SME M2-12R


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The The Model M2-12R precision pick-up arm is an extension of our popular Series M2 range offering optimum cartridge choice with minimal tracking error and harmonic distortion associated with a 12 inch arm.

Providing classic looks and meticulous build quality, This arm offers all the most important features, traditional ‘J’ shaped tone-arm, detachable S2-R aluminium headshell with azimuth adjustment, two stage tungsten counterbalance system, superb quality ball race bearings and a level of rigidity to suit all types of cartridge.

The 12in construction with thin walled stainless steel tone-arm takes advantage of the reduction in maximum tracking error/distortion afforded by the greater arm length when compared with 9in models.


Series M2-12R Dimensions 
A – Distance from pivot to stylus – 308.81mm
B – Distance from pivot to turntable centre – 295.60mm
C – Cartridge fixing centres – 12.70mm
D – Offset angle – 17.62°
E – Linear offset – 93.47mm
F – Overhang – 13.21mm
G – Height above mounting surface – max. 87.0mm, min. 63.0mm
H – Mounting surface to underside of headshell – max. 69.75mm, min. 45.75mm
J – Depth below mounting surface – 46.0mm
K – Balance weight radial clearance – 85.0mm

Series M2-12R Specifications
Effective mass – 18.0g
Cartridge balance range – Up to 38.0g (S2-R headshell) Up to 46.0g (Plug-in heads)
Vertical tracking force VTF – up to 5.0g
Maximum tracking error – 0.01°/mm
Null points – Inner 66.04mm – Outer 120.90mm
Weight net – 834.0g
Audio lead – 1.2m balanced hybrid cable with gold plated connectors