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Item: KUZMA Stabi Reference 2 Turntable, KUZMA Stogi Ref 313 VTA Tonearm, LYRA Kleos Cartridge

Location: Oak Park, VIC 3046
Item Condition: GROUSE
Reason for selling: The twins are coming
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Deposit Only.
Extra Info:

My pride and joy this is an amazing turntable package. I purchased this from Pure Music Group 6 years ago (Kleos 1.5 years)I'm selling this package to make way for my twins that will arrive in 3 months. I won't have time for much critical listening moving forward, so simplifying my system.


The Stabi is constructed from two plates, each plate being made from a sandwich construction of two 10 mm aluminium plates, separated by an acrylic plate clamped together with pre-stressed, non-magnetic, stainless steel screws. The turntable chassis (top plate) is suspended by large springs submerged in silicone oil, with a low resonance of 2.2 Hz, which dampens movements of the springs themselves. The main base (bottom plate) is supported by three aluminium and stainless steel spikes. The top plate is easily levelled by four knobs. When this plate is lifted (for transport) the silicone suspension reservoirs are automatically sealed.
Two motors in a diamond drive, power the subplatter, which has an inverted bearing with a ruby ball. Both ball and sliding ring have their own oil bath for lubrication and damping of any vibration within the bearing. The platter is also of a clamped sandwich construction, in order to combine the strength of aluminium (rigidity) and the damping properties of acrylic, which produces an exceptionally stable and no resonant support for records. The mat and special clamp are made in much the same way as the platter and further serve to control all vibration. The armboard also employs the sandwich construction design. In 2009 the new power supply called PS Ref 2. This power supply is the only difference between models Stabi Ref 2 and Stabi Ref .


The Stogi REF 313 VTA is the 12 inch version of Stogi Ref 313 tonearm with fully adjustable VTA tower mounting on standard 9 inch position. The Stogi Ref 313 VTA tonearm shares the main features of Stogi Ref and 4 Point tonearm, i.e. precision ball bearings, a conical tube and unique VTA tower.


The Kleos features the full fledged Ogura manufactured boron cantilever and coil system with Lyra original line-contact (3 x 70μm) stylus. This is similar to what is employed on even the most expensive Lyra models. Nevertheless, the most important element of the new Kleos is its sound. The Kleos is capable of extracting more information from the vinyl grooves than its predecessors, and that the reproduction of music is both more dynamic, more detailed, and more natural than the models preceding it. 



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Superb turntable and arm, and a great deal.




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Bargain alert!  Love my Ref2 someone is going to be very happy!

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