Kuzma Ltd first started production in 1982. Founded by Franc Kuzma, it was born of his interest in music combined with a mechanical engineer's education which, together with experience working on acoustic transducers, culminated in an interest in producing high quality playback from records. The first product was a turntable of basic design with a classic belt drive and emphasis on ease of use. It was named STABI in recognition of one of its greatest strengths: stability.
All Kuzma products share the same no compromise design philosophy in order to produce products which are simple to use, reliable, and capable of the highest quality of analogue playback. This policy extends to the choice of only the highest quality materials and the high level of craftsmanship.
How to extract maximum musical information from vinyl records is, in theory, very simple. The cartridge needle should follow the grooves on a record, rotating at the correct speed. The needle movement is then transferred via cantilever to cartridge coils. The rest of the chain should be as solid as possible, the cartridge being connected to a tonearm. This is, in turn, connected to a chassis which also supports a bearing and platter which carries the record.