DG-1 Record Player + DG-1 ‘Groove Runner’ Tonearm
The development of the DG-1 gave us the perfect opportunity to go back to the fundamentals of playing records, examine every element of the task of a player, and develop innovative solutions to deliver the performance we were seeking without compromising the performance – or the affordability. The result is a record player that looks very different from our other models, but still succeeds in delivering exceptional performance.
Everything was re-examined, reconsidered and, if necessary, re-engineered, with some unusual solutions from the motor to the plinth, and from the tonearm to the bearings supporting it. Yes, at first glance the most striking features may be the multi-layered plinth, with its built-in standby mood lighting, and the flat profile tonearm with its apparent lack of wiring, but there’s a lot more going on beneath the skin to squeeze the maximum resolution and musical involvement from the DG-1, making it the best-sounding ‘plug and play’ record player you can buy.
And that ease of use was also a major consideration in the design here: we all know that record-playing systems with hugely adjustable suspension, tonearms and more may deliver satisfactory levels of performance in the right hands, but what we wanted was a model you could just unbox, place and plug in – well, it’s almost that simple – and yet achieve the maximum sound quality of which the design is capable.
Throughout its development the DG-1, like all Vertere record players, has been benchmarked against master tapes and the half-speed-mastered LPs made from them. We have close friends in the recording, mastering and pressing business, including award-winning engineer Miles Showell and producer Giles Martin, and we draw on their expertise when it comes to the way our products perform. They know how their recordings should sound, and it’s to that we aspire.
DG-1 Record Player
Motor：24 Pole Synchronous，Acetal Spindle Thrust Bearing
Motor Mount：Axially De-coupled
Pulley：Super Precision Aluminium Alloy
Drive Belt：Bespoke Silicone Rubber
Platter DG-1：Precision Machined Aluminium Alloy，PETG Bonded Record Interface Mat，Underside Bonde Resonance Control Disc
Bearing Spindle DG-1：Stainless Steel，Super Precision Machined and Polished
Roundness / Concentricity：< 5 Microns
Bearing Housing：Brass，Super Precision Machined，Bore Tolerance < 5 Microns，Super Precision Tungsten Carbide Ball
Plinth Structure：3 Layer Acrylic，Top and Sub-Plinth, Internally Illuminated
Isolation System：4 Point, Bespoke Silicone Rubber，Support Structure，Steel Chassis，Three Adjustable Feet
Motor Drive：Advanced Microprocessor Controlled，Fully Programmable and Motor Noise Reduction
Speeds：33.3 and 45 rpm (+/- 0.2%)，Electronically Selectable
Dust Cover：Non-resonant Acrylic
Dimensions (W x D x H)：469 x 384 x 130mm (including dust cover)
Power Supply：Wall Adaptor Type
DG-1 ‘Groove Runner’ Tonearm
Type：Fixed Axis Bearing
Tonearm Beam：Aluminium/Polymer Sandwich
Bearing Structure：Twisted Nylon 6.6/6 Thread
Counterweight：Stainless Steel With Adjustable Tracking Weight Block
Internal Wiring：Gold Plated Flexible PCB With Gold Plated Cartridge Tags，One Piece From Cartridge To Output RCA Sockets