DG-1S Magento Package - Includes DG-1S and Magneto Moving Magnet Cartridge (factory fitted)
DG-1S Redline Package -
Includes DG-1S, Redline interconnect cable, Stylus Balance, IsoPaw and Techno Mat. Note: without cartridge
DG-1S Sabre Package - Includes Redline Package and Sabre Moving Magnet Cartridge (factory fitted)
Record Player DG-1S Dynamic Groove
Decades of experience have been poured into the DG-1S to create a turntable that’s on the leading edge of high-end audio while positioning itself as one of the most accessible premium record players around.
So what’s new? Building on the sonic performance of the DG-1, we’ve boosted the sound quality without sacrificing the musicality that the DG-1 was revered for. Improvements include higher resolution replay, greater dynamic contrasts, and improved stereo separation with greater precision.
The Vertere DG-1S 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-1S 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-1S 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.
Why Record Player DG-1S Dynamic Groove?
- 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
New 5-ply tonearm beam
- New 5-ply Groove Runner S Top and Lower beams possess much higher acoustic linearity than their predecessor.
- Top and Lower beams are bonded and riveted to ensure optimum rigidity combined with linear resistive damping.
- Couple the above with the inherent critical damping of the beam construction and we have an ideal platform to support the cartridge.
Improved tonearm bearings
- Groove Runner S Kevlar thread bearing is now adjustable for tension and azimuth.
- With the new Azimuth Adjustment Counterweight Screw, finer azimuth setting is made easier and more accurately to enhance cartridge performance.
New higher tolerance super polished main bearing spindle
- DG-1S utilizes a higher tolerance matched main bearing with super polished bearing spindle for ultra-smooth, noise-free running.
- The new bearing ensures even quieter background further enhancing dynamic range and resolution.
New Motor Drive software
- The new motor drive software facilitates a three-step factory adjustment of the motor torque and noise setting with a final minimum noise adjustment.
- The new software allows an initial setting of the sine wave voltage and fixes it to establish the reference.
- A separate, independent cosine wave voltage setting with phase angle adjustment ensures lowest noise and vibration from the drive motor.
In case you
thought the motor’s only job was to make sure the record rotates at the correct
speed, think again: as the only source of energy for the signal generated by
the cartridge, in short the music we hear, it’s arguably the most important
component of any record player. The DG-1S’ motor system is derived from that
developed for the flagship RG-1 Reference Motor Drive and it is as
sophisticated as it is innovative yet it sits hidden away inside the main steel
chassis. DG-1S’ advanced motor drive
incorporates a programmable microprocessor with a D/A convertor to provide low
distortion sine and cosine waves that are used to turn the motor. The signals
generated are then amplified to the correct level using two bridged-balanced
amplifiers. The amplified drive signals then feed and control every move of the
motor to ensure a linear, smooth turning of the drive pulley. The motor itself
is a low voltage Precision Synchronous design, individually ‘tuned’ for the
lowest noise by adjusting the microprocessor controls during manufacture. A
copper foil and a stainless-steel cover provide shielding of both inward and
outward interference to ensure the best possible performance. The result is
accuracy and precision of drive to the motor that ultimately is responsible for
making of the music. There is a service panel on the underside of the chassis that
allows connection to the motor drive PCB for future adjustment and software
Drive to the
platter is via a precision machined aluminum 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 an aluminum alloy bonded disc
controls platter resonance while a cork/Neoprene/nitrile bonded disc protects
the acrylic plinth from accidental damage that could be caused by the platter
inadvertently touching the plinth.
fits onto the super polished stainless-steel spindle that rides on a precision
tungsten carbide ball in the high tolerance DG-1S main bearing housing. The
complete bearing assembly is long-term lubricated for longevity and ease of
use. This avoids regular repeated recharging of the bearing lubricant, which is
essential to prevent premature wear and damage – another example of simplifying
record player maintenance and optimizing performance. The new super polished
precision bearing delivers even lower noise, lower rumble and higher rotational
stability all essential for accurate playback of records.
Runner S Tonearm
The DG-1S arm
is uniquely Vertere and differs from conventional thinking in its use of a flat
profile in place of the usual tube. Conventional arms use tubes for stiffness,
but these can introduce all kinds of problems with high Q resonances and thus
the need for extra damping – costly and complicated. The DG-1S' bonded double
five-layer, non-resonant tonearm beam avoids these problems. In addition, in
place of conventional tonearm cabling, a flexible PCB is sandwiched into the
arm to shield and ‘carry’ the signal from the cartridge to the output
terminals. Completing the arm are a stainless-steel counterweight with azimuth
adjustment screw and a fine adjustment tracking weight, to provide a total solution
that's as simple and elegant as it is innovative.
allowing the arm its horizontal and vertical movement on the Groove Runner are
also innovative: there aren’t any – well, not in the conventional sense!
have been sought over the years for ‘precise’ bearings, which need to be small
and hopefully not too noisy. For the Groove Runner, Vertere has developed an
elegant, innovative solution borrowing ideas from the Reference Tonearm:
twisted nylon (hundreds of 3 microns thick twined Nylon strands) and high
strength Kevlar threads. Utilizing one nylon thread for movement in the
horizontal plane, and two Kevlar ones for the vertical motion replace the
conventionally used ball-race or gimbal type bearings.
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. In addition, the twist of the nylon thread
smartly provides the anti-skate force without any other moving or sliding part.
Finally, design geometry of these bearings cleverly provides the optimum
support rigidity for the cartridge during playback to ensure lifelike dynamics
that is only achievable from much costlier designs.
Similar to the
Groove Runner tonearm the DG-1 plinth is a three-layer sandwich construction
using non-resonant cast acrylic to form the main plinth and the sub-plinth –
clean and sophisticated. This three-layer design incorporates the control
button, the speed indicator and the user-selectable standby mood-lighting, as
well as six bespoke silicon rubber suspensions that isolate the sub-plinth from
the main plinth and chassis. The sub-plinth isolation effectively ‘distances’
the bearing/platter assembly and the tonearm/cartridge from the main plinth
structure. The main plinth assembly sits on a steel chassis, chosen for optimal
stability, housing the motor drive circuit and the motor all supported by three
formed polycarbonate dust-cover clips onto its hinges that are neatly
integrated into the main plinth for a sleek and modern profile.