Category Archives: SME Tweaks

all about our SME tweaks

…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

…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)

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

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

Bronze-groundplates for SME 3009/3012 in chrome finish available

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

SME 3012-R on Platine Verdier (Feedback)

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

Bronze-Groundplate for Dynavector DV 505 compatible to SME 9″ tonearms

On request I designed these special bronze groundplate for Dynavector DV-505 tonearms. With this bronze groundplate a Dynavector DV-505 tonearm Continue reading Bronze-Groundplate for Dynavector DV 505 compatible to SME 9″ tonearms

Plinth project with Vinylista

In teamwork with Martin Brenner of Vinylista this originated these plinth project for a Garrard 301/401. It can be used tonearms from 9” to 13” length. Continue reading Plinth project with Vinylista

Restoration SME 3009 S2 (early model) and a new counterweight

These nice tonearm came in dusty and dirty condition on my bench. The balance weight was lost. I serviced these tonearm, include a new wiring with Pure Silver hair Wire and made a copy of the original balance weight. The result sounds and looks pretty nice.