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Taking vinyl replay beyond what’s possible in this turntable class, Record Player MG-1 MkII Magic Groove includes and shares critical design elements of the SG-1 Player. A superlative design, Record Player MG-1 MkII Magic Groove offers remarkable 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. Please note that this package includes Tempo motor drive, Tempo Motor link cable, SG-1 tonearm & Redline tonearm cable.

Option: Optional RG‐1/SG‐1/MG‐1 Dust Cover available ($1,795.00 RRP) Customisation with different combinations is also available, please contact us for further information.

Main Bearing Assembly

The MG-1 MkII 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 the same precision engineering techniques to our high standards. The materials used and manufacturing to extreme engineering tolerances make the MG-1 MkII main bearing silent, smooth running and second only to the SG-1.

MG‐1 MkII 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 MkII utilises double precision bearings fitted to its dedicated Acetal motor platform and motor bearing support. The motor is aligned using three spike pointed screws making the perfect residual vibration coupling of the motor to the platform itself. 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. As a finishing touch is the switchable internal mood lighting.

MG‐1 MkII Turntable Main Platter

MG‐1 MkII platter is a one piece aluminium alloy design based on the SG‐1 platter. Only utilising the same precision machining techniques to our 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 MkII 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 MkII Record Player, complementing its stunning looks.

Simple, elegant, beautiful.

SG-1 MkIII Motor Drive

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 MkIII Motor Drive has new enhanced circuitry for speed accuracy, power delivery. The MkIII utilises two fully protected output power devices with much improved control of the motor. The new output circuit provides the platter with constant and smoother drive. Added for ease of use are three motor noise-eliminating pots, now accessible from the underside of the unit.

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

RG-1 / SG-1 / MG-1 II Record Player Dust Cover

There is an optional dust cover that fully encloses the MG-1 MkII while aesthetically complimenting the elegant lines and design of the record player.

The main section covering the top, front and the back is a one piece 6mm clear cast acrylic providing support and rigidity with cut-outs for motor drive and tonearm cables. The sides are made from 3mm clear cast acrylic also including hand-grip cut-outs for easy placement and removal of the cover.

A Vertere emblem, laser engraved on the top adds the finishing touch to this elegant and practical record player dust cover.

MG-1 II Record Player Dust Cover

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

Special Metallic Finishes

The MG-1 MkII record player is also now available in the lustrous Special Metallic Black, Pearlescent White & Champagne finishes at a premium as the alternative finish to the original clear version.

Clear cast acrylic that was carefully selected for long-term stability and acoustic suitability is specially printed on the underside with these beautiful and bespoke metallic colours to enhance appearance without any compromise to the performance.

Redline Cable Package

The MG-1 MkII record player comes packaged with the new Redline tonearm cable and motor link cable for the SG-1 Super Groove Motor Drive MKIII.

The Vertere Redline cable system is derived from Pulse-R interconnect cable and follows the same design principles preserving the essence of the analogue audio signal.

Why Record Player MG-1 Mk II Magic Groove?

  • A perfect match for Vertere’s SG-1 Mkll 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
TypeBelt Drive
Motor24 Pole Synchronous
Spindle Support Acetal Ball Bearing
Motor MountAcetal Mount & Bearing – Two Articulated
Ball Race Bearings with 3-point Adjustable
Body contacts and Silicone Motor Spring
PulleySuper Precision Aluminium Alloy
Drive BeltPrecision Ground Polymer
Platter MG-1Single Piece Super Precision Aluminium Alloy
3mm Bonded Acrylic Record Interface
Bearing Spindle MG-1Precision Hardened Stainless Steel
Roundness / Concentricity and Finish < 2 Micron
Bearing Housing MG-1High Copper Content Phosphor Bronze
Clearance < 6.0 Microns
Plinth Structure20mm Clear Cast Acrylic with optional finishes
Special Metallic Black or Metallic Pearlescent White and Metallic Champagne
With switchable internal illumination
Isolation System2 Stage Compliant and 1 Stage Rigid
9 De-coupler Sets and Aluminium Alloy/SS Feet & Felt
Motor Drive P/SPrecision Crystal Referenced
Speeds33.3 and 45 rpm (<0.4%)
Wow and Flutter<0.2%
Dimensions  mm (W x D x H)468 x 384 x 140-155mm
Weight14 Kg
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