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Manufacturer of high-end audio cables, acoustic treatments, power conditioning, and accessories since 1992.
Precision engineering and classic design are embodied in the first turntable from AMG (Analog Manufaktur Germany), the Viella 12 or simply, V12. The AMG turntable line was created by a group of audio industry experts to advance the art of vinyl playback.
Founded in 1980 by William E. Low, AudioQuest creates high-quality analog and digital cables and accessories for beautiful music and movies. Our goal is to always remain truthful to the original signal, minimizing distortion while bridging the emotional and intellectual gaps that exist between artist and audience. AudioQuest cables carefully combine solid conductors, high-purity metals, specialized geometries, and stable dielectrics, among other sophisticated design elements, to enable clean, clear, naturally beautiful sound and images.
Whether we’re discussing a Bridges & Falls analog interconnect; Diamond Optical, USB, HDMI, or Ethernet digital cable; a Type 4 or WEL Signature loudspeaker cable; an NRG power cord; the best-selling, industry-altering DragonFly USB DAC + headphone amplifier; or any of AudioQuest's exciting new products, Bill Low’s thirst for truth, pleasure, and total sonic immersion is clearly evident. However you decide to connect to your media, AudioQuest develops and delivers an attractive, durable, reliable solution that represents both extraordinary value and exceptional performance.
Since 1991, Oakland, California-based Musical Surroundings has specialized in the distribution and manufacture of turntables, tonearms, phono cartridges, preamps, and analog accessories.
Our products: AMG // Clearaudio // DS Audio // Hana // Musical Surroundings // Record Time
Musical Surroundings is premiering the AMG Viella Forte turntable at a US Audio Show, 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.
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Vandersteen Audio always has been and always will be a technology company. Vandersteen speakers for decades were built around Richard Vandersteen’s patented reflection-free aerodynamic midrange drivers, which remain paragons of low-distortion musicality. Minimal-baffle cabinets, bi-wiring, resonance-reducing spiked feet, battery-biased crossovers, high-pass-filtered powered subwoofers and powered-bass speakers with built-in room EQ are just some of the innovations that originated with Vandersteen Audio’s speaker products.
Vandersteen Audio’s speaker designs today are built around the most advanced dynamic drivers ever conceived, the patented Perfect-Piston™ drivers featured exclusively in Vandersteen Audio’s Model Seven Mk II and Model 5A Carbon speakers. Richard Vandersteen spent 10 years developing these Perfect Piston drivers, which utilize a totally unique carbon-fiber/balsa wood/carbon-fiber sandwich that provides perfectly pistonic driver performance and accuracy without the sonic colorations inherent in metal drivers.
These innovations illustrate the difference between a speaker company and a true technology company, and begins to describe why listening to Vandersteen Audio’s speakers and electronics is such a transcendent, one-of-a-kind musical experience. The kind of unforgettable experience that stands out in a world of products that are all “good.”
Vandersteen Audio designs and manufactures time- and phase- correct loudspeakers and cutting-edge electronics. All Vandersteen products are proudly designed and manufactured in the USA, in Hanford, CA.
VTL is a world leader in high-powered, high performance tube equipment. Using modern technology, VTL delivers dynamic, musical sounding amplifiers & preamplifiers that are exceptionally user-friendly.
Benchmark Media Systems, Inc., is a manufacturer of precision audio electronics, providing leading-edge performance to hi-fi enthusiasts, recording studios and broadcasters since 1983.
Benchmark products have won numerous awards in both the home audio and professional audio industries leading these industries with innovative digital audio conversion, power amplification and microphone pre-amplifier technologies.
Stop by and hear the latest from Benchmark, including DAC3B converter, LA4 Line Amp, HPA4 Headphone Amp and AHB2 power amp.
Let the Music Engage You!
