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AMG launches new Viella Forte Turntable | High End 2019







Analog Manufaktur Germany (AMG) launched the AMG Viella V12 in 2012 and never looked back.  I was fortunate to purchase one in 2013, and although many tables have come and gone, the AMG Viella V12 never left.

The AMG Viella V12 was further improved in 2016 with the introduction of the 12JT Turbo arm. It dramatically improved ease and accuracy of setup, and refined the presentation in all categories.

I’ve been pestering Garth Leerer of Musical Surroundings, the US distributor for AMG for another round of upgrades.  During these conversations I kindly requested that new innovations be made available as upgrades similar to past programs. This protects our investment and allows us to benefit from new innovations.

At the HIGH END 2019, both of my wishes were granted with the release of the new AMG Viella Forte Turntable and an associated upgrade program.

From AMG:

Forte incorporates the same platter bearing design, decoupled spindle, Lorenzi hand- built brush less DC motor, visual form and footprint of our highly regarded Viella. The AMG design team focused on mass, rigidity, and refinement to create the Forte, resulting in increased macro- dynamics, more inner detail, larger-scaled presentation, and greater effortlessness. Utilizing new materials and machining techniques, the Forte features a new plinth, platter, platter clamp, arm base, updated drive electronics, new power supply design and power supply housing.

The table is HUGE!  The new plinth is CNC milled from solid aluminum billet, 70 mm thick and 23 kg weight (+280% larger than the standard Viella plinth at 25 mm thick and 8 kg). Platter bearing housing, motor housing, and feet directly machined from 70 mm aluminum billet provides higher rigidity and mass damping.

The finished table will be available in both black or a raw aluminum engraved finish that has some serious bling…. but you know you want it.

Key components (Forte platter, clamp, and power supply) will all be available as upgrades to existing Viella V12 owners.  I think I may need to test out some upgrades soon..

Availability will start in Q3, 2019.

-Mohammed

Full Press Release

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Analog Manufaktur Germany introduces the Viella Forte turntable,

the “super” version of our famous Viella. Machined in our Bavarian factory, the Forte incorporates the same platter bearing design, decoupled spindle, Lorenzi hand- built brush less DC motor, visual form and footprint of our highly regarded Viella. The AMG design team focused on mass, rigidity, and refinement to create the Forte, resulting in increased macro- dynamics, more inner detail, larger-scaled presentation, and greater effortlessness. Utilizing new materials and machining techniques, the Forte features a new plinth, platter, platter clamp, arm base, updated drive electronics, new power supply design and power supply housing.

Forte Plinth – CNC milled from solid aluminum billet, 70 mm thick and 23 kg weight (+280% larger than the standard Viella plinth at 25 mm thick and 8 kg). Platter bearing housing, motor housing, and feet directly machined from 70 mm aluminum billet provides higher rigidity and mass damping.

Forte Platter – CNC machined in house using aircraft-grade aluminum with decoupled spindle. Taller at 87 mm with a thicker inlaid PVC machined platter mat for a total weight of 14 kg (+120% larger than standard Viella platter at 72 mm and 11 kg).

Forte Clamp – New silhouette with larger shape, higher mass, and enhanced ergonomics. CNC machined in house using aircraft-grade aluminum and POM.

Forte Arm Base – CNC machined in house using aircraft-grade aluminum cylindrical stock, 35 mm bigger diameter and taller by 15 mm (+130% larger than standard Viella arm base).

Forte Drive Electronics – enhanced circuitry for faster start-up with larger Forte platter, mounted within mass-damped solid plinth.

Forte Power Supply – CNC milled from solid aluminum billet to echo the Viella shape. New toroidal transformer, additional voltage filtering for increased isolation from mains line fluctuations, and LED indicator for proper mains plug polarity.

The Viella Forte is available in both black anodized and a special Engraved version featuring a CNC machined geometric pattern and includes the AMG 12JT Turbo 12” tonearm.

AMG offers upgrade programs for existing Viella owners to purchase the Viella Forte complete with 12JT Turbo tonearm or just the Forte turntable if they already own the 12JT arm. AMG offers upgrade kits to existing Viella owners to add the Forte platter, clamp and Power Supply. Anticipated availability is 3Q 2019.

Viella Forte 12 Turbo turntable $30,000 / €23,000
Viella Forte Engraved 12 Turbo turntable $32,000 / €24,500

 

 







1 Comment on AMG launches new Viella Forte Turntable | High End 2019

  1. August M VanDeVoorde // May 12, 2019 at 11:13 PM //

    After the Maglev there is no comparison . Imho.

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