These very early SME 3012-R is in top condition and completely refurbished. The internal wiring of the tonearm (Pure Silver Hair Wire) is renewed and the tonearm has many new parts. Refurbished means that the tonearm was professionally cleaned, all bearings were cleaned and refurbished, a bronze knife-edge bearing MK3 is installed. The tonearm has been carefully assembled, adjusted and measured. The shown headshell with the mounted Ortofon pickup as well as the tonearm stand is not part of the offer.
Include and features:
internal tonearm wiring Pure Silver Hair Wire
Bronze knife edge bearing MK3
RCA Conversion Kit M
Precision screw driver for SME
fixing scews (stainless steel)
The prices are plus shipping costs and customs clearing, if needed.
Few month ago, I bought these tiny clockworker precision lathe made by Lorch, Germany. It´s a pleasure to work with. On the picture you can see how I manufacture cartridge connectors for the Pure Silver headshell cables.
I got this beautiful tonearm two months ago in a dusty and broken state for repair. One of the main problems were the most required spare parts in black, these were from SME specially made because only silver parts are available for this tonearm as standard. After the repair, it is a real beauty , he looks even more beautiful in real than in the picture. It is a very rare tonearm, I had several hundred SME tonearms in the last years in my workshop, but only a handful of the SME 3012-R in black.
We just designed a new parts for the Sun Audio amps. The parts are for the improved hum balance adjustment and brings also high quality teflon sockets for the 2A3/300B tubes. We manufacture those parts on our own maschines.
That´s a new headshell prototype made from aluminium-titanium-alloy. The weight of these solid headshell is with 16,2 grams a little bit higher, but just right for the SME 3009/3012 tonearms. It has a flat geometry matched to install flat cartridges like a Denon DL103.