SME Model 30/12 - MKII

Precision Turntable


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SME Model 30/12 - MK II £36,400.00£39,900.00

The Ultimate Model 30, featuring the Model 30/12 and Series V-12 tonearm, delivers performance over 30% better than the Model 30. This precision turntable is a testament to uncompromising quality and engineering excellence. The Model 30/12’s heavy mass, extensional dampening, ingenious suspension, and intelligent acoustic treatment contribute to its audio excellence. A new, highly sophisticated drive system in the Model 30/12 provides significant advancements in speed control and accuracy.

The Model 30/12, formerly the flagship turntable of SME, has been acclaimed as ‘the best turntable of all time’ and for many years was considered the world’s reference standard turntable. These accolades stem from its ingenious design, precision engineering, and the application of fundamental physics. The result is an outstanding performance in detail, resolution, and neutrality, with a dynamic range that faithfully reproduces the original sound.

The Model 30/12 excels in controlling and managing vibration, resonance, mechanical energy, and electrical fields. Weighing over 50kg, its mass and density are significant. The main and sub-chassis of the Model 30/12 resist flexing at low frequencies, while high-frequency resonance is attenuated by efficient extensional damping.

The Model 30/12 is available with or without a tonearm. The tonearm version includes the flagship SME Series V-12, equipped with Crystal Cable internal wiring.


  • Outstanding Performance
  • Heavy Mass Construction
  • Suspended Suspension System
  • Chassis Fluid Damping System
  • Close Tolerance Precision Bearing
  • SME Series V-12 Tonearm
  • Crystal Cable Internal Wiring
  • Highly Advanced Drive System
  • Independent Mains Transformer
  • LEMO Low Power Cables
  • RCA or XLR Chassis Connectors


Warranty: No selection

5 Years