The $17,000 German AMG turntable/tonearm combo imported to America by Musical Surroundings is a deceptively simple and compact product but to really understand its unique, high tech engineering requires a look inside. The photo of the cutaway bearing shows the oil bath in red. Not the large diameter polished spindle shaft and large surface Teflon thrust pad. The designer claims thrust ball interfaces are not a good idea. That discussion will have to wait until a review, coming to Stereophile ...