Based on the multi-award winning Series V pick-up arm, the Series V-12 incorporates the same design and engineering that have made SME a byword for excellence. Coherent musical control is held over the entire frequency range in terms of tonal quality, stability and stereo imaging. Startling dynamic range, neutrality, structurally inert, the Series V-12 embodies every worthwhile feature in a pick-up arm.
The 12 inch tone-arm is pressure die-cast in magnesium complete with an Integrated headshell to eliminate tone-arm resonances in the audio spectrum and offers a 27% reduction in maximum angular error distortion over 9 inch models. Listening: the benefits of minimal tracking error and harmonic distortion are clearly revealed.
Internal constrained layer damps minute residual vibration leaving the tone-arm acoustically inert. Fine machined cartridge platform, enamel free to avoid interface resonance. Swivelling, damped output socket minimises vibration transmission in sub-chassis use. Tungsten-alloy balance carried on two-point suspension. Extra-low inertia design assists warp riding. Subsonic lateral-mode damper can be instantly adjusted or cancelled.
Anti-skate control operates through tension spring and filament. Dial corresponds with VTF and has a positive OFF position. Lowering/raising control gives smooth positive action. Height of lift can be adjusted. Dual-lock base provides movement control with high rigidity. Fine adjustment of horizontal tracking angle (HTA). Reference lines on tone-arm facilitate VTA setting. Fine adjustment of horizontal tracking angle (HTA).
Series V-12 Dimensions
Distance from pivot to stylus 308.80mm
Distance from pivot to turntable centre 295.60mm
Cartridge fixing centres 12.70mm
Offset angle 17.62°
Linear offset 93.47mm
Height above mounting surface max. 87.90mm - min. 56.40mm
Height of record surface above mounting surface max. 55.90mm - min. 24.40mm
Depth below mounting surface 56.75mm
Radial clearance for balance weight 73.0mm
Series V-12 Specifications
Effective mass 12.0g
Cartridge balance range 5.0 – 32.0g
+ One accessory weight – up to 26.5g
+ Two accessory weight – up to 32.0g
Maximum tracking error 0.009°/mm
Null points Inner 66.04mm
Internal wiring Ultra-flexible Silver litz
Audio lead Length 1.2m
Weight net 815.0g