The room at the National Stadium had two of the three turntable designs currently produced, the “entry level” Initial Line was sitting next to the 80kg Standard Line (nope, no points for imagination). I found a third model on their website, the 108kg Reference Line, judging by the pics it surely looks a bit like a Kuzma XL, only prices are lower. All tables have external motor controllers and ceramic ball inverted bearings, platters are made from Delrin and cast iron, with rubber transmission belts. Have I mentioned they look great? As in massive, statement designs that captivate they eyes before the ears?
During the show they partnered with Lansche speakers and the tube amplifiers were “vintage Sikora”, several cartridges were used in constant rotation. More importantly I checked on their site and they only have importers in France, UK, Germany and China but I am positive, we will be hearing more from the J. Sikora brand.