Kuzma CAR-40 wstecz
Kuzma CAR-40 Moving Coil phono cartridge

„The Kuzma combination also renders space extremely well. Kings’s College Choir’s A Procession with Carols for Advent Sunday (Argo) begins very softly with the organ introit as the choir is heard in the distance. This next is crucial: The choir should originate deep within the left side of the spectrum, but their sound shouldn’t be confined there. As they move forward you should hear their sound project across the soundfield and into the right channel, an effect that should be continuous. It’s not until they move into the stalls (“A Spotless Rose”) that you hear them balanced between the two channels. The Kuzma rendered all this about as persuasively as I’ve ever heard it, and the impression of being transported to a real space in which a live music event is taking place was quite extraordinary. Here was stereo in its root sense of solid, not, as is so often the case, especially with early stereo, a left, center, and right that appear more or less as a stitched-together panorama. The choir’s movements were so seamlessly tracked that it seems to me obvious there’s not much getting through to perturb the presentation. There are transparency and detail enough that you can occasionally pick out an enthusiastic member of the congregation in the hymns, and always the congregation sounds like a collection of individual voices, not an undifferentiated mass.

Coloration is very low and the impression of musical authority and naturalism is very high, whether it is familiar voices— Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Schwarzkopf—or instrumentalists—Sonny Rollins, Regis Pasquier, Miles Davis. With a truly realistic recording such as the Yale Quartet playing Beethoven’s Op. 132, it is as if the record-playing chain simply disappears and the four players are in the room.

Criticisms? There is perhaps evidence of a certain frisson, let’s call it, of liveliness that I don’t recall from, say, the über-neutral SMEs, and the Basis models I’m familiar with have more of a sense of scalpel-like precision, and both may have a bit more ultimate background blackness, but in terms of overall performance the Kuzma is certainly and easily in their class. It also boasts something else that’s a little more difficult to define: there’s an LP-to LP, day-by-day ergonomic rightness about this that allowed me to forget about the physical task of playing records. Another way of putting this is to say that it makes the physical task of playing records so unobtrusive as to be second nature, every button and knob in the right place, everything working exactly as it’s supposed to, so that when the stylus is cued down all your attention goes straight to the music. Regular readers of mine will know that when it comes to vinyl, I like set-’em-up-and-forget-’em designs. This describes the Kuzma Stabi M/4Point/CAR 40 to a T: a magnificent contemporary updating of traditional vinyl engineering and design that will bring you years of musical enjoyment, an instrument so soundly and solidly built and—dare I say?—so timelessly designed that I expect your grandchildren will still be enjoying it and happy you bequeathed it to them. That is, if you’ve done your proper duty as a curmudgeon and gotten them good and hooked on the pleasures of vinyl, whatever new-fangled technology they may be listening to by then.”



Kuzma CAR-40 Moving Coil phono cartridge.


Kuzma CAR cartridges are made to our specifications by a Japanese company with over 50 years experience in this field. The same approach, with regard to design and manufacture of cartridges housings is used as in other Kuzma products. A combination of brass and aluminium parts made by us gives rigid and inert support to the signal generator, allowing the diamond tip to extract musical information from the record grooves without distortion.


Kuzma CAR-40

  • Type: moving-coil cartridge

  • Coil wire: 4N Silver

  • Stylus Profile: Microridge

  • Cantilever: Boron






1 Maja 36 / 3


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  • Separacja kanałów przy 1 kHz :  28dB
  • Typ igły :  Micro Ridge
  • Napięcie wyjściowe :  0,3 mV
  • Zalecana siła nacisku :  2,0 g
  • Impedancja wejściowa :  poniżej 100 Ω
  • Masa :  17 g
  • Impedancja :  6 Ω
  • Pasmo przenoszenia :  10 Hz - 40 kHz

Price: £2,161.48


Availability: Yes


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