Touraj Moghaddam Vertere’s founder and chief designer has announced two new Super Groove PTA tonearms. Vertere’s new high-end tonearms, SG-PTA and SG-PTA HB, are significant improvements over the previous model. They are medium mass for today’s, more common, less compliant cartridge suspensions. Both precision tonearms are available now. The SG-PTA will sell for: £2,000; €2.648; $2,995; AUS 4,495, the SG-PTA HB for: £3,500; €4.648; $4,995; AUS 7,495 .
The Vertere Super Groove Precision Tonearms utilise a combination of quality materials, including roll-wrapped carbon-fibre, stainless steel, brass, aluminium alloys and silicon nitride. Its unique bearing design and versatile anti-skate adjustment make it an ideal partner for the highest quality cartridges and turntables.
New precision tri-pivot bearing with ultra-low stiction
New headshell – aluminium for SG-PTA and titanium for SG-PTA HB
Heavier decoupled counterweight with adjustable outriders for easy azimuth adjustment
Heavier sliding effective mass /arm cartridge resonance/tracking weight fine-tuning adjuster
Custom Vertere or Vertere HB internal wiring
Machined from solid PTFE arm DIN connector with precision machined Vertere connectors
All connections are custom manufactured and triple gold-plated.
Non-resonant, high-rigidity roll-wrapped carbon fibre arm tube.
Bias-curve adjustable anti-skate mechanism.