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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 Reference Tonearm
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  • Regular price £34,995.00
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Push the boundaries of analogue reproduction. The state-of-the-art Vertere Reference Tonearm transforms any high-end record playing system.

Every part of the Vertere Reference Tonearm has been individually designed and manufactured to overcome the shortcomings of existing tonearms. Each detail is meticulously engineered and contributes to the excellence of the whole. Performance is enhanced to a level of resolution, clarity, dynamics, timing and sheer power that is normally associated with live music.

Why Reference Tonearm?

  • The unique Vertical & Horizontal pivoting motion is provided by non-rotating polymer-metal laminate films.
  • The result is the first truly ‘noiseless’ and stiction-free tonearm bearing.
  • The main counterweight is articulated in the vertical and horizontal planes through precision ball race bearings. To ensure proper tracking even on warped records.
  • For ideal rigidity, the arm tube & head shell are machined from solid titanium then fuse welded to form a homogenous component.
  • Horizontal & Vertical bearings are offset by 23mm to optimise tracking accuracy and information retrieval.
  • Anti-skate force is applied using microns thick non-resonant, frictionless silicone polymer strip.
  • Unique articulated counter weight assembly to regulate tracking weight and assist with perfect tracking of the record.
  • Custom built lift/lower mechanism, precision engineered to ensure smooth, firm & accurate cueing.
Type Pivoted
Effective Length 240mm Horizontal
263mm Vertical
Overhang 17.5mm
Offset Angle 22.9°
Head-Shell Titanium
Arm Tube Titanium
Bearing Yoke Structure Aluminium Body
Bearing Type Non-Rotating Metal / Polymer Film
Counter Weight Stainless / Tungsten Carbide
Articulated x3 Ball Races
Internal Wiring Special Hand-Built Pulse
Signal & LED Power Wiring
x3 Thickness Gold Plated Contacts
Connector Proprietary Cartridge & Cable Connectorsx3 Thickness Gold Plated Contacts
Vertere 7-Way Tonearm Connector
Tonearm Cable Special Pulse-HB Hand-built
x3 Thickness Gold Plated Contacts
Vertere HB Reference 23.95ct Gold/5 micron+
Queuing Light Power Supply Battery Powered
Standard Counterweight (x1) 142g
Standard C/W Disc (x6) Each 7.6g
Special Counterweight (x1) 83g
Tungsten Carbide C/W Insert (x1) 114g
Special C/W Disc (x4) Each 7.6g
Overall Weight (With Std C/W & x4 Discs) Approx. 590g


Vertere Reference Tonearm is a true state-of-the-art component, which can transform the performance of high-end record playing systems. The Vertere Reference Tonearm has been created to push the boundaries of analogue reproduction by systematically addressing every aspect of tonearm performance. Each individual component is bespoke and has been specifically designed to complement the overall philosophy, design and purpose of the Vertere Reference Tonearm.

The unique bearing design of the Vertere reference Tonearm provides a noise-free and a stiction-free operation of the tonearm. This achieved by utilising microns thick metal/polymer laminate film acting as the bearing. With this unique configuration there are no rotating or sliding components in the bearings. The arm tube and the head shell are both made of titanium and tight tolerance fitted to each other. Titanium has a property to fuse weld with such tight tolerances making the head-shell and the tube effectively one piece. This maximises rigidity to weight ratio and provides the optimum support for the cartridge.

Vertere Reference Tonearm has unique split geometry, where in vertical direction the arm has a longer effective length than that in the horizontal direction. This split geometry ensures that the cartridge can track very low frequencies cut in mono as well as the higher stereo frequencies with absolutely integrity. The counter weight assembly is fully articulated to regulate tracking weight when the record is warped – even with slightest of up and down movements of the tonearm. Every note is played with life-like dynamics and clarity.

Internal wiring is a special version of Vertere Hand-Built Pulse cable, in one continuous run from the cartridge tags to the exit cable connector at the base of the tonearm. All connectors and contacts are custom made with three times the standard thickness of gold plating.

Special care has been taken to make sure that the arm will be easy to calibrate and a delight to use. The tonearm cueing light, integrated into the head-shell, is a blessing when playing records as well as being an essential aid when setting up a cartridge.

It discreetly and pleasingly illuminates the record grooves in the area around the stylus contact point, making it easy to cue records precisely without disturbing the mood lighting of your listening room.

With its own dedicated power supply, the light may be dimmed or switched off at will. The lift/lower mechanism itself is custom-built from solid stainless steel and has been precision engineered to ensure smooth, firm and accurate cueing.

When it comes to calibration, the Vertere Reference Tonearm is properly engineered to give complete accuracy and certainty in cartridge set-up.

Precise setting of VTA is made easy by a fine adjustment screw that’s additional to the main setting of arm pillar height, while the arm mounting also provides for fine adjustment of azimuth.

The performance of a record playing system using the Reference Tonearm will be enhanced to a new level of resolution, clarity, dynamics, timing and sheer power that would normally be associated with live music.


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.

There has been no changes to deliveries with Brexit. All deliveries to the UK mainland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are operating as normal. No VAT or charges are applicable. 

We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

Please always contact us before to make sure the product(s) are available

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!


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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If you have any question, please feel free to call us on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com