Legendary audio designer Jim Fosgate collaborates with Garth Leerer to create one of the most useful turntable setup tools available today – The Fozgometer Azimuth Range Meter.

To obtain high performance from a modern phonograph system, the tonearm and phono cartridge must be properly adjusted to within a few thousands of an inch in all parameters.  There are various types of phono cartridge alignment gauges available to adjust overhang and offset, and even a few to help with the adjustment of vertical tracking angle and stylus rake angle, but the Fozgometer Azimuth Range Meter is the first and simplest to use of tools to aid in the proper adjustment of phono cartridge azimuth, or axial tilt.

The Fozgometer incorporates a "Log Ratio Detector" developed for surround processor steering logic circuits to measure channel separation over a wide range of signal levels down to -70 dB. The readings are virtually independent of overall signal levels, and can be made with a wide range of input signals without effecting accuracy.  The Fozgometer is a small, portable, battery-powered unit that is used in conjunction with a test record.  It measures channel separation, channel balance, and signal direction quickly and accurately.  Readings are taken without touching the meter, leaving your hands free to work with the tonearm. The meter reads channel separation in both directions, and channel balance. The LED's indicate Left, Center, and Right signal (test tone) positions.

Retail Price:  $300.00

Click here to download the Fozgometer owner’s manual.

Click here to download the Fozgometer testing and calibration instructions.

Click here to download the calibration test tones.

Perfect for use with the Fozgometer Azimuth Range Meter, the Analogue Productions’ The Ultimate Analogue Test LP is a must have item for easy and accurate azimuth adjustment.

Retail Price:  $40.00

We make it and now we sell it.  Record Time is the only record cleaning product that is designed for use with automatic fluid dispensing record cleaning machines.

“Record Time closes the washing machine gap so convincingly that I would stock up ASAP.  Your LPs will improve in all ways musical, and will be much quieter, too.  Highly recommended for LP lovers everywhere.”
– Robert Levi, Positive Feedback

Designed with automatic fluid dispensers in mind, Record Time is a comprehensive one-step cleaner that is also perfect for hand application and brushing on record cleaning machines like the Clearaudio Smart Matrix Professional and all of the other vacuum record cleaning machines that we sell.

Garth Leerer approached us in 2009 with the request that we formulate a cleaner that was alcohol-free and that was suited for the conditions of use with a dispensing pump.  Along with those specifications, Garth also wanted a product that would do the job on even heavily soiled records in one cleaning step.

Until now, Musical Surroundings has sold this product through their dealer network with much success.  Since we now have many customers of our own who use Clearaudio and other fluid dispensing vacuum record cleaning machines, we have decided that it is time to offer our customers the convenience of being able to buy this product directly from us.

Retail Price:  $40.00 Per 32 Ounce Bottle

Buy two bottles for $80.00 and receive free ground shipping within the U.S.

(Air shipping fees apply to orders shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.)

Conceived and designed as a collaborative effort by Garth Leerer and Michael Yee, the Phonomena line of solid state phono stages is a true audiophile bargain.

Would you believe an audiophile-quality, fully configurable phono stage designed and built in the USA for $600.00?  And would you believe that it is audiophile-quality-enough to do justice to a Benz Micro SLR phono cartridge?  CES 2008 was proof enough for the people who took the time to listen to the combination.

All Phonomena phono stages offer an incredible number of gain and loading options and will truly work correctly with any phono cartridge and will satisfy anyone’s listening tastes.

We are happy to have the opportunity to offer these truly exceptional phono stages.  For those of you on a budget, here is the perfect opportunity to upgrade your phono stage to audiophile performance levels without breaking the bank.  For experience audiophiles, the Super Nova will take your system to the outer reaches of performance.

For questions about Phonomena phono stages please call 573-696-3551 or email info@audiointelligent.com

Phonomena II +

New for 2015, Musical Surroundings Phonomena II + phono preamplifier is the latest Michael Yee innovation in accurate musical reproduction.  The Phonomena II + features the same audio circuit as the Nova II phono preamplifier, but with a less sophisticated power supply.

