Since 1991, Oakland, California based Musical Surroundings has specialized in the distribution and manufacture of high-end home audio equipment including turntables, tonearms, phono cartridges, preamps, digital and analog accessories and tube electronics for the high performance audio market.
Over the years they have developed their own brand of well regarded phono stages, designed by Micheal Yee. The flexibility, performance and value is so high that they have become a reference point in the industry.
One of our favourites in the line-up is the The Phonomena II+, celebrating 15-years in the market. It’s musical balance harmonic richness and refinement, make this item an undeniable value and obvious recommendation as an upgrade to most analogue systems.
“No phono preamp that I have used in my system (nor my preamplifier’s phono stage) comes close to the reality of the sound of the Nova Phonomena”
“Yee’s designs are always very quiet and extremely transparent, this latest one is exceptionally so, ranking up there with some of the most expensive phonostages I’ve ever heard.”
“I wanted to take a second to thank you and everyone at the shop for your hospitality and generosity yesterday during the digital demonstration. The spread you laid out went above and beyond what was necessary or expected. The champagne and orange juice took it one step beyond. A nice way to start a Saturday: great music,…”