Vertere DG-1 Turntable
Multi award-winning turntable
Available in 4 different options
Representing the first step in the Vertere turntable range the DG-1 is a superb turntable.
Unlike many turntables, at this price point, it is as close to a plug and play product that you will find.
The DG-1 is the most affordable model in the Vertere record player range.
It takes a huge amount of work to achieve the ultimate simplicity, delivering the best possible sound from the fewest components. To develop the DG-1, their first ‘plug and play’ record player, Vertere needed to find a way to make it as simple as possible to set up and use, while at the same time delivering class-leading sound – and the potential for future upgrading.
This involved examining every element of the design, rethinking the way record players work, and removing every superfluous element that got in the way of our ultimate aim: getting you, the listener, as close as possible to your music.
From the plinth to the tonearm and its bearings, everything has been redesigned and re-engineered, developing some of the basic principles of a record-playing system while completely rethinking others. The result is an elegant record player that looks like no other, but draws on the engineering of the flagship models to deliver outstanding performance and ease of operation at a newly affordable price.
The motor is arguably the most important part of any record player: it’s the only source of energy for the signal generated by the cartridge and fed out to the amplifier, so quality and accuracy is vital. The DG-1 motor system is derived from that developed for the flagship RG-1 Reference Motor Drive: it uses the most advanced motor drive, delivering the best possible performance. The motor itself is a low voltage 24-pole Precision Synchronous design, individually tuned for the lowest noise and with an offboard power supply. It’s controlled by a microprocessor PCB, addressable during manufacture to ensure accuracy and programmable for future upgrades, with copper/stainless steel shielding to avoid both inward and outward interference.
Drive to the platter is via a precision machined aluminium alloy pulley on the motor and a bespoke silicone rubber drive belt, with electronic speed change for ease of use. The platter itself is also precision machined alloy, to which is bonded a PETG record interface mat and, on the underside, cork/Neoprene/nitrile bonded disc to control platter resonance.
The platter sits 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. That’s another example of the simplification of this record player to optimise performance.
The DG-1 arm is uniquely Vertere, and differs from established thinking in its use of a flat profile in place of the usual tube – conventional arms use tubes for stiffness, but these bring all kinds of problems with resonances, and thus the need for damping. 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 very neat and clever solution.
The same goes for the bearings allowing the arm its horizontal and vertical movement: there aren’t any – well, not in the conventional sense! Many solutions have been sought over the years for these precise bearings, but the DG-1 has a very simple solution: twisted nylon threads – one for movement in the horizontal plane, and two for the vertical axis. These threads have many advantages, not the least of which is simplicity: they exhibit none of the stiction – or initial resistance to movement – of conventional bearings, are super-light and noiseless, and the twist of the thread controls and damps the movement of the arm. Completing the arm are a stainless-steel counterweight and tracking adjustment weight, giving a total solution that’s as simple and elegant as it is innovative.
Like the tonearm, the DG-1 plinth is of a sandwich construction, using non-resonant cast acrylic to form the main plinth and the sub-plinth. This incorporates the speed selector switch, the speed indicator and user-selectable standby mood-lighting, and the silicone rubber isolation between the two sections – the plinth and the platter assembly. All are sandwiched between the layers of acrylic for a clean, sophisticated look to complement any home, while the whole assembly sits on a steel chassis, chosen for optimal stability, which houses the motor drive circuit and the motor, and is supported by three adjustable feet.
The DG-1 comes complete with a non-resonant acrylic dust-cover, its hinges integrated into the plinth for a clean look and durability
A specification to suit all :
The DG-1 is available in 4 different versions, allowing you to customise the turntable to your specific needs.
DG-1 D-Fi Package (No Cartridge) - Includes; DG-1 Dynamic Groove Turntable, Vertere Stylus Balance, D-Fi Interconnect.
DG-1 Magneto Package -Includes; DG-1 Dynamic Groove Turntable, Vertere Stylus Balance, D-Fi Interconnect and Magneto Moving Magnet cartridge factory fitted.
DG-1 Redline Package (No Cartridge) - Includes; DG-1 Dynamic Groove Turntable, Vertere Stylus Balance, Redline Interconnect, Isopaw Isolation feet and Techno Mat record mat.
DG-1 Sabre Package - Includes; DG-1 Dynamic Groove Turntable, Sabre Moving Magnet Cartridge, Vertere Stylus Balance, Redline Interconnect, Isopaw Isolation feet and Techno Mat record mat.
24 Pole Synchronous
Acetal Spindle Thrust Bearing
Super Precision Aluminium Alloy
Bespoke Silicone Rubber
Precision Machined Aluminium Alloy
PETG Bonded Record Interface Mat
Underside Bonde Resonance Control Disc
Bearing Spindle DG-1
Super Precision Machined and Polished
Roundness / Concentricity
< 5 Microns
Super Precision Machined
Bore Tolerance < 5 Microns
Super Precision Tungsten Carbide Ball
3 Layer Acrylic
Top and Sub-Plinth, Internally Illuminated
4 Point, Bespoke Silicone Rubber
Three Adjustable Feet
Advanced Microprocessor Controlled
Fully Programmable and Motor Noise Reduction
33.3 and 45 rpm (+/- 0.2%)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
469 x 384 x 130mm (including dust cover)
Wall Adaptor Type
UK, US, EU and AUS Exchangeable Plugs
100 – 240 Vac with 1.5m Cord