+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 33

Thread: For sale / Swop: SME V tonearm

  1. #11
    Join Date: Aug 2014

    Location: Aarhus, Denmark

    Posts: 289
    I'm Peter.

    Default

    PM replied to. My first priority will be a straight sale but don't let that stop you from approaching me.

    Just phoned SME and because the service manager was off today, I sent him an email asking about year of manufacture and service history. I will post more info next week.
    Last edited by Rosewind; 30-01-2020 at 09:42.
    DIY DCB1 buffer (Rod Elliott MM stage) / EAR 516 power / Quad ESL 57 (One Thing bass panels)
    Vinyl: SME 10 - Kuzma Stogi 9" / Paradise phono stage (soon) / Ortofon 2M Silver (mm) / Denon 103D.
    Digital: Synology NAS / JRiver on Win 10 PC / Nuforce S192U USB to spdif/ Line Magnetic 502CA DAC
    Tuner: Leak Stereo 70 / Leak Stereofetic FM Tuner / Dynaudio Contour 1 mk. ii

  2. #12
    Join Date: Aug 2014

    Location: Aarhus, Denmark

    Posts: 289
    I'm Peter.

    Default

    Watched a few videos of SME factory tours. Especially enjoyed the parts where Service Manager Brian Laker showed the tonearm and turntable service and assembly area.

    The arm is still here. The silver tonearm cable was made by "Gothic Cable". Price: 2000. Swaps welcome but figure in cash to go with your arm.
    Last edited by Rosewind; 02-02-2020 at 15:52.
    DIY DCB1 buffer (Rod Elliott MM stage) / EAR 516 power / Quad ESL 57 (One Thing bass panels)
    Vinyl: SME 10 - Kuzma Stogi 9" / Paradise phono stage (soon) / Ortofon 2M Silver (mm) / Denon 103D.
    Digital: Synology NAS / JRiver on Win 10 PC / Nuforce S192U USB to spdif/ Line Magnetic 502CA DAC
    Tuner: Leak Stereo 70 / Leak Stereofetic FM Tuner / Dynaudio Contour 1 mk. ii

  3. #13
    Join Date: Aug 2014

    Location: Aarhus, Denmark

    Posts: 289
    I'm Peter.

    Default

    The SME V tonearm was made in 2007 according to SME UK. No service history.
    DIY DCB1 buffer (Rod Elliott MM stage) / EAR 516 power / Quad ESL 57 (One Thing bass panels)
    Vinyl: SME 10 - Kuzma Stogi 9" / Paradise phono stage (soon) / Ortofon 2M Silver (mm) / Denon 103D.
    Digital: Synology NAS / JRiver on Win 10 PC / Nuforce S192U USB to spdif/ Line Magnetic 502CA DAC
    Tuner: Leak Stereo 70 / Leak Stereofetic FM Tuner / Dynaudio Contour 1 mk. ii

  4. #14
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: West Yorkshire

    Posts: 309
    I'm Andy.

    Default

    Do you know how much a service would be?
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Philips DCC 730
    Technics SL-PJ28A CD Player
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit & Pete's Pylons. SME V. Goldring Elite MC and Firebottle OTP MKII Phono Amp
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. Denon 103M cart Cairn Boost Phono Amp
    Network Player.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+ (also used as a CD player) plus Pi NAS Server
    Amp.
    Pure Sound A30
    Speakers
    Reiver Jenna floor standers
    HeadPhones.
    Sennheiser HD545 Ref, HD600, HD477
    Headphone Amp
    Myryad Z40 (also used as a pre amp)
    Backup Speakers.
    TDL RTL2, Some home made concoction...
    Backup Amps
    Audiolab 8000a, Armstrong something or other, Amstrad Quadraphonic something or other, home built EL34 power amps.....

  5. #15
    Join Date: Aug 2014

    Location: Aarhus, Denmark

    Posts: 289
    I'm Peter.

    Default

    Hi Andy. I did not ask Brian Laker. I just sent him an email at SME UK. Stay tuned.
    DIY DCB1 buffer (Rod Elliott MM stage) / EAR 516 power / Quad ESL 57 (One Thing bass panels)
    Vinyl: SME 10 - Kuzma Stogi 9" / Paradise phono stage (soon) / Ortofon 2M Silver (mm) / Denon 103D.
    Digital: Synology NAS / JRiver on Win 10 PC / Nuforce S192U USB to spdif/ Line Magnetic 502CA DAC
    Tuner: Leak Stereo 70 / Leak Stereofetic FM Tuner / Dynaudio Contour 1 mk. ii

  6. #16
    Join Date: Aug 2018

    Location: London Knightsbridge

    Posts: 386
    I'm Nari.

