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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 […]


New AMG V12 Turbo package, and Teatro cartridge review

Taiwan-based online high end audio magazine, has posted a review of the AMG V12 Turbo package (Viella V12 turntable with the new 12JT Turbo tonearm) and AMG Teatro MC cartridge. Reviewer Leo Yeh talks about the design and construction of both the turntable and tonearm emphasizing the precision machining as well as the ease of setup and adjustment […]


Fozgometer featured in French HiFi magazine VUmètre

“Set all azimuths!” Exclaims French HiFi magazine, VUmètre who published a write up in their “The Toy” section explaining the benefits of our Musical Surroundings Fozgometer azimuth range finder. VUmètre says of the Fozgometer, “Several alignment gauges are available in the market, but none as precise and practical as the Fozgometer.” The Fozgometer is a very useful device that allows […]


DS Audio DS-W1 wins 2016 International HiFi Press Award for Phono cartridge

Last week at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, DS Audio was honored with a Rocky Mountain International HiFi Press Award (RIHPA) for their DS-W1  “Night Rider” optical cartridge. The 2nd annual RIHPA’s are the High-end audio industry’s world-wide press awards honoring high-end audio products and manufacturers. RIHPA nominees and winners are selected via anonymous ballot by the world’s […]

The new AMG 12JT Turbo tonearm and its 9W2 bretheren sit atop an AMG Viella V12 turntable. -Photo: Michael Fremer, Analog Planet

RMAF 2016 Video: Analog Planet stops by to discuss new products

Analog Planet’s Michael Fremer stopped by our room at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest this weekend to have a look at and discuss our new products. Fremer spoke with DS Audio’s Tetsuaki (Aki) Aoyagi who provided a quick overview of the DS Audio DS Master1 optical cartridge and also gave a quick demonstration on how their optical […]


Musical Surroundings’ products featured in Stereophile’s “500 Great-Sounding Components Recommended”

The October 2016 issue of Stereophile includes their much-anticipated list of 500 Great Sounding Components. Below is a list of Musical Surroundings products Stereophile recommends. LEGEND ★ Indicates a product that has been on the Recommended Components list in one incarnation or another since October 2013, denoting the product’s longevity and continued relevance. $$$ Indicates a product that […]