Wednesday, March 2, 2011

SME Model 20/3















20/3 no arm £5750, 20/3A with gold writing V arm £8250

The Model 20/3 is available in two formats:

MODEL 20/3
equipped for but not including SME precision pick-up arm.

MODEL 20/3A
as above but complete with matching SME Series V precision pick-up arm. Complete with a comprehensive set of tools and equipment including Height Setting Gauge, Ø300mm Stroboscopic Disc, Reflex Record Clamp, Record Spindle Washer, Soft Cover and Operating Instruction Manual.

Dimensions: 440 x 350 x 172mm.
Packing: Substantial case.
Net weight with power supply: 31Kg (68lb)


  • Four point suspension for stability.
  • Sub-chassis suspended on eighty strands of rubber in the form of forty purpose moulded ‘O rings.
  • Suspension adjustable through trimmers used in conjunction with a gauge to give recommended settingsor varied to suit individual conditions.
  • Central fluid damper controls sub-chassis motion and offers resistive ground-path for acoustic signals.
  • Two screws lock down the sub-chassis and seal the damper for transport.
  • 19mm diameter main spindle machined from high - chrome steel, hardened, ground and super finished runs in a sealed oil bath for lifetime lubrication.
  • Screw down reflex record clamping system minimises record resonance.
  • 6.5Kg (14lb) platter with unique Isodamp face machined with a fine scroll for optimum record interface.
  • Generous use of extensional damping and resistive loop construction ensure sonic neutrality.
  • Optional mounting on steel ball feet or compliant inserts, both affording levelling adjustment.
  • Four jacking screws built into the sub-platter allow the thrust bearing to be off loaded for transit.
  • The Power Supply design incorporates a 4-layer surface mount technology pcb with on-board user adjustable speed variation control.
  • Large diameter strobe disc supplied allows precise adjustment of standard speeds.
  • Speed range: 33 1/3, 45 & 78 rpm.
  • Fully shielded in-line control unit. LEDs indicate themain functions

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