Touraj Moghaddam has 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 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 stylus compatible with the AT VM5x range. This allows 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: it is tolerant of records in less than perfect condition which may be the case with owners returning to vinyl after many years absence. Magneto however 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 DG-1 is significantly more of a plug and play player than Vertere’s more upscale range Touraj, has already been contacted about suggestions for upgrades. It makes sense to help owners on this path get the best value for their upgrade expenditure.

Key Features

Replaceable Stylus

Integrated Stylus Guard

Stainless Steel Fixing Bolts, Washer & Hex Thumb Nuts

Easy Alignment Assist Marking

Key Design Elements

The Dual Magnet design replicates the structure of the cutter head.

A ‘V’ form two magnet design mimics the Left & Right channel sides of the groove.

Permalloy centre shield plate, provides a higher frequency response with electrical crosstalk typically better than 40dB.

Magneto utilises a finely finished Elliptical stylus to ensure tracking ability and quiet tracing of the record groove.

Technical Specifications

Frequency Response  20 – 23,000Hz

Channel Separation  27dB (1kHz)

Output Channel Balance 1.5dB (1kHz)

Output Voltage 4.5mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)

Vertical Tracking Angle 23˚

Vertical Tracking Force Range 1.8 – 2.2g (2.0g standard)

Stylus Shape Elliptical Bonded

Stylus Size 0.3 x 0.7 mil

Stylus Construction Bonded Round Shank

Cantilever Aluminium Tube

Coil Impedance  2,700 Ohm (1kHz)

Static Compliance  35 x 10-6 cm/dyne

Dynamic Compliance 8 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100Hz) ext block

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