The Phonomena II + is a complete phonograph preamplifier with RIAA equalization that amplifies the output signal of a phonograph cartridge, either moving-coil or moving-magnet, up to a nominal "line level". The Phonomena II + may be used with a receiver or an integrated amplifier that does not have an onboard phono section. If you use separate components, a line level control unit (line stage preamplifier) is required before the power amp, since there is no independent volume control for the Phonomena II + unit. The Phonomena II + has a power supply that connects to the wall with the supplied wall-mount transformer.

Available in silver and black finishes.  Please specify when placing your order.

              Gain Switches: 40, 44, 46, 48, 50, 51.5, 52.7, 53.7, 56, 57.5, 58.4, 59.4, 60dB
              Input Loading Switches: 30, 40, 50, 59, 80, 100, 121, 150, 243, 280, 380, 475,660, 1k, 2k, 50k, 100k Ohms
              Dimensions: 8.5"W x 6"D x 2"H
              Weight: 3lbs
              Warranty: 3 years

Click here for the Phonomena II + owners manual.

Retail Price:  $750.00

Nova III

The Musical Surroundings Nova III builds on the legacy of the Nova Phonomena series of phono preamps with new, more elaborate dual-mono circuitry, and offers greater dynamic and image dimensionality than its predecessors.

The familiar smart sensing battery power supply has been replaced by a new overbuilt regulated power supply.  This means no more worry over having the unit charged for a listening session.  Just sit down and enjoy.

A subsonic filter and muting switch have also been added.

The Nova III offers a level of performance that competes with phono preamplifiers at a much higher price level.

Available in your choice of silver or black finish.

               Gain Settings (dB): 40, 44, 46, 50, 52, 54, 55.6, 56.9, 58, 60, 60.5, 61, 61.6, 62.3, 63, 64, 65
               Loading Settings (Ohms): 100pF/200pF, 30, 40, 50, 59, 80, 100, 121, 150, 243, 280, 380, 475, 660, 1k, 2k, 50k, 100k
               Warranty: 3 years

Click here for the Nova III owner’s manual.

Retail Price:  $1500.00

Linear Charging Power Supply

Finally, an audiophile grade external power supply upgrade is available for the Phonomena II + and the Nova II phono preamplifiers.  This linear power supply can also be used as an upgrade to the Nova III, which does not contain batteries.

Using premium parts, this 24 volt regulated unit is available in either black or silver casework that matches perfectly with the Musical Surroundings models that it is intended to be matched with.

Click here for the Linear Charging Power Supply owner’s manual.

Retail Price:  $650.00

SuperNova II

The SuperNova II is a three input phono preamp intended for use with more than one turntable or a turntable with more than one tonearm.  There is user adjustable loading and gain for each of the inputs.  The loading and gain is set via switches and is accessible from the rear of the chassis.

Switching between the inputs does not actually switch the inputs and loading.  Instead, it has three independent front ends--the current source is switched to the one that will be active.  The outputs are summed into the backend circuitry. In this way no switching occurs in the signal path when not using the switched attenuator.

The SuperNova II is fully dual-mono and is powered from a remote dual mono power supply. The remote power supply supports NiMH rechargeable batteries but is designed to work perfectly without the batteries. The batteries will allow the SuperNova II to run completely isolated from the wall power for a period of 3 hours. There are 4 independent charging circuits for the 4 battery packs.

The SuperNova II has an 11 position variable output switched attenuator that allows direct connection to a power amplifier.

