrate – and this is reflected throughout the Model 30/2. The sub-chassis is machined from 19mm thick aluminium alloy plate and weighs approximately 17kg while the base with its four supporting pillars adds a further 16kg. This offers the high mass and stiffness required for uncoloured reproduction further aided by efficient extensional damping of both components to reduce the amplitude and duration of their vibrational modes.
The Model 30/2 is available in the following formats:
MODEL 30/2: Equipped for but not including a pick-up arm.
MODEL 30/2A: As above but complete with a matching SME Series V precision pick-up arm.
“Everyone knows what a turntable does, but what are its sonic objectives? There are only two of significance—silence and stability.
I believe that no other turntable—ever—has performed these functions as successfully as the SME Model 30”
The Absolute Sound