Vertere DG-1 Upgrades Announced

Vertere DG-1 Upgrades Announced

Touraj Moghaddam, founder and chief executive of Vertere, announced more news last week of upgrades to existing excellence with a DG-1 turntable update, it now has an S after it, some three years after its launch!  We loved the DG-1 here at HF&MS, referring to it as Darth Vader’s turntable of choice! The DG-1 received an Outstanding award, how can it be improved? These DG-1 S improvements follow the recent PHONO-1 upgrade news last week. Vertere claims the improvements to the DG-1 will retain its musicality but it will deliver ‘greater dynamic contrasts’, ‘greater precision’ and ‘improved stereo separation’.

DG-1 S Dynamic Groove Record Player

DG-1 S improved bearing

The improvements made include an improved platter bearing with improved tolerances in the finishing.  This offers less noise and rumble.  The Groover Runner flat tonearm has been improved too as have the tonearm bearings.  There is new Motor Drive software improving resistive damping and offering more noise reduction.

The DG-1 S will be available in September 2022, it will retail at £3,550 including the Magneto cartridge. The DG-1 will slip away into the mists.

About Vertere

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.

DG-1 S Dynamic Groove

DG-1 S Dynamic Groove Tonearm

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.



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