Category Archives: Service and Repair

Service and repair

…the beginning is the conversation… (G. Funke, Germany)

Actually I had already planned to buy a new tonearm, but then I remembered again the website of Mr. Graetke. I was a bit sceptical, but after the first phone call my doubts were gone. Very competent, friendly and fair, I felt I was in good hands there. Now the tonearm has been tuned, remounted and the tonearm cable has been installed and it only remains to say: great cinema, my expectations have been exceeded by far! It is not necessary to go into detail at this point, because the tonearm is now better in all details. Price/performance: Mr. Graetke’s work and the resulting sound are worth every cent. I can only recommend every doubter to contact Mr. Graetke and let his knowledge and craftsmanship flow into his own tone arm.

Product(s): Service für SME 3009 Series 2 improved, Bronze-Schneidenlager  Mk3, Pure Silver Hair Wire

Special offer: Moving coil transformer MCT2 ( the last one!)

The really last available MCT2, the transformer is as good as new and has been completely tested and checked. The MCT2 harmonizes with “high impedance” MC systems (Denon DL103/EMT TSD15), which require a termination impedance of 100-1000 Ohm. Continue reading Special offer: Moving coil transformer MCT2 ( the last one!)

…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)

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

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

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)

Ikeda IT-407 tonearm (repair job)

In the past, I’ve noticed that often have Ikeda tonearms increased friction in horizontal bearing. This Ikeda IT-407 remained at the play of the record permanently “hang” at the same position. Continue reading Ikeda IT-407 tonearm (repair job)

SME 3012-R on Platine Verdier (Feedback)

Hello Mr. Graetke,
further impressions after some more records: