Record Player DG-1 Dynamic Groove
Taking vinyl replay beyond what’s possible in this turntable class, Record Player MG-1 Magic Groove includes critical design elements of the SG-1 Player.
A superlative design, Record Player MG-1 Magic Groove offers fabulous performance that’s bettered only by Vertere’s RG-1 Reference Groove and SG-1 Standard Groove. As with all Vertere turntables, every individual part is custom built, and has been created using the optimum materials and highest precision standards.
Why Record Player MG-1 Magic Groove?
- A perfect match for Vertere’s SG-1 Tonearm, superbly built and a delight to use
- Plays music with the intended emotion and real dynamics in a home environment
|Main Bearing Assembly |
The MG-1 main bearing is directly derived from the SG-1 utilising exactly the same bearing spindle and ball with a phosphor bronze bearing housing machined using similar precision engineering techniques to our high standards. The materials used and manufacturing to extreme engineering tolerances make the MG-1 main bearing silent, smooth running and second only to the SG-1. MG-1 main bearing is lubricated with Vertere proprietary formulated L-1G record player main bearing oil for ultimate longevity.
|Record Player Motor Assembly|
Directly derived from the RG-1 and SG-1 motor assembly design, the MG-1 utilises a single precision bearing fitted to its dedicated aluminium alloy motor platform and motor bearing support.
This unique design keeps the motor continuously synchronous to provide a drive with constant belt tension. Simply put, it drives the platter at constant speed without variation.
MG-1 Turntable Main PlatterMG-1 platter is a one piece aluminium alloy design based on the SG-1 platter. Only utilising the same precision machining techniques to our extremely high tolerances ensures the smoothest running of the platter and the required inertia that keeps speed constant.
Platter/Record interface is a 3mm bonded cast Acrylic disc as used on the SG-1.
MG-1 Motor Cover The elegant silver anodised MG-1 Motor Cover is machined from solid aluminium alloy. It makes accessibility and placement of the drive belt easy and a delight to use.
The cover also acts as a diffuser for the two illuminating LED lights, within the MG-1 Record Player, complementing its stunning looks. Simple, elegant, beautiful.
|Motor Drive Power Supply|
It is absolutely critical that the record player motor is powered and controlled faultlessly to ensure a full and musical performance of the record player.
The SG-1 Motor Drive controls the motor perfectly and provides the platter with smooth and constant drive. Elegant and simple to use with a ‘super charged’ engine under its bonnet!
MG-1 Record Player Dust CoverThere is an optional dust cover for the MG-1 that aesthetically compliments the stylish lines and design of the record player.
The main section covering the sides and the top is constructed from a one piece 6mm tinted cast acrylic providing support and rigidity. The open design at the back provides clearance for the protruding motor drive and tonearm cables while the side’s hand-grip cut-outs allow easy placement and removal of the cover. A Vertere emblem, laser engraved on the top adds the finishing touch to this elegant and practical MG-1 dust cover.
Special Metallic Black Print Finish
The MG-1 record player is also now available in the lustrous Special Metallic Black at a premium as the alternative finish to the original clear version.
Clear cast acrylic that was carefully selected for long-term stability and acoustic suitability of the MG-1 is specially printed on the underside to enhance appearance without any compromise to the performance.
Vertere’s Record Player MG-1 Magic Groove has many critical aspects of its design based on the Vertere SG-1 high performance record player. This has enabled the MG-1 to provide vinyl replay beyond what is possible from its class. Record Player MG-1 will realise the potential of any high quality audio system.
The MG-1 precision main bearing and platter assembly, belt-driven by the SG-1 motor system, ensures smoothest running and provides a stable platform for the tonearm and cartridge. This combination provides an exceptionally wide dynamic range with ‘dark’ background that is only bettered by RG-1 or SG-1 record players.
With its plinth structure and isolation system based on the SG-1, Record Player MG-1 is designed to be maintenance and setup-free.
And the MG-1 with matching SG-1 tonearm and Motor Drive is a delight to use. Even in its standard form, with with RedLine tonearm cable and motor drive cable, the MG-1 provides a performance that is only bettered by the SG-1. However, the upgradability that is built into this class-leading record player elevates its performance, step by step, closer to the SG-1. Upgrade the tonearm and motor drive cables from D-Fi to Pulse-B, to Pulse-R and all the way to Pulse-HB, to realise the true potential of the MG-1. Every step will provide an unparalleled musical experience and enjoyment that is only achievable from a Vertere record player.
Stylish and beautifully crafted with attention to the finest details, this record player is a must-have, and one that lovers of music on vinyl will cherish.
part-time audiophile interview with Touraj Moghaddam