Category Archives: Service and Reparatur

Service and repair

Special counterweight for SME 3012 S2 (early version with split counterweight)

I recently made again a special counterweight for a SME 3012 S2 (early version with split counterweight). The counterweight is Continue reading Special counterweight for SME 3012 S2 (early version with split counterweight)

EMT 997 (Service and repair)

Service and repair for EMT 997 tonearm

This beautiful EMT 997 tonearm I recently got from a customer from Italy for repair. The tonearm was mounted incorrectly in a previous service, it was not working. Continue reading EMT 997 (Service and repair)

Restauration of Garrard 401 motor with the new solder-free motor isolation board

These is another example of a full serviced Motor of a Garrard 401. The motor was completely overhauled and cleaned, the bushings were also reconditioned and the motor has a new modified bottom bearing. These motor got also the new “solder-free motor isolation board“, it replaced the old motor isolation board without resolder the cables from the motor. It´s a minimal work plug´n play design.

SME 3012 Series 1 (service and repair)

That´s a SME 3012 Series 1, these tonearm is the first generation of the legendary SME 3000´ s tonearms. These first edition was produced from 1959-1961. Here are the pictures after the service. The tonearm got a full service and only a new wiring and a RCA Conversion Kit A.

Manticore Magican incl. custom made armboard for Platine Verdier

These nice tonearm came few month ago in my workshop. The tonearm got a full service, a new internal wiring from Pure Silver Hair Wire and a new custom designed armboard with solid RCA connectors on the back.

Refurbishing for SME 312

These nice SME 312 came in defective condition own my workbench. The internal tonearm wire was broken und the adjustment was lousy. The tonearm got a full service a new internal wiring directly from the cartridge clips to the 5 pin connector. After a new precise adjustment, the tonearm sounds again with an outstanding perfomance.

SME 3012 Series 2 (early model, split weight)

These SME 3012 came from Asia in im workshop, here are the pictures after the service. The tonearm got a new counterweight for heavy cartridges like the Ortofon SPU.

SME 3012-R PRO

Few month ago I serviced and upgrade these wonderful SME 3012-R PRO. These tonearm is very seldom and comes from a limited edition for the asian market. The serial number of these tonearm is #64. The tonearm got a new internal wiring from Pure Silver Hair Wire and a directly connected Pure Silver Ultimate phono cable and the bronze upgrades of course.

Reconditioned Garrard 401 motor

Here is a 401 motor from our workshop an example for the overhaul of a Garrard. The motor was completely overhauled and cleaned, the bushings were also reconditioned and the motor has a new modified bottom bearing. The result is a powerful and stable running motor. The motor vibrations have also significantly reduced by the overhaul, the motor runs silky smooth.