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
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.
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
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)
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
I just want to say, thank you for the RCA Conversion Kit (Version O).
It is so well made, love the design, like a piece of fine art.
Product(s): RCA Conversion Kit O
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
After years of searching and experiments has finally managed to provide the bronze groundplates “flat” and “standard” for SME 3009/3012 tonearms Continue reading Bronze-groundplates for SME 3009/3012 in chrome finish available
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)
Hello Mr. Graetke,
further impressions after some more records: