Vertere Reference Tonearm

Any hi-fi system is only as good as its weakest link. In analog systems, the weakest components, after the cables, have been the tonearm. There are good reasons for this because in some ways, the tonearm presents the biggest design challenge of any hi-fi component. Now, true to its mission, Vertere has launched a true state-of-the-art component, which can transform the performance of high-end record playing systems. The Vertere Reference Tonearm has been created to push the boundaries of analog reproduction by systematically addressing every aspect of tonearm performance.


The unique Vertical & Horizontal pivoting motion is provided by non-rotating polymer-metal laminate films. The result is the first truly ‘noiseless’ and stiction-free tonearm bearing.

The main counterweight is articulated in the vertical and horizontal planes through precision ball race bearings. To ensure proper tracking even on warped records.

For ideal rigidity, the arm tube & head shell are machined from solid titanium then fuse welded to form a homogenous component.

Horizontal & Vertical bearings are offset by 23mm to optimise tracking accuracy and information retrieval.

Vertere Reference Tonearm
Type Pivoted
Effective Length 240mm Horizontal – 263mm Vertical
Overhang 17.5mm
Offset Angle 22.9″
Head-Shell Titanium
Arm Tube Titanium
Bearing Yoke Structure Aluminum Body
Bearing Type Non-Rotating Metal

– Polymer Film

Counter Weight Stainless/Tungsten Carbide – Articulated x3 Ball Races
Internal Wiring Special Hand-Built Pulse

– Signal and LED Power Wiring

– x3 Thickness Gold Plated Contacts

Connector Proprietary Cartridge & Cable Connectors

– x3 Thickness Gold Plated Contacts

– Vertere 7-Way Tonearm Connector

Tonearm Cable Special Hand Built Pulse

– x3 Thickness Gold Plated Contacts

– D-Fi LED Power Cable

Queuing Light Power Supply Battery Powered
Standard Counterweight (x1) 142g
Standard C/W Disc (x6) Each 7.6g
Special Counterweight (x1) 83g
Tungsten Carbide C/W Insert (x1) 114g
Special C/W Disc (x4) Each 7.6g
Overall Weight Approx. 590g