This SME 3012 Series 2 came from Asia to my workshop, here are the pictures after the service. The tonearm received a new counterweight according to original specifications for heavy cartridges such as the Ortofon SPU and a complete service including new internal wiring with Pure Silver Hair Wire and RCA Conversion Kit. For tonearm wiring Pure Silver Hair Wire was used and the RCA Conversion Kit was installed for easier and better connection.
Few month ago, I bought these tiny clockworker precision lathe made by Lorch, Germany. It´s a pleasure to work with. On the picture you can see how I manufacture cartridge connectors for the Pure Silver headshell cables.
Few month ago, I made on special request these adapter to mount a EMT TSD15 cartridge on a SME 3012 and on a Ortofon tonearm.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The tube amplifiers of Sun Audio, Japan are now available at Acoustic Dimension in the Netherlands.
Mr. Peter de Bruyn
New Mono power amps
In the product range added with a few changes. The both new monoaural amplifiers are very interesting by the strong driver stage and the interstage transformer.
New are two monaural amplifiers:
- SV-2A3EPX (2A3 PP amplifier with interstage transformer)
- SV-2A3TSX (2A3 PSE amplifier with interstage transformer)
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.