SME: Model 30/2 turntable test review

  Stereophile write …. Dense, compact, and built to run O-rings around the competition, SME’s flagship turntable makes every other design I’ve encountered—with the possible exception of Rockport’s System III Sirius—look almost homemade. I don’t mean to insult the many fine, well-engineered designs out there, but I’ve seen nothing else to compare with SME’s tank-like approach to […]

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SME: The SME Model 15 deck – how will their target market react?

  The standard Model 10 has been ‘saved’ and will still be available, at a price rise of 4%. The new three-point suspended deck will be known as the ‘Model 15’ and will be about £5,400 without arm. Due next April. the original plan had been to scrap the current Model 10, but I think […]

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NEWS: Sumiko, Shure (End of an era) SME, Loricraft, Garrard.

In the past 24 hours …. Shure (end of an era) SME Sumiko Garrard reborn Loricraft new ownership All at https://www.facebook.com/groups/358085808044652/ Previously …. Ruark Q Acoustics Audio Research Audio Analogue MurAudio Monitor Audio Chord Electronics Record Store Day Acoustic Energy Best high-end turntables Pro-Ject Audio Analogue Rotel iFi Blue Aura CAD Amphion low frequency extension […]

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: Orbe versus old Pink Triangle PT2, LFD Audio copper reference, SME 4 – and more

Hello. I am using an Orbe with and Audio Origami breathed-on Zeta arm with a Benz Glider plus an LFD Audio copper reference arm cable. I also have a PT2 which is in need of quite a bit of tlc – I mean to get it working properly – would you expect it to be […]

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