Stabi S is our smallest turntable 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 bras 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 sold 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. The turntable can accommodate various tonearms by the use of different pre- cut brass plates and it allows for VTA adjustment on any tonearm mounted.
The whole turntable is supported by an optional high density plywood plate.
AEA 2019 JAPAN: Analog player category: Stabi S+ 4Point 9
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|Platter mass||4 Kg ( since 2018 is supplied thicker platter- 30 mm)|
|Bearing type||Pointed shaft with resin/textile material|
|Shaft diameter||10 mm|
|Drive||Flat rubber belt|
|Motors||1 pc AC|
|External power supply||optional|
|Armboard||optional ( Kuzma arms fit directly)|
|No. of tonearms||1 (+1 optional)|
|Max tonearm’s length||10” ( optional 12”)|
|Finishes||brass or black|
|Accessories||Oil, Allen keys|
|Options||SD- second arm kit,12” kit, extra platter kit(2.6 kg onkly for 20mm thicker platter),|
|Options||Various armboards, outboard power supply,|
|Options||Brass clamp ( 370 g), supporting platforms|