"The Model 15, too, has a chassis in the round, but incorporates all of the design and setup features of the more expensive models, including the suspension system omitted from the Model 10. ... The Model 15 is easily SME's most graceful-looking turntable. Making the plinth circular, and having three regularly spaced suspension towers instead of one at each of the four corners of a rectangular plinth, produce a far more elegant appearance, and that frontmost tower adds visual drama. ... If there's a better-made tonearm for $1,900 — the difference in price between the Model 15 with arm and without — or one that even comes close, I've yet to encounter it. ... SME's Model 15 turntable and 309 tonearm are a canny distillation of the company's core values of manufacturing and sound. ... I rate this combo a complete success." — Michael Fremer, Stereophile, January 2016
Announcing a new addition to the fine line of precision turntables from SME - the Model 15. While originally conceived as an evolution of the Model 10, newly discovered performance dictated that this creation would exist between the Model 10 and SME's recently revamped Model 20/3. This new Model 15 incorporates the platter from the previous Model 20/2 along with an assortment of design improvements. Available with (T SME15-ARM) or without (T SME15) the SME Model 309 pick-up arm.
The Model 15 could be described as "the ultimate in recovery vehicles," allowing the cartridge to retrieve the last nth of recorded material, whether digital or analog, from the vinyl disc, approaching the ultimate in perfection. Receiving its inspiration from the superb Model 10 precision turntable, the Model 15 seeks to emulate the excellence of the SME Models 20/3 & 30/2 turntables while retaining the more compact footprint preferred by many enthusiasts. The SME Model 15 has been designed with the same attention to detail combined with simplicity of operation that has come to be expected from all SME products. Its superb performance together with laid-back styling make it a glamorous addition to your sound system that will astound and amaze listeners for many years to come.
Dimensions PSU: 5"W x 10-3/4"D x 3-1/4"H
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