SME was showing some of their finish options at the Tokyo International Audio Show: a V-12 tonearm with gold details, the red SME 10 turntable we saw at Munich and an SME 15 turntable with chrome details.
A traditional black SME 30/2A with a TechDAS cartridge was the source for the demo system when we visited. CH Precision electronics were driving Ocean Way Audio Monterey loudspeakers, bringing out every last grain of detail in a solo harpsichord piece.
Prize for the most expensive turntable we saw goes to the TechDAS Air Force One Premium. In case the turntable itself doesn’t look imposing enough, there are two large boxes on the rack below to run it: the Air Condenser/Air Charger unit and the Power Supply/Pump Unit. Unfortunately, it was only on static display so we did not get a chance to see how it sounded. We hope very good indeed.