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FS: SME 3009 Series II (early)

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Now the 401's been sold, my 3009's up for sale. This one's in really nice condition, not mint, but it does look extremely smart. It received a full service earlier this year by the 'Arm Meister' himself, Johnnie7 at Audio Origami where it had a full Cardas internal re-wire (external wire is still standard SME as somehow there are people who prefer this - nostalgia I think!) and bearing lube with adjustment to factory settings.

It also had a new counterweight de-coupling rubber fitted by Johnnie and the cueing damping pot has been replenished. You could therefore say the arm is pretty much good as new, and the improvement in its sound has not been subtle - it's a lovely old thing, and being an early SII it will cope with MC cartridges quite happily (it's a higher mass than the 'Improved'). Also, there are new bedplate grommets fitted.

Included will be 2 screening cans (vertical and horizontal plug exit) and assorted hardware. I don't use one with the arm though as it doesn't hum anyway. Oh...there's also the original SME owner's booklet. Should add that no headshell nor cartridge are included.

Price: £200 including insured delivery within the UK.

Couple of pics...

Firstly on my old TD150 with the arm pre-service:

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The other day:

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Please pm if interested. :)

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The 401 has gone, Richard? :shock:

It has, sadly. Much as it's a wonderful turntable, I really couldn't justify having two in the house and having just spent out £2.5k on the car, and nearly 300 quid on getting my camera fixed, something had to give. :(

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Just noticed you've got another 71. That'll stop you missing the 401, I'm sure.

Sorry for the OT.........

No problemo. :)

I feel a bit of a fool for missing out on your Phono2 tbh - umm'd and aah'd for too long when you were selling it on the other forum. :(

The 71's not in as nice nick as my old one, but I recently got hold of a brand new PL71 arm from Canada. Still in its original box, never been fitted to a turntable so couldn't say no. Just need an SPU now. :)

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