Kuzma Stabi M Munich 2012 highend show report

Franc Kuzma new beauty

Kuzma Stabi M with 4 point

Franc Kuzma revealed officially this year his latest turntable Stabi M. Trust me, pictures don't do it a justice. You might get a false idea about the actual size and elegance of new Stabi M. This is one massive and uniquely classical looking machine. Even XL look seems to act smaller with Stabi M on display.

Stabi M have unique feature that will have a remote and it have 3.5 second until start so you won't miss any beat. Impressive. 60kg's. Sides panels will be up to the choice. This is a impressive design with specially designed non resonant cover, that differ from traditional ones. All the cover panels are mounted with a non resonant insert. In this way cover is less of a resonant transducer of standing and air resonances.

Like always Franc Kuzma expertly combine simple, yet when studied in close expertly chosen solution to the ultra high end reproduction of vinyl music. We'll try to schedule for exclusive test of this mighty machine.

To conclude and convey my thoughts; "This is a man machine." An an along future retro!



This is a modern turntable designed in a classic turntable style with the emphasis on  providing the best possible record playback.

The turntable's size allows even  12 inch tonearms to be mounted and covered  with its massive acrylic  dust cover on spring hinges . The dust cover is  constructed  not to pick up any vibration from loud  music.

The turntable  is  assembled  from various solid parts of aluminium making the  construction rigid and  absorbing  vibration. On the outer sides of the main structure are  solid aluminium plates, which  give the turntable mass and further increase structural rigidity and damping. 

The covered spikes within the legs allow horizontal levelling of the whole turntable.

The top  aluminium plate  under the platter, has an  elastically underhung  main frame and motor system below  which   is  insulated from the outer main  turntable's structure via four big elastic dampers,  allowing for fine horizontal levelling of the platter and tonearm.

The platter is  constructed from two  pieces of  40mm thick aluminium  with an  acrylic damping plate sandwiched between  making a  very inert support for records.

The bearing has an inverted shaft with a ruby ball which gives precise, low noise rotation to a  supporting subplatter.

The main frame carrying the  main bearing and massive aluminium armboard,  is bolted together from solid aluminium blocks forming a unique damped rigid support.  

The motor system:  The DC motor itself is specially mounted inside a brass  cup and aluminium plate. This  motor assembly  is  encapsulted and  suspended  inside a massive brass motor housing.  Thus the main frame is doubly insulated from the motor system  and yet still  maintains  rigidity,  allowing for max torque momentum to be transmitted via the stiff plastic belt to the subplatter. This gives the platter a high torque drive  with the positive properties of belt and idler drives, while minimising the negatives one.

The external power supply  controls the  DC motor with precise freqency and it has very fine speed adjustments. The control panel  on the front plate of the turntable has  start/stop and speed change functions. The full speed of platter on 33rpm is reached in just over 3 seconds.

Technical data:

Mass                                   60 kg
Platter mass                        12 kg
Platter material                  aluminium&acrylic
Bearing type                      ruby ball- inverted
Shaft diameter                    16 mm
Chassis/levelling                aluminium/yes
Turntable levelling             yes
Motor                                  1 DC ( three phase)
Belt material                       special                                
External power supply        yes
Speeds                                 33, 45
Armboard                            yes
No. of tonearms                    1
Suspended                              special
Dimensions                            610x500x290
Finishes                                  black
Clamp                                     yes
Mat                                         yes
Lid                                          yes
Accesories                              oil, allen keys
Options:                                  armboards

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