product reviews

Chris Nunag

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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Chris Nunag

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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Chris Nunag

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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Chris Nunag

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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