Stereo Magazine Review – Phono-1 MKII

Magic Box – A device that comes at a reasonable price and yet is not ordinary, but different from others? Touraj Moghaddam, owner of Vertere Audio, has managed exactly this balancing act with introducing the MM/MC pre-amplifier Phono-1 MK II.

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DG-1 The Best Turntable – Buyers Guide 2021

Welcome to the Part-Time Audiophile Buyers Guide for 2021! This year we decided to mix it up a little by breaking up the Buyers Guide into sections, which makes it a far more manageable read. And oh, we know what you’re thinking–the best turntables? Really?

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Vertere RG-1 Turntable and SG-1 Tonearm

It’s a masterful performance, with an integrated, contiguous sound from deepest bass to soaring treble. Soundstaging is unforced and natural – neither painting too broad a picture nor reducing stage width. It’s dynamic too, with sound rising from a super-quiet noise floor for vinyl. And crucially, even the surface noise doesn’t intrude; it just ‘floats’ above the music.

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Vertere DG-1 Dynamic Groove Review

The DG-1 rightly bears its name “Dynamic Groove”. No matter if rough impulses or fine dynamic contrasts like soft guitar noise, which add lively breath to a performance: the Vertere mastered it equally fast and effortless.

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DG-1 armed and dangerous

When a designer makes his or her mark with something exotic, there’s often a sense of trepidation when it comes to successfully trickling down the technology to the more affordable versions that are likely to be the big sellers.

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In Honor of Art: Vertere Acoustics Mystic Moving-Coil Cartridge

You could think of the Mystic, at $2699, as somewhat “affordable,” but for me that’s a stretch. Better to say that while it’s not outrageously expensive, it’s still a high-rent MC that outputs a manageable 0.5mV. Its micro-elliptical stylus rides on a tubular cantilever of aluminum, and Vertere recommends a vertical tracking force (VTF) of 2gm.

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