75th Anniversary – Diamond Series Model 12

The Diamond Anniversary Model 12 is a celebration and demonstration of precision engineering,
traditional craftsmanship and audio excellence at its best.

The Diamond Anniversary is a significant milestone in the long history of SME with many great achievements made and still being made from inception in 1946 to becoming a premier and unique high end audio company today. In celebration of our illustrious past and exciting future this exclusive Diamond Anniversary turntable is developed from the award winning Synergy.

The Diamond Series Model 12 is machine finished to demonstrate the definitive precision, sharp lines and creative cosmetic profile. The hand finished fine detail is an expression of the handcrafted skills that SME is famous for. The black chrome contrast highlights and compliments this distinctive audio engineering masterpiece. The Model 12 turntable shares the unique styling of Synergy and comes complete with the highly acclaimed SME 309 tonearm and Crystal Cable wiring as standard.

• Natural, Open and Dynamic Sound
• High Mass and Small Footprint
• Close Tolerance Precision Bearing
• Isolated Suspension
• Precision Magnesium Tonearm
• Crystal Cable Audio Lead and Internal Wiring
• Based on the award-winning Synergy

SME are proud to enter our 75th anniversary year in 2021 as the world’s finest turntable and tonearm manufacturer. 75 years on we continue to deliver on our status as a highly respected and iconic British brand, founded by audio legend Alastair Robertson-Aikman in 1946.

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Additional Information

Speed Control

The electronic control unit uses a high-performance microprocessor, optimised for motor control. Closed loop speed control is implemented using a proportional plus integral (PI) algorithm. Speed ranges are 33.3, 45 & 78 rpm, with fine pitch speed adjustment allowing increments/decrements of +/-0.01% of the selected speed.

The electronic control circuitry and power supply unit are housed in an external one-piece CNC machined case. This new design offers complete isolation and support and is the perfect environment for the electronics.  Speed selection controls are mounted on the front facia panel with LED indicators.

Tonearm

Designed to compliment the Model 309 tonearm

Crystal Cable Wiring

The Model 12A is equipped with a premium grade signal cable from Crystal Cable which is installed inside the tonearm, connected to phono stage and coupled with the cartridge. Pure mono-crystal silver conductors in miniature format. Providing precious metal in its most pure version, lifting the musical performance to a higher level.

Weights & Dimensions

Net weight: 25.9 kg (57 lbs)

Shipping weight: 31 kg (68 lbs)

Width 370.00 mm

Depth 350.00 mm

Height 178.00 mm

Manuals & Downloads

Model 12 Manual
Data Sheet