In case you thought you’d seen it all… Dartmouth’s Timestep are delighted to announce their precision tonearm-mounting to couple the SME M2-9R tonearm with the legendary Technics SL-1200 series turntables. The SME M2-9R tonearm is a stunning example of a high fidelity classic brought up to date. The exceptional build and high standard of finish oozes SME quality. This J-shaped nine-inch tonearm with detachable traditional SME-style headshell features superb quality ABEC 7 ball race bearings, dual-stage tungsten counterbalance system and adjustable azimuth. It is perfect for users who need to change cartridges quickly and easily.
The Technics SL-1200 series turntables gained their reputation over the last four decades, adopted by both broadcast and club DJs as the turntables of choice they’re renowned for their solid build, reliability, massive torque and “superb sound quality”. Modern enhancements have elevated the performance of this classic to a new level and Timestep’s own 78rpm modification has led sound archives and restoration libraries worldwide to turn to the Technics SL-1200.
Until now this pair of arm and cartridge would not be easily wed, but Timestep’s precision tonearm-mounting makes them a natural combinaiton. This armboard is designed to ensure perfect alignment and energy transfer. Engineered in Germany to Timestep’s exacting standards it is available with silver or black anodizing.
SME supply Timestep the M2-9R without a tonearm cable. Whilst any standard phono lead can be used, Timestep can supply the M2-9R with a wide range of arm cables including the SME’s Van den Hull cable and Furutech Silver Arrows.
Both the new SME arm and its armboard are sold in the UK through www.soundhifi.com and the rest of the world through www.time-step.com.
Timestep SME / Technics precision armboard £90
SME M2-9R including Timestep armboard £1,200
As above including SME arm cable £1,344
As above including Furutech Silver Arrows arm cable £2,860