“As with the original Viella, the V12, the AMG Viella Forte, with or without the 12JT tonearm, is among the best values in high-performance, “top shelf” turntables. It competes well in terms of sonic performance and build quality with similar products, including some priced far higher.“
– Michael Fremer, Stereophile Magazine
Analog Manufaktur Germany’s Viella Forte turntable, introduced in 2019, is the “super” version of our Viella turntable. 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. 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. 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 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.
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 using aircraft-grade aluminum cylindrical stock.
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 upgrades for existing Viella owners to purchase the Viella Forte complete with 12JT Turbo tonearm. AMG offers Forte upgrades to existing Viella owners including the Forte clamp and Power Supply.