Vertere unveils new DG-1 S record player with updated technology and even better performance

A groovy new spinner

Vertere has announced a new and improved DG-1 S turntable – three years since the original DG-1 ‘Dynamic Groove’ deck’s launch. As the DG-1 is our current Award-winner (“a formidable combination of clever engineering, fine build and excellent sound” we said in the review), we’re excited to see what Vertere has done with the upcoming DG-1 S.

You’d be fooled into thinking nothing much has changed at first glance – the attention-grabbing design with its distinctive plinth and unique flat tonearm remains. But Vertere has made plenty of adjustments throughout that promise significant gains in performance – greater detail, better dynamics, and more precise stereo separation.

Vertere’s unconventional tonearm design was one of the DG-1’s stars attractions. The new Groove Runner S tonearm is now made of twin five-layered polymer laminates (the previous model was triple-layered and used aluminum alloy alongside polymer).

Vertere has announced a new and improved DG-1 S turntable – three years since the original DG-1 ‘Dynamic Groove’ deck’s launch. As the DG-1 is our current Award-winner (“a formidable combination of clever engineering, fine build and excellent sound” we said in the review), we’re excited to see what Vertere has done with the upcoming DG-1 S.

You’d be fooled into thinking nothing much has changed at first glance – the attention-grabbing design with its distinctive plinth and unique flat tonearm remains. But Vertere has made plenty of adjustments throughout that promise significant gains in performance – greater detail, better dynamics, and more precise stereo separation. 

Unlike most tonearm’s bearings, Vertere uses threads, and these have also been updated: the vertical Kevlar thread can now be adjusted for tension and azimuth, while the horizontal nylon thread is now fitted with greater precision to ensure even greater consistency.

Vertere has announced a new and improved DG-1 S turntable – three years since the original DG-1 ‘Dynamic Groove’ deck’s launch. As the DG-1 is our current Award-winner (“a formidable combination of clever engineering, fine build and excellent sound” we said in the review), we’re excited to see what Vertere has done with the upcoming DG-1 S.

You’d be fooled into thinking nothing much has changed at first glance – the attention-grabbing design with its distinctive plinth and unique flat tonearm remains. But Vertere has made plenty of adjustments throughout that promise significant gains in performance – greater detail, better dynamics, and more precise stereo separation. 

Unlike most tonearm’s bearings, Vertere uses threads, and these have also been updated: the vertical Kevlar thread can now be adjusted for tension and azimuth, while the horizontal nylon thread is now fitted with greater precision to ensure even greater consistency.

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