Vertere MG-1 MKII Magic Groove Turntable


Vertere MG-1 MKII Magic Groove Turntable

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Vertere MG-1 MKII Magic Groove Turntable
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Taking vinyl replay beyond what’s possible in this turntable class, MG-1 MkII Magic Groove record player includes and shares critical design elements of the SG-1 Player.

Record Player MG-1 MkII Magic Groove offers remarkable performance that’s bettered only by Vertere’s RG-1 Reference Groove and SG-1 Standard Groove. As with all Vertere turntables, every individual part is custom built, and has been created using the optimum materials and highest precision standards.

Vertere MG-1 MKII Magic Groove Turntable in our ripcaster showroom

A Superlative Design

Vertere’s Record Player MG-1 Magic Groove has many critical aspects of its design based on the Vertere SG-1 high performance record player. This has enabled the MG-1 to provide vinyl replay beyond what is possible from its class. Record Player MG-1 will realise the potential of any high quality audio system.

The MG-1 precision main bearing and platter assembly, belt-driven by the SG-1 motor system, ensures smoothest running and provides a stable platform for the tonearm and cartridge. This combination provides an exceptionally wide dynamic range with ‘dark’ background that is only bettered by RG-1 or SG-1 record players.

With its plinth structure and isolation system based on the SG-1, Record Player MG-1 is designed to be maintenance and setup-free.

Vertere MG-1 MKII Magic Groove Turntable in our ripcaster showroom with a man's hands putting a recording onto the turntable

An unparalleled musical experience

And the MG-1 with matching SG-1 tonearm and Motor Drive is a delight to use. Even in its standard form, with D-Fi tonearm cable and motor drive cable, the MG-1 provides a performance that is only bettered by the SG-1. However, the upgradability that is built into this class-leading record player elevates its performance, step by step, closer to the SG-1. Upgrade the tonearm and motor drive cables from D-Fi to Pulse-B, to Pulse-R and all the way to Pulse-HB, to realise the true potential of the MG-1. Every step will provide an unparalleled musical experience and enjoyment that is only achievable from a Vertere record player.

Stylish and beautifully crafted with attention to the finest details, this record player is a must-have, and one that lovers of music on vinyl will cherish.

Main bearing assembly

The MG-1 MkII main bearing is directly derived from the SG‐1 utilising exactly the same bearing spindle and ball with a phosphor bronze bearing housing machined using the same precision engineering techniques. The materials used and manufacturing to extreme engineering tolerances make the MG-1 MkII main bearing silent, smooth running and second only to the SG-1.

MG‐1 MkII main bearing is lubricated with Vertere proprietary formulated L‐1G record player main bearing oil for ultimate longevity.

Record player motor assembly

Directly derived from the RG-1 and SG-1 motor assembly design, the MG-1 MkII utilises double precision bearings fitted to its dedicated Acetal motor platform and motor bearing support. The motor is aligned using three spike pointed screws making the perfect residual vibration coupling of the motor to the platform itself. This unique design keeps the motor continuously synchronous to provide a drive with constant belt tension. Simply put, it drives the platter at constant speed without variation. The switchable internal mood lighting is the finishing touch.

Main platter

MG‐1 MkII platter is a one piece aluminium alloy design based on the SG‐1 platter. Only utilising the same precision machining techniques to Vertere's high tolerances ensures the smoothest running of the platter and the required inertia that keeps speed constant. Platter/Record interface is a 3mm bonded cast Acrylic disc as used on the SG‐1.

Tempo motor drive

It is absolutely critical that the record player motor is powered and controlled faultlessly to ensure a full and musical performance of the record player.

The new Tempo takes control of the record player motor and provides it with smoother drive with lower noise and lower distortion. Its internal circuit as with the reference motor drive is uniquely microprocessor based providing a pure sine wave in the digital domain and then converted to analogue via an on-board DAC. Two waveforms are derived, a cosine and a sine, which are then amplified using two bridged amplifiers to power the motor.

