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Series IV

Series IV
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SME Series IV

The Series IV precision pick-up arm owes much to the technology developed for the acclaimed Series V. Although presented at a lower price it retains the unique one-piece magnesium tone-arm, dual-lock base and other advanced features listed.

The Series IV is a worthy relative of 'the best pick-up arm in the world' with a sonic performance reflecting the care and attention to detail underlying its design and manufacture.


A - Distance from pivot to stylus 233.15mm

B - Distance from pivot to turntable centre 215.35mm

C - Cartridge fixing centres 12.70mm

D - Offset angle 23.635º

E - Linear offset 93.47mm

F - Overhang 17.8mm

G - Height above mounting surface 87.90mm max, 56.40mm min

H - Mounting surface to underside of headshell 57.90mm max, 26.40mm min

J - Depth below mounting surface 56.75mm

K - Balance weight radial clearance 73.00mm



Effective Mass 10.0/11.0g
Cartridge balance range: 5-16g
Vertical tracking force VTF: 0 to 3.0g (30 mN)
Maximum tracking error 0.012º/mm
Null points: Inner radius 66.04mm
Null points: Outer radius 120.9mm
Audio Lead Length: 1.2m
Audio Lead Capacitance:140.0 pF per channel
Audio Lead Resistance: 0.145 ohms per conductor
Internal wiring Capacitance: 15.0 pF per channel
Internal wiring Resistance: 0.535 ohms per conductor
Output plug and socket weight net: DIN 5-Pole 240 (degrees) 700.0g


  • Unique one-piece pressure die-cast tone-arm utilising the advantages of magnesium, replaces conventional fabricated construction.
  • Internal constrained layer damps minute residual vibration leaving the tone-arm acoustically inert.
  • Fine machined cartridge platform, enamel free to avoid interface resonance.
  • Stainless steel cross shaft, ground and thread ground. Carried in massive yoke on 10mm ABEC 3 ball races. Axis at record mean level to minimise warp-wow.
  • Unique assembly gives high rigidity and allows bearings to be critically adjusted before tone-arm is fitted.
  • Stainless steel vertical shaft, ground and thread ground, with integral 16mm diameter flange to couple shaft and yoke.
  • 23mm diameter steel pillar, heat treated, ground and honed, carries two 17mm ABEC 7 ball races, widely spaced to resist tilt.
  • Anti-skate control operates through tension spring and filarnent. Dial corresponds with VTF and haspositive OFF position.
  • Lowering/raising control gives smooth positive action. Height of lift can be adjusted.
  • Dual-lock base provides movement control with high rigidity.
  • Tungsten-alloy balance weight carried on damped two-point suspension. Extra-low inertia design assists warp riding.
  • Underslung weight housing corrects centre of gravity and provides non-reflective tone-arm termination. Adjustment leadscrew journalled in twin ball races with lever clamping.
  • Swivelling damped output socket minimises vibration transmission in sub-chassis use.
  • Reference lines on tone-arm facilitate VTA setting.
  • Fine adjustment of horizontal tracking angle (HTA)
  • New design alignment protractor sets HTA with great accuracy.



This product is available to order only and delivery is approximately 4 weeks. Payment can be made in full at time of order by selecting Add to Basket and Buy alternatively contact us and we can take a deposit with the balance due 7 days before despatch.

Product Code: SMEIV

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