Musicality is something that very few in digital audio can achieve. With the introduction of the new DG-1S, we’ve kept all of the qualities that have made the DG-1.


New 5-ply tonearm beam

New 5-ply Groove Runner S Top and Lower beams possess much higher acoustic linearity than their predecessor. Top and Lower beams are bonded and riveted to ensure optimum rigidity combined with linear resistive damping. Couple the above with the inherent critical damping of the beam construction and we have an ideal platform to support the cartridge.

Improved tonearm bearings

Groove Runner S Kevlar thread bearing is now adjustable for tension and azimuth. With the new Azimuth Adjustment Counterweight Screw, finer azimuth setting is made easier and more accurately to enhance cartridge performance.

New higher tolerance super polished main bearing spindle

DG-1S utilises a higher tolerance matched main bearing with super polished bearing spindle for ultra-smooth, noise-free running. The new bearing ensures even quieter background further enhancing dynamic range and resolution.

New Motor Drive software

The new motor drive software facilitates a three step factory adjustment of the motor torque and noise setting with a final minimum noise adjustment. The new software allows an initial setting of the sine wave voltage and fixes it to establish the reference. A separate, independent cosine wave voltage setting with phase angle adjustment ensures lowest noise and vibration from the drive motor.

technical specifications


Belt drive

24 Pole Synchronous
Acetal Spindle Thrust Bearing

Motor Mount
Axially De-coupled

Super Precision Aluminum Alloy

Drive Belt
Bespoke Silicone Rubber

Platter DG-1
Precision Machined Aluminum Alloy

PETG Bonded Record Interface Mat
Underside Bonded Resonance Control Disc and Bonded Protective Cork/Neoprene/Nitrile Disc

Bearing Spindle DG-1
Non Magnetic Stainless Steel
Super Precision Machined and Polished

Roundness / Concentricity
< 5 Microns

Bearing Housing
Super Precision Machined
Bore Tolerance < 5 Microns
Super Precision Tungsten Carbide Ball

Plinth Structure
3 Layer Cast Acrylic
Middle Clear Plinth, Internally Illuminated

Isolation System
6 Point, Bespoke Silicone Rubber

Support Structure
Black Coated Zintec Steel Chassis
Three Adjustable Feet with Resistive Felt

Motor Drive
Advanced Microprocessor Controlled
Fully Programmable with Motor Noise Reduction
Bridged Balanced Motor
Output Amplifiers

33.3 and 45 rpm (+/- 0.2%)
Electronically Selectable

Dust Cover
Bespoke Formed Tinted Polycarbonate

Dimensions (W x D x H)
18″ x 15″ x 5″ (including dust cover)

Power Supply
Wall Adaptor Type
UK, US, EU and AUS Exchangeable Plugs
100 – 240 Vac with 1.5m Cord

Black and white gloss

17 lbs – Net


Fixed Axis Bearing

Effective Length


Offset Angle

Bearing Structure
One Twisted Nylon 6.6/6 Thread – Horizontal Motion
Two High Strength Kevlar Threads – Vertical Motion

Stainless Steel
With Fine Azimuth Adjustable Screw

Front Beam Small Weight
Stainless Steel Block
Fine Tracking Weight and Arm/Cartridge Resonance Tuning

Internal Wiring
Gold Plated Flexible PCB
with Vertere Gold Plated Cartridge Tags
One Piece from Cartridge
To Output
RCA Sockets