Musical Surroundings

There is a new AMG V12 review on 6Moons.com from the German magazine “fairaudio”

Excerpt: “Conclusion. Should one call the Viella an exercise in high design, a precision tool or a time machine? Naturally that’s the goal of all turntables. Don’t add anything, omit nothing. Getting as close to this ideal as AMG have managed with the Viella simply seemed beyond most in this class.”

Read the full 6Moons.com review here:http://6moons.com/audioreviews2/amg/1.html

RIP, Ernst Benz. 

Ernst Benz founder of moving coil cartridge manufacturer Benz Micro (we have been the US Benz Micro distributors since 1991) passed away on July 5th, 2014 in his Neuhausen-am-Rheinfall, Switzerland home at age 82, surrounded by his family. 

New Clearaudio Concept Wood ad. 

New Clearaudio Concept Wood ad. 

The AMG Giro turntable was recently awarded Best of Show - ‘Most Significant Analog Product Introductions’ (Munich High End 2014) by Jim Hannon of The Absolute Sound!

The AMG Giro turntable was recently awarded Best of Show - ‘Most Significant Analog Product Introductions’ (Munich High End 2014) by Jim Hannon of The Absolute Sound!

"The Aesthetix Metis line stage preamp debuted for the first time in the U.S. at Newport, and sounded amazing alongside the Atlas monoblocks, Wilson Audio Alexias, Clearaudio Master Innovation turntable and Goldfinger [Statement] cartridge, and the Aesthetix Io Eclipse phono stage. This system really shined when we played my Bueno Vista Social Club: Live at Carnegie Hall, with a presence and encompassing soundstage that could not be ignored. The cool thing about the Metis preamp is that when the unit is placed on a flat surface, the power supply decouples from the main chassis and floats within ‘invisibly’ within the housing. No need to have a completely separate power supply with the Metis.” - Spencer Holbert, The Absolute Sound

"The Aesthetix Metis line stage preamp debuted for the first time in the U.S. at Newport, and sounded amazing alongside the Atlas monoblocks, Wilson Audio Alexias, Clearaudio Master Innovation turntable and Goldfinger [Statement] cartridge, and the Aesthetix Io Eclipse phono stage. This system really shined when we played my Bueno Vista Social Club: Live at Carnegie Hall, with a presence and encompassing soundstage that could not be ignored. The cool thing about the Metis preamp is that when the unit is placed on a flat surface, the power supply decouples from the main chassis and floats within ‘invisibly’ within the housing. No need to have a completely separate power supply with the Metis.” - Spencer Holbert, The Absolute Sound

"Courtesy of Audio Element… it included the US premiere of Aesthetix's Metis linestage preamplifier and Romulus Signature CD player w/DAC… with Aesthetix Atlas monoblocks and, on the analog end, a complete Clearaudio Master Innovation turntable set-up with new Graham Phantom Elite 10” tonearm… the imaging was fabulous…” - Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile Magazine, T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2014

"Courtesy of Audio Element… it included the US premiere of Aesthetix's Metis linestage preamplifier and Romulus Signature CD player w/DAC… with Aesthetix Atlas monoblocks and, on the analog end, a complete Clearaudio Master Innovation turntable set-up with new Graham Phantom Elite 10” tonearm… the imaging was fabulous…” - Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile Magazine, T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2014

Day 1: T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2014. Come see and hear the new Aesthetix Metis line stage in Room 202 (Atrium Hotel). Other new products featured in this room include: Aesthetix Romulus Signature DAC & CD player (now with DSD capability!) and Graham Phantom Elite 10” tonearm. Complete exhibition details here:http://www.musicalsurroundings.com/t-h-e-show-newport-beach-2014/

Day 1: T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2014. Come see and hear the new Aesthetix Metis line stage in Room 202 (Atrium Hotel). Other new products featured in this room include: Aesthetix Romulus Signature DAC & CD player (now with DSD capability!) and Graham Phantom Elite 10” tonearm. Complete exhibition details here:http://www.musicalsurroundings.com/t-h-e-show-newport-beach-2014/

Day 1: T.H.E. Show Newport Beach 2014! Here we have an AMG Viella 12 Turntable with the new AMG Teatro moving coil cartridge in Room 204 at Atrium Hotel: Orange County Airport (18700 MacArthur Blvd. Irvine, CA). The colored vinyl on the ‘table is looking red hot!

Photos by The Audio Beat (http://www.theaudiobeat.com/). Taken at Munich High End 2014. 

Top photo: The AMG Viella turntable with 12J2 and 9W2 tonearms on an AMG Twin armboard. 

Center photo: AMG Phono Preamplifier

Bottom photo: AMG Giro turntable with 9W2 tonearm and Teatro moving coil cartridge