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Safir 9

The Kuzma SAFIR 9  tonearm is the best result of  our attempt to extract more music from vinyl records that has, unitil 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 aluminium and brass, giving inert support  and further disspating 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 9 shows the ultimate potential of your cartridge and will reveal music hidden in the grooves, effectively, giving you a new record collection!

Release date was mid  May 2022. Price : 20.000 EUR

Latest Reviews:

 240404: HIFI + Edotor's choice winner is Kuzma Safir 9 tonearm



See description of award: Link


230530: The Absolute Sound review by M. Fremer: Link

230520: High End Munchen show 2023: Rockport/Absolare room Stabi R+Safir 9

Link to Stereophile report.


HIFI+ May 2023 Vinly Special #219

Winner+Standout product


TAS-May/June 2023 review by  M. Fremer:

“Had I not spend previous eight or so years owning and using as a reference the remarkable and costly SAT CF1-09, I’d declare the Kuzma Safir 9, the most accomplished and best-performing tonearm I’ve yet heard.”

M. Fremer 


HIFI+ winner 2022: 



See HIFI+ magazine- issue 211-September 2022-cover

See HIFI+ magazine- issue 211-September 2022-review

» See all other reviews

Product photos:

VTA  adjustment screwdriver VTA  adjustment height screw- one rotation changes 0.5 mm- 0.15 deg Azimuth adjustment with zero play SAFIR 9

Effective Length 229 mm (9 inch)
Mounting Distance From Spindle 212 mm
Offset Angle 23 deg
Tube Sapphire conical
Effective Mass 60 grams*
VTA Adjustment Yes
Azimuth Adjustment Yes
Bias Compensation/Adjustment Yes ( be sure to level tonearm horizontally in both directions!)
Internal Wiring Silver Alloy
Overall Mass (Weight) 1250 grams
Projected List Price EUR 20.000 EUR
*Suitable for cartridges with CU below 25- tonearm resonanes will be in range of 5-7 Hz which is preferable
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