Viella Forte 12 Turbo turntable $30,000 / €23,000
Viella Forte Engraved 12 Turbo turntable $32,000 / €24,500
Analog Manufaktur Germany introduces the Viella Forte turntable,
the “super” version of our famous Viella. Machined in our Bavarian factory, the Forte incorporates the same platter bearing design, decoupled spindle, Lorenzi hand- built brushless DC motor, visual form and footprint of our highly regarded Viella. The AMG design team focused on mass, rigidity, and refinement to create the Forte, resulting in increased macro- dynamics, more inner detail, larger-scaled presentation, and greater effortlessness. Utilizing new materials and machining techniques, the Forte features a new plinth, platter, platter clamp, arm base, updated drive electronics, new power supply design and power supply housing.
Forte Plinth – CNC milled from solid aluminum billet, 70 mm thick and 23 kg weight (+280% larger than the standard Viella plinth at 25 mm thick and 8 kg). Platter bearing housing, motor housing, and feet directly machined from 70 mm aluminum billet provides higher rigidity and mass damping.
Forte Platter – CNC machined in house using aircraft-grade aluminum with decoupled spindle. Taller at 87 mm with a thicker inlaid PVC machined platter mat for a total weight of 14 kg (+120% larger than standard Viella platter at 72 mm and 11 kg).
Forte Clamp – New silhouette with larger shape, higher mass, and enhanced ergonomics. CNC machined in house using aircraft-grade aluminum and POM.
Forte Arm Base – CNC machined in house using aircraft-grade aluminum cylindrical stock, 35 mm bigger diameter and taller by 15 mm (+130% larger than standard Viella arm base).
Forte Drive Electronics – enhanced circuitry for faster start-up with larger Forte platter, mounted within mass-damped solid plinth.
Forte Power Supply – CNC milled from solid aluminum billet to echo the Viella shape. New toroidal transformer, additional voltage filtering for increased isolation from mains line fluctuations, and LED indicator for proper mains plug polarity.
The Viella Forte is available in both black anodized and a special Engraved version featuring a CNC machined geometric pattern and includes the AMG 12JT Turbo 12” tonearm.
AMG offers upgrade programs for existing Viella owners to purchase the Viella Forte complete with 12JT Turbo tonearm or just the Forte turntable if they already own the12JT arm. AMG offers upgrade kits to existing Viella owners to add the Forte platter, clamp and Power Supply. Anticipated availability is 3Q 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We have just learned that AMG will be featured at a large upcoming dealer event in the United States. The event, Music Matters 12 will take place at Definitve Audio in Seattle, Washington on Thursday, March 9th from 5PM – 9PM. We will be posting more information about this event in the coming days.
The Audio Expo North America, or AXPONA is still over two months away, however they have kicked off their advertising campaign this month with an ad featuring the Viella V12 turntable.
AMG would like to welcome our new Indonesian Distributor, Audio Jaya to the AMG group. Pictured below is their new Viella 12 Turbo in their sound room.