INITIAL MAX TurntableJune 26, 2021
STANDARD Max TurntableJune 26, 2021
The J.Sikora KV12 is a 12’’ oil-dampened unipivot tonearm with an effective length of 304,8 mm and effective mass of 13g. The make and finish are impeccable. It features a flat, metal headshell with elongated slots that allow user to move a cartridge along while setting it up. The tube is made of Kevlar, and is the first tonearm ever utilizing this material. It is supported by several metal elements made of aluminum, iron cast, bronze and stainless steel. The internal custom mono-crystal silver wiring was custom-made by another renown Polish manufacturer, Albedo. It is a single piece wiring from cartridge pins on one end to RCA connectors on the other. There are two counterweights. A bigger one placed close to pivot point allows user to adjust azimuth (using a single, easily accessible screw that ones screws in or out). Using such alignment allows for super-precise VTF adjustment. In the box one finds another counterweight (smaller or larger depending on which was is installed) which may come handy for lighter or heavier cartridges. There is also an anti-skating with a very small, very light weight on a thread (it’s all that is needed for this arm). Last but not least, there is on-the-fly VTA adjustment.