"The Ortofon/SME integrated cartridge and carrying arm represents the first joint venture of two leading independent manufacturers of high quality cartridges and tone arms.
This combination features the lowest moving mass of any existing record playback system, and the joint technology of Ortofon Manufacturing A/S and SME Limited ensures that this very important target has been attained without sacrificing any other parameter.
The Ortofon/SME in conjunction with the SME Series III or III S precision pick-up arms establishes a new level of performance and audio engineering integrity." [as stated on the box]
This particular example is complete as sold when new, and (excepting an 11mm tension crack on the stylus protector) is in like new condition. The outer box shows some minor shelf wear. This 30 H was used on several 'tables by the seller with complete satisfaction. When a Garrard 301 followed me home, a new SME 310S was installed, making this and the Series III (available separately) redundant. The Ortofon 30 stylus was never used by me (test only) as an Ortofon 40 was used in place. Microscopic examination of the stylus shows no evidence of wear.
THIS LISTING IS FOR THE ORTOFON/SME 30H ONLY. SME SERIES III AND TURNTABLE ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY.