Vertere Acoustics DG-1 Dynamic Groove Record Player is designed for, “…a less extreme customer: one who is driven by performance but needs almost Plug and Play setup,” said the company
The DG-1 Dynamic Groove Record Player motor system is derived from that developed for the flagship RG-1 Reference Motor Drive, a low voltage 24-pole synchronous design, controlled by a microprocessor PCB. A copper and stainless steel cover provides shielding.
Drive to the platter is via an aluminium alloy pulley on the motor and a silicone rubber drive belt, with electronic speed change. The platter itself is also machined alloy, to which is bonded a PETG record interface mat and, on the underside, a cork/neoprene/nitrile disk.
The platter fits onto a polished stainless steel spindle, that rides in a main bearing housing on a tungsten carbide ball.
The DG-1 arm uses of a flat profile, three-layer, non-resonant tonearm beam. In place of conventional tonearm cabling, a PCB is sandwiched into the arm itself to carry signal from the cartridge to the output terminals. Completing the arm are a stainless steel counterweight and a tracking adjustment weight.
The DG-1 plinth is a sandwich construction, using non-resonant cast acrylic to form the main plinth and the sub-plinth. This three-layer design incorporates the control button, the speed indicator and the user-selectable standby mood-lighting, as well as the silicon rubber isolation between the plinth and the platter assembly. The whole assembly sits on a steel chassis, housing the motor drive circuit and the motor all supported by three adjustable feet. The DG-1 comes complete with a dust-cover, where its hinges are integrated into the plinth. Price is £2,850.
To learn more, click www.vertereacoustics.com
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Timothy Honiss10th May 2019 at 5:50 am
Gosh that thing looks ugly.
Stephen Anderson18th May 2019 at 12:15 pm
OMG that looks so cool !
Alan Taylor19th May 2019 at 5:36 pm
Sorry agree with Timothy Honiss
NaimThatTune19th October 2019 at 12:08 pm
Well I love the looks. Hmmm, one of these or an ex demo Rega RP10?
Paul Rigby19th October 2019 at 5:47 pm
Good question and I wish I could help in some way but I’ve yet to review this Vertere. Which leads me to think that maybe I need to give the company a call 🙂
NaimThatTune19th October 2019 at 6:39 pm
Yes, ask Touraj if I can borrow one too😁
If the Vertere has the same boogie factor as the Rega I would go for one as the engineering and design looks fabulous.