12JT Turbo featured in full-page ad, AXPONA show guide cover

The 12JT Turbo tonearm and Teatro MC cartridge is featured in a new ad from US distributor, Musical Surroundings. The ad (shown below) appears in the May issue of The Absolute Sound promoting the upcoming AXPONA audio show in the United States. In addition, the image is also featured on the cover of the official AXPONA show guide ensuring maximum visibility for the 12JT Turbo.

Upcoming Events: AXPONA (Chicago, US), and High End 2017 (Munich, Germany)

We are pleased to announce our presence at some upcoming events:

AXPONA – April 21 – 23
Our US distributor Musical Surroundings will be featuring AMG products in two rooms at the AXPONA show at the Westin O’Hare in Rosemont.  AMG products on display will include two 12JT Turbo tonearms, a 9W2 tonearm, a Viella V12 turntable, a Giro G9 turntable and a Teatro MC cartridge.


High End 2017 – May 18 – 21
We are proud to be displaying at the High End 2017 show at the MOC in Munich, Germany where we will feature much of the AMG product family. If you plan on attending the show, please stop by and see us in Atrium 4.1, rooms F128. More information will be posted as we get closer to the show.

V12 Turbo Used as Reference Turntable at US Dealer Event

Analog Planet’s Michael Fremer used the V12 Turbo turntable for his pressing comparison demos at last week’s Music Matters 12 event at US dealer, Definitive Audio. Fremer’s presentation was focused on the sonic differences across various pressings of Nina Simone’s debut album, Little Girl Blue. The three pressing examples included the 1958 original; a Pure Pleasure reissue; and the Analogue Productions reissue.

Read the full article and watch the video here

US Dealer Event to Feature AMG V12 Turbo

US Distributor, Musical Surroundings will be featuring AMG at dealer Definite Audio’s Music Matters 12 event. Definitive Audio’s annual event devoted to high-performance audio will take place on Thursday, March 9th from 5:ooPM – 9:00PM at Definitive Audio’s Seattle Showroom. Musical Surroundings will be giving 20-minute demonstrations featuring AMG products.

Light hors d’oeuvres & refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, be sure to register!

Click here to learn more and register

Dagogo reviews 12JT Turbo: “The best tonearm I have ever used.”

Jack Roberts, writer for online publication Dagogo posted his review of the new AMG 12JT Turbo tonearm. Roberts, an AMG aficionado has used an AMG Viella V12 turntable and 12J2 tonearm as his reference turntable for over four years said of the new tonearm, “From the first LP I played I knew there was something special about how my system sounded with the [12JT] Turbo tonearm.”

On his first impressions of the tonearm Roberts noted, “it simply looks of precision and impressive build quality.” As the name implies, he was able to set up the tonearm incredibly fast stating “the cartridge mounting system is ingenious and makes setting up the geometry a less than five-minute job if you use the jig that comes with the arm.”

Roberts listened to the tonearm with a variety of cartridges including the DS Audio DS-W1 optical cartridge where he mused, “The first two things that jumped out at me are how much more stable the imaging was and how much better the bass was controlled.”  Roberts continues, “They sounded more like real instruments and less like a phono cartridge retrieving music from a record groove.” He also spent considerable time using the AMG Teatro moving coil cartridge and noticed an even greater difference: “This tonearm allows the Teatro to almost rival the Soundsmith Strain Gauge or the new Optical DS cartridge.”

Roberts concludes by saying “the two twelve-inch arms from AMG are the two best tonearms I have ever used, but if you can afford the difference get the Turbo.”

Read the complete review here

AMG V12 Turbo gets press and praise at CES 2017

The AMG V12 Turbo was the centerpiece of US distributor Musical Surroundings’ active demo system at CES last week. Following the show, the press has been praising the system for its incredible sound.

The Absolute Sound: Best of Show (cost no object) – Robert Harley
The Absolute Sound: Best of Show (cost no object) – Jonathan Valin

“[The Musical Surroundings] setup was the first one I wanted to stick around and listen to that first day.” – Julie Mullins, The Absolute Sound

AMG at CES 2017

US AMG distributor, Musical Surroundings featured the entire AMG product line at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Musical Surroundings also used the AMG V12 Turbo as the the turntable in their active demonstration system which also included an 9W2 tonearm. Please enjoy the photo gallery below courtesy of Leo Yeh at Mi-Heind.com.

View the photo gallery here.