Analog Evening Featuring Boulder Amplifiers and AMG Turntables.
Audio Concepts is excited to announce an evening of analog listening, with partners AMG – Analog Manufakturer Germany- and Boulder Amplifiers. As a bonus we’ll be featuring the first Boulder 866 integrated amp in the US in one of our systems.
Rich Maez from Boulder Amplifiers will be highlighting a full 1100-series component setup in our big system, featuring the new 1108 phono stage, 1110 preamp, and 1160 power amp. The compact Boulder 508 phono stage, a store favorite, will front our second system and be paired with the first 866 integrated amp shipped here in the US. The 866 is an all-new design that many of our clients have been anticipating.
We’ll have the wonderful AMG turntables fronting both Boulder Amplifiers systems. Garth Leer from Musical Surroundings will be here to discuss and demonstrate both the AMG Viella V12 turntable in our Boulder 1100 system and Giro ‘table in our 866/508 system.
Open house begins at 6 pm and ends at 8 pm. Please let us know you are joining us by clicking the button below.
As the smallest Boulder in more than two decades, the 508 phono preamp packs an enormous amount of performance in a single, small chassis. A chassis that is carved from a single block of metal, no less. All of the proper inputs, outputs, and adjustments are here. As is the one constant from every Boulder product since Day One: a stunning level of performance.
Power. Finesse. Extended frequency response. Speed. Delicacy. Control. Spaciousness. Precise imaging. Rhythm. Dynamics. Involvement. Musicality. The list goes on. Selecting only a few of these traits and asking any audio product to achieve them is quite a daunting task. Looking at the list and then listening to the 1108 phono preamp, it immediately becomes apparent that it can do all of them. With ease.
The AMG Giro turntable features the AMG 9W2 9-inch tonearm and brings AMG’s sonic and visual excellence to a new, more affordable price point. The belt-driven platter is a combination of synthetic and aluminum materials and uses the decoupled spindle design of the highly-acclaimed AMG Viella V12 turntable. Similarly, the platter bearing is a scaled version of the Viella platter bearing. The Giro’s “double circle” plinth is machined from aircraft-grade aluminum and features both 33 and 45 RPM via electronic control.
AMG Viella V12
Precision engineering and classic design are embodied in the first turntable from AMG, the Viella V12. Werner Roeschlau, his son Julian Lorenzi and other master machinists developed the AMG products at their bespoke multi-story Bavarian factory located north of Munich. All machining is done in-house, combining the latest computer aided design and CNC machines with “classic analog” tools, including custom lathes and drill presses. Their factory has been manufacturing key, precision parts for some of the world’s most highly regarded turntables for over a decade. This expertise in the design and manufacture of turntables led to the AMG line, premiering with the Viella 12.