Teatro



Produsent: AMG

Pris: 24000


Beskrivelse

The AMG Teatro moving-coil phono cartridge is the cumulative work of the AMG design team and an international group of manufacturers. The Titanium body is designed and manufactured in the United States. The generator and stylus/ cantilever are from Japan, where the Teatro is assembled and tested. All development and listening tests have been performed with the AMG 9W2 and 12J2 tonearms mounted on the AMG Giro and Viella turntables.

The Teatro’s special 2-piece titanium body provides a superior strength-to-weight ratio and is dimensioned to minimize resonance and reflected energy. The internal construction is radiused and includes a fixture for rigid mounting of the MC generator. The Teatro uses a stylus guard machined from a solid aluminum billet.

The Teatro’s generator is an extremely efficient electro-mechanical design, with each channel using a separate coil for maximum separation. The coils are wound with Ohno cast (OCC) mono-crystal high-purity oxygen-free copper wire. Neodymium magnets are combined with a special soft magnetic alloy yoke consisting of cobalt and iron, for a smooth and dynamic sound.

The Teatro combines natural musical sound with outstanding resolution, the ideal match to the AMG turntables.

Teatro is a fine cartridge and easily competitive in the $5k or more ballpark. I have heard – and owned – more expensive cartridges that were not as objectively proficient or as subjectively enjoyable.

 

"At this level of performance, you are probably looking at cable upgrades and audiophile fuses for sonic improvements. The Teatro could hold its own in six figure audio systems. Three thousand dollars is a threshold price point, above which unit sales decline. To be purchased and enjoyed by a greater number of audiophiles, a cartridge should be price below this threshold. This was a goal of AMG and the Teatro not only meets this condition, but its excellent overall performance warrants a serious look by anyone considering a new cartridge. You might seriously consider having a long term relationship with the AMG Teatro. It is that good!"

Fra test Dagogo

Comparisons

Some of my favorite moving coil cartridges over the years have been the Miyabi Standard, the Benz Ebony TR, the EMT TMD 25N, the Shindo SPU, and the Miyajimas (Premium BE mono, Shilabe). The Teatro has a great combination of body, decay, a holistic sound and detail. It has more guts and more of an organic feel to it than the Benz Ebony TR, but it does not have the incredible transparency or the beautiful, delicate inner detail of the Benz TR. It comes close, though.

"In some ways, the AMG Teatro combines the best of all these cartridges. The tonal balance of the AMG Teatro is more similar to an SPU and an older EMT, but with more detail, more information and a prettier top-end. It also has that sweet, meaty, musical sound of the Miyajima cartridges. Of the cartridges on the list, it sounded most like the Miyabi Standard or maybe the Miyabi and the Miyajima combined. All of these cartridges do certain things better than the Teatro, but like the AMG Viella V12 turntable it may get more things right than any of the cartridges.

 Conclusion

Teatro translates into English as theater. This seems to be a most appropriate name for this cartridge. This AMG Teatro cartridge can give you much of the energy and emotion of what you would hear in a live theater experience. It creates great drama and soul, far beyond the normal experience of listening to music reproduced.

The AMG Teatro experience is different from most other moving coil cartridges in that it focuses more on the richness of the music and the totality of the performance than it does on the audiophile qualities. In absolute terms, it’s not the most transparent cartridge I have ever heard, but the result is a highly emotional connection to the music. It produces some of the richest tones I have ever heard in recorded music. Notice I said richest not warmest, this cartridge is in no way an overly warm cartridge lacking in detail and transparency, but that it takes a back seat to the excitement of the performance. The Teatro has become one of my favorite moving coil cartridges. I so hope this cartridge doesn’t fall through the crack in the vinyl world. It is truly a world class cartridge that produced beautiful music in my home."

Tone audio test



Spesifikasjoner

SPECIFICATIONS

BODY: Titanium 6Al4vEli, Tiodized Type III, tapped for 2.5mm mounting hardware, 1⁄2” spacing GENERATOR: Separate coils per channel (V type), wound with Ohno cast (OCC) mono-crystal high-purity oxygen-free copper wire. Neodymium magnets, special, soft magnetic alloy yoke
STYLUS GUARD: Machined aluminum from solid billet
CANTILEVER: Solid Boron, .26mm diameter, STYLUS: 40 x 7μm Line contact (Ogura)
OUTPUT VOLTAGE: 0.4mV (1kHz @ 5cm/sec.)
TRACKING FORCE: 1.8 – 2.2 grams (2.0 optimal)
INTERNAL COIL RESISTANCE: 12Ω
RECOMMENDED RESISTIVE LOADING RANGE: 120 Ω – 47k Ω, (120 – 500Ω optimal range)
DYNAMIC COMPLIANCE: 18 x 10-6 cm/dyne
WEIGHT: 10.95 grams