Using the Series V magnesium arm tube, along with ABEC-7 bearings, the Series IV.Vi is designed specifically with moving coil cartridges in mind. 50 guage Magnan type Vi internal wiring provides sonic excellence, along with virtually zero mechanical impedance on the bearings. Tracking force is applied statically, further reducing any mechanical impedance on the bearing. FD-IV tonearm lateral damping device included to optimize cartridge performance. Adjustable cue height to accommodate different turntable configurations. No tonearm cable included.
SME History
Formed in 1946 under the name “The Scale Model Equipment Company Limited”, to manufacture scale models and detailed parts for the model engineering industry, SME quickly established themselves as an exceptionally reliable and quality-oriented industry sub-contractor. Later during the 1950’s, the company evolved into the precision engineering and manufacture of specialized parts for the aircraft and business machine trades.

SME founder Alastair Robertson-Aikman was also a passionate music-loving audiophile with a relentless desire to improve the reproduction of phonograph records. Not satisfied with what was currently available on the market, Alastair designed and machined, for his own personal use, a high-performance tonearm. After receiving an enthusiastic response to the tonearms sonic qualities from both friends and industry experts, Alastair decided to produce it commercially. By late 1959, production had reached 25 units per week, with demand continually exceeding availability.

Over the past 45 years, SME has continually maintained the highest standards of quality by simply being committed to the highest standards in quality assurance, precision design and manufacturing. Each component part, even down to the screws, for both SME turntables and tonearms are manufactured in-house using the most advanced CNC machining, pressure die-casting, injection molding, metal finishing, electro-plating and anodizing to insure the resulting product will satisfy the needs of the most critical audiophiles.


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