Register for a chance to win the amazing DAC2 DX D/A Converter- a $1695 value!!!! Room 8128 and HeadSpace 66
MartinLogan Debuting New Speaker with Benchmark Media Systems and Aurender (Room 8128)
MartinLogan is debuting a new line of high-performance thin-film speakers scheduled to ship October 2019. Additionally, they are demoing dual Dynamo 800X subwoofers (a Stereophile 2019 Recommended Component and AVS Forum 2018 Top Choice). Benchmark Media Systems will use the MartinLogan speaker to demonstrate their DAC3B converter, LA4 Line Amp, and AHB2 power amp. Music will be provided using an Aurender N10 high-resolution network streamer. Cabling throughout the system includes Benchmark speaker and interconnect cables. In addition to Rory Rall from Benchmark, MartinLogan sales managers Dennis Chern and Peter Soderberg will be on hand providing demonstrations and answering questions.
CH Precision is a Swiss company dedicated to the design and manufacture of ultra high-end audio products. Fully designed and manufactured in Switzerland, CH products stand out for their exceptional audio performance and build quality. The range of products is comprised of two state-of-the-art series; the 1-Series and the 10-Series. The 10-Series was conceived to celebrate the ten year anniversary of our company and represent the cumulative knowledge and experience that we have acquired during that time. The line currently includes the M10 power amplifier and the L10 line stage. The 1-Series consists of the M1.1 and A1.5 power amplifiers, the L1 line stage, the P1 phono stage, the C1 DAC, the D1 CD/SACD transport, the T1 clock generator, the I1 integrated amplifier and the X1 optional external power supplies. Our company, based on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, was founded in 2009 by Florian Cossy and is currently represented in over 20 countries including the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Australia. CH Precision is, and always will be, fully committed to developing exclusive Swiss made audio products which redefine the boundaries of sound reproduction and offer owners an exceptional ownership experience.
NVS Sound is a music inspired company that specializes in high fidelity audio cable design, and is proud to also carry Stenheim speakers, InnuOS music servers, and Linnenberg electronics. For RMAF 2019, NVS Sound will be premiering the launch of their new Virtuoso cable series. The main system will be comprised of the Stenheim FIVE SE speakers, InnuOS Statement music server, Linnenber Satie DAC and Widor amplifier.
Stenheim is a loudspeaker company based in Switzerland. All Stenheim speakers are aluminum based high efficiency designs. Reviewed by Art Dudley and Steve Guttenberg of Stereophile magazine. Imported by Audioarts and always on display at their 5th Avenue showrooms in New York City. At RMAF, Stenheim will present the Alumine monitor and Matching 3rd way bass section along with electronics from Nagra including the new Nagra HD DSD DAC. Room 570.
Bluebird Music is a distributor of high quality audiophile stereo equipment. Each of our product lines has been carefully chosen to bring you exceptional sound and superior value. Our brands include Chord Electronics, Jadis Electronics, Spendor Audio, SME and Vienna Acoustics .
Since 1987 Cardas Audio has manufactured premium audio cables and component parts. George Cardas founded the company to perfect audio cables using ultra-pure materials, innovative Golden Ratio resonance control techniques and uniquely insightful solutions to transmission line problems.
The legendary connections and craftsmanship at Cardas reflect George's pursuit of perfection.
Jeff Rowland Design Group designs and manufactures high-end audio products of exacting quality and enduring beauty for refined music lovers worldwide.
Specializing in Amplifiers, Integrated Amplifiers, Preamplifiers, DAC's, Phono Stages, Headphone Amps.
Our loudspeakers look, and sound, unlike any you’ve ever experienced before. From blank sheet of paper to finished product, every Vivid Audio loudspeaker is created for a single purpose: to bring you perfectly transparent, natural sound, free from colour, resonance and reflection. Which means you get to enjoy the music you love in a whole new way: exactly as it was written, performed and intended to be heard. As an engineering-led company, we build our loudspeakers to rigorous technical standards, not price points. Whichever Vivid Audio speakers you choose, you’ll benefit from the same world-class, handmade drivers, crossovers, enclosures and other technology. Whether you’re a dedicated audiophile, discerning music lover, home entertainment aficionado, or someone who recognises, expects and demands only the very best, you’ll find your perfect loudspeakers here.