Sme 3012 R

I know this old arm is good but I don’t know why David,Rockitman,Tang,Ron,Mike
Use or will use having top tonearm like Sat,EliteAxiom,Black Beauty,Durand

Why 3012 is so special?
I never had and I don’t understand
Only to know for my curiosity
Regards
Gian
 
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ddk

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I am curious as to whether or not it's a synergy issue that DDK has with his AS2000 turntables or if the SME 3012r likes a particular type of deck
Take a look my system links below the 3012-r is on every turntable, it's not a question of synergy the 3012-r is the best tonearm I've heard, period! As far as types of turntable types go it works with any that can take a 12" tonearm but the better the turntable the more you'll get from SME. IME the turntable was always the bottleneck for the 3012-r and top tables like the AS2000, EMT, top Micro Seikis, etc. is where the SME finally shows all, if you look at some of the AF-0 showings 3012-r is there too:)!

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Take a look my system links below the 3012-r is on every turntable, it's not a question of synergy the 3012-r is the best tonearm I've heard, period! As far as types of turntable types go it works with any that can take a 12" tonearm but the better the turntable the more you'll get from SME. IME the turntable was always the bottleneck for the 3012-r and top tables like the AS2000, EMT, top Micro Seikis, etc. and if you look at some of the AF-0 showings 3012-r is there too
:)!

david
It was also the best sounding arm of my former turntable, the Transrotor Fat Bob S, and I tried many.
 

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Can we get replacement grommets from SME? If not, does anyone have a source for them please? My 3012R is grommet-less.

Thanks.
You can get them from SME direct, their HK distributor or service centers should have them too.

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Can we get replacement grommets from SME? If not, does anyone have a source for them please? My 3012R is grommet-less.

Thanks.
Howie. You can cut into small piece from the roll end of a lamb skin condom and use as grommets. That is a secret to natural sound ddk's only told me.

Tang ;)
 

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Howie. You can cut into small piece from the roll end of a lamb skin condom and use as grommets. That is a secret to natural sound ddk's only told me.

Tang ;)
I asked you to keep that a secret, now the whole world knows about it, at least you didn’t tell him which part is skinned to make the condoms from!
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I asked you to keep that a secret, now the whole world knows about it, at least you didn’t tell him which part is skinned to make the condoms from!
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david
LOL.

What's the difference between a tyre and 300 used condoms?

One is a good year and the other is a really good year :p
 

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Most audiophiles do have a tyre
 

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LOL.

What's the difference between a tyre and 300 used condoms?

One is a good year and the other is a really good year :p
Oldie but Goldie :D
 
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XV-1

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Howie, love the gold bling on the SME!!
 
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It is a limited edition for asian market in black color with lamb skin grommet.
 
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XV-1

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Thanks Shane. It's about the only gold thing in my house but a silver one would look weird I think. This is my Ice-T TT!

Edit; just noticed my ikea light is kinda gold too!
How does the new table sound Howie? Looks cool. saw a few of them at the HK hifi show. Does it take more than one tonearm?
 

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