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SME Series V


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SME Series V


With magnesium arm tube and massive construction.


Effective length: 233.15mm

Mounting distance: 215.35mm

Cartridge fixing centres: 12.70mm

Offset angle: 23.635mm

Linear offset: 93.47mm

Overhang: 17.80mm

Effective mass: 10/11g

Cartridge weight range: 4.2 to 18g

Tracking force: 0 to 3g

Weight: 720g


Structurally inert the Series V embodies every worthwhile feature in a pick-up arm.

As part of a complete system working in concert with a comparable turntable and cartridge it will provide wide range transparent reproduction of vinyl LPs, bringing the listener audibly closer to the clarity and dynamics of the original performance.


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Nothing less than perfect...

I can reccomend this arm as it has a the ability to extract every bit of performance from the cartridge.