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SME M2-12R

$1,999.99



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The Model M2-12R precision pick-up arm is an extension of the popular Series M2 range offering optimum cartridge choice with minimal tracking error and harmonic distortion associated with a 12 inch arm.

Providing classic looks and meticulous build quality, This arm offers all the most important features, traditional 'J' shaped tone-arm, detachable S2-R aluminum headshell with azimuth adjustment, two stage tungsten counterbalance system, superb quality ball race bearings and a level of rigidity to suit all types of cartridge.

� The 12in construction with thin walled stainless steel tone-arm takes advantage of the reduction in maximum tracking error/distortion afforded by the greater arm length when compared with 9in models.

� S2-R Aluminum shell detachable and interchangeable without disturbing cartridge or wiring.

� Double draw-in pin bayonet fitting design ensures a rigid junction with the tone-arm.

� Unique headshell to tone-arm coupling readily allows cartridge azimuth adjustment.

� Internal constrained layer damps minute residual vibrations making tone-arm acoustically inert.

� Stainless steel cross shaft, ground and thread ground. Carried in a substantial yoke on 10mm precision ball races.

� Stainless steel vertical shaft, ground and thread ground, with integral 16mm diameter flange to couple shaft and yoke.

� 23mm diameter steel pillar, heat treated, ground and honed, carries two 17mm precision ball races, widely spaced to resist tilt.

� Anti-skate control operates through Anti-Skate weight and filament, adjustable up to 5g VTF.

� Lowering/raising control gives smooth positive action. Height of lift can be adjusted.

� Thumbwheel (Vertical tracking angle VTA) height adjustment.

� Bedplate affords +/- 12.0mm movement to facilitate (Horizontal tracking angle HTA) adjustment.

� Base slides on bedplate for horizontal tracking adjustment with double null-point protractor.

� Tungsten-alloy balance weight inserts allow maximum centre of gravity shift to balance a greater range of cartridges up to 38g in S2-R headshell and direct plug-in heads up to 46g.

� Precise vertical tracking force up to 5g applied in 0,5g increments via rider weight and graduated wayrod.

� Fluid damper FD-M2 is available as an optional extra.

� Alignment protractor designed to provide HTA settings with the greatest accuracy.

� Internal wiring in LCOFC.

� Balanced Hybrid Cable 1.2M audio lead with gold plated phono plugs.

100 % Money Back Guarantee !

As with all the products we sell. If your not 110% happy with the products & services you receive from us we will give you a 100% money back guarantee. On not only the price of the product but as well the cost of the shipping. That�s how confident we are in all the products we sell.


Full Ten Year Warranty !

When you purchase any of our new production SME products.

Be it tonearms or turntables we give you a full ten year warranty.

Bumper to bumper !

Short of leaving your turntable in the garden over the winter or using your tonearm as a pry bar to open a can of paint, we will cover what ever goes wrong with your newly purchased SME product.

All we ask is that you retain your original receipt.

We realize and understand that you have made an enormous investment in your analogue playback system & we want to reassure you that we will be there to stand behind it.

The warranty we offer is unmatched and unrivaled in the analogue playback industry.

We here at www.smetonearms.com have been rebuilding, rewiring & restoring SME arms for almost fifteen years now and SME England has been in business building tonearms & turntables for well over fifty years now & counting.

I don't think either of us are going away !

Welcome to our hugely successful SME Trade In & Trade Up Program.

For more than a decade now our SME Trade In & Trade Up Program
has enabled our clients to move to higher level SME arms while getting more
than fair market value for their old SME tone arms.

How it works is simple.

You own an older SME arm and wish to move to a newer more advanced SME arm
or higher up the SME ladder.

Not a problem.

Simply give us a call or send us an email & within a few short minutes
you own a new SME tone arm or turntable at a wonderfully discounted price.

We buy back your well loved SME arm or SME table and you get a brand new in the factory sealed box SME arm or SME table complete with our industry exclusive ten year warranty.

Here are the trade in allowances we will give for your vintage SME tone arms.

SME 3012 Series I – up to $1,500.00
SME 3009 Series I – up to $1,000.00
SME 3012 Series II – up to $1,000.00
SME 3009 Series II – up to $500.00
SME 3009 Series II Improved – up to $500.00
SME 3012-R – up to $1,200.00
SME 3010-R – up to $800.00
SME 3009-R – up to $700.00
SME Series III – up to $500.00

We will also buy your older SME arms outright if you do not wish to trade your vintage SME arm in against a new replacement SME arm.

Simply give us a call at 705-737-6773 or send us off an email through our contact section.


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