RG-1/SG-1/MG-1 Record player dust cover

There is an optional dust cover that fully encloses the MG-1 MkII while aesthetically complimenting the elegant lines and design of the record player.

Vertere Turntable cover

The main section covering the top, front and the back is a one piece 6mm clear cast acrylic providing support and rigidity with cut-outs for motor drive and tonearm cables. The sides are made from 3mm clear cast acrylic also including hand-grip cut-outs for easy placement and removal of the cover.

A Vertere emblem, laser engraved on the top adds the finishing touch to this elegant and practical record player dust cover.

MG-1 II record player dust cover

There is an optional custom dust cover for the MG-1 MkII that aesthetically compliments the stylish lines and design of the record player.

The main section covering the sides and the top is constructed from a one piece 6mm tinted cast acrylic providing support and rigidity. The open design at the back provides clearance for the protruding motor drive and tonearm cables while the side’s hand-grip cut-outs allow easy placement and removal of the cover.

A Vertere emblem, laser engraved on the top adds the finishing touch to this elegant and practical MG-1 dust cover.

The Vertere MG-1 MKII turntable with it's custom made dustcover in place in the ripcaster showroom

MG-1 MKII motor cover

The elegant silver anodised MG-1 MkII Motor Cover is machined from solid aluminium alloy. It makes accessibility and placement of the drive belt easy and a delight to use.

The cover also acts as a diffuser for the two illuminating LED lights, within the MG-1 MkII Record Player, complementing its stunning looks.

Simple, elegant, beautiful.

Redline cable package

The MG-1 MkII record player comes packaged with the new Redline tonearm cable and motor link cable for the SG-1 Super Groove Motor Drive MKIII.

The Vertere Redline cable system is derived from Pulse-R interconnect cable and follows the same design principles preserving the essence of the analogue audio signal.

Special metallic finishes

Vertere Special Metallic Black, Pearlescent White & Champagne finishes are now available for the SG-1 record player at a premium.

Following in the footsteps of the RG-1, these lustrous, vibrant colours provide perfect alternatives to the original Clear finish of the SG-1.

Clear cast acrylic was carefully selected for SG-1’s plinth material as it provides the most stable and acoustically suitable platform for all its critical components. The specially formulated paint and method of printing of these glistening finishes enhance the aesthetics without any compromise in performance of the SG-1 record player.

The Vertere emblem printed on the top plinth adds the final finishing touch.

  • Type: Belt drive
  • Motor:
    • 24 Pole Synchronous
    • Spindle Support Acetal Ball Bearing
  • Motor Mount:
    • Acetal Mount & Bearing – Two Articulated
    • Ball Race Bearings with 3-point Adjustable
  • Pulley: Super Precision Aluminium Alloy
  • Drive Belt: Precision Ground Polymer
  • Platter MG-1:
    • Single Piece Super Precision Aluminium Alloy
    • 3mm Bonded Acrylic Record Interface
  • Bearing Spindle MG-1:
    • Precision Hardened Stainless Steel
    • Roundness / Concentricity and Finish < 2 Micron
  • Bearing Housing MG-1:
    • High Copper Content Phosphor Bronze
    • Clearance < 6.0 Microns
  • Plinth Structure:
    • 20mm Clear Cast Acrylic with optional finishes
    • Special Metallic Black or Metallic Pearlescent White and Metallic Champagne
    • With switchable internal illumination
  • Isolation System: 
    • 2 Stage Compliant and 1 Stage Rigid
    • 9 De-coupler Sets and Aluminium Alloy/SS Feet & Felt
  • Motor Drive P/S:
    • Microprocessor Controlled & Programmable
    • 33.3 and 45 rpm (<0.2%)
  • Wow and Flutter: <0.1%
  • Rumble: <-85dB
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 468 x 384 x 140-155mm
  • Weight: 14 Kg

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