    Default

    around 700 ish for a service
    Most important and used Walker Black Diamond Etsuro Gold, Micro Seiki 8000mk2 Kondo special V12 Tiger Eye, Fidelity Research FR 66 Shindo spu, EMT 927, sme 312 aluminium. Fidelity research fr66, Sme 3012 mk1, Sme V, Ikeda 407 IT Sme Model 30/2/Dynavector 507 Kodo Beat Turntable Airtangent 10B modified Fidelity fr66s Etsuro Cartridge . Kondo Gakuoh Mk1 powers G70 Pre,Audio Tekne TFA-8695PCS pre Audio Tekne TEA 8695 Phono. Lfd Battery Phono Stage heavily custom rebuilt by Dr Richard Bews, Tharx Phono Stage. Lfd Master Dual Biamp power amp, Lfd Anniversary master preamp. Shindo Latour Field Coil. Rockport Cygnus Biamped, Voigt Domestic Corner Horns/ Feastex Fildcoils. LFD Custom silver Ribbons. LFD Diamond Vipor Mk2 interconnects, Lfd Golden Cobra interconnect. Koetsu blue lace mono special order, Koetsu burma jade mono special order.

  7. #17
    Join Date: Aug 2014

    Location: Aarhus, Denmark

    Posts: 289
    I'm Peter.

    Default

    A comprehensive SME service where the SME V tonearm comes back to you as new costs 748.80. So 2749 will let you have a new updated arm. Any takers?
    DIY DCB1 buffer (Rod Elliott MM stage) / EAR 516 power / Quad ESL 57 (One Thing bass panels)
    Vinyl: SME 10 - Kuzma Stogi 9" / Paradise phono stage (soon) / Ortofon 2M Silver (mm) / Denon 103D.
    Digital: Synology NAS / JRiver on Win 10 PC / Nuforce S192U USB to spdif/ Line Magnetic 502CA DAC
    Tuner: Leak Stereo 70 / Leak Stereofetic FM Tuner / Dynaudio Contour 1 mk. ii

  8. #18
    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: North Down /Northern Ireland/ UK

    Posts: 19,481
    I'm Neil.

    Default

    I see this often. Are SME arms so fragile they need serviced? Bollocks they do, unless mistreated and the one in the photos looks well looked after. I have an SME5 from the 1990s and it sounds great and does as it always did. Never serviced. The laugh here is back in the day that service charge got you an SME 309 and a cart. Go a little bit further back that service charge nearly got you an SME4.

    Feel very insecure about it get Johnny of AO to look at it.

    If I needed another SME5 I would not hesitate to buy this and 2000 is a good price for such an arm.
    Regards Neil

  9. #19
    Join Date: Aug 2014

    Location: Aarhus, Denmark

    Posts: 289
    I'm Peter.

    Default

    The service will give you a new arm tube, new bearings and the newest litz wire in the arm. If I owned an SME 309 magnesium arm with the old bearings, this is what I would do to it. With an already good SME V, I would (and will) just sit tight and save the money.
    DIY DCB1 buffer (Rod Elliott MM stage) / EAR 516 power / Quad ESL 57 (One Thing bass panels)
    Vinyl: SME 10 - Kuzma Stogi 9" / Paradise phono stage (soon) / Ortofon 2M Silver (mm) / Denon 103D.
    Digital: Synology NAS / JRiver on Win 10 PC / Nuforce S192U USB to spdif/ Line Magnetic 502CA DAC
    Tuner: Leak Stereo 70 / Leak Stereofetic FM Tuner / Dynaudio Contour 1 mk. ii

  10. #20
    Join Date: Nov 2008

    Location: North Down /Northern Ireland/ UK

    Posts: 19,481
    I'm Neil.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosewind View Post
    The service will give you a new arm tube, new bearings and the newest litz wire in the arm. If I owned an SME 309 magnesium arm with the old bearings, this is what I would do to it. With an already good SME V, I would (and will) just sit tight and save the money.
    Having compared the old 309 and the new, I prefer the old. Its not a service then and those calling it a service are incorrect, its an upgrade, except it may not be, magnesium is not the be all and end all and too much can result in a dead, flat, clinical sound.

    Regardless I think your arm is a good buy for someone. Shocked its still hear.
    Regards Neil

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •