Vertere MG-1 MKII package


Vertere MG-1 MKII | Taking vinyl replay beyond what’s possible in this turntable class | MG-1 Magic Groove includes critical design elements of the SG-1 Player

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Vertere MG-1 MKII package

Record Player MG-1 RP Magic Groove

Vertere MG-1 MKII package Black

Taking vinyl replay beyond what’s possible in this turntable class, Record Player Magic Groove includes critical design elements of the SG-1 Player.

A superlative design, this record Player offers fabulous 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.

The 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.

The Vertere MG-1 MKII package with matching SG-1 tonearm and Tempo Motor Drive is a delight to use.

Vertere SG-1 MKII Tonearm

Benefitting enormously from the work done in developing the Reference Tonearm, the Vertere SG-1 Tonearm provides unsurpassed performance in its class.

To achieve breath-taking musical performance, the Vertere SG-1 Tonearm utilises a combination of quality materials including roll-wrapped carbon-fibre, stainless steel, aluminium alloys and silicon nitride.

Its unique bearing design and versatile anti-skate adjustment make it an ideal partner for any high-quality turntable

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 this deck.

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.

Why Record Player MG-1 Magic Groove

A perfect match for Vertere’s SG-1 Tonearm, superbly built and a delight to use

Plays music with the intended emotion and real dynamics in a home environment

Provides an ideal platform for upgrading tonearm, cable and cartridge

Main Bearing Assembly

The MG-1 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 similar precision engineering techniques to their high standards.

The materials used and manufacturing to extreme engineering tolerances make the MG-1 main bearing silent, smooth running and second only to the SG-1.

MG‐1 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 utilises a single precision bearing fitted to its dedicated aluminium alloy motor platform and motor bearing support.

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.

MG‐1 Turntable Main Platter

MG‐1 platter is a one piece aluminium alloy design based on the SG‐1 platter.

Only utilising the same precision machining techniques to their extremely 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.

MG-1 MKII Motor Cover

The elegant silver anodised MG-1 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 Record Player, complementing its stunning looks.

Simple, elegant, beautiful.

TEMPO Motor Drive Power Supply

Vertere MG-1 MKII package Tempo


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 SG‐1 Motor Drive controls the motor perfectly and provides the platter with smooth and constant drive.

Elegant and simple to use with a ‘super charged’ engine under its bonnet!

Specifications MG-1 MKII

Type Belt Drive
Motor 48 Pole Synchronous

Spindle Support Acetal Ball Bearing

Motor Mount A1. Alloy Munt – Articulated

Ball Race Bearings and Silicone Motor Spring

Pulley Super Precision Aluminium Alloy
Drive Belt Precision Ground Polymer
Platter MG-1 Super Precision Aluminium Alloy

Single Piece

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 < 7.0 Microns

Plinth Structure Clear and Special Black Print Cast Acrylic

20mm Thick Sub, Top and Bottom Plinths

Isolation System 2 Stage Compliant and 1 Stage Rigid

9 Decoupler Sets and A1. Alloy Feet / Foam / SS Ball

Motor Drive P/S Precision Crystal Referenced
Speeds 33.3 and 45 rpm (<0.2%)
Wow and Flutter <0.02%
Rumble <-85dB

Dimensions 468w x 384D x 140-155mm H

 Optional Cover for the Mg-1 £950.00

There is an optional dust cover for the MG-1 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.

Vertere MG-1 MKII package

Perfectly suited to the superb value for money PHONO-1

The MG-1 MKII record player is also available in the lustrous Special Metallic Black, pearlescent White, Champagne, alternative finish to the original clear version.

Clear cast acrylic that was carefully selected for long-term stability and acoustic suitability of the MG-1 is specially printed on the underside to enhance appearance without any compromise to the performance.

Images show Metallic black version

Vertere MG-1 MKII package,  includes – SuperGroove Tonearm, Tempo Motor Drive, Tempo Motor Link cable and Redline Tonearm cable

Additional information


Champagne, Clear Acrylic, Metallic Black, Pearlescent White


Vertere Acoustics

Vertere Acoustics Reducing engineering to its fundamentals, to get you even closer to the original recording

When aiming to reproduce the complexities of music, it’s all too easy to introduce even greater complication in the engineering of audio equipment, putting in place one element to solve the problems of another until the whole design escalates into something fiendishly intricate – and expensive!

That’s not the Vertere way: coming at the whole problem with decades of audio and mechanical engineering experience, plus close collaboration with the recording and mastering industry, they step back, take a long hard look at the fundamentals, and look for simple, elegant solutions.

That may sound like a simple ‘less is more’ philosophy, but they prefer to look at it this way: the best audio equipment shouldn’t add anything to the original recording. Rather it should affect it as little as possible; bringing the listener ever closer to what the artist, producer and mastering engineer wanted you to hear.

Working with music industry professionals, they have access to master tapes and the acetates made in the production of records, and can compare the way the engineers heard them with the way they sound on their record players and via their cables. Vermeer Acoustics are constantly learning about how records are mixed, mastered, cut and pressed, and applying that knowledge to the way we design and build Vertere products.

The fundamentals of a record player are pretty much set in stone, in that a record needs to turn at a certain speed, and the stylus needs to follow the groove and allow the cartridge to convert its undulations into electrical signals with what is literally microscopic accuracy. However, just because those are the basics, that doesn’t mean there’s only one way to achieve them – which is why we take a long hard look, apply our ‘do no evil’ way of thinking, and endeavour to develop simpler, innovative solutions.

That’s why you’ll find their record players look different, both outwardly and in some of the engineering solutions you’ll probably never see. It’s all a matter of stripping down the engineering to those fundamentals by considering the absolute essence of how a record player works – from re-examining the way a cartridge gets its energy to ensuring it extracts maximum information from a groove that’s trying to throw it off track over a thousand times a centimetre.

So yes, the way they design and build their products is unique, but it’s not all about being eye-catching (even if we have to admit we think they look rather good): we hope you’ll find they sound just as unique, too, simply by bringing you even more of the music


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