Vertere PHONO-1 MKII

Enjoy the full musical experience from every track and every album with Vertere PHONO-1 MkII, the perfect interface between your record player and your amp.

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Vertere PHONO-1 MKII

Discontinued replaced by Phono-1 MKII L

MC | MM Preamplifier Vertere PHONO-1 MkII

Enjoy the full musical experience from every track and every album with PHONO-1 MkII, the perfect interface between your record player and your amplifier.

MC | MM Preamplifier PHONO-1 MkII gets the best from any high-quality record player, with maximum dynamic range and supreme detail resolution.

With more than 10 gain settings, 15 resistance and 9 capacitance settings, Vertere PHONO-1 MkII leaves nothing to chance.

It makes the perfect match for almost any Moving Coil or Moving Magnet cartridge.

Why MC | MM Preamplifier PHONO-1 MkII ?

  • Realise the potential of any high-quality record player
  • Superb dynamics and detail with extremely accurate RIAA eq
  • Perfect level and load matching for Moving Coil and Moving Magnet cartridges
  • Brings continuous enjoyment when playing records, without exception

Gold Plated PCB Assemblies

Vertere PHONO-1 MKII Bl

Separate high-quality gold plated PCBs for the main phono circuit and the mains power transformer ensure that any unwanted interference is kept well away from the audio signal.

These PCBs, combined with the use of high-quality components and special solder, guarantee consistent optimum performance for the long term.

Double Shielded Main PCB

Vertere’s PHONO-1 MM | MC Preamplifier utilises stainless steel shields to further enhance isolation of the RIAA and preamplifier circuits.

All power supply components and circuits are outside of the main cover shield and away from any signal path.

Switchable Input Loading

PHONO-1 MkII has two switch banks, now easily accessible from the underside of the unit, that allow 15 resistance and 9 capacitance settings for left and right channels.

Perfect load matching is crucial to maximising performance, for both Moving Coil and Moving Magnet cartridges – and in this respect PHONO-1 leaves nothing to chance.

Switchable Gain Setting

Another switch bank, also easily accessible from the underside of the unit, offers no less than 10 gain settings to provide the best level matching, within the gain range provided.

This ensures minimal level change between different sources used in the system.

Chassis Ground and PCB Earth Switch

A 3-way switch provided at the back of PHONO-1 gives the options of ‘Hard Ground’, ‘Ground Lift’ or ‘Soft Ground’ connection of the preamplifier and the chassis, to minimise any hum that may be introduced between the PHONO-1 and the main amplifier.

PHONO-1 Finishes

The PHONO-1 is available in a range of high-end finishes, including a new DG-1 design featuring a front panel to match the new Vertere record player.
Finishes also available: Silver aluminium, Signature Vertere Orange and Semi-matt Black.

Vertere Phono-1 MKII Specifications

Vertere PHONO-1 MKII
Type MC/MM Preamplifier
Main Phono Circuit on Separate Gold Plated PCB
Power Supply Linear
Transformer on Separate Gold Plated PCB
Gain Settings 45.4dB to 61.4dB
In 12 Steps – See Manual
Input Impedance Settings;
Resistance
47k Ohms for MM
78 Ohms to 1.45k Ohms for MC
In 14 Steps – See Manual
Capacitance 100pF & 470pF for MM
100pF to 1.02uF for MC – In 9 Steps – See Manual
Frequency Response 20Hz – 20kHz
+/- 0.2dB
Noise < -78dB – AWD
THD+N 0.03%
Dimensions 210 x 235 x 55mm
W x D x H (Incl. Switches & Feet)

Brand

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

Additional information

Colour

DG-1 Styled Illuminated Black/Clear Acrylic, Matt Black, Orange, Silver Aluminium Anodised

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