US-based audiophile website, Part-Time Audiophile has named the AMG Viella V12 turntable and 12JT Turbo tonearm as one of its Most Coveted Products of 2016.
Reviewer Rafe noted “The AMG Viella V12 turntable and standard (12J2) tonearm is a combination of real and imagined in a listening session that is best described as ‘drug-like.'” Rafe continues “The ability of this duo (regardless of cartridge) to elicit out-of-body sonic experiences, and palpable emotional responses from me is something spooky.”
Reviewer Mohammed listened to the Viella V12 ‘table with AMG’s new 12JT Turbo tonearm. Mohammed, who previously had the 12J2 tonearm, was most impressed by the 12JT Turbo’s “ingenious” alignment jig and calibrated locking thumbscrews helping him achieve his “most accurate setup to date.” What’s more, Mohammed noted that this setup improved dynamics, attack, and decay giving him “the best sound [he’s] heard” from his Lyra Atlas cartridge.
Taiwan-based online high end audio magazine, My-Hiend.com has posted a review of our V12 Turbo package (Viella V12 turntable with the new 12JT Turbo tonearm) and our Teatro MC cartridge. Reviewer Leo Yeh talks about the design and construction of both the turntable and tonearm emphasizing the precision machining as well as the ease of setup and adjustment of the new 12JT Turbo tonearm. Leo was also impressed with the titanium-bodied Teatro cartridge noting its high-efficiency generator and resonance-minimizing body shape. Overall, Leo’s impression of this package can be summed up by the title of the review: “Precisely Reproduce The Sound Of Analog.”
At last week’s Osaka High End Audio Show, DS Audio paired their DS Master1 optical cartridge with our Giro G9 turntable for a visually stunning, and incredible sounding combination. Enjoy the images below courtesy of DS Audio.
Our V12 Turbo package, which consists of an AMG Viella V12 turntable and our new 12JT Turbo tonearm will be featured next weekend at a dealer event in Verona, New Jersey in the United States. The event will be co-hosted by our US distributor, Musical Surroundings and dealer Audio Connection and will take place on Saturday, November 19th from 12PM -5PM. For more information on this event, visit www.musicalsurroundings.com or audioconnect.com.
Analog Planet’s Michael Fremer stopped by US distributor Musical Surroundings’ room at last week’s Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Denver Colorado to discuss among other things, the new 12JT Turbo tonearm. In the video below, Allan Moulton of Musical Surroundings demonstrates the new features of the 12JT Turbo, impressing Fremer with its ease of setup and adjustability.
At the show, the 12JT Turbo was mounted with its 9W2 brethren to an AMG Twin armboard, atop a Viella V12 turntable.
This weekend in Denver, Colorado US Distributor, Musical Surroundings is premiering the new 12JT Turbo tonearm at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. The tonearm will be part of their playback system where it is mounted to a Viella V12 turntable giving show-goers the opportunity to view and hear the 12JT Turbo.
The AMG 12JT Turbo expands upon our patented tonearm design with improved sound and functionality. The new larger bearing assembly houses both the unique vertical bearing and a larger horizontal axle, featuring dual micro-ball bearing assemblies for enhanced stability and reduced friction. All critical parameters of the 12JT Turbo are accomplished with calibrated locking thumbscrews for added rigidity and precise adjustment.
Musical Surroundings will also be showing and playing our 9W2 tonearm, Twin Armboard, and Reference tonearm cable in their Rocky Mountain Audio Fest system.
Taiwan publication Audio Art magazine featured an AMG ad as well as a show report from last month’s TAA International Hi End HiFi show in Taipei. Check out the images below provided by our distributor in Taiwan, Ark Audio.
The AMG Viella V12, new 12JT Turbo tonearm and Teatro cartridges were among the featured products in our Taiwan distributor, Arkaudio‘s room at the TAA International High End HiFi Show in Taipei Taiwan this weekend. Please enjoy some photos from their room courtesy of Leo Yeh via My-Hiend.com.
Arkaudio’s room at the TAA International High End HiFi Show in Taipei
Garth Leerer of Musical Surroundings inspects the setup of a V12/12JT/Teatro in Ark Audio’s room.
A cutaway showing the mechanical inner-workings of an AMG tonearm.