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
"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/
Nice shot of the new AMG Giro turntable fitted with the new AMG 9W2 tonearm and AMG Teatro moving coil cartridge. Photo by www.hifistatement.net.