Created as an ultimate reference turntable, the Model 30/12 benefits from all the features associated with the Model 30/2, but enjoying the improved performance of a 12-inch tonearm as well as adding greater mass with a suitably upgraded suspension system. The suspension now provides 60 purpose moulded ‘O’ rings supporting the sub-chassis, which has been increased in thickness by some 16%, on one hundred and twenty strands of rubber. The main chassis has received similar attention but in this case the thickness has been increased by 19%. Small differences but necessary to afford the increased rigidity required to ensure acoustic neutrality.
The SME V-12 tonearm represents the current state of the art in tonearm engineering. Given that is was designed hand-in-hand with the 30/12, the two enjoy a superb synergy.