Kuzma Stabi S Turntable with Stogi S Tonearm
Stabi 'S' Turntable
Stabi S is the smallest turntable in the Kuzma range, with a design approach normally found only in more expensive models. Its unique shape and construction of solid brass rods, provide an extremely rigid connection to platter, bearing and tonearm support. There is no flat plate to resonate and transmit vibrations, only solid brass rods 50mm in diameter. A second brass rod provides stability and the two are clamped together in a T shape. The motor is housed independently in its own brass tower which dampens vibration of the motor itself. A ground, flat belt provides drive from the motor pulley to the subplatter.
The bearing is of highly polished, fine grain carbon steel with a one point contact, while the bearing sleeve is of a resin/textile material which has excellent damping, non-resonant properties.
With a mat on top and rubber damping insert underneath, the solid aluminium platter provides a stable non-resonant platform for records. An acrylic cover protects platter and tonearm while reflecting the turntable’s original shape. A 45 rpm adaptor is provided and is simply slipped over the 33 rpm pulley.
Stogi 'S' Tonearm
This is a 9 inch tonearm with unipivot bearing design with a unique, rigid round headshell made from a solid aluminium block and a base of solid brass which control all vibration and facilitate stability of the tonearm as a whole. All parts of the arm are machined from blocks of solid metal, in order to provide damping and minimise resonance. The polished pivot point is sited in an oil well, which provides extremely low friction and bearing vibration. The bearing height is at record level for optimum tracking. The silicone damping controls resonance of the cartridge and also gives stability in azimuth direction.
Two counterweights allow easy adjustments of tracking force and azimuth. Fine azimuth adjustment is achieved by rotation of a horizontal screw in the main counterweight, which does not affect other tonearm parameters and which makes fine azimuth adjustment very simple.
Wires are in one uninterrupted piece from headshell to RCA phono connectors. By pre-order, wiring can also be fitted in for balanced ( XLR) connection.