Musical Surroundings celebrates 33 years of the best analog gear:

It was 1990 when Garth Leerer filed his DBA for Musical Surroundings. he was managing SOTA turntables in Oakland, laying the foundation of his analog distribution company. Garth’s mission statement was to make sure LP playback outlived the Compact Disc. 33 years later, we are celebrating our shared success with you and the continued success of musical enjoyment from the LP record.


Receive a free cartridge with a Clearaudio turntable package

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Save 20% on all phono stages Save 33% on all cartridge upgrades

DS Audio

DS E1 cartridge and EQ Now only $2,000 for both Save $750

DS 003 cartridge and EQ Now only $5,000 for both Save $1,000


Save 20% on all cartridges

Save 33% on all cartridge upgrades

Special promotional pricing is offered to all Musical Surroundings’ dealers from October 1 to December 31, 2023

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DS Audio Grand Master cartridge - "A Grand Masterpiece that well deserves TAS’ 2023 Cartridge of the Year Award.” Hana Umami Blue cartridge - “With the Blue, Hana has set another baseline of performance-for-cost, even against competitors in the upper four-digit range.”
Meet Garth Leerer of Musical Surroundings on Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10 am - 12 pm as he spins on Moving Coil and Optical cartridges and demonstrates high-performance vinyl playback. There will be a drawing for a Hana EH cartridge and DS Audio ST-50 stylus cleaner.
"This system's strengths were lifelike pulse and energy, and kick-butt dynamics. This was one of the finest PRaT systems at CAF 2023." Ken Micallef, Stereophile