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“Big, rich, meaty, and hard-hitting, this was a Best of Show contender…”

By Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound, January 2014

Photo by Musical Surroundings

“In the Musical Surroundings room, I heard the Focal Scala Utopia driven by Aesthetix and Musical Surroundings own electronics (including the phonostage that our Paul Seydor has raved about) and sourced by an AMG Viella 12 ’table with AMG cartridge sound phenomenally good on The Doors’ “L.A. Woman.” Big, rich, meaty, and hard-hitting, this was a Best of Show contender—and at a relatively low price.”