High end MM from Vertere

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High end MM from Vertere
Friday, June 4, 2021

Vertere's new high-end Sabre moving magnet phono cartridge sits between the budget Magneto MM cartridge and the Mystic MC cartridge.  Sabre has a retail price of £845, $1199 and €1148 in the UK, USA and Europe respectively.

Key points
Aluminium  alloy body CNC precision machined from solid
The body is mass-tuned to the generator for optimum support and control of unwanted mechanical vibrations
Sabre utilises an Alnico magnet with its suspension individually positioned and aligned for maximum musical performance
The generator is uniquely fixed to the body via four 'spike' screws precisely positioned and torqued for maximum rigidity and performance
No adhesives used in mounting the generator to the cartridge body
The Micro-Elliptical diamond stylus tip is bonded to an aluminium tube cantilever designed for maximum tracking ability without compromising high-frequency response or increased surface noise
Threaded body to accept the supplied stainless steel thumbscrews for correct coupling of the cartridge body to the tonearm headshell
Three specifically designed contact areas machined into the top of the body that provide the exact mechanical coupling required
Alignment ridge on the front top that assists mounting Sabre to any Vertere tonearm
Bonded through diamond assembly maximises alignment and rigidity
Wideband frequency response of below 15Hz to above 25kHz
Output of 4.0mV will provide a lifelike dynamic range with depth and precision 

Designer Touraj Moghaddam explains the source of some of his background knowledge: "Our collaboration with music industry engineers has given us invaluable insights into the art of cutting. This knowledge has enabled us to advance our record player design in many ways to extract the maximum from vinyl records.”