For the past three years in my reference system, I’ve been using the AMG Viella V12 turntable and their wonderful AMG 12J2 tonearm. This table and arm combo along with the HRS platform sells for a little over $17,000 and is still the best bargain in truly high-end turntables. I have had turntables in my system that cost up to $75,000 when you add a tonearm, and none of them has given me the truly musical experience the AMG has. Yes, some do certain things better, but none has been any better or as good at simply making music sound so much like a live musical event.
So, I was excited when I heard they had brought out a phono cartridge and phono preamp. This review is of the Teatro moving-coil cartridge; the phono preamp won’t be available to later this year. So for this review I mostly used the cartridge with an Allnic phono preamp.
Click to read full review on Dagogo.com.