From: Dave Cawley
Timestep Dartmouth UK
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Web site www.78-rpm.com
Tel: +44 (0) 1803 833366
The Timestep SL-1200 armboard can be used with the SME 12" as an option. I am able to supply all SME and Jelco arms of any length, any type and any variant. We would never ever recommend a 9" arm to play 16" records though !!
Fluid damping is rarely and only used for high compliance cartridges such as the old Shure V15 and although I can supply this I don't recommend it or its use. But the customer is always right and can have whatever he desires !
The new armboard is 5/8" thick in parts and is very strong. The photo on the very top of www.78-rpm.com shows how it fits into the space where the old Technics arm fitted. Being a 12 or 14" arm, it does of course stick out of the back !
The prototype can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq7EHeGBJGU&feature=youtu.be
BTW the SME 3012 is available brand new under the new name M2-12R