Kuzma Stabi M

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It's in the bag! I just received an email from my Kuzma dealer saying that I can purchase his static demo 'walnut' version Stabi M, a great deal on too, I do feel very lucky indeed. :)
please keep us posted on your experience with the M sound
 
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If it fits with your cartridges get the 4 point as well, they work great together and 4-point is really easy to adjust and a very good arm for me. Love my stabi-m, 4 point combo! I also recommend getting the ebony clamp and the peripheral ring. I always use the ebony clamp and use the peripheral ring always with slightly warped records or the records are straight but I am deep listening.
 

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If it fits with your cartridges get the 4 point as well, they work great together and 4-point is really easy to adjust and a very good arm for me. Love my stabi-m, 4 point combo! I also recommend getting the ebony clamp and the peripheral ring. I always use the ebony clamp and use the peripheral ring always with slightly warped records or the records are straight but I am deep listening.
i totally agree with your comment for the Kuzma 4P, it’s not only the convenience and ease of adjustment. It’s mostly the precision and repeatable identical results also this a tonearm that provides so many ways to control and adjust It to your individual system’s character.
 

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Has anyone compared the Stabi R to the Stabi M that can opine on the differences and similarities?
I will have them back to back on 11th of April, if you can wait that long I will let you know. I have alreday listened to the Stabi R but under show conditions. I heard nothing wrong with it. Being able to use multiple tonearms is good and something you can't do with the stabi M. However, it does not decouple as good as the Stabi M. So, adding a good isolation platform from Kuzma or other vendors to the the Stabi R could be a good solution.
 

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I will have them back to back on 11th of April, if you can wait that long I will let you know. I have alreday listened to the Stabi R but under show conditions. I heard nothing wrong with it. Being able to use multiple tonearms is good and something you can't do with the stabi M. However, it does not decouple as good as the Stabi M. So, adding a good isolation platform from Kuzma or other vendors to the the Stabi R could be a good solution.
That is right. In fact Franc Kuzma is suggesting his platform Platis for Stabi R
 

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FWIW, Kuzma has a new distributor in the UK: DEFINITIVE AUDIO-UK

https://www.definitiveaudio.co.uk/
I heard the new Kuzma R at the Bristol HiFi show last weekend. This was in a room being demonstrated by Kevin from Definitive Audio in the UK, they were using LV speakers and SJS amplification which they also sell. The Kuzma R was using a Kuzma 4 point arm with a Kuzma MC cart. Have to say the sound being made from this room was the best at the show for me, very natural sounding, nothing was forced. As a bonus they played the opening track from Making Music on ECM, a record that I am very familiar with as its one of my favourite ECM recordings.

After hearing the Kuzma R its perked and interest for myself to explore this TT further down the line

Lee
 
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I heard the new Kuzma R at the Bristol HiFi show last weekend. This was in a room being demonstrated by Kevin from Definitive Audio in the UK, they were using LV speakers and SJS amplification which they also sell. The Kuzma R was using a Kuzma 4 point arm with a Kuzma MC cart. Have to say the sound being made from this room was the best at the show for me, very natural sounding, nothing was forced. As a bonus they played the opening track from Making Music on ECM, a record that I am very familiar with as its one of my favourite ECM recordings.

After hearing the Kuzma R its perked and interest for myself to explore this TT further down the line

Lee
Someone agrees with you Lee...

https://audiophilemusings.blogspot....IYqHOCEt_0dJ21828oQ1bSHG_RvL6R-Hf4qWEeRdtsIgA
 

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I have both the standard and the ebony clamp as well as the Kuzma peripheral ring. Ebony clamp is better than the standard clamp and it works really well together with the peripheral ring. If I am critical listening/deep listening, I always use both.
Ditto. I use the ebony center weight in conjunction with the periphery ring. I do prefer the ebony weight to the standard screw down clamp in A/B comparison. That said, I got one at a bargain basement price and I don't think I can recommend anyone pays the current MSRP for this. The price seems to have sky rocketed and the price-to-performance ratio no longer makes sense IMO.
 
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I have also gotten my Kuzma ebony weight for a very very good price. The prices for good weights/clamps have really soared through the roof!
 
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Another happy owner of Stabi M here. Kudos to Franc Kuzma for setting up the TT, 4P tonearm and my ZYX Universe II cartridge in Slovenia! It took me around 1 hour to assemble the whole package. All the settings were perfectly done.

I’ve been listening to my analog rig for the last 3 days and have no desire to switch to digital. Anybody wants my 2 months old Lampi GG2:);)?
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Hi, I managed to find one for myself! The same finish as yours, in 'walnut' I got a really good deal too, they are very hard to find here in the U.K.
 

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I'm afraid so. Noo

Indeed so. I was told that my enquiry wasn't relevant. Sure, to their business model. 100% relevant to my needs.
Hi again, Well I decided to go for the Stabi M in 'walnut' finished plinth, after emailing Franc Kuzma I was informed that Definitive Audio was now the new UK Distributor after 31 years! So I contacted Kevin Scott, and he said that he had one demonstrator M which was used at the Munich Hi - Fi show in 2018 in a high end system using Living Voice speakers, and was voted best sounding room there, and also in Franc's opinion too. He also told me that it hadn't been used much since just on static display and that it was in (pristine) condition with all original packaging and paperwork shipping crates, and a 3 year warranty etc. And overnight shipping, great service from a great new UK Distributor. Wow! What a deck this is it sounds amazing, well worth the wait! I'll keep you posted...dream on Branko Bozic...
 

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Well, I've now had the Stabi M in my system for two weeks! And it is just awesome, so musical, so fast, great prat, fantastic slam. superb deep and tuneful bass, fantastic highs, you just get drawn into the music! This is a 'table for the rest of my life...
I feel the same with mine! What arm and cartridge did you put on?
 
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That is right. In fact Franc Kuzma is suggesting his platform Platis for Stabi R
Very interesting. Have you tried the Platis or heard it in use?

If I recall correctly, Franc previousl offered an active isolation platform. It was someone else's manufactory. The Platis is passive - I'm guessing it is a Kuzma design.
 
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