…After the revision my already good tonearm became unbeatable good… (F. Stuhlreyer, Germany)

Through a friend I became aware of the work of Mr. Robert Graetke, I entrusted my old SME 3009/II improved to him. What should I say? They still exist, the “super professionals”! After the revision my Continue reading …After the revision my already good tonearm became unbeatable good… (F. Stuhlreyer, Germany)

MC-transformer “switchable”

Due the manufacturing of the Sansui MC-transformer I made another moving coil transformer for testing purposes and the sound is very impressive. I made more exemplars last year. It’s a pity Continue reading MC-transformer “switchable”

EMT 929 tonearm – revised

I got the pictured EMT 929 tonearm from Spain for repair. The internal wiring was defective, the bearings were not properly Continue reading EMT 929 tonearm – revised

Ikeda IT-345 revised

Last year this Ikeda IT-345 tonearm came to my workbench with the typical diagnosis from Canada. He was always hanging in different Continue reading Ikeda IT-345 revised

Ortofon RMG 309 – revised and repaired

Last year I revised and repaired this Ortofon RMG 309 for a customer from the USA. The tonearm came with a defective vertical bearing Continue reading Ortofon RMG 309 – revised and repaired

Spare part for Thorens BTD-12S tonearm

I made this special screw for a Thorens BTD-12S tonearm. This screw holds the rear tube of the tonearm, which carries the counterweight. Continue reading Spare part for Thorens BTD-12S tonearm

Garrard 401/SME 3012-R in Vinylista plinth with Bronze-Slider

I made this beautiful Garrard 401 for a customer. The plinth is made by Vinylista, Berlin (Martin Brenner), the plinth is equipped with a Continue reading Garrard 401/SME 3012-R in Vinylista plinth with Bronze-Slider

….it was absolutely worth it (T. Vogel, Germany)

Hello, Robert,
got your bearing today and installed right away. Installation very simple. Bearing completely disassembled and cleaned, slightly oiled and assembled. Bearing could only be mounted as it did not fit through the hole.  Upper bearings Oil refilled to top. Platter etc. put on the turntable.

The first impression:
The sound became clearer and the midrange increased. Cymbals became clearer, voices are more forward. You can see immediately that the bearing was built with knowledge and experience, which is nowhere else in this design. It was absolutely worth it not to promise anything too much. Your bearing is worth every penny!

Product(s): Kokomo Kit 401 Mk3 für Garrard 401

 

 

A small sensation: Advertisement of the very first SME tonearm

This is a small sensation, this advertisement was published by SME in 1958 or 1959. Nothing really special, but when you look at the Continue reading A small sensation: Advertisement of the very first SME tonearm