J.Sikora KV MAX Kevlar tonearm

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J.Sikora KV MAX Tonearm

The world’s first Kevlar® tonearm, perfected.

J.Sikora KV MAX Kevlar tonearm

KV12 Kevlar® Tonearm Technical Specifications

  • Available finishes: natural yellow and lacquered black matte
  • Oil-damped unipivot
  • Mass: 31.4oz / 890g [+armboard 4.9oz / 140g]
  • VTA mass: 7.9oz / 225g
  • Effective length: 12″ / 304.8mm
  • Mounting distance: 11.5″ / 291mm
  • Effective mass: 0.46oz / 13g
  • Silver mono-crystal internal cabling from Albedo Silver Cables

The KV MAX is the ultimate expression of the world-renowned and award-winning KV12 series of tonearms.

As the world’s first Kevlar® tonearm, the KV12 has established itself as one of the world’s finest tonearms, receiving many accolades and awards including a Class A rating in the Stereophile® magazine.

The J.Sikora KV MAX arms build upon the best aspects of the KV12 arms and take the performance to a higher level. The one-of-kind Kevlar® arm tube design has been dramatically advanced by reducing its weight, while at the same time increasing its stiffness. To further reduce resonances,

J.Sikora created a unique bearing made of zirconium oxide. The new, improved damping guarantees maximum stabilization of the arm with unrivaled tracking.

J.Sikora is famous for its unparalleled application of metals to reduce the resonances in its turntables. This approach has been extended to the KV MAX tonearms. They replaced the majority of the aluminum elements of the arm with bronze. This contributes to an increase in stability and a further reduction of resonances at a previously unattainable level.

This uncompromising design is complemented by the use of cables made of the highest purity copper covered with 24-carat gold, made especially for J.Sikora.

The 9- and 12-inch KV MAX tonearms represent a new standard in tonearm performance. The KV MAX will extract all that your vinyl has to offer and connect you to the emotion of the music as never before.


Announcing new, top-of-the-line KV MAX Zirconium Series tonearms!

J.Sikora is pleased to announce its new, top-of-the-line KV MAX Zirconium Series tonearms in 9- and 12-inch versions. The world premiere will take place on October 28 at the Audio Video Show 2022 in Warsaw (12”) and on November 11 at Capital Audiofest in Washington, DC (9”).

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