Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Shure Series III arm vs. 3009

Last response: in Home Audio
Share
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 5:02:04 PM

Archived from groups: rec.audio.pro (More info?)

I have had a Shure SME 3009 arm on my turntable for years and years. I
recently got a turntable with a Shure SME series III arm. How is this
different from the 3009? Better? Worse? Improved? Older? Newer?
Anonymous
February 3, 2005 11:55:42 AM

Archived from groups: rec.audio.pro (More info?)

"Dennis Herrick" <herrickd@huntingdon.edu> wrote in message
news:YmaMd.26$723.21@fe61.usenetserver.com...
> I have had a Shure SME 3009 arm on my turntable for years and years. I
> recently got a turntable with a Shure SME series III arm. How is this
> different from the 3009? Better? Worse? Improved? Older? Newer?

Newer. In some respects better. The philosophies are different; the 3009 was
a low-mass tonearm, designed for use with the high-compliance cartridges
popular at the time (including the Shure V15 series). The Series III, if
memory serves correctly, was higher-mass and more rigid, designed for the
lower-compliance cartridges that became popular in the 1980s, particularly
moving-coils.

Peace,
Paul
May 11, 2012 7:41:29 PM

Quote:
Archived from groups: rec.audio.pro (More info?)

"Dennis Herrick" <herrickd@huntingdon.edu> wrote in message
news:YmaMd.26$723.21@fe61.usenetserver.com...
> I have had a Shure SME 3009 arm on my turntable for years and years. I
> recently got a turntable with a Shure SME series III arm. How is this
> different from the 3009? Better? Worse? Improved? Older? Newer?

Newer. In some respects better. The philosophies are different; the 3009 was
a low-mass tonearm, designed for use with the high-compliance cartridges
popular at the time (including the Shure V15 series). The Series III, if
memory serves correctly, was higher-mass and more rigid, designed for the
lower-compliance cartridges that became popular in the 1980s, particularly
moving-coils.

Peace,
Paul


Paul I have a SME III on Kenwood stone TT. It is actually vice versa to what you remember. The III is the high compliance arm and the 3009 was more suited to low to medium. After the craze for super low tracking forces & high compliance carts was done the model III kinda fell out of favor. It is a good arm but unlike the other SME arms it was built for a single purpose, while the other SME arms were more usefull across the board.

John
November 11, 2012 11:34:42 PM

drjjpdc said:
Paul I have a SME III on Kenwood stone TT. It is actually vice versa to what you remember. The III is the high compliance arm and the 3009 was more suited to low to medium. After the craze for super low tracking forces & high compliance carts was done the model III kinda fell out of favor. It is a good arm but unlike the other SME arms it was built for a single purpose, while the other SME arms were more usefull across the board.

John



Hi John,

I wouldn't suppose your Kenwood TT is a KD-600? I also have an SME III partnered with this TT and I am actually looking to sell both items and came across this thread while looking for valuations. They have only ever had one owner and are in good condition. Would you have an approximate valuation? jtur24@hotmail.com

Thanks
!