J. Sikora Initial

For some time it has been J. Sikora’s wish to help a wider range of audio enthusiasts reach the experience that their premium products deliver, at a lower price point. Their newest model in the range, the J. Sikora Initial, eventually emerged from this desire.

The company’s engineers reduced the number of materials and overall complexity, while maintaining superb performance, significantly reducing the production costs. Additionally, alternative methods of resonance control have been developed, helping J. Sikora create a product, a new leader in its price range, based on elements of the premium models. The all-important main bearing, motor and controller, providing excellent speed stability, are all sourced from the upper-range models.

Weight – 28 kg

All US Initial turntables are bundled with the upgraded power supply from the Standard line and are available in silver or black finishes.


Optional Accessories:

  • 2nd Plinth
  • Glass Mat
  • Record Weight (requires 2nd plinth option)
  • Extra Armbase (requires 2nd plinth option)
  • Extra Motor (requires 2nd plinth option)


The optional upgrade to Initial MAX adds:

  • Second Armbase
  • Second Motor
  • Additional Plinth
  • Glass Mat
  • Record Weight

Technical Specifications

  • Total weight [kg]: 28
  • Platter weight [kg]: 4
  • Platter material: derlin
  • Material: aluminium,inox,cast iron
  • Bearing type: ceramic ball-inverted
  • Motor [pcs]: 1 DC
  • Belt: rubber
  • Rotation speed [rpm]: 33; 45
  • No. of tonearms: 1
  • Armboard: yes
  • Clamp: optional
  • Glass mat: optional
  • Power supply: optional
  • Dimensions [mm]: 440 x 330 x 160

Hear the J. Sikora Initial at Command Performance today!