Reference Tonearm - New Gen
Push the boundaries of analogue reproduction. The state-of-the-art Vertere Reference Tonearm transforms any high-end record playing system.
Vertere Reference Tonearm is a true state-of-the-art component, which can transform the performance of high-end record playing systems. The Vertere Reference Tonearm has been created to push the boundaries of analogue reproduction by systematically addressing every aspect of tonearm performance. Each individual component is bespoke and has been specifically designed to complement the overall philosophy, design and purpose of the Vertere Reference Tonearm.
The unique bearing design of the Vertere reference Tonearm provides a noise-free and a stiction-free operation of the tonearm. This achieved by utilising microns thick metal/polymer laminate film acting as the bearing. With this unique configuration there are no rotating or sliding components in the bearings. The arm tube and the head shell are both made of titanium and tight tolerance fitted to each other. Titanium has a property to fuse weld with such tight tolerances making the head-shell and the tube effectively one piece. This maximises rigidity to weight ratio and provides the optimum support for the cartridge.
Vertere Reference Tonearm has unique split geometry, where in vertical direction the arm has a longer effective length than that in the horizontal direction. This split geometry ensures that the cartridge can track very low frequencies cut in mono as well as the higher stereo frequencies with absolutely integrity. The counter weight assembly is fully articulated to regulate tracking weight when the record is warped – even with slightest of up and down movements of the tonearm. Every note is played with life-like dynamics and clarity.
Internal wiring is a special version of Vertere Hand-Built Pulse cable, in one continuous run from the cartridge tags to the exit cable connector at the base of the tonearm. All connectors and contacts are custom made with three times the standard thickness of gold plating.
Special care has been taken to make sure that the arm will be easy to calibrate and a delight to use. The tonearm cueing light, integrated into the head-shell, is a blessing when playing records as well as being an essential aid when setting up a cartridge.
It discreetly and pleasingly illuminates the record grooves in the area around the stylus contact point, making it easy to cue records precisely without disturbing the mood lighting of your listening room.
With its own dedicated power supply, the light may be dimmed or switched off at will. The lift/lower mechanism itself is custom-built from solid stainless steel and has been precision engineered to ensure smooth, firm and accurate cueing.
When it comes to calibration, the Vertere Reference Tonearm is properly engineered to give complete accuracy and certainty in cartridge set-up.
Precise setting of VTA is made easy by a fine adjustment screw that’s additional to the main setting of arm pillar height, while the arm mounting also provides for fine adjustment of azimuth.
The performance of a record playing system using the Reference Tonearm will be enhanced to a new level of resolution, clarity, dynamics, timing and sheer power that would normally be associated with live music.
Effective Length：240mm Horizontal，263mm Vertical
Bearing Yoke Structure：Aluminium Body
Bearing Type：Non-Rotating microns-thick Kevlar threads
Counter Weight：Stainless / Tungsten Carbide，Articulated x3 Ball Races
Internal Wiring：Special Hand-Built Pulse，Signal & LED Power Wiring，x3 Thickness Gold Plated Contacts
Connector：Proprietary Cartridge & Cable Connectorsx3 Thickness Gold Plated Contacts，Vertere 7-Way Tonearm Connector
Tonearm Cable：Special Pulse-HB Hand-built，x3 Thickness Gold Plated Contacts，Vertere HB Reference 23.95ct Gold/5 micron+
Queuing Light Power Supply：Battery Powered
Standard Counterweight (x1)：142g
Standard C/W Disc (x6)：Each 7.6g
Special Counterweight (x1)：83g
Tungsten Carbide C/W Insert (x1)：114g
Special C/W Disc (x4)：Each 7.6g
Overall Weight (With Std C/W & x4 Discs)：Approx. 590g