SME | Series V Tonearm & AVID | Sequel Turntable [Pre-owned]
This AVID Sequel Turntable with SME Series V Tonearm is a pre-owned item. Taken in as a trade in from a valued customer, the turntable/tonearm has been meticulously cared for and is in overall excellent condition showing minimal signs of use. Comes complete with original manufacturers packaging and all accessories. For additional information please contact us.
- Silver Finish.
- SME Series V Tonearm fitted with Crystal tonearm cable upgrade.
- Lid/dust cover - Excellent condition with some subtle markings from polishing and contact with the record clamp.
- AVID Isolation platform upgrade in oak finish included.
- All original manufacturers packaging and accessories complete.
- NO CARTRIDGE FITTED - Ex-demo options available from Dynavector, Hana etc. contact us for more info.
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PLEASE NOTE | Tonearm / Turntable are listed as a package price and are not available for individual purchase. No part exchange available on this item.
Allowing you to experience the very best that vinyl has to offer, the Sequel will impress you with its combination of crisp clean clarity, outstanding solidity and precise sound.
Cascading key features from our iconic Acutus, Sequel has a focus and immediacy, coupled with delicacy and finesse that is very beguiling.
Employing the same powerful motor as used in our Acutus range, this gives the Sequel huge sound dynamics, but with total control. So, you can plumb the depths of the deepest bass rifts without losing the subtitles of the detail within the midrange and treble. Voices are etched in space; with a solidity and realism you will not hear from turntables using low powered motors. Using our twin belt drive to maximise the platter dynamics, music starts and stops like it should, the rhythm becoming infectious.
Enabling the powerful motor to deploy its full potential, we have taken the Classic PSU found on our Acutus model. This combination turbo charges what would be the Volvere model with a sonic leap into another dimension. It is not a subtle improvement, but paints a vividly realistic image of the recording, the presentation, dramatically focussed yet making you emotionally connected to the music.
Our single action clamp, crafted from solid aluminium with a stainless-steel grounding point, automatically flattens your records to the platter surface and aids the negative vibration present within the record to pass through the spindle to the subchassis below. This reduces the noise floor of the record itself, allowing you to hear more information and realism from your cherished records.
Precision machined balanced from a solid billet of aluminium, the platter is mass loaded at the edge, giving it a high rotational inertia. Coupling with the conical shaped bearing, there is no lateral movement as it self-centres. The cork mat offers a perfect interface to reflect vibration, keeping it in the record so it passes away more efficiently through the spindle. Around the edge we have employed a high-density rubber absorbing ring, acting as a peripheral wave trap for any minor vibration in the platter.
Derived directly from the Acutus, the fixed spindle is press fitted into the subchassis, which allows optimum vibration transmission. Common with all our turntables, the captive tungsten carbide ball placed in the spindle top, locates centrally in our uniquely designed sapphire jewelled thrust point. With zero lateral movement we manage to eliminate rumble noise making AVID turntables silent. The bearing is also self-lubricating and maintenance free for life.
Cast from large grain aluminium, our uniquely designed subchassis optimises rigidity where its most required to keep the tonearm and bearing coupled to prevent any loss of musical information. A coating is applied to specifically damp high frequency vibration, so that both high and low frequency vibration is time aligned during dissipation, give a clear, focused and neutral sound.
Taking inspiration from our reference models, the uniquely frequency adjustable suspension is carried down to our Sequel and Volvere models. With each suspension point tuneable to the same frequency rate regardless of the changing load of different tonearms, the movement of the suspension can be optimised for a high degree of isolation. Tuned at 3.5Hz, very little external vibration enters the turntable keeping noise and distortion exceptionally low. This means you hear more clearly and your cartridge tracks records more faithfully and without the potential to damage them through mistracing.
Twin Belt Drive
33.3 & 45.0 Rpm (Adjustable)
Inverted Stainless Steel
3 Point Spring Vertical 3.2hz, Lateral 4.5hz
Yes: Single or twin tonearms
SME Series V
24v 140mnm ac synchronous
DSP Vari-speed control unit
100-240vac 50/60hz 20 watts max.
425 x 370 x 205mm (wxdxh overall)
12.6kg (28lb) excluding PSU