Touraj Moghaddam of Vertere Acoustics today confirmed that all Vertere DG-1 Dynamic Groove record players shipped with cartridges during the last month were supplied with the new Vertere Magneto cartridge fitted and aligned. The company says that the Magneto is now the standard fit for the DG-1 package.
Magneto is closely related to the Audio Technica VM520EB cartridge originally fitted to the DG-1 and is the stylus compatible with the AT VM5x range. This will allow owners to upgrade to an improved stylus profile, should they wish to, when the time comes to renew.
The Magneto was chosen as the ideal starter cartridge as it is promised to be more tolerant of records in less than perfect condition (which could easily be the case with owners returning to vinyl after many years absence). Vertere claims that Magneto, however, is “superbly musical and delivers all the qualities one would expect of a Vertere product.”
Vertere will be publishing a blog and video later in the year discussing the upgrade paths available to DG-1 owners. While the record player is considered more of a “plug and play” player than Vertere’s more upscale range, the company has already been contacted about suggestions for upgrades, and the company believes it is helping owners on this path get the best value for their expenditure.
The key features of the Magneto include a replaceable stylus, an integrated stylus guard, stainless steel fixing bolts and fittings, and an easy alignment assist marking. For more information on the Magneto cartridge and DG-1 record player with detailed specs, visit Vertere Acoustics here.