RG-1 Reference Groove


Elevate into the realm of live music encounters through the RG-1 Reference Groove turntable, Vertere’s pinnacle model and a premier selection in the global high-end turntable arena. The RG-1 Reference Groove epitomizes Vertere’s unparalleled mastery in quality audio engineering, luxury hi-fi systems, and turntables. Unleashed without concessions, each RG-1 element is meticulously tailored and uniquely crafted, leveraging optimal materials and the pinnacle of precision standards. This marks a synthesis of Vertere’s commitment to uncompromised design excellence and an unparalleled auditory journey that mirrors live music immersion.


Clear $39,995.00USD
Special Metallic Black, Pearlescent White, Champagne $42,995.00USD


  • Main Bearing Assembly: Vertere RG-1’s precision bearing ensures smooth, silent platter rotation.
  • Turntable Motor: Innovative design ensures constant speed and minimal interference.
  • Main Reference Platter: Unique two-piece design creates a non-resonant, damped structure.
  • Platter (Underside): Precision-machined for perfect fit and maximum performance.
  • Platter Insert: Precision fit to main platter, ensures non-resonant state.
  • RG-1 Reference Motor Drive: Advanced design for smooth drive and minimal noise.
  • SG-1 Mk III Motor Drive: Enhanced circuitry for accurate speed and powerful control.
  • RG-1 Turntable Dust Cover: Optional, aesthetically pleasing cover for dust protection.
  • Special Metallic Finishes: Uncompromising alternative finishes for RG-1 after extensive testing.


Type Belt drive
Motor 24 Pole Synchronous
6 Point Body Contact Support
Spindle Support Acetal Ball Bearing
Motor Mount Acetal Platform – Articulated
2 Ball Race Bearings and Silicone Motor Spring
Pulley Super Precision Aluminium Alloy
Drive Belt Precision Ground Polymer
Platter RG-1 Super Precision Aluminium Alloy
Two Part Linear Damped
2mm Bonded Acrylic Record Interface
Bearing Spindle RG-1 Super Precision Tungsten Carbide
Roundness / Concentricity and Finish < 1 Micron
Bearing Housing RG-1 Aerospace Grade Phosphor Bronze
Clearance < 4 Microns
Plinth Structure Clear Cast Acrylic with optional finishes
Special Metallic Black or
Metallic Pearlescent White and Metallic Champagne
30mm Thick Top and Bottom Plinths
20mm Thick Sub-plinth and 15mm Mid-plinth
Isolation System 3 Stage Compliant and 2 Stage Rigid
12 Decoupler Sets and 12 Tuned Silicone Ring / Bobbins
3mm Acrylic Disc and Stainless Feet / Hard Rubber / Felt
Motor Drive P/S Precision Crystal Referenced
Speeds 33.3 and 45 rpm (<0.2%)
Wow and Flutter <0.1%
Rumble <-85dB
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