SME30 MK2usedI finally decided to sell my beloved SME 30Mk2 TT, it should go to a new analog lovers home one who will cherish it as I do. I am the second owner of this TT, I have owned it for almost 20 years f...19000.00
I finally decided to sell my beloved SME 30Mk2 TT, it should go to a new analog lovers home one who will cherish it as I do. I am the second owner of this TT, I have owned it for almost 20 years for the first 8 years or so it was the pride of my system, Vinyl was 95% of my listening. Wally Malewicz was a good friend and he helped me acquire it and set it up. The table when I purchased it was sent to me properly packed per factory instructions. It arrived perfect. It stayed in my dedicated MN listening room on the same stand for 10 years, covered when not in use and regular maintenance performed as required per SME. I moved to TN and packed the table carefully in its wood crate per factory instructions and drove it in my vehicle to Knoxville. It arrived safely as it should and has been set up here since arrival. Out of the approximate 20 years I have owned this table it has probably been unplugged, but covered for 9-10 years. I had some equipment issues here when I arrived (amp and preamp) so no music, the last 3 years in MN I was only there 50% of the time, it was unplugged when I was not there. In 2015 with Roon and Tidal I fell for streaming and its vast library and ease of finding music. In my TN house my vinyl is in 3 locations, thus making it more complicated finding the record I want and playing it. Long story and I apologize but I felt it important that you know the history of this table.
I have all original accessories and boxes (and wood shipping crate) that came with the table and arm, except the strobe disc which I think the first owner kept. I use a test record with 1K hertz tone and DMM with frequency counter to set speed accuracy. Everything is in excellent condition despite me not using the table regularly through the last decade. I ran it several times per year and applied oil to the motor if needed. I listened to the motor, and bearing shaft with a stethoscope recently and heard no noise, as expected. The arm was purchased new by me when I received the table, it did not come with the table.
I just put brand new suspension bands on this table, I have a brand new, never used belt in a bag ready for the new owner. I graded it a 8/10 because the table is in excellent condition. There are 2 small marks on the platter and 3 small marks on the plinth (each side) the control unit main speed knob has a scratch down the center :(. All original accessories and boxes included. The SME Vd arm is a detachable head shell allows easy azimuth adjustment of cartridge. At asking I will cover PayPal fees, buyer pays shipping or I am willing to drive up to 200 miles or so to meet for pick up. I know how to pack this table for safe transport. Any questions ask away.