The "Tempo" is said to be based in large part on Vertere's reference motor drive, especially in the control circuits. The new motor drive aims to ensure a smoother operation of the turntable motor with less noise and distortion. As with the reference model, the Tempo's circuits are based on microprocessors: a digitally generated sine wave is converted by a DAC into analog sine and cosine signals, which are amplified by two bridged output stages.
A gold-plated circuit board, four regulated power supplies for the different sections and strictly selected components are supposed to ensure the absolutely stable driving of the motor. The digital, processor and converter circuits are shielded by copper foil; a stainless steel plate is intended to further protect the entire circuit board from external influences.
On the front of the Tempo, a switch for selecting the operation indicator and switching between 33 and 45 RPM is placed. The motor drive feeds the motor in the turntable via a Pulse-R cable – including a D-Fi line for the turntable's lighting – which plugs into a 7-pin connector.
From now on, Vertere's RG-1 and SG-1 turntables will ship with the new Tempo motor drive included, while the MG-1 can be retrofitted with it. The "Tempo" is available now* at an MSRP of around 3,600 Euros*.
*Availability and price for Germany.