Produced by Analog Manufaktur Germmany (AMG) – which is renowned for delivering high quality parts for top-notch turntables – the Viella 12 marks the very first turntable to be produced by the brand, and boy is this one opulent. The brainchild of Werner Roeschlau, AMG’s Principal, this pretty turntable offers simple playback functionality, a minimalist design, and an emphasis on audio clarity.
Priced at US$16,500, other design highlights include a 12-inch tonearm, a belt-drive system carefully hidden under the record platter, and the use of 25mm thick aircraft-grade aluminum for the body.
It runs on a 24v DC motor, with speed choices of 33.3, 45, and 78 – with touch buttons for each unobtrusively positioned. Furthermore, to enhance overage vinyl records and ensure flawless resonance control, 12 gram aluminum tubing has been incorporated, and all wiring is crafted from copper.
Definitely the kind of thing an elite audiophile would want to show off.