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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)

Bronze-Groundplate for Dynavector DV 505 compatible to SME 9″ tonearms

On request I designed these special bronze groundplate for Dynavector DV-505 tonearms. With this bronze groundplate a Dynavector DV-505 tonearm Continue reading Bronze-Groundplate for Dynavector DV 505 compatible to SME 9″ tonearms

Plinth project with Vinylista

In teamwork with Martin Brenner of Vinylista this originated these plinth project for a Garrard 301/401. It can be used tonearms Continue reading Plinth project with Vinylista

Restoration SME 3009 S2 (early model) and a new counterweight

These nice tonearm came in dusty and dirty condition on my bench. The balance weight was lost. I serviced these tonearm, include a new wiring with Pure Silver hair Wire and made a copy of the original balance weight. The result sounds and looks pretty nice.

SME 3012 S2 with special heavy counterweight

That was a very special job, these tonearm came from Asia to my workbench. The customer like to use these SME 3012 with a total headshell weight of 42 grams. I designed a additional counterweight Continue reading SME 3012 S2 with special heavy counterweight

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.

Bronze Groundplate for Transcriptor Hydraulic with SME 3009

These is a custom made tonearm board for a Transcritor hydraulic with an installed bronze groundplate standard for a SME 3009 tonearm.

Mounting block for a Blumenhofer plinth

Garrard 401 in Blumenhofer plinth with the new bronze slider for SME 3012-R

On customers request I designed and manufactured these mounting block for a SME 3012-R on a Blumenhofer plinth. The mounting block can be moved to the setting between 9.5 “and 14”. I like the result, here are the pictures.

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.