Category Archives: General

Restoration SME 3012-R

I just restored this beautiful SME 3012-R. The tonearm got the bronze knife edge bearing MK3, a new internal wiring with Continue reading Restoration SME 3012-R

MCT Switchable

A few MCT Switchable have been made again. After some time of listening with the MCT Switchable, I would not be without him. The combination with the Ortofon SPU Classic on the SME 3012-R is simply outstandingly good. A more detailed description can be found here. Link
This MC transformer can only be manufactured non-regularly in very small quantities, I keep a waiting list for interested customers.

Wow&Flutter improvement with the Kokomo Kit MK3

Some weeks ago Jaap Pees from Hanze Hifi sent me these pictures of a restored Garrard 301. The Garrard is beautifully restored and, as the measurement results show, with a perfect result. Nonetheless, it is noticeable that after the installation of the Kokomo Kit 301 Mk3, the wow&flutter is improved by about 50% compared to the original thrust bearing.

New connector kit for SME 3009/3012 and M2 tonarms

There is now a new connector kit for the SME 3009/3012 tonearms, as well as for the SME M2/9 and M2/12 tonearms available. The new 5-pin kit horizontal is the optimal solution for turntables with a limited height and therefore no room to plug the connectors from the bottom. This solution needs only a depth of 65mm. Another advantage of this solution is, that the tonearm can be operated both fully balanced and unbalanced. The operating mode depends only on the configuration of the phono cable.

…a very special Sun Audio SV-2A3

It should be a very “normal” Sun Audio triode amp, which can be operated with 2A3 and also with a 300B as power triodes, as I have built it many times before. But then all came differently! Carsten Bussler had the idea that he would like to use his collection of 2A3H. At this time the power amp was already completely assembled, tuned and played perfectly. Then the new journey with the 2A3H started! It was not so easy to integrate these power triode into the Uchida. More details and pictures can be found on the blog of Carsten Bussler – 2A3 Maniac strikes back

Installation review Kokomo Kit 301 MK3

I was very happy about this german installation review of a customer, because the characteristics of the Kokomo Kit Mk3 are described in detail.  Read the complete review: ms-vint-audio.de

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

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

Basic Black Phono tonearm cable

A photo from this day, it shows the tonearm cable Basic Black Phono, full description follows in the next days.