SME Upgrades Product Range With Five New MK2 Models

Thu, 05 Jan 2023

Buffalo, NY, January 5, 2023 --- Bluebird Music, distributor of high-performance audio products since 2000, is pleased to announce immediate availability of the all-new SME MK2 series turntables. The SME product range now includes: Model 12 MK2, Model 15 MK2, Model 20 MK2, Model 30 MK2 and Synergy MK2.

The primary feature of the new MK2 models is a highly sophisticated new generation drive system comprising of an AC synchronous motor, independent transformer and speed control unit. The drive system features trickle-down technology perfected for SME's flagship Model 60 turntable which was then specifically optimized (individually) for each of the new MK2 models.

The new speed controller employs a microprocessor to generate two independent sine wave signals that are closely controlled in amplitude, frequency and phase. This provides total control over the way the custom AC synchronous motor behaves and enables precise tuning of the motor to obtain the best possible performance and speed control accuracy.

The new power transformer is separated from the speed control unit and housed in an independent case with a 2m interconnecting cable, creating an un-regulated DC supply which drives the main output gain stage as well as a highly advanced DSP frequency generator stage, both of which are housed within the speed control unit.

The transformer power unit and speed control unit cases are a new design which complement the turntables and are CNC machined from solid billet material.

The new MK2 models are in stock at Bluebird Music and available for immediate delivery.

The corresponding previous models are now discontinued. Older models cannot be upgraded to the MK2 standard due to the complexity of machining and non-compatibility of mechanical and electronic components.

About Bluebird Music: Founded in 2000 and led by Founder and President Jay Rein, Bluebird Music is a full service, value-added distributor of hi-fi products of the highest quality. In addition to SME, Bluebird Music distributes Canton loudspeakers, Weiss Engineering digital products, AVM  (Audio Video Manufaktur) electronics, Jadis vacuum tube electronics, Questyle personal audio products, and Fezz Audio affordable vacuum tube electronics (USA only). Products distributed by Bluebird can be found at over 100 select dealerships in the US and Canada. 

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