Posted on 22nd August, 2019


Vertere Acoustics has gone official with a new DG-1 version of its excellent PHONO-1 MKII preamplifier.

We first saw the new version PHONO-1 at the DG-1 Vs MG-1 sound off at London's KJ West One, but now Vertere has officially announced it.

The new PHONO-1 option comes sporting a triple-layer acrylic fascia that better matches Vertere Acoustics remarkable entry-level Direct Groove record player - aka DG-1.

The PHONO-1 MKII promises to get the best from any high-quality record player with maximum dynamic range and supreme detail resolution, they say.

Vertere Acoustics PHONO-1 MKII

Careful construction

To keep interference away from the audio signal, the PHONO-1 MKII features separate high-quality gold plated PCBs for the main phono circuit and the mains power transformer. Additionally, to ensure consistent optimum performance thanks to the use of high-quality components and special solder.

Vertere’s PHONO-1 MM | MC Preamplifier utilises stainless steel shields to enhance isolation of the RIAA and preamplifier circuits further. All power supply components and circuits are outside of the main cover shield and away from any signal path.

Vertere Acoustics PHONO-1 MKII


With ten gain settings, 15 resistance and nine capacitance settings accessible from the underside of the unit, the PHONO-1 MKII leaves nothing to chance and makes it the perfect match for pretty much every moving coil and moving magnet cartridge.

A 3-way switch provided at the back of PHONO-1 gives the options of ‘Hard Ground,’ ‘Ground Lift’ or ‘Soft Ground’ connection of the preamplifier and the chassis, to minimise any hum that may be introduced between the PHONO-1 and the main amplifier.

As well as the new DG-1 style fascia there are other finishes available: Silver aluminium, Signature Vertere Orange and Semi-matt Black.

Price and availability

The Vertere Acoustics PHONO-1 MKII is available now for £995.

For more information, head on over to Vertere Acoustics.


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