The Art of Precision
The AMG brand was created with collaboration between a German family’s precision manufacturing facility and a group of audio industry experts to advance the art of vinyl playback. Werner Roeschlau, his son Julian Lorenzi and other master machinists had been manufacturing precision parts for many German turntable companies for over a decade at their bespoke multi-story Bavarian factory located north of Munich in Kelheim. Their small 3 story factory combined the latest Computer Aided Design and CNC machines with “classic analog” tools, including custom lathes and drill presses
AMG made its official debut at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, where the Viella 12 (or AMG V12) caught the attention of the audio press, distributors, dealers, and audiophiles. It was featured on the cover of The Absolute Sound in August 2012 with both a review and factory tour.
Julian Lorenzi became Managing Director of AMG after his father passed in February 2013. He traveled to New York to present the V12 to Michael Fremer of Stereophile where it became a Class A Recommended Component. The AMG 9” tonearm debuted in 2013 and Art Dudley of Stereophile gave it a very positive review and a Recommend Component.
The Teatro moving coil cartridge was introduced at CES in January 2014 and in May 2014 the Giro turntable was introduced at Munich High End Show. The Twin armboard was introduced at CES in January 2015.
In Spring 2015, AMG opened a brand new factory in Deining, 50km from Nuremberg, to meet growing demand. In May 2016, AMG introduced the 12JT Turbo tonearm at Munich High End Show, a deluxe version of their famous 12” arm featuring improved sonics and tool free, calibrated adjustability of all critical performance parameters.
- 1970s: Werner Roeschlau opens his machine shop
- 1980s: Roeschlau produces custom parts for the aerospace industry in addition to being a commercial pilot for Lufthansa
- 1990s: Roeschlau retires form Lufthansa, enlarging his factory to produce turntable parts for various German companies
- 2000s: Roeschlau begins his own designs as factory further expands, making the majority of turntable sub-assemblies for key customer
- May 2010: His son Julian Lorenzi joins him to exhibit their early Viella turntable with 12” tonearm at High End Show in Munich
- July 2011: AMG brand created as a collaboration with Musical Surroundings and High Fidelity Studio
- January 2012: AMG Viella 12 (V12) introduced at CES in Las Vegas
- May 2012: V12 introduced at High End Show in Munich
- August 2012: V12 on the cover of The Absolute Sound with review and factory tour
- November 2012: V12 is demonstrated at Tokyo International HiFi Show
- January 2013: AMG 9” tonearm introduced at CES
- February 2013: Julian Lorenzi becomes Managing Director of AMG after his father passes
- May 2013: AMG 12J2 wins Image HiFi Tonearm of the Year award
- January 2014: Teatro moving coil cartridge introduced at CES, demonstrated on Viella 12.
- May 2014: Giro turntable introduced at Munich High End Show
- January 2015: Twin armboard introduced at CES
- Spring 2015: AMG opens new factory in Deining, 50km from Nuremberg, to meet growing demand
- May 2016: New 12JT Turbo tonearm introduced at Munich High End Show
- August 2016: AMG products introduced at Hong Kong and Taiwan High End Shows
Visit the official AMG website: http://www.amg-turntables.com/