SME Turntables

SME Synergy Turntable

SME Synergy Turntable
SME Turntables

SME Synergy Turntable



SME Synergy Turntable

The SME Synergy Turntable is available for demonstration in our Hull store by request.

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SME Synergy Turntable's design is compact, sleek, modern and instantly recognisable as SME. Incorporating precision engineered components, high attention to detail and the craftsmanship that SME is globally renowned for, above all Synergy delivers an extraordinary vinyl listening musical experience.Based on over 70 years of precision engineering and audio experience, the SME Synergy Turntable represents the first time that SME has offered an integrated turntable solution for its customers. Comprising of a completely new turntable design combined with the highly acclaimed SME Series IV tonearm, the Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti cartridge and a specially designed phono stage by NAGRA, all coupled with mono crystal silver wire by Crystal Cable, the SME Synergy is a fully integrated turntable unit that is factory configured requiring minimal user set-up.

Main Chassis

With a compact footprint, the SME Synergy Turntable's main chassis is precision machined from a solid billet of premium grade aerospace aluminium, ensuring an inert and stable base for the suspension and sub-chassis to reside on. With 10 CNC machining processes required during the manufacturing process of this crucial component, once machined the main chassis goes through multiple and extensive finishing processes, which includes significant hand finishing to reach the standards the company is famous for. Only then will it receive its unique black SME paint finish.

Mounted on the main chassis either side of the SME logo is the main on/off button and a Low Voltage indicator.


The SME Synergy Turntable is supported on four large polymer isolators inside adjustable feet, which allow for quick and easy levelling. Machined from a single billet of aluminium, the trilateral sub-chassis, which firmly holds the close tolerance main bearing and tonearm, is mounted on three suspension columns, providing impressive isolation.


Machined from aluminium alloy and weighing over 4.6 kg (10 lbs), the SME Synergy platter is perfectly dampened with an ultra-specialist space grade isodamp material unique to SME. The top surface is diamond-turned with a fine scroll carefully calculated for firmly engaging records to the platter. The substantial chrome-plated and logo engraved reflex clamp ensures the largest possible platter contact, even when an appreciable record warp is present.


The Synergy turntable is driven by a 3 phase, brushless out runner motor with 8-pole Neodymium magnets and three integrated hall effect sensors. Contained within a precision-machined housing, the total motor assembly is virtually vibration-less, as its 2.5 kg (5.5lbs) weight is isolated from the sub chassis by urethane mounts and spikes.

Speed Control

The SME Synergy electronic control unit uses a high-performance microprocessor, optimised for motor control. Closed loop speed control is implemented using a proportional plus integral (PI) algorithm. Speed ranges are 33.3, 45 & 78 rpm, with fine pitch speed adjustment allowing increments/decrements of +/-0.01% of the selected speed.

The electronic control circuitry and power supply unit are housed in an external one-piece CNC machined case. This new design used in the SME Synergy Turntable offers complete isolation and support and is the perfect environment for the electronics. Speed selection controls are mounted on the front facia panel with LED indicators.


Based on the renowned SME Series IV, SME Synergy tonearm uses the same unique one-piece pressure die-cast magnesium arm tube. Internally damped to be acoustically inert, it is mounted on a precision yoke housing with 10mm ABEC 3 ball bearing races. This unique SME assembly gives high rigidity and allows the bearings to be critically adjusted before the tonearm is installed to the turntable. The yoke is mounted to the 23mm diameter heat treated, ground and honed steel pillar, with a pair of 17mm ABEC 7 ball bearing races that are widely spaced to resist tilt. The cartridge head shell mounting is precision machined and enamel free to avoid interference resonance. Internal wiring is supplied by specialist high end audio cable manufacturer Crystal Cable.


Fitted and factory set for immediate use, the SME Synergy comes complete with Ortofon’s MC Windfeld Ti moving coil cartridge. Utilising the company’s SLM (Selective Laser Melting) technology, whereby fine particles of titanium are welded together to create a body-core optimised for overall rigidity and cartridge weight, the MC Windfeld Ti is fitted with Aucurum coils of gold-plated 6NX oxygen free copper. A specially designed cantilever, which holds the company’s Replicant 100 diamond, known for its thin and light profile and extraordinarily large vertical contact surface, completes the package.

Phono stage

Housed within the SME Synergy Turntable main chassis, the ultra-compact phono stage is specially developed for Synergy by NAGRA. It is battery powered, offering complete isolation from other power sources. Utilising premium grade electronic components, the amplification is provided by individually selected and matched bipolar transistors combined with audiophile-quality capacitors and precision MELF (Metal Electrode Leadless Face) resistors. The MC input transformers are designed and wound in-house by Nagra, benefitting from the company’s unique experience in this precision field. Connected to the tonearm by Crystal Cable, this reduces the risk of any interference to the sensitive signal. The NAGRA phono stage comes set up and matched with the Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti cartridge. The SME Synergy built-in phono stage resistor values are fully adjustable should the user want to change the cartridge in the future

Part Exchange Available

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

SME Home Demonstration Available

Want to hear what the SME Synergy will add to your system? Please email us on at or call us on 01482 223096 and we will discuss how this can happen. We are known for travelling all over the country to demonstrate and install hifi equipment.

Finance Available - No Deposit Required*

Fanthorpes hifi can also offer buy now pay later on the SME Synergy 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 Synergy Turntable email or call us on 01482 223096 and we will email an application form to you

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* No deposit required on in store purchases only. Minimum 10% deposit required for online applications on the SME Synergy 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.