The MK2 Model 30, a unique precision turntable, is recognized for its uncompromising quality and engineering excellence. It has been independently judged as ‘the best turntable of all time.’ The construction of the MK2 Model 30 features heavy mass, with extensional dampening. The absence of vibration from moving parts ensures excellent dynamics and pitch stability. A new, sophisticated drive system in the MK2 Model 30 provides significant advancements in speed control and accuracy, elevating this new generation turntable to a higher league.
The MK2 Model 30, previously the SME flagship turntable, delivers an outstanding performance and has been considered the world’s reference standard turntable for many years. This accolade results from its ingenious design, precision engineering, intelligent damping, and application of fundamental physics. The MK2 Model 30 represents six decades of audio engineering excellence.
The MK2 Model 30 excels in controlling and managing vibration, resonance, mechanical energy, and electrical fields. Weighing over 42kg, its weight is significant relative to its size and density. The main and sub-chassis of the MK2 Model 30 resist flexing at low frequencies, while high-frequency resonance is attenuated by efficient extensional damping.
The outstanding performance of the MK2 Model 30 is further enhanced by the option to include or exclude a tonearm. The available tonearm option is the flagship SME Series V, featuring contrasting Silver Printed Detail and Crystal Cable internal wiring.
- Outstanding Dynamics
- Heavy Mass Construction
- Suspended Suspension System
- Chassis Fluid Damping System
- Close Tolerance Precision Bearing
- SME Series V Tonearm
- Crystal Cable Internal Wiring
- Highly Advanced Drive System
- Independent Mains Transformer
- LEMO Low Power Cables
- RCA or XLR Chassis Connectors