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Introducing the DS Audio DS 002

The new DS Audio DS 002 optical phono cartridge combines the latest optical cartridge technology with a more budget-friendly price point. Featuring an aluminum cantilever and classic Shibata stylus, the DS 002’s optical screen is positioned closer to the stylus–a breakthrough in phono cartridge design allowing for more accurate reading of the information within the record […]


The Absolute Sound’s 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards

The March issue of the The Absolute Sound features their annual Editors’ Choice Awards, which vaunts more than a few Musical Surroundings’ products including: The AMG Giro turntable “The Giro G9 is a less pricey machine [than the Viella V12] boasting much of the same technology and outstanding build-quality of the Viella for roughly 2/3 […]


Acclaimed Designer Yves Béhar Lauds Clearaudio Concept Wood Turntable in New York Post’s alexa Magazine

In a special section of the New York Post’s alexa magazine, acclaimed industrial designer Yves Béhar (CCO of Jawbone whose credits include Herman Miller and General Electric among others), gives us some insight into the “gadgets that thrill him.” Among other products, Yves lauds the Clearaudio Concept Wood turntable, stating “The German engineering in this vinyl turntable has […]


Registration now open for Definitive Audio’s Music Matters 12

Join Garth Leerer and Allan Moulton on Thursday, March 9th from 5:ooPM – 9:00PM at Definitive Audio’s Seattle Showroom for Music Matters 12, Definitive Audio’s annual event devoted to high-performance audio. Garth and Allan will be giving 20-minute demonstrations featuring AMG and Clearaudio products. Regardless of your favorite artists or the way you listen, if […]


Dealer Event: SATURDAY: DS Audio 002 debut and Hana SL at Esoteric Audio event in Phoenix, AZ

This Saturday, January 28th, join Musical Surroundings’ Allan Moulton at Esoteric Audio in Phoenix, AZ from 1pm – 6pm for their January event featuring the public debut of the DS Audio DS 002 optical phono cartridge system, and the Hana SL low output moving coil cartridge. Refreshments will be served, please RSVP here. Esoteric Audio 111 West Monroe […]

Our active demo system at CES 2017 - Photo Leo Yeh,

CES 2017 – Photo Gallery

Leo Yeh of stopped by our 29-110 room during CES to snap a great gallery’s worth of images featuring our active demo system and our many product displays from AMG, DS Audio, Hana, and Musical Surroundings.  Click here to view the image gallery.


CES 2017 – DS 002 Video First Look

Thursday morning, Analog Planet’s Michael Fremer stopped by one of our rooms wielding his ever-present video camera. There, DS Audio CEO Tetsuaki Aoyagi walked Fremer through the new DS Audio DS 002 optical cartridge, providing a first-look at the features and tech behind this great new cartridge.  Read more and watch the video here