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SME Model 30/12 Turntable

SKU: Model 30/12A Mk II

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Product Description


The Model 30/12 and Series V-12 tonearm offers performance over 30% better than the Model 30.
A precision turntable of uncompromising quality and engineering excellence.
Heavy mass, extensional dampening, ingenious suspension and intelligent acoustic treatment contribute to the audio excellence. A new highly sophisticated drive system provides a significant advancement in speed control and accuracy.

The Model 30/12 is the former SME flagship turntable and once judged as ‘the best turntable of all time’ and for many years considered to be the world’s reference standard turntable. These accreditations are derived from the ingenious design, precision engineering and fundamental physics. The net result being an outstanding performance of detail, resolution and neutrality with a dynamic range that does justice to the original sound.

The Model 30/12 is effortless in controlling and managing vibration, resonance, mechanical energy and electrical fields. Weighing over 50kg it is significant in relation to mass and density. The main and sub-chassis’ resists flexing at low frequencies whilst high frequency resonance is attenuated by efficient extensional damping.

Model 30/12 is available with or without a tonearm. The tonearm version is the flagship SME Series V-12 with Crystal Cable internal wiring.

  • Outstanding Performance
  • Heavy Mass Construction
  • Suspended Suspension System
  • Chassis Fluid Damping System
  • Close Tolerance Precision Bearing
  • SME Series V-12 Tonearm
  • Crystal Cable Internal Wiring
  • Highly Advanced Drive System
  • Independent Mains Transformer
  • LEMO Low Power Cables
  • RCA or XLR Chassis Connectors

All orders are processed within 48 hours from date of order.

We offer Free Ground Shipping on all orders regardless of size.  

  • If you would like to receive your order quicker you can request Express shipping during Check-Out in the Comments section.  Additional charges will apply.
  • In-stock items are shipped from our Vancouver warehouse and will reach major Canadian cities in 5-7 business days.
  • Items not in stock will either ship from one of our manufacturer partners' warehouses or in rare cases first must be sent to Vancouver and then to you.  

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