SME Gets Back Into The Tonearm Business?
SME announces the made to order Classic Series M2 tonearms in 9- and 12-inch varieties, straight or J-shaped.
The shock news that SME was leaving the separate tonearm business back in 2019 sent ripples through the audiophile world. However, the respected British brand has today announced the release of the Classic Series M2 range.
SME tells us that “the introduction of the new VA tonearm compliments the magnesium range of tonearms fitted to SME turntables, which provides an opportunity for the highly credible M2 Series to be assigned to a Classic Range now available for individual retail sales. “
The Classic M2 Series is a class-leading tonearm famous for its precision instrument quality and ultimate sonic performance and is available in 9-inch and 12-inch versions in straight and 'J' shaped tubes; the latter is denoted by the R in its name.
The M2-9 is the standard arm having a pivot-stylus dimension of 233.2 mm (9.18-inches) and the M2-12 has a pivot-stylus dimension of 308.8 mm (12.16-inches).
The SME Classic Series M2 is made to order. Australian pricing and availability has not been confirmed, however in the UK prices start at an RRP of £2,380 for the M2-9, with the M2-12 costing £2,628.00. The M2-9R is priced at £3,108.00, and the 12-inch version costs £3,348.00. All prices include VAT.
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