For Many years AMG had been the actual manufacturer of many SOTA turntables whose names are a who’s who of quality transcription decks. About 6 years ago AMG , applying years of research and practical engineering know how introduced The Viella 12 which set the analog world on its haunches by virtue of its inherent quality. In short AMG had created a meticulously engineered turntable and tonearm with unique technology that set a new standard for Analog playback in its class. Indeed, When I compared it to my own turntable which was manufactured by AMG for another Brand which cost more than twice as much I was stunned by how much better the new kid on the block was.
When it was first introduced 6 years ago The AMG VIELLA 12 set a new standard for high end price/performance turntables. It continues to hold that position despite the passage of time .
In 2012 ,Comparing it to turntables costing 3 times as much, Jonathin Valin stated:
"From the bass right through the ceiling, this record player/cartridge is capable of extraordinary low-level resolution, natural timbre, lightning transients, and (as noted) the kind of 3-D imaging that makes instrument and voices—wherever they are located on the stage—“pop” into lifelike presence, replete with the realism-enhancing performance-and-engineering details that tell you, for example, exactly how a singer in shepherding his (or her) breath, what parts of his chest, throat, mouth, and nose he is using to invest the words of a lyric with expressive color and narrative power, and where he is standing vis-à-vis the microphones and other singers/instruments on stage as he performs... The V12 has the kind of grainless transparency that allows you not just to see into but to almost see through the images of instruments and vocalists—to the back of the stage and the other instruments and vocalists behind and around them. There is no opacity—no transparency-obscuring color cast or scrim- like texture—blocking your view of the music-makers.. the Analog Manufaktur Germany Viella 12 is a relative rarity—a truly first-rate (and truly original) audio component that, while by no means cheap, is still within the financial reach of folks who aren’t made out of money. The V12 may not give you everything that a Walker, Da Vinci, or Acoustic Signature gives you, but what it does supply on select recordings—the extended sense that you are in the actual presence of real performers in a real space—is more than enough to justify its price and this rave."
The Absolute Sound ,Oct 24th, 2012
Having received That magazine's 2014 Editors Choice award
The AMG V12 was also rated "one of the 35 Greatest Bargains in High End Audio" -Absolute Sound 2014 High End Audio Buyer's Guide, and has received equally glowing reports from 6moons.com ,Tone Magazine and Stereophile. The Critic's choice in High End Turntables!
Introduced in 2015 the AMG Giro turntable features the AMG 9W2 9” tonearm and brings AMG’s sonic and visual excellence to a new, more affordable price point. The belt-driven platter is a combination of synthetic and aluminum materials and uses the decoupled spindle design of the highly-acclaimed AMG Viella turntable. Similarly, the platter bearing is a scaled version of the Viella platter bearing. The Giro’s “double circle” plinth is machined from aircraft-grade aluminum and features both 33 and 45 RPM via electronic control
The Giro turntable brings AMG’s sonic and visual excellence to a larger audience. Conceived by AMG founder Werner Roeschlau, the Giro is brilliantly realized by managing director Julian Lorenzi. Sharing the key design elements of the highly regarded AMG Viella turntable/12J2 tonearm “V12”, the Giro uses the newer 9W2 9” tonearm. As with the V12, the “G9” is entirely manufactured in AMG’s Bavarian factory.
The Giro from Analog Manufaktur Germany is an elegant high performance turntable providing exceptional music reproduction and value for vinyl enthusiasts.