  • Handles 3 Phono Inputs.
  • Gain user adjustable from 40 to 60 dB.
  • Loading is user adjustable from 30 Ohms to 100kOhms.
  • Independent Gain and Loading settings for each of the 3 Phono Inputs.
  • There are no “signal path” switches except for switched attenuator if used.
  • Normal “Line Out", and “Variable” outputs.
  • The variable output Switched Attenuator can drive a power amp directly.
  • Uses Large Area Monolithic Super Matched Pairs for lowest noise performance.

Remote Power Supply Features:

  • Rechargeable batteries
  • The charging circuits completely disconnect from the batteries when in battery mode.
  • Optically coupled voltage monitors will wake up the processor to engage the charging of the batteries if the batteries are
    discharged enough.
  • Four, seven cell NiMH “AA” packs, one for each positive and negative power supply, and each channel.
  • Four separate charging circuits.
  • Positive and Negative battery packs are charged separately in case there is different current usage between positive and
    negative power supplies.  This prevents repeated overcharging one battery pack while undercharging the other.
  • The batteries will be “topped off” by putting the unit into charge mode if there is no activity for a week.
  • Fully Dual Mono even when not in Battery Mode.
  • The power supply has been designed to sound excellent even without the batteries installed.

How the Limited Attenuator Works:  
  Gain in a typical system:   
    Moving Coil Phono Stage 60dB  
    Line Amp 18dB  
    Power Amp 30dB  
    Total Gain 108dB  
    Required Attenuation -30dB  
  Gain with the SuperNova Limited Attenuator:  
    Moving Coil Phono Stage 40dB  
    Power Amp 30dB  
    Total Gain 70 dB  
    Required Attenuation -5db  

Most audio systems have far too much gain. The excess gain needs to reduced by setting an attenuator by a typical –30dB. By fine tuning the SuperNova II gain switches and using the Limited Attenuator, typical listening can be done with little or no excess gain. By reducing unneeded gain, the system does not need to work as hard, thereby achieving a more natural sound. The extra 25dB gain equates to about 20 times more work, imagine working 20 times harder than you need to.

The Limited Attenuator has a major advantage over a standard passive attenuator. A passive attenuator typically has significant output impedance creating sensitivity to the particular type of output cable. The SuperNova II Attenuator has much lower output impedance.

Click here for the SuperNova II owners manual.

Retail Price:  $3200.00

Replacement Battery Set for SuperNova and SuperNova II
Retail Price:  $240.00


Michael Yee challenges the world of digital audio with an analog-sounding DAC.

MYDAC II Digital-To-Analog Converter

Musical Surroundings’ MYDAC II is the first digital-to-analog converter to use Musically Optimized Digital Reconstruction (MODR), which is hi-fi designer Mike Yee’s patent pending proprietary digital reconstruction technology.  Developed over the past three years, MODR is software driven and executed with a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA).

MODR improves the low level resolution of digital playback by using a proprietary reconstruction technique that alters only the sub quantization changes in the signal - not hugely different than standard reconstruction - however the MODR system is highly optimized for musical signals.  As a result, the MYDAC II has the ability to recover low level musical, and textural and spatial information buried in digital music files that is unrivaled at anywhere near the price. 

The MYDAC II features 3 inputs, include a USB input for computer audio up to 48kHz/ 16 Bits, S/PDIF for files of 32kHz to 192kHz, and 16 to 24 Bit word lengths, and also up to 96kHz, 24 Bits by way of the MYDAC II’s TosLink input.  The TosLink input is especially suited for use with Airport Express and Airplay.

The design architecture of the MYDAC II allows for future upgradability but the strength of this new technology is the unmatched “analog-like” sound it creates with existing Redbook CDs, compressed digital music files such as MP3, and internet music sources.  The MYDAC II uses the Texas Instruments PCM1798 Delta Sigma DAC chipset, as well as Texas Instruments opamps.

Dimensions:  9 7/8" wide x 9 7/8" deep x 2" high
Weight: 3.4 lbs.

Available in Black or Silver Finish.  Please specify when ordering.

Click here for the MYDAC II owners manual.

Retail Price:  $1200.00

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