News of an upgrade to the Vertere PHONO-1 Mk2, which is now the Mk2 L. Touraj Moghaddam, founder and chief executive of Vertere, announced this week that the PHONO-1 MKII, MM/MC Phono Preamplifier has been improved. It now features an improved gold plated L-shaped PCB (hence the Mk2 L) and enhanced accessibility to the Moving Magnet and Moving Coil DIP switches. The power LED light on the Mk2 L is now orange instead of the red in the Mk2.
The new PHONO-1 MKII L which is available now will sell for £1350, €1648, $1895 Aus$2700.
Reducing engineering to its fundamentals, to get you even closer to the original recording. When aiming to reproduce the complexities of music, it’s all too easy to introduce even more significant complication in the engineering of audio equipment, putting in place one element to solve the problems until the whole design escalates into something fiendishly intricate – and expensive.
That’s not the Vertere way: coming at the whole problem with decades of audio and mechanical engineering experience, plus close collaboration with the recording and mastering industry, we step back, take a long hard look at the fundamentals, and look for simple, elegant solutions.
That may sound like a simple ‘less is more’ philosophy, but we prefer to look at it this way: the best audio equipment shouldn’t add anything to or remove anything from the original recording. Instead, it should affect it as little as possible; bringing the listener ever closer to what the artist, producer and mastering engineer wanted you to hear.