SME 3009 series III used
SME 3009 series III in excelent condition, with original weight and SME cable
The state of the art in independent tonearms, the SME series 3 precision pickup arm is the culmination of research and development extending over more than seven years.
It embodies a number of significant breakthroughs as well as evolutionary improvements over its distinguished predecessor.
For example: Nitrogen hardened titanium tubing having a wall thickness only twice the diameter of the average human hair provides a previously unattainable strength to weight ratio.
The arm has a soft core and an internal fibrous lining which results in a natural damping of the vibration fed into the arm by the cartridge.
'S' models where a cut-down version without the expensive rack and pinion adjustment and with the fluid damping as an optional extra.
Later, modified arm tubes used a revised geometry optimised for 12" records. Please see the CA-1 instructions for identifying which version you have.
Mounting distance: 215.4mm
Effective length: 229mm (original), 233.2mm (modified)
Overhang: 16mm (original), 17.8mm (modified)
Null points: 60/117mm (original), 66/121mm (modified)