Awards


1962

Design Award - Council of Industrial Design

1978

Design Award - Design Council

1978

Engineering Design Award - CES Chicago

1978

Audio Masterpiece Award - Japan

1979

Engineering Design Award (Joint with Ortofon) - Chicago

1981

Stereo Sound State of the Art Award (Spring) - Japan

1981

Selected for listing in the Century’s State of the Art Dictionary - Stereo Sound (Japan)

1981

Audio Component Grand Prix Award - Japan

1981

State of the Art Award - Japan

1981

Stereo Component Grand Prix Award - Japan

1982

Excellent Audio Product Award - Japan

1985

Long Run Award - Japan

1985

Audio Component of the Year Award - Japan

1987

Award for Excellence - Federation of British Audio

1987

Selected for Engineering Design Exhibition - CES Chicago

1988

Source Component of the Year Award - Federation of British Audio

1988

International ‘Golden Ear’ Award for Pick-up Arm Design - Absolute Sound (U.S.A.)

1988

Achievement in Audio Award - Hi-Fi News & Record Review (U.K.)

1990

Les Muses D’Or - L’Audiofile Magazine (France)

1993

European High End Audio Award ‘93 ‘94

1993

Award for Excellence - Audiophile Magazine (U.K.)

1996

Nominated - Best Analogue Source Component - Hi-Fi News & RR

2001

The British Audio Awards - Best Analogue over £500 - Hi-Fi News
2001 Stereophile Analogue Product of the Year - SME Model 10 turntable.

2003 Analogue Source Component of the Year - Stereophile (U.S.A.) Reviewed by Michael Fremer, 'Overall, the SME Model 20/2 is the best turntable I've heard'. Vol.26 No.3

2003 Stereophile Analogue Product of the Year - SME Model 30/2 turntable.

2003

'Golden Ear' Award - SME Model 20/2 turntable - December 2003, The Absolute Sound (U.S.A.)

2004

PFO Brutus Award for SME Model 4.5i pua. December 2004. (Positive Feedback Online).

2005 Hi-Fi Choice Gold Award - SME Model 10 'Best Turntable £1000-£3000'.

2005 'Golden Ear' Award - SME Model 30/2 turntable, The Absolute Sound (U.S.A.)
2006

Hi-Fi Choice Gold Award - SME Model 10 'Best Turntable £1000-£3000'
2007 Hi-Fi Plus Product of the Year - SME Model 20/12 Turntable.

2007 Hi-Fi Choice Gold Award - SME Model 20/12 'Best Turntable over £3000'.

2009 Hi-Fi News Outstanding Product Award – SME Model 30/12

2011 Analog Grand Prix 2011 (Analog magazine Japan) – SME M2-12R