Musical Surroundings Toronto

Since 1991, Oakland, California-based Musical Surroundings has specialized in the distribution and manufacture of high performance analog and vinyl playback equipment including turntables, tonearms, phono cartridges, preamps, and analog accessories.

The Phenomena II+ $1000

Musical Surroundings Nova II

The Phonomena II+ features an improved chassis design, based on the more expensive Nova II, and is available in both black and silver finish. Boasting a new circuit board layout, the Phonomena II+ delivers discrete dual-mono signal paths, affording the listener more vibrant and dynamic music reproduction with a “blacker” background. Expertly made, inside and out, the Phonomena II+’s small footprint optimizes signal path integrity, while its black or silver finish options are sure to match the rest of your components. The Phonomena II+ is proudly Made in the USA and provides phenomenal sound and flexibility at an affordable price.

The Nova II $1600

The Nova II is basically a battery powered Phenomena II+. It features dual-mono, discrete circuitry with extensive gain and loading flexibility, delivering the best sound in its price range. Like the Phonomena II+ and SuperNova II, the Nova II has rear panel accessible switches for easily accessible and highly flexible gain and loading adjustment. It features 2 rechargeable internal NiMH dual-mono battery packs with Smart Sensing auto recharge feature. All AC and charging circuits automatically disconnect when listening in battery mode

The Absolute Sound’s Nova II review