SME 3012 Series II Vintage High Quality HIFI Audiophile Turntable Tonearm

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  • Regular price $2,185.00


SME 3012 Series II Vintage High Quality HIFI Audiophile Turntable Tonearm

The SME 3012 was first introduced in the late 50's. 

The Series II was released in the early 70's and is an updated version of the original 3012. Rather than a steel arm tube, It was designed with a polished, bright-anodised aluminium arm tube.

Meticulously designed and constructed with high-quality materials, these arms offer exceptional mechanical strength with minimal inertia and friction. Ideal for both professional and domestic use. Technically sound and visually pleasing, the SME 3012 is a valuable addition to your collection. 

These tonearms are very similar to the SME 3009 series II, but longer. 

This sale is for a 3012 Series II with original weights and cables. 


  • 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 at all. There is nothing which detracts from the use or sound of this beautiful tonearm.

  • This sale includes the original SME wiring loom. This also shows some general signs of age like marks etc. Please see photos. 

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

  • The SME 3012 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, mounting screws, and wiring loom. Nothing else, nor any other parts are included in this sale. 


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.