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SME tonearms Heavy-Duty armboard for all flavours of Technics 1200 and 1210 Turntables


These boards are made from 5mm thick high-quality perspex, laser-cut and hand-finished.

This board is the perfect match between your Technics turntable and your SME tonearm.


Why perspex?

1) On the market you’ll find different arm boards made from different materials, we choose perspex for various reasons:

Resonance, aluminium boards are very nice and sturdy but have a high resonance frequency, besides they tend to transmit high-frequency vibration to the arm. Perspex is still very rigid but damps unwanted vibrations much better than aluminium, wood is also good but the boards tend to be or to thick or too frail, often the sound becomes muddy, besides wood cannot guarantee uniformity of performance.

2) Aesthetics, the high gloss finish will give your turntable an even more classy look.

3) Can be “fine-tuned” by the end-user. We deal with vintage turntables if a small mod is needed for the board due to some differences peculiar to your device,  most of them can be carried out by the end-user.


The board is supplied with all the screws and bolts needed to mount it on your Technics; a simple instruction sheet is included with every board. If your Technics had already the factory tonearm removed, then no need to disassembly tour deck in order to install this board or to modify your turntable, the armboard is fastened via 3 inserts with a captive nut that is accessible from the top (see pictures 3-5)  


The second picture is for illustration purpose only, it shows a different armboard. 


All our boards carry a two years warranty against any material of manufacture defect, of course, you can return your board within 30 days if you change your mind or you discover that the board does not fit your need or meet your expectations.

SME Armboard for Technics SL1200/1210 HEAVY-DUTY