SME Turntables

SME Model 20/12 Turntable

SME Model 20/12 Turntable
SME Turntables

SME Model 20/12 Turntable

£17,249.00

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SME Model 20/12 Turntable

The SME Model 20/12 Turntable is available for demonstration in our Hull store by request.

A larger and more massive version of our well known Model 20/2. It will accept nine, ten and twelve-inch arms but is especially directed at the exciting Model 312S. This offers a performance some 27% better than a nine-inch arm in respect of angular error distortion. The wand and headshell are pressure die-cast in magnesium and are 27g lighter than they would be in aluminium.

Probably the stiffest and lightest twelve-inch arms ever made these dual problems are at last addressed and on listening, the benefits of minimal tracking error and harmonic distortion are clearly revealed. A turntable should address the problems of extraneous vibrations. These emanate from numerous sources including air and structural vibration from loudspeakers, groove modulation, stray electrical fields and mechanical imperfections in moving parts.

In the Model 20/12, superb instrument quality machining is allied with fundamental physics. The higher the mass and stiffness of a body the less it will flex and vibrate; the duration of a vibration can be shortened by suitable damping.

Model 20/12 weighs approximately 33.5Kg (73.7lb), significant in relation to its size because it is density that matters. For example, the same weight of metal spread over a large enough area would be aluminium foil! The sub-chassis measures only 20 1/2” (520mm) by 14 3/4” (375mm) but weighs 8.0Kg (17.6lb). Its thickness, 5/8” (16mm) resists flexing at low frequencies whilst high frequency resonance is attenuated by efficient extensional damping.

Tonearms - 9, 10 and 12 inch arms, but designed to compliment SME'S very own Series 312S pick up arms.

Part Exchange Available

As you would expect from Fanthorpes hifi, we offer a generous part exchange against the SME Model 20/12 Turntable. If you have any hifi that you wish to use as part payment against the SME Model 20/12 Turntable then either call us on 01482 223096 or email us at shop@fanthorpes.co.uk and we will give you a price to change. This is a fantastic and hassle free way of making the SME Model 20/12 Turntable more affordable.

Finance Available - No Deposit Required*

Fanthorpes hifi can also offer buy now pay later on the SME Model 20/12 Turntable, allowing you to spread or defer your payments over a year. If you are interested in taking advantage of our payment terms on the SME Model 20/12 Turntable email shop@fanthorpes.co.uk or call us on 01482 223096 and we will email an application form to you

SME Model 20/12 Turntable Specification:

  • Speeds ranges: 33.3, 45 + 78 rpm
  • Packing: Substantial case.
  • Net weight with PS: 35.5kg (78lb)
  • Shipping Weight: 45.5kg (100lb)
  • Dimensions: 520 x 375 x 173.5mm

* No deposit required on in store purchases only. Minimum 10% deposit required for online applications on the SME Model 20/12 Turntable.

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SME Turntables At Fanthorpes

SME turntables are built by the Scale Model Equipment Company. The company was formed in 1946 by Alastair Robertson-Aikman to make models and detailed parts for the model engineering trade. However, in 1959 Alastair required a tonearm arm of his own and designed a prototype to critical acclaim, so in September of 1959 the company was re-branded to SME. Its first precision tonearm went into production comprising of individually machined components. The SME tonearms are seen as iconic within the industry.

Now with over 50 years experience of making tonearms SME still manufacture in house and are considered the leaders in making quality, precision tonearms and turntables.