The classic Model V features a cast magnesium, one piece tonearm tube, supported by ABEC-7 bearings, van den Hul mono crystal silver internal wire, van den Hul 501 tonearm cable, dynamic tracking force, and fluid controlled lateral damping. Adjustable cue height to accommodate different turntable configurations.
This particular model has lost some of the silk-screened printing on the side, but there is enough to see the model markings. I marked it an "8" condition because of the lost silk screening letters. It's in perfect mechanical operating condition. I have the interconnect that goes with it, as well as the headshell finger lift and all associated mounting hardware. No box, but it will be professionally packed by the same turntable technician who verified its operating condition. That's me.
"SME engineers, recognizing the potential of the latest complementary equipment, accepted the challenge to design and build a pick-up arm which unlike others in existence would make no detectable sound contribution of its own. The work took almost four years and the measure of its success is the acceptance of the Series V precision pick-up arm by technical experts and users as one of the world's truly great audio products. Series V sound has a startling dynamic range and neutrality enabling higher playback levels. It escapes the 'LP' sound and demonstrates that structural resonances in pick-up arms are responsible for much that makes vinyl records readily discernible from master tapes."
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