The SME Model 10 precision turntable is built to exacting engineering standards providing reliability and freedom from critical adjustments. Build integrity, sophisticated electronics and vibration free moving parts allow the full capabilities on any sound system to be fully explored.
The designer’s aim was to create a more affordable product, preserving as much as possible of the performance and engineering excellence found in the celebrated Model 30/2 ‘the best turntable of all time’.
The Model 10 weighs more than 15 kg (33 lbs) but is only 304 mm in diameter, thus meeting all the requirements of high density construction that is required to maintain freedom from colouration.
The turntable is supported on three large polymer isolators inside adjustable feet that allow for quick and easy levelling. A trilateral sub-chassis that is carried on three polymer loaded towers; a novel design which allows impressive isolation without floating.
Fully machined platter providing extensional damping, with a diamond turned top surface with a fine scroll finish for an optimal record interface. Large diameter reflex record clamp ensures largest possible contact between platter and record.
The turntable is driven by a 3 phase, brushless outrunner motor with 8-pole Neodymium magnets and 3 integrated Hall effect sensors and virtually vibrationless by reason of its 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs) weight as well as being isolated on urethane mounts that are adjustable for accurate belt positioning.
The electronic controller uses a high performance microprocessor, optimised for motor control. Closed loop speed control is implemented using a proportional plus integral (PI) algorithm. Fine pitch speed adjustment allows increments/decrements of +/-0.01% of selected speed. Speed ranges: 33.3, 45 & 78 rpm.
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions: 370 x 250 x 161 mm
Net weight: 16 kg (38 lbs)
Shipping weight: 18.25 kg (55 lbs)
Width 370.0mm (14.57”)
Depth 350.0mm (13.80”)
Height 161.0mm (6.3”) - Record clamp fitted
Platter Diameter 304.0mm (11.97”)
Spindle to Arm 215.35mm (8.48”)
Net Weight 16.0Kg (35lb)
Shipping weight 18.25Kg (40lb)
The turntable is driven by a 3-phase, 6 pulse, inductance motor, with 8 pole Neodymium
magnets and 3 integrated Hall position sensors.
The electronic controller uses a high performance microcomputer, optimised for motor
control. The Hall position sensors on the motor provide accurate feedback to the micro
controller allowing very accurate and stable speed control, including 33 1/3, 45 and 78
rpm. The reference oscillator is a 10MHz quartz crystal, which is multiplied by 4 to
produce an internal microprocessor clock speed of 40MHz.
The driver stage has CMOS buffers/MOSFET drivers with 1.2 Amp peak drive
The power output stage is six high power complimentary Mosfets in a 3 Phase Bridge
Closed loop speed control is implemented using a pseudo sine wave commutation
sequence and a proportional-plus-integral (PI) algorithm.
The design incorporates a 4 layer surface mount technology pcb with on-board user
adjustable speed variation control.
Speeds 33 1/3, 45 & 78 rpm
Distance from pivot to stylus 233.15mm (9.18”)
Distance from pivot to turntable centre 215.35mm (8.48”)
Cartridge fixing centres 12.70mm (0.50”)
Offset Angle 23.6o
Linear offset 93.47mm (3.68”)
Overhang 17.8mm (0.70”)
Effective mass 9.5g
Cartridge balance range 6-17g
Vertical tracking force 0-3g
Maximum tracking error 0.012O
Null point inner/outer 66.04/120.9mm (2.60”/4.76”)
Nintronics offers generous trade in prices to help make your next upgrade as seamless as possible, while greatly reducing the overall price of your purchase. Depending upon the items involved, Nintronics will be happy to send out one of our nationwide installation engineers to collect your traded in items and unbox, setup and calibrate your new equipment.
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