Stabi R & DIY options
Stabi R is a very compact turntable made from a solid block of aluminium with an internal (built in) electronic power supply. Drive is provided through a DC motor and a proprietary, non flexible drive belt.
The main platter is a constrained sandwich design consisting of three layers ( aluminium – acrylic - aluminium) in order to minimise vibration and maximise the damping effect of the platter itself and that of the LP. The ruby ball minimises friction and noise within the thrust bearing and is supported on a special low noise compound material.
One of the crucial design features of the new Stabi R is an unsurpassed degree of versatility and flexibility with regard to multiple tonearm installations. It is possible to use up to 4 (four!) tonearms around the main platter.Further, a variety of colours and a wood finish are available as options.
Stabi R base you could fit into your own DIY plinth. See for more details in Manual section below.
STEREOPHILE July 2019 Vol. 42/No. 7: Stabi R wood by Ken Micallef: https://www.stereophile.com/content/kuzma-stabi-r-turntable
Link to review: http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/kuzma-stabi-r-turntable/
HIFI + October 2018 # 164-UK: Stabi R review
HIFI+ DEC 2018 # 166- UK Turntable of the Year AWARD 2018: Stabi R:
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|Platter mass||8 kg|
|Platter material||aluminium & acrylic|
|Bearing type||inverted (ruby ball)|
|Shaft diameter||16 mm|
|Chassis/levelling||aluminium / yes|
|Turntable levelling||yes (4 adjustable feet)|
|Drive||Single DC motor|
|Belt||proprietary non flexible belt|
|Internal power supply||yes (electronic)|
|Speeds||33, 45, (fine speed adjustment)|
|VTA adjustment||no (optional)|
|No. of tonearms||1 (+ up to 3 optional )|
|Dimensions||480 x 380 x 150 mm|
|Base only||320 x 380 x 150 mm ( 30 kg)|
|Wood version||500 x 460 x 190 mm ( 39 kg)|
|Finish||black or silver ( RAL 9006 )|
|Record Clamp||optional ( there is a mistake on brochure)|
|Mains supply||115/230/50-60 Hz|
|Accessories supplied||bearing oil, Allen keys|
|Options||clamp, various pre-cut arm boards, RAL finishes,left sidearm wing, arm holder, arm balcony , side panel, wooden frame...|
|Multiple tonearm mounting options|
|If you mount three tonearms problem is that headshell of one arm might get to close to another arm either in rest or in play position!|
|Here are few suggestion using 3 arm holders mounting 4Point arms|
|RL- rear left, RR- rear right, FL- front left, FR-front right positions on Stabi R base|
|3.Option||more careful positioning is required|
|4P14-RR ( or arm balcony 12 inch)|
DIY: Infos for DIY plinth for Kuzma Stabi R base. There are drawings for Stabi R base and Kuzma wooden frame which you can modify to your own ideas: Please send us photos of your own design featuring Stabi R base.
Stabi R base drawing
Wooden plinth drawing for Stabi R base