VYGER was founded in 1993 by Giuseppe Viola who already had extensive experience in precision machining complex parts, although his experimentation with mechanical systems for analogue playback had begun many years earlier. Since 2003, Enrico Datti began his collaboration with VYGER and together with Mr. Viola they have achieved one of the best sounds of the CES show in Las Vegas. In 2021, Björn Östen joined the team at VYGER, adding a new technical dimension. Mathematical and kinetic analysis of the turntable has guided the research at VYGER towards an integral air bearing systems on both axis and led to the conviction that only this type of bearing combined with high pressure air flow can guarantee superior performance.
The complete absence of noise, caused in traditional systems by static or rolling friction of the spindle against the bearings, is acheived by the VYGER frictionless system, which in turn creates excellent rumble values – however the latter cannot be quantified using traditional devices like the Thorens rumble measuring coupler because it also functions by static friction (a steel spindle on a small teflon bearing).
High rotational precision of the turntable spindle axis, due to air from the pneumatic bearing compensating for any minor defect in the mechanical rotating parts, with standard tolerances fixed at less than 0.001mm for radial and axial rotation. This significantly influences the sound quality of an analogue system as low rotational error keeps the stylus more precisely centered in the groove thereby improving playback quality.
In addition, the integral air bearing provides efficient isolation from micro-seismic phenomena in the listening room, resulting in better playback dynamics for vinyl records.
Greater precision of the rotational speed of the platter is achieved by eliminating friction between the metal of the spindle and the platter which is limited to the molecular kinetic friction of the air.
The absence of abrasion between metal surfaces ensures that the mechanical performance of the system is constant over time. Unlike traditional systems, no structural deterioration can be caused by friction.
Vyger is pleased to announce its first speaker. Called the “AMARGOSA” the name derives from a star.
The Amargosa project took many years of research and development and like the other VYGER devices, nothing was left to chance. The design of the Amargosa was a collaboration of specialists and engineers in world-renowned fields.
The Armagosa’s design, achieves incredible temporal coherence and an excellent impulse response.