Vertere Reference Tonearm Gen III
Vertere Reference Tonearm Gen III
Vertere Reference Tonearm Gen III
Vertere Reference Tonearm Gen III

Reference Tonearm Gen III

Vertere Reference Tonearm Gen III is a true state-of-the-art component, which can transform the performance of high-end record playing systems.

2 Years




The Vertere Reference Tonearm has been created to push the boundaries of analogue reproduction by systematically addressing every aspect of tonearm performance. Each individual component is bespoke and has been specifically designed to complement the overall philosophy, design and purpose of the Vertere Reference Tonearm.

The unique bearing design of the Vertere reference Tonearm provides a noise-free and a stiction-free operation of the tonearm. This achieved by utilising microns thick metal/polymer laminate film acting as the bearing. With this unique configuration there are no rotating or sliding components in the bearings. The arm tube and the head shell are both made of titanium and tight tolerance fitted to each other. Titanium has a property to fuse weld with such tight tolerances making the head-shell and the tube effectively one piece. This maximises rigidity to weight ratio and provides the optimum support for the cartridge.

Vertere Reference Tonearm has unique split geometry, where in vertical direction the arm has a longer effective length than that in the horizontal direction. This split geometry ensures that the cartridge can track very low frequencies cut in mono as well as the higher stereo frequencies with absolutely integrity. The counter weight assembly is fully articulated to regulate tracking weight when the record is warped – even with slightest of up and down movements of the tonearm. Every note is played with life-like dynamics and clarity.

Internal wiring is a special version of Vertere Hand-Built Pulse cable, in one continuous run from the cartridge tags to the exit cable connector at the base of the tonearm. All connectors and contacts are custom made with three times the standard thickness of gold plating.

Special care has been taken to make sure that the arm will be easy to calibrate and a delight to use. The tonearm cueing light, integrated into the head-shell, is a blessing when playing records as well as being an essential aid when setting up a cartridge.

It discreetly and pleasingly illuminates the record grooves in the area around the stylus contact point, making it easy to cue records precisely without disturbing the mood lighting of your listening room.

With its own dedicated power supply, the light may be dimmed or switched off at will. The lift/lower mechanism itself is custom-built from solid stainless steel and has been precision engineered to ensure smooth, firm and accurate cueing.

When it comes to calibration, the Vertere Reference Tonearm is properly engineered to give complete accuracy and certainty in cartridge set-up.

Precise setting of VTA is made easy by a fine adjustment screw that’s additional to the main setting of arm pillar height, while the arm mounting also provides for fine adjustment of azimuth.

The performance of a record playing system using the Reference Tonearm will be enhanced to a new level of resolution, clarity, dynamics, timing and sheer power that would normally be associated with live music.


Effective Length
240mm Horizontal
263mm Vertical


Offset Angle

Head-Shell & Arm Tube
Titanium & Titanium – Fuse Welded

Bearing Yoke Structure
Aluminium Alloy Body
Titanium Insert

Bearing Type
Non-Rotating microns-thick Kevlar thread fibres

Counter Weight
Stainless (Standard) + End Discs
Stainless & Tungsten Carbide (Heavy) + End Discs
Articulated Triple Ball Races

Internal Wiring
Special Hand-Built Pulse
Signal & LED Power Wiring

Counter Weight System
Articulated – Three Ball Races

Proprietary Cartridge & Cable Connectors
Triple-thickness Gold Plated Contacts
Vertere 7-Way Tonearm Connector

Tonearm Cable
Special Pulse-HB Hand-built
Triple-thickness Gold Plated Contacts
Vertere HB Reference 23.95ct Gold/5 micron+

Queuing Light Power Supply
Dimmable – Battery Powered

Standard Counterweight (x1)

Standard C/W Disc (x6)
Each 7.6g

Special Counterweight (x1)

Tungsten Carbide C/W Insert (x1)

Special C/W Disc (x4)
Each 7.6g

Overall Weight (With Std C/W & x4 Discs)
Approx. 627g