SME Diamond Anniversary Model 15a Turntable
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SME Diamond Anniversary Model 15a Turntable



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SME Diamond Anniversary Model 15a Turntable

SME’s 75thDiamond Anniversary celebration continues with the launch of the Diamond Series Model 15A. The Diamond Anniversary is a significant milestone in the long history of SME with many great achievements made from inception in 1946 to becoming a premier and unique world class audio company today.

In celebration of our illustrious past and exciting future we are proud to announce the release of an exclusive Diamond Anniversary turntable developed from the highly acclaimed Model 15. The Diamond Series Model 15 is machine finished to demonstrate the precision engineering, definitive sharp lines and cosmetic profile.

The hand finished fine detail is an expression of the handcrafted skills that SME is famous for, the black chrome contrast highlights and compliments this distinctive precision audio masterpiece.

Recent Addition to the SME Family. This is more of a Scaled down 20/3 than an upgraded Model 10. Sonically sits right between the 20/3 and the model 10 as it should be.

  • On Permanent Demonstration - New Model 15
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"Beautifully engineered"

The model 15 sub-chassis is suspended on thirty purpose moulded 'O' rings and weighs, together with the platter, more than 11.0Kgs (24 Ib), thereby meeting the requirement of high density construction on which freedom from colouration depend.

Suspension is adjustable through trimming screws in each column and is used in conjunction with a gauge to give recommended settings or varied to suit individual requirements.


The suspension is further disciplined by a central fluid damper which controls the sub-chassis motion, offers a resistive ground path for acoustic signals, eliminates overshoot and gives almost zero 'Q' recovery.


The platter is machined from aluminium alloy and weighs over 4.6kg (10 Lb). It is extensionally damped, the top surface being diamond-turned with a fine scroll. This method of finishing upsets a myriad of tiny fibres which interface with the underside of the record. A substantial clamp operating on the reflex principle ensures the largest possible platter contact even appreciable when the record warp is present.

"Silent running"

The main spindle is 19mm (3/4") machined from high chrome tool steel, ground super finished and supported in a sealed housing with individually fitted sintered bronze bearings of generous propostions needed to support the platter. The Model 15 motor conforms to the highest standards of silent running in a turntable.

The turntable is driven by a 3-phase, brushless outrunner inductance motor with 8-pole Neodymium magnets and 3 integrated Hall position sensors. The electronic motor controller uses a high performance microporocessor, optimised for motor control. Closed loop speed control is implemented using a proportional plus (PI) algorithm. Fine pitch speed adjustment allows increments/decrements of +/- 0.01% of the selected speed. Speed ranges: 33.3, 45 & 78 RPM.

  • A soft dust cover is provided to accomodate the turntable and arm, when not in use.
  • Mains voltages available are 90-110V, 105-125V and 220-240V 50/60Hz. Please specify when ordering.
  • Standard arm mountings suit all SME 9" and 10" arms.

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