AMG VIELLA 12 TURNTABLE
“This has been a total revelation and an experience that will take a long time to forget.” - Alberto Pascual, HiFi Live Magazine Spain
“… the AMG V12 simply has the magic touch.” - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound USA
“There simply aren’t any turntables I have heard that are going to be much better than the AMG Viella ‘V12.’” - Jack Roberts, Dagogo USA
Precision engineering and classic design are embodied in the first turntable from AMG, the Viella V12. Introduced at the 2012 CES in Las Vegas, the V12 immediately caught the attention of the press, the industrial design community, and audiophiles. 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. This assures the highest precision and value.
The Viella’s unique industrial design with its oval shape and cherry wood or black lacquer skirt houses many proprietary developments. These all have the specific function of lowering the vibrational noise floor. The platter bearing is self-contained in an oil bath with integral sub-platter flywheel and convex polished 18mm steel axle against a PFTE thrust pad, eliminating potential noise. The massive aluminum platter with an integral PVC record mat and decoupled spindle further isolates the stylus in the record groove. The in-house designed and hand-built Lorenzi brushless DC motor uses both a flywheel and high-mass stainless-steel machined pulley for speed stability and is decoupled from the thick aluminum plinth. The V12 includes touch capacitance speed select buttons that allow fine speed tuning, integral spirit level, outboard power supply, and easy adjustable leveling.
The AMG Viella 12 turntable has one of longest tenures of any product in The Absolute Sounds' “50 Greatest Bargains in Ultra High End”.
|Type||Unsuspended, belt-driven turntable with integral tonearm, outboard motor controller, and screw-down clamp|
|Motor||Lorenzi 2-pulse, low-speed brushless, precision 24v DC motor with auxiliary reluctance moment, sintered bronze bearings, cured and polished axis, motor housing acoustically decoupled from plinth via 5 rubber/metal mounts|
|Record clamp||True reflex style, anodized aluminum and POM, inverted threaded attachment to decoupled spindle|
|Platter||Decoupled spindle, 2-piece construction, CNC machined in house using aircraft grade aluminum, weighted rim for enhanced flywheel effect, integral machined PVC mat, 12.5″ (318mm) diameter, 24.25 lbs. weight|
|Platter bearing||Hardened 18mm axle bearing, CNC machined ground and lapped, two-sealed, hydro-dynamically lubricated radial bearings with static lubricated axial bearing convex polished against a PFTE thrust pad, stainless steel sub-platter|
|Electronic controls||33.3, 45, and 78 rpm speeds with electronic on/off, backlit capacitive buttons change color with function, precision speed adjustment|
|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|
|Wood skirt||Hand-built in Germany, cherry hardwood or piano black high-gloss finish|
|Dimensions||20 5/8″ x 8″ x 12 7/16″|