Few month ago I serviced and upgrade these wonderful SME 3012-R PRO. These tonearm is very seldom and comes from a limited edition for the asian market. The serial number of these tonearm is #64. The tonearm got a new internal wiring from Pure Silver Hair Wire and a directly connected Pure Silver Ultimate phono cable and the bronze upgrades of course.
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Service and repair
Reconditioned Garrard 401 motor
Here is a 401 motor from our workshop an example for the overhaul of a Garrard. The motor was completely overhauled and cleaned, the Continue reading Reconditioned Garrard 401 motor
SME 3009 S2 improved special
Here is another example for a converting the light weight SME 3009 S2 imprived to a mid-weight-tonearm. The antiskating function is also upgraded to compensate tracking forces up to 5 grams.
Refurbishing Ortofon RMG 309 for Oswalds Mill Audio, USA
Some time ago I reconditioned these nice vintage Ortofon RMG 309 for Jonathan Weiss of Oswaldsmill Audio, USA. The arm rest is an own design and handcraft which I made for the vintage Ortofon tonearms.
precision screw driver for SME tonearms
Some customers ask often for a better tool to adjust the SME tonearms. I offer since years these precision screw driver. It´s made in Germany.
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.
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