the SME 3009 Series 2 tonearm were manufactured it was not realised
that the alignment between the headshell and the knife edge would be
so critical in bringing improved listening quality. In later models
this was corrected (see SME V above). If the alignment is not
correct, then 'azimuth
True Point (UK) Ltd acknowledged that the SME 3009 Series 2 tonearms
are the best for their time and wanted to bring the
tonearm up to date by making a kit of parts manufactured to the
highest quality while maintaining the 'SME look'. The kit is
designed to fit the
existing tonearm and correct the alignment problem that causes
azimuth roll, and improve the bearing properties of the knife edge
by using ruby sapphire v-groove bearings.
All together, a
noticeable improvement . . . . .
"Sonically, compared to the standard
bearing the up-graded V Blocks tighten the bass, improve mid-range
and high-end definition which
gives a sound
quality that is more open and detailed".
up-grade that helps
you realise the full potential of your existing cartridge. Do
not replace your
cartridge without doing this change first".
"This is a cost effective improvement
for the SME tonearm, with considerable benefits, irrespective of the type
of music listened to".