AMG VIELLA 12 TURNTABLE
AMG Viella 12 TurntablePrecision 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 Werner Roeschlau, designer and driving force behind AMG, works with his son and other master machinists at their bespoke multi-story Bavarian factory located north of Munich.
All machining is done in house, combining the latest Computer Aided Design and CNC machines with “classic analog” tools including custom lathes and drill presses. Their factory has been manufacturing key, precision parts for some of the world's most highly regarded turntables for over a decade. This expertise in the design and manufacture of turntables led to the AMG line, premiering with the Viella 12. Viella Turntable Plinth: CNC machined in house using 25mm aircraft grade aluminum 3 adjustable and retractable steel-copper spikes in aluminum feet Built-in spirit level Optional hardwood trim Viella Turntable Platter Bearing: Hardened 16mm axle bearing, CNC machined, ground and lapped Two sealed, hydro-dynamically lubricated radial bearings with axial bearings featuring static lubrication. Stainless steel sub-platter interfaces with 24.25 lbs (11Kg) platter Viella Turntable Platter: Decoupled spindle, 2 piece construction CNC machined in house using aircraft grade aluminum Weighted rim for enhanced flywheel effect 12.5 “ (318mm) diameter, 24.25 lbs (11Kg) weight Viella Turntable Platter Clamp: True reflex style, anodized aluminum, inverted threaded attachment to decoupled spindle Viella Turntable Tonearm Board: Detachable high mass tonearm board, pre-drilled for AMG and Graham tonearms Viella Turntable Motor: Lorenzi 2 pulse, low-speed brushless, precision 24v DC motor with auxiliary reluctance moment; sintered bronze bearings; cured and polished axis; and heavy flywheel. Motor housing acoustically decoupled from plinth via 5 rubber/metal mounts. 33.3, 45, and 78 speeds with electronic on/off, speed change, and speed fine adjust. Outboard Motor Power Supply with specific transformer for appropriate mains voltage and detachable IEC power cord Viella Turntable Belt Drive: Stainless steel weighted and polished drive-belt pulley. Precision made rubber belt. Viella 12” tonearm BEARING: Dual-pivot design replaces the standard gimbaled bearing. Vertical bearing, similar to technique used in the rotor heads of helicopters, uses two 0.5mm thick “spring steel wires”, allowing fine azimuth adjustment while eliminating play. Horizontal axle is hardened tool steel, precision ground to a backlash-free fit with a needle roller bearing. It is extremely precise, maintenance free, and never requiring adjustment.
AMG Viella V12 is a Multi Award Winning Turntable.
Please find rave reviews below:
The Wall Street Journal recently published an image gallery on their website with a focus on “Turning the Tables on Traditional Turntables.” The gallery features the Viella V12 turntable stating, “The visual simplicity of the AMG Viella conceals a marvel of German engineering.”
" STEREOPHILE " 2015 Class A Recommended Component
AMG Viella 12: $17,500 as reviewed
Made in Germany, the Viella 12 is a belt-drive turntable with an ellipsoidal plinth of aircraft-grade aluminum; a two-piece black-anodized aluminum platter; a two-pulse, low-speed, 24V DC motor, acoustically decoupled from the plinth by five mounts of rubber and metal; and a 12" tonearm with a unique, dual-pivot, vertical bearing system. Setup was simple. Used with a Lyra Atlas cartridge, the Viella 12 produced a rich, detailed midrange; nimble, well-controlled bass; and smooth, clean highs, said MF. "An incredible value," he decided. Reviewed with AMG 12J2 12" tonearm and Cherry wood skirt.
"The Absolute Sound" Magazine Review, winner of Editor's Choice and Product of The Year award
"Stereophile" Magazine (by Michael Fremer) Review , Class A Recommended Component
"Hi Fi+" Magazine Review
"DAGOGO" Online Magzine Review
"6 Moons" Online Magazine Review
"TONEAudio" Publication Review (Analog Product Of The Year Award)