CES 2016: New Products and Concepts


Musical Surroundings SugarCube


Clearaudio Essence MC cartridge


Clearaudio TT-5 tonearm


Innovation Basic Wood shown with standard POM platter

Clearaudio Innovation Basic Wood w/ standard POM platter


AMG Viella V12 turntable with optional white platter-top


Aesthetix Saturn Atlas Eclipse CAD rendering



CES 2016 starts in less than 24 hours, and we are very excited to announce several new products and concepts for 2016. Check them out below.

Aesthetix Saturn Atlas Eclipse mono amplifier
The next evolution of Aesthetix’s Saturn Series, the ECLIPSE edition is a multi-phase upgrade consisting of exotic StealthCap™ capacitors, super-matched output devices, advanced mechanical chassis isolation, and sophisticated power supply grounding. The Atlas ECLIPSE mono amplifiers join the other Saturn ECLIPSE components, raising the performance of these highly-regarded 350wpc tube hybrid mono amps to another level. We offer with Atlas ECLIPSE amps in either Saturn-style chassis to match the Saturn line or Jupiter-style chassis to match our new Metis, Io and Callisto.

Read more about the Aesthetix ECLIPSE edition


AMG Viella V12 turntable with optional 2-tone platter
A special version of AMG’s Viella V12 with white top emphasizes that the massive aluminum platter has a PVC mat inlaid, bonded, and machined for mechanical impedance matching with the vinyl LP.

Learn more about the AMG Viella V12

Clearaudio Innovation Basic Wood
Sharing design and construction features with the Clearaudio Innovation series, the new Innovation Basic Wood turntable features a 38mm-thick, dynamically-balanced POM platter. The optimally designed tri-star chassis minimizes resonance in the audible range while delivering maximum stability. The Ceramic Magnetic Bearing (CMB) and Optical Speed Control (OSC) combine with Clearaudio’s custom high-torque DC motor for excellent speed stability. The Innovation Basic features a second tonearm mount and is available in silver or black aluminum with Natural or Piano Black Lacquer panzerholz wood.

Learn more about the Innovation Basic Wood turntable

Clearaudio TT-5 tangential tonearm
The new TT5 linear tracking tonearm features a fixed, rigid construction similar to our Statement tonearm. Like all Clearaudio linear tonearms, it moves tangentially with the record groove pulling the armwand along a polished glass rod on precision rollers. The TT5 Swing Base allows the entire arm to be swung out of the way when changing records, not compromising rigidity or performance.

Learn more about the TT-5 tonearm

Clearaudio Essence MC cartridge
The new sweet-spot for entry level high-end moving coil cartridges. It combines the same aluminum-magnesium alloy with ceramic surface layer body material as our $5,500 daVinci MC and elevates our Concept MC generator design to new levels, applying even tighter specifications to every parameter. The boron cantilever, micro-line stylus and moving coil generator have been subjected
to the most stringent scrutiny, ensuring superb dynamics, fine resolution and channel matching of greater than 0.5dB. Designed to match most MC phono stages, the Essence MC delivers natural tonality, three-dimensional sound-staging, vivid dynamics and captivating musicality.

Learn more about the Essence MC cartridge

Musical Surroundings SugarCube
Musical Surroundings and SweetVinyl have teamed up to introduce a groundbreaking new approach to playing and “ripping” vinyl LP records. A first of its kind device, the SugarCube incorporates the acclaimed SuperNova phono stage designed by Musical Surroundings’ Mike Yee, in concert with the proprietary SweetVinyl digital recording system, which includes an internal analog-to-digital and digital- to-analog converter and features automatic metadata identification and noise reduction.

Learn more about the Musical Surroundings SugarCube