Musical Surroundings

We just posted a YouTube video on how to set up a Clearaudio Concept turntable. Check it out!

Based on the award winning [AMG] 12J2 12” tonearm, the new 9” tonearm use a scaled version of the AMG Patented Dual-pivot bearing. The vertical bearing, similar to a technique used in helicopter rotors, utilizes 2 steel wires that allow fine azimuth adjustment while eliminating bearing play. The horizontal axle is hardened tool steel needle roller bearing. The aircraft grade aluminum armwand is anodized for resonance control. Identical to the 12J2, the new 9” tonearm’s internal wiring is multiple stranded high-purity copper, and features magnetic anti-skate and precision locking VTA adjustment. The 9W2, with a pivot to spindle distance of 211mm, is designed for the Linn LP-12, as the second arm on an AMG Viella 12 using the TWIN armboard with OVAL SME mount adapter, or other turntables that accommodate this length.

Based on the award winning [AMG] 12J2 12” tonearm, the new 9” tonearm use a scaled version of the AMG Patented Dual-pivot bearing. The vertical bearing, similar to a technique used in helicopter rotors, utilizes 2 steel wires that allow fine azimuth adjustment while eliminating bearing play. The horizontal axle is hardened tool steel needle roller bearing. The aircraft grade aluminum armwand is anodized for resonance control. Identical to the 12J2, the new 9” tonearm’s internal wiring is multiple stranded high-purity copper, and features magnetic anti-skate and precision locking VTA adjustment. The 9W2, with a pivot to spindle distance of 211mm, is designed for the Linn LP-12, as the second arm on an AMG Viella 12 using the TWIN armboard with OVAL SME mount adapter, or other turntables that accommodate this length.

We are pleased to announce that the Aesthetix Romulus CD Player/DAC is the recipient of The Absolute Sound’s 2014 Golden Ear Award.

We are proud to announce another magazine cover for the AMG Viella 12, this time from HiFi+ in the UK.
Excerpt: “The turntable part of the deal is outstanding in and of itself. But that arm! It’s a world-class product, in a field where there are, if we are being truly honest, very few world-class products… when you couple a world-class tonearm with a turntable capable of outstanding performance in its own right, and is a perfect match for that arm, everything suddenly takes on a higher order of excellence.”

We are proud to announce another magazine cover for the AMG Viella 12, this time from HiFi+ in the UK.

Excerpt: “The turntable part of the deal is outstanding in and of itself. But that arm! It’s a world-class product, in a field where there are, if we are being truly honest, very few world-class products… when you couple a world-class tonearm with a turntable capable of outstanding performance in its own right, and is a perfect match for that arm, everything suddenly takes on a higher order of excellence.”

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!