SME: Model 20/12 turntable & 312S tonearm test review

Stereophile write ….. Much has happened in the analog world since I reviewed SME’s flagship Model 30/2 turntable for the March 2003 Stereophile (footnote 1). Back then, spending $25,000 on a turntable (without tonearm) was an odd extravagance intended only for those seriously committed to the format, and who already owned large LP collections. Although new LPs were being […]

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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 spinning […]

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A POINT OF VIEW: SME 30/2A

The thread starts ….. Very well engineered, british, small-ish footprint …. lots to like in fact IMO. …. but, I have heard (both on forums and in real life) of a number of folk moving from a 30 to a Raven AC but never the other direction. Has anyone heard one preferably with a Graham […]

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