Category Archives: Service and Repair

Service and repair

SME 3012-R black, really a beauty

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.

Refurbishing of an Ortofon RMG309i (repair and rewire)

These Ortofon RMG309i tonearm comes in a dirty and not great condition, after a intensiv cleaing and the professional service it looks and works perfectly again. The new internal tonearm wire (Pure Silver Hair Wire) and the refurbishing and precise adjustment of the bearings brought a significant improvement in performance.

 

Headshell prototype

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.

Refurbishing of an very old Ortofon RF 297 include custom made armboards

I refurbished these wonderfull Ortofon RF297 tonearm for a customer and designed a custom made armboard with arm rests and a bronze base. It´s a copy Continue reading Refurbishing of an very old Ortofon RF 297 include custom made armboards

SME 3012 Series 2 Stainless Steel Edition

This very rare SME 3012 S2 in early version with the split counterweight. This tonearm is unique and in outstanding condition. Continue reading SME 3012 Series 2 Stainless Steel Edition

EMT 929 SHINDO with EMT TSD15

These EMT 929 is after refurbishing in  excellent condition with nice features. The internal wiring was exchanged against the stunning quality from Shindo Lab, Japan. The tonearm got a custom made bronze groundplate incl. template. The tonearm has a modified phono connector (see pictures). All around a very beautiful tonearm in a excellent condition.