Vertere Tempo Digital Motor Drive Released
Vertere Acoustics has announced its new digital turntable motor drive.
Vertere's Tempo is the British analogue hi-fi manufacturer's new digital turntable motor drive. Unlike its analogue sibling, the SG, but closer to the company's Reference motor drive from which design know-how has trickled down, Tempo uses an internal microprocessor to produce digital sine and cosine waves that are converted into an analogue signal by the onboard DAC. The waveforms are then amplified using two bridged amplifiers to power the motor.
Tempo aims to control the record player's motor and provide a smoother drive with lower noise and lower distortion, achieved through a careful choice of components, says the brand. The result is that Tempo is fitted with a gold-plated PCB and four fully regulated voltage rails powering different circuit sections. Furthermore, the entire digital, microprocessor and DAC circuitry is shielded twice, first by copper foil and then the whole PCB using stainless steel.
Vertere also supplies Pulse-R drive cables and a separate D-Fi LED power cable to ensure a 'cleaner' delivery of power to the motor, helping to reduce noise and distortion.
The front panel features a mode/ speed selector allowing for easy switching between 33 and 45rpm. While, at the rear, there's a 7-pin motor link to hook up to the record player.
The Vertere Tempo is available now for £2850/ €3598.
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