SME 3010-R Vintage HIFI High Quality Audiophile Turntable Tonearm

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  • Regular price $1,899.00


SME 3010-R Vintage HIFI High Quality Audiophile Turntable Tonearm

The SME 3009 was first introduced in the early 60's. It became a very popular tonearm, and is still highly regarded and sort-after by turntable enthusiasts all over the world!

The manufacture of SME 3009 Series II Precision Pick-up Arms ended in 1972. In response to many requests to reintroduce them for professional and enthusiast hi-fi application SME  produced the Models 3012-R, 3010-R and 3009-R. They are basically similar to their classic predecessors but with important refinements. This sale is for the 3010-R.

Crafted from thin-walled stainless steel, the 3010-R features a new design balance system with longitudinal and lateral fine adjustment. 

Optimised for 12” records, this tonearm offers exceptional geometry for accurate tracking. Manufactured primarily for the Japanese turntable market, it delivers outstanding performance and reliability.

Similar to the SME 3009-R Tonearm but with a longer length, and akin to the SME-3012-R Tonearm with an even longer reach, the SME 3010-R stands as a testament to precision engineering and unmatched quality in audio playback.


  • This is a used unit. 

  • Physically this unit is in great condition for its age. It shows some light wear from use and age. This includes some light scuffs and slight signs of oxidisation. Nothing major. There is nothing which detracts from the use or sound of this beautiful tonearm.

  • This tone arm has been tested and is working very well!  

  • The SME 3010-R is definitely for people who are experienced with turntables and setting up tone arms. This is because this unit is delicate and require fine precision to set up. We will not be able to remotely help with set up or installation. So please ensure you are confident before purchase or have a technician who can install it for you. (If you are able to visit our store in West Gosford, NSW we could help with set up) 

  • This sale is for the tonearm pictured and the plate screws. Nothing else, nor any other parts are included in this sale.

  • This tonearm does not come with a wiring loom. You will need  1 x high quality stereo RCA cable and 1 x high quality earth wire. If you are unsure, please get in touch. 


If you are in a remote area you may incur extra fees. 

International import tax, duty, vat, custom fees or any other charges are not covered by us, nor included in the shipping fees. These are the responsibility of the buyer. 


Return Policy:

We do not accept returns for incorrect purchase or change of mind. 

Returns will only be accepted for manufacture defects / faulty items. Please contact us if you have any problems with your purchase and we will strive to work it out with you.

The Lofi Music Team have been providing professional audio solutions, restoration and repairs in the Sydney and Central Coast area for over ten years. Please see our very positive feedback and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.