SAVE OVER $10,000 ON ONE OF THE WORLD'S FINEST TURNTABLES - US RETAIL IS $21,000 FOR THE 20/12 AND $7,500 FOR THE V12 = $28,500 US RETAIL. GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THE BEST FOR NEAR A 40% DISCOUNT!
Purchased brand new and factory sealed from an authorized SME dealer less than 6 months ago, this is the legendary SME 20 turntable in its oversize incarnation designed specifically for th latest SME V12 12" version of the famed SME SME tonearm.
From the Absolute Sound 2012 Buyer's Guide, which reviewed the 20/3 which is a major step down in price and performance from the 20/12 we are selling:
"The model 20 with the SME V (not the 12 inch version though) tonearm, stability, control, and neutrality triangulate the 20/3's virtues in to an extraordinary impression of sheer FOUNDATION: things rooted, solid, grounded, staying put unless they're meant to move, in which case they do so without ambiguity, vagary, or uncertainty. "
"State of the art life, lifelikeness, and deep, deep background blackness, which no doubt helps account for the huge dynamic range. Parts, fit, finish, precision of execution are to SME's standards - need anything more to be said?"
The 20/12 is a major performance upgrade over the 20/3, due to the more massive plinth structure, and the ability to use the spectacular SME V12 tonearm, which on its own has a US retail price of $7,500. The turntable itself retails for $21,000, so the total retail for this beauty is $28,500. But we have it priced at $17,250 for quick sale, - OVER A $10,000 SAVINGS under US retail. We are putting a one year shop warrant on this bulletproof turntable against manufacturing defects. Any questions or to arrange purchase,call 9am-10pm eastern time or email:
JONATHAN ROBBINS - OWNER
PERFECT NOTE AUDIO
BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS area
(508) 366-2023 (studio)
(508) 308-1260 (cell)
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Shipping will be via FedEx ground or FedEx internaitonal economy. Email full address including zip code or postal code for ship quote. Reasonable offers (i.e. split shipping, PayPal, slight price break, etc.) will be considered but lowballers will be cheerfully ignored.
Original boxes, manuals, and factory packaging included both for the model 20 and the V12 tonearm. Will consider selling the table and the arm separately, but would prefer to make a package deal since the two are specifically designed for the maximum performance to be used together.
The 20/12 and V12 are rare birds on the Audiogon market, so if you're looking for the "final purchase" to make your analog dreams come true at a huge discount, you've found your listing right here. Good luck and thanks for looking!
NOTE: Also available for great price is a lightly used (less than 100 hours) Miyajima Labs Kansui cartridge that Michael Fremer of Stereophile magazine recently gave a rave review to, as well as a brand newly retipped Einstein TU-3 cartridge also at a great price (made by EMT of Germany.) Both great cartridges and great match for the famed SME tonearm in its prized 12" version. Also available, we are an authorized dealer for Shelter, Air Tight, and Allaerts phono cartridges, all superb choices for this world-class turntable and tonearm.