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Command Performance AV's room at Capital Audio Fest 2016 Photo: Herb Reichert, Stereophile

Capital Audio Fest show report: “Big, intense, sensational sound.”

Stereophile’s Herb Reichert stopped by the Command Performance AV room at Capital Audio Fest to hear their system, here’s what he thought: “No matter what equipment they play, retailer Command Performance AV out of Falls Church, VA always makes big, intense, sensational sound. This year was no exception…” Command Performance was playing the AMG Giro […]

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TAS’ Auspicious Debuts at High End 2016

Julie Mullins of The Absolute Sound noted the European debut the Aesthetix Metis tube linestage ($25k) as well as several other system components including the Aesthetix Rhea Eclipse phonostage ($10k), Aesthetix Atlas Mono Eclipse amplifiers ($25k–$28k/pr.), AMG Viella V12 turntable with 12JT tonearm as well as the new flagship product from DS Audio, the DS Master1 optical cartridge ($22.5k) for  what […]

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More from Munich: AMG 12JT Turbo tonearm video, DS Audio DS Master1

Analog Planet’s Michael Fremer stopped by our room at High End 2016 to discuss the new DS Audio DS Master1 cartridge and the AMG 12JT Turbo tonearm. Check out the video below where Garth Leerer demonstrates the new features incorporated in AMG’s latest tonearm offering. Fremer declares the 12JT Turbo tonearm “represents a major ergonomic improvement to the original, […]

"Choose your weapon." Jesse Luna presents the new AMG 12JT Turbo tonearm.  Photo: Jason Victor Serinus

High End 2016: “simply beautiful” sounding room, new products

Stereophile’s Jason Victor Serinus gave high marks to the High Fidelity Studio room where he noted “As at AXPONA, Musical Surroundings scored high points with a fine-sounding system.” After listening to a few cuts on a direct-to-disc Audiophile Legends LP of Ray Brown & Laurindo Almeida, he stated “Almeida’s guitar sounded just lovely, clear, and convincing.” […]

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AXPONA Report, O’Hare 1 System: “staggering in its smoothness.”

Part Time Audiophile‘s Rafe Arnott reviewed our Quintessence/Musical Surroundings O’Hare 1 system at the AXPONA 2016 show. Arnott referred to the sound of the system as “staggering in its smoothness.” The system in question featured an AMG Viella V12 turntable, 12J2 tonearm, DS Audio DS Master1 optical cartridge, and Aesthetix Atlas Mono Eclipse amplifiers. You […]