The Kuzma SAFIR tonearm is the best result of our attempt to extract more music from vinyl records that has, until now, been heard.
The heart of the tonearm is a very rigid and stiff, sapphire conical tube which allows the cartridge to perform to its maximum potential. The bearings are our own unique design of 4 spikes set in sapphire cups similar to those used in 4Point tonearms. All four points have minimal starting and moving friction and zero play in all directions thus ensuring that the headshell with the cartridge moves precisely and with minimal vibration across the record.
The sapphire tube is fitted into massive block of solid aluminum and brass, giving inert support and further dissipating vibrations which occur during playback and bearing motions. The counterweight with lock mechanism balances the tonearm. Azimuth and VTA can be adjusted in small repeatable increments with zero play, by means of an Allen key.
The tonearm is fixed on the turntable arm board via the Kuzma arm base. VTA is adjusted by raising or lowering the tonearm’s pillar in the arm base with a VTA screw which controls its height, thus still allowing precise VTA changes when required.
Internal wiring is of superior special alloy silver wires. A set of 4 wires runs unbroken from the cartridge pins via a 1.5 m long tonearm cable with silver RCA bullet connectors.
SAFIR shows the ultimate potential of your cartridge and will reveal music hidden in the grooves, effectively, giving you a new record collection!