AMG adheres to the engineering approach in designing their products, with straightforward functionality and understated style which clearly deviate from the current trend of the vinyl playback business, where extravagant and sometimes bizarre features are becoming prevalent. Their 12J2 tonearm is an indisputably successful product. It can be installed with ease, and is highly adjustable with very few usability quirks. In terms of sonic performance, the 12J2’s ability to extract high-frequency harmonic details is exemplary. Its sound-stage delineation can compete with any arm on the market, assuming the use of a cartridge with softer suspension hence requiring less anti-skating force. Overall, it is without doubt a front runner for the best tonearm in its price range.