Vertere Acoustics RG-1 Reference Motor Drive

£31,500.00 inc. VAT

Trade-in available.

The awesome RG-1 Reference Motor Drive by Vertere Acoustics is the power source sitting at the heart of the most advanced record player on the planet.

Under development for over two years, this unit was envisioned to match the performance of Reference Tonearm + RG-1 Record Player combination and realise their full performance potential.

Available in Silver finish only. Supplied with Reference Motor Link Cable 1.15 m, and HB Mains Cable 2.0 m


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Reference Motor Drive

The music we hear when playing vinyl records, in reality, comes from the motor. The motor is the only source of energy in the system. It is this energy that drives the record past the stylus thus making music.

Any amount of noise or fluctuation in the drive system will adversely impact on the music. Detail, dynamics, timbre, timing and musicality are just some of the qualities that will suffer as a result.

RG-1 Reference Motor Drive with its most advanced control circuit design, implemented to its limits, allows us to achieve maximum performance from our world renowned RG-1 Reference Record Player & Reference Tonearm.

The RG-1 Reference Motor Drive takes full control of the record player motor and provides the smoothest drive with minimum noise and distortion. The music that is extracted from the vinyl unbelievably resembles the original master that the record was cut from.

RG-1 Reference Record Player utilises a synchronous motor for its drive. Synchronous motors, unlike DC motors, can only run at one constant speed as they effectively ‘lock’ onto the frequency of their drive signal. A well-designed motor drive, can ensure a constant rotational speed.

Another requirement was to provide fine steps in speed adjustment for those records that required small speed correction. These speed errors can occur during the cutting process or could even exist on the tape. To achieve this, RG-1 motor drive, utilises a microprocessor and generates the exact frequencies that are required to drive the motor at the desired speed steps.

After the microprocessor, a high quality internal D to A Convertor then converts the frequencies to analogue Sine + Cosine waves that are vital for driving the motor. The Sine and Cosine waves are subsequently amplified to the required levels using 20 Watt audio amplifiers that then drive the motor. The entire circuit and process are designed to ensure absolute motor speed stability without unwanted noise and distortion.

Fully programmable, RG-1 Motor Drive allows any necessary adjustment in order to achieve all speed steps required making it totally future proof. There are no less than three dedicated toroidal transformers to provide the power required for the output amplifiers and the different sections of the internal circuitry.

Three fully regulated and decoupled power supply rails power the microprocessor, the DAC and all the operating circuits. The microprocessor is programmable via a RJ11 on-board socket and its entire circuit is fully isolated using a solid copper shield can. Highest quality components are used to ensure the theoretical design is implemented fully and the performance optimised.

There are 7 speed adjustments via the front rotary knob allowing fine and exact fixed speed selection of +/- 0.25%, 0.50%, 0.75%, 1.00%, 1.50%, 2.00% and 3.00% about the original 33 / 45 rpm.


  • Dimensions (D x W x H mm): 450 x 215 x 58 (including Selector & Feet )
  • Weight: 4.1 kg
  • Includes: Reference Motor Link Cable (1.15 m), HB Mains Cable (2.0 m)

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Vertere Acoustics

Vertere Acoustics are innovators in high-quality record players, tonearms and audio cables, with a clear promise to enhance your system: Add any Vertere component, it will elevate your musical experience, and get you closer to the live performance.

Their range of carefully-engineered luxury record players, tonearms and audio cable systems make Vertere the perfect choice for all music-lovers and hi-fi enthusiasts – maximise your system’s sound by sorting its weakest link first.

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Additional information

Weight 4.1 kg
Dimensions 45.0 × 21.5 × 5.8 cm


Purchase Options

Click & Collect, Trade-In Available


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