The latest 12 inch arm version of this legendary and world class turntable need no introduction. $11,500 discount off US retail. US retail is $21,000 for the 20/12 and $7,500 for the V12 = $28,500 for both. Here's your chance to save 40% and over $11,500 off the retail price on among the finest turntable/tonearm combinations in the world in it's latest 12" version of both the turntable and the tonearm.
Condition is absolutely a 10/10, not the slightest scratch, mark, or blemish anywhere to be found. Guaranteed best online price, and sold with 1 year warranty from well established high end dealer.
This combination featuring superb sound and legendary construction SME is famous for is less than 6 months old and very lightly used in our showroom during that period. For those not familiar, the SME 20/12 turntable in its oversize incarnation designed specifically for th latest SME V12 12" version of the famed SME V12 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. 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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Reasonable offers (i.e. split shipping, PayPal, slight price break, etc.) will be considered, lowballers will be politely 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.
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.