SME Series IV Magnesium Tonearm - SOLD
The Series IV precision pick-up arm owes much of its technology developed for the acclaimed Series V. Although presented at a lower price it retains the unique one-piece magnesium tone-arm dual-lock base and other advances features. The Series IV is a worthy relative of "the best pick-up arm in the world" with a sonic performance reflecting the care and attention to detail underlying its design and manufacture.
*Unique one-piece pressure die-cast tone-arm utilising the advantages of magnesium, replaces conventional fabricated construction.
*Internal constrained layer damps minute residual vibration leaving the tone-arm acoustically inert.
*Fine machined cartridge platform, enamel free to avoid interface resonance.
*Stainless steel cross shaft, ground and thread ground. Carried in massive yoke on 10mm ABEC 3 ball races. Axis at record mean level to minimise warp-wow.
*Unique assembly gives high rigidity and allows bearings to be critically adjusted before tone-arm is fitted.
*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 ABEC 7 ball races, widely spaced to resist tilt.
*Anti-skate control operates through tension spring and filarnent. Dial corresponds with VTF and haspositive OFF position.
*Lowering/raising control gives smooth positive action. Height of lift can be adjusted.
*Dual-lock base provides movement control with high rigidity.
*Tungsten-alloy balance weight carried on damped two-point suspension. Extra-low inertia design assists warp riding.
*Underslung weight housing corrects centre of gravity and provides non-reflective tone-arm termination. Adjustment leadscrew journalled in twin ball races with lever clamping.
*Swiveling damped output socket minimises vibration transmission in sub-chassis use.
*Reference lines on tone-arm facilitate VTA setting.
*Fine adjustment of horizontal tracking angle (HTA)
Purchase with confidence.
$1900 (Plus applicable shipping and sales tax)