Turntable has been restored, for more informations:
SME 3009 II Improved upgrade and Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference refurbishment part 1
SME 3009 II Improved upgrade and Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference refurbishment part 2
SME 3009 II Improved upgrade and Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference refurbishment part 3
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Transcriptors Hydraulic Reference Turntable, SME3009 S2 improved fixed headshell, restored to museum standard.
Fully working condition, Professionally fully restored to highest standard. Absolutely mint except two light marks on platter. Gold weights like new.
– dust cover included
– user, service manuals and protractors
– service history booklet
Jelco stabilizer – record clamp / weight from Jelco company is truly a beautiful piece of engineering. Machined solid brass, gold plated. Fine felt at the bottom side Weight: 328 g, Diameter: 80 mm, Height: 30 mm
– Original metal knife edge bearing from SME instead of nylon one
– SME Bed plate made of silver plated aluminium
– RCA conversion for SME 3009 S2 improved fixed headshell
– Van den Hul MCS 150M Internal Rewire Cable is the finest tonearm cable you possibly purchase
– Silver plated cartridge pins / connectors including silver solder
– Tonearm fitted with damping material
– NOS Cartridge sweaping brush
– New braided power cable with original connector. I add little ferite core as RFI rejection.
– Profesionally readjusted and ready to work
– Thorougly cleaned and polished using best possible solutions
– Feet polished readjusted and refitted
– Motor suspension readjusted, filled with damping material
– New belt
– New AC motor
– New reed switch
– New Transcriptors Hydraulic ball bearing
– Original lid and base plate is re-polished by perspex cleaner. Now it is in stunning condition
– Cleaned reservoir and exchange silicon fluid.
– Silicon fluid reservoir reatached by epoxy glue instead of double sided tape
– SME 3009 Tonearm fitted, cleaned and adjusted.
– Tonearm was adjusted by Stevenson alignment protractor.
Designer: David Gammon
Country Of Origin: Transcriptors Ltd, 2 Theobald Street, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England
Year of production:1964 – 1973, 1973 – November 1977 (Under license to J A Michell Engineering)
Acoustic Lid: Yes
Type: Manual turntable
Drive: Belt drive
Platter: 305mm 20mm thick, 10kg, machined from a solid billet of aluminium fitted with six
24K gold-plated brass platterweights.
Plinth: Solid polished acrylic.
Main bearing: Slim section ball-ended ground and polished silver steel spindle running
onto a ceramic ball bearing and into P.T.F.E bushes.
Motor: Single-phase a.c synchronous,24 Pole, recoil start.
Power Supply: 110vac/240vac 50hz/60hz
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Speed control: +-2% of nominal
Speed indication: Neon lit stroboscope
Tone arm: 10” Fluid arm.
Tone arm Boards: Available for all modern and classic tone arms.
Wow and flutter: 0.01%
Rumble: Not measurable.
Dimensions: 438mm x 432mm x 178mm
David’s design concept was inspired by old clocks and watches from the 17th and 18th century. David had often asked this question many times over, why put something of engineering elegance into a black case or even worst, into a wooden case, that looked as if it had been made down in somebody’s garden shed. In fact Transcriptors started the trend to expose all the components so that they could be viewed from all angles. Manufactured from aluminum and acrylic to very high tolerances, tested, the end result always being a highly polished, highly accurate turntable. Designed and built with the skill of an 18th century clock maker, the turntables made for a very satisfying sight indeed.