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Vertere
Vertere Acoustics – innovators in quality record players, tonearms and audio cables.
The promise: enhance your system with any Vertere component, and elevate your musical experience. Get close to the live performance in your home.
Our carefully-engineered luxury record player, tonearm and audio cable system make Vertere the best choice for all music lovers and Hi-Fi enthusiasts.
‘Our Philosophy – Maximise your system’s sound by sorting its weakest link first …’ – Vertere

Vertere DG-1 Dynamic Groove Turntable/ Record Player
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  • Regular price £2,750.00
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  • Simple – High end, high performance out of the box

  • Sophisticated – Innovative technology encapsulated in elegant design

  • Precise – Fully programmable, microprocessor controlled made future proof

  • Fun – Supreme platform to bring your vinyl collection to life

 

The Vertere DG-1 Dynamic Groove Record Player is our most affordable design; the easiest to set up and use, and also contains some of our most innovative thinking.

For those daunted by the idea of setting up a record player, many of which seem to arrive in kit form, the DG-1 is as close as you’re going to get to ‘plug and play’ in a high-end, high-performance record player, and yet packed with innovations. The DG-1 is our simplest record player, yet also our most highly-developed. Here’s why… When it came to building a new, easy-to-use, entry-level model for our record player range, we could have taken the easy route of simply replicating much of what we’ve already done in our flagship models, just using less expensive materials and components. But that would have been too easy and rather unsatisfactory – after all, we’re all about designing to a level of performance, not a price. So a complete re-imagining was the only approach to take.

The Motor

In case you thought the motor’s only job was to make sure the record rotates at the right speed, think again: as the only source of energy for the signal generated by the cartridge and fed out to the amplifier, it’s arguably the most important part of any record player. The DG-1’s 24-pole Precision Synchronous motor is individually tuned to minimise noise, uses an off board power supply, and is controlled by circuitry derived from that developed for the flagship RG-1 Reference Motor Drive. For the DG-1, the advanced electrics have been designed down to a single microprocessor PCB, which is both addressable for precision setting during manufacture and programmable for future upgrades. Copper/stainless steel shielding protects it from unwanted interference.

The Platter

Drive to the platter is via a precision machined aluminium alloy pulley on the motor and a bespoke silicon rubber drive belt for smoothness and durability, while electronic speed change, via a switch to the rear of the plinth top-plate, adds to the ease of use and removes any need for belt-handling. Like the pulley, the platter itself is also precision-machined alloy, to the top of which is bonded a PETG record interface mat. On the underside a cork/Neoprene/nitrile bonded disc controls platter resonance.

The Bearing

The platter rotates on a highly polished stainless steel spindle, which rides in a main bearing housing using a super precision tungsten carbide ball, avoiding the need for complex regimes of lubrication, while still retaining the smoothness of rotation essential for the accurate playback of records. That’s another example of the many ways in which the elements of this record player have been simplified to optimise performance 

The Tonearm

The DG-1 tonearm is uniquely Vertere, and differs from established thinking in its use of a flat profile – one of the most striking visual elements of the whole record player – in place of the usual tube. Conventional arms use tubes for stiffness, but these bring all kinds of problems with resonances, and thus need damping if they’re not to ‘ring’, and pass those distortions back to the cartridge. The DG-1’s three-layer, non-resonant tonearm beam avoids these problems and, in place of conventional tonearm cabling, uses a flexible PCB sandwiched into the arm itself to carry signal from the cartridge to the output terminals. It’s a one-piece design, running continuously from the cartridge connections all the way to the output to the amplifier.

The Thread Bearings

The bearings allowing the arm its horizontal and vertical movement are also innovative: there aren’t any – well, not in the conventional sense! Many solutions have been sought in the past for these precise bearings, which need to be small, precise and as near-silent as possible, but for the DG-1 we have developed a very simple solution: twisted nylon threads – one for movement in the horizontal plane, and two for the vertical axis.

These threads are simple, exhibiting none of the stiction – or initial resistance to movement – of conventional bearings, as well as being super-light and noiseless. They’re also self-damping, with just the twist of the thread controlling their movement.

The Plinth

Like the tonearm, the DG-1 plinth is a sandwich construction, using non-resonant cast acrylic to form the main plinth and the sub-plinth for a clean and sophisticated look.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, chosen for optimal stability, housing the motor drive circuit and the motor all supported by three adjustable feet.

The DG-1 comes complete with a non-resonant acrylic dust-cover, where its hinges are integrated into the plinth for a sleek and modern profile.

Type
Belt drive
Motor
24 Pole Synchronous
Acetal Spindle Thrust Bearing
Motor Mount

Axially De-coupled
Pulley
Super Precision Aluminium Alloy
Drive Belt
Bespoke Silicone Rubber
Platter DG-1
Precision Machined Aluminium Alloy
PETG Bonded Record Interface Mat
Underside Bonde Resonance Control Disc
Bearing Spindle DG-1
Stainless Steel
Super Precision Machined and Polished
Roundness / Concentricity
< 5 Microns
Bearing Housing
Brass
Super Precision Machined
Bore Tolerance < 5 Microns
Super Precision Tungsten Carbide Ball
Plinth Structure
3 Layer Acrylic
Top and Sub-Plinth, Internally Illuminated
Isolation System
4 Point, Bespoke Silicone Rubber
Support Structure
Steel Chassis
Three Adjustable Feet
Motor Drive
Advanced Microprocessor Controlled
Fully Programmable and Motor Noise Reduction
Speeds
33.3 and 45 rpm (+/- 0.2%)
Electronically Selectable
Dust Cover
Non-resonant Acrylic
Dimensions (W x D x H)
469 x 384 x 130mm (including dust cover)
Power Supply
Wall Adaptor Type
UK, US, EU and AUS Exchangeable Plugs
100 – 240 Vac with 1.5m Cord
Weights
8kg

Tonearm

Type
Fixed Axis Bearing
Effective Length 240mm
Overhang 17.5mm
Offset Angle 22.9°
Tonearm Beam
Aluminium/Polymer Sandwich
Bearing Structure
Twisted Nylon 6.6/6 Thread
Counterweight
Stainless Steel
With Adjustable Tracking
Weight Block
Internal Wiring
Gold Plated Flexible PCB
With Gold Plated Cartridge Tags
One Piece From Cartridge
To Output
RCA Sockets
Weight
280g

We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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