The Model 20/12 with 12-inch tonearm offers up to 20% improved performance over the Model 20 with the advantage of a much-reduced angular error distortion from the longer tonearm.
This precision turntable offers uncompromising quality and engineering excellence. The high mass, extensional dampening, ingenious suspension and intelligent acoustic treatment delivers audio excellence. A new highly sophisticated drive system provides a significant advancement in speed control, stability and accuracy
The Model 20/12 has superb instrument quality machining allied with fundamental physics, the higher the mass and stiffness of the body the less it will flex and vibrate; the duration of a vibration is shortened by advanced damping treatment. The Model 20/12 is effortless and efficient in addressing the problems of extraneous vibrations which emanate from numerous sources including air and structural vibration from loudspeakers, groove modulation, stray electrical fields and mechanical energy from moving parts.
Weighing approximately 36kg is significant in relation to its size as density matters. The main and sub-chassis plate thicknesses are 16mm and resists flexing at low frequencies whilst high frequency resonance is attenuated by efficient extensional damping.
The definitive performance Model 20/12 is available with or without a tonearm. Tonearm options are the SME 300 Series 312S or the flagship SME Series V-12. Both tonearm options are available in contrasting Silver Printed Detail or Gold Printed Detail. Crystal Cable internal wiring is standard equipment.
- Exceptional Detail & Resolution
- High Density Construction
- Large Footprint
- Suspended Suspension System
- Fluid Damping System
- Close Tolerance Precision Bearing
- SME 12 Inch Tonearm Options
- Crystal Cable Internal Wiring
- Highly Advanced Drive System
- Independent Mains Transformer
- LEMO Low Power Cables
- RCA or XLR Chassis Connectors
- Inspired by the Model 30
The MK2 Model 20/12 is a precision turntable made to exacting engineering standards for high performance. The chassis and sub-chassis are CNC machined from premium grade aluminium billet and acoustically treated. The sub-chassis suspended suspension system provides definitive resonance control and houses the main bearing, platter and tonearm. Four fully adjustable feet are mechanically de-coupled from the main chassis by way of isolators.
The main spindle is 19mm in diameter, precision machined from high chrome tool steel, ground, super finished and supported in a sealed housing with individually fitted sintered bronze bearings of generous proportions needed for precise bearing and platter rotational control.
Dimensions & Weight
Height (top of tonearm): 174mm
Speed Control Unit
Power Unit: 4.04kg
Speed Control Unit: 2.52kg