Model 15 turntable launched.
SME becomes part of the Cadence Audio Group of Companies.
SME Celebrates 70 years of engineering excellence and is now probably the largest and best equipped Audio Company in the world for the manufacture of precision engineered pick up arms and turntables.
SME Precision Engineering relaunched with the aim of becoming the company of choice for the manufacture of premium high quality precision engineered components for the industry sectors of Aerospace, Formula 1, Automotive and Medical Equipment.
SME embark on a major investment programme of installing new generation state of the art plant, machinery and equipment at its Steyning factory.
All new integrated turntable “Synergy” launched. An intelligent and high performance precision turntable with built in phono stage, magnesium tonearm with matched cartridge and high specification cable.
SME acquires the Garrard audio brand, a famous British turntable manufacturer. Garrard will be revived under SME with continued service and refurbishment of the iconic 301 & 401 turntables and ultimately development of a new generation Garrard turntable.