Vertere Dark Sabre Moving Magnet Cartridge


Vertere Dark Sabre Moving Magnet Cartridge

Vertere Dark Sabre Cartridge

Introducing a revolutionary new level of musical clarity and definition. Dark Sabre builds on the success of its sister cartridge with an all-new fixing formation, single piece chassis and steeper profile for vastly optimised weight distribution and surface traction. Along with its micro-elliptical nude diamond stylus and telescopic cantilever, Dark Sabre sits among the most cutting-edge moving magnet cartridges available today.

Traditionally, since the passing of the Shure V15 Mk3 and maybe the Mk4 moving magnet cartridges, they have tended to be seen and heard as low and middle-market products. In the last two or three years, a few more high-end moving magnet cartridges have been launched mainly to suit modern high-end integrated amplifiers – a relatively new market entrant. Vertere's Sabre, the high-end moving magnet cartridge, has been successful and brought a demand for an even further improved version.  With its single crystal, nude micro elliptical diamond and dual aluminium telescopic cantilever, Dark Sabre improves on Sabre significantly.

  • Aluminium alloy body CNC precision machined from solid then hard anodised black.
  • The low-mass generator utilises an Alnico magnet with a low-mass cross coil made of pure virgin copper wires.
  • The low-mass generator is mounted into the high-mass body using a Quad-Point Contact with Four Stainless' Spike' Screws for optimum support and control of unwanted mechanical vibrations.
  • The body is mass-tuned to the generator for optimum support of unwanted energy transfer.
  • The telescopic aluminium tube cantilever utilising two different aluminium materials - maximises stiffness without a massive high Q peak.
  • Nude Micro Elliptical single crystal diamond stylus tip for maximum tracking ability without compromising the high-frequency response or increasing surface noise.
  • Square shank diamond assembly maximises alignment precision, consistency, and rigidity.
  • Alignment ridge on the front top that assists mounting Sabre to any Vertere tonearm.
  • Three specifically designed contact points CNC machined into the top of the body that provide the exact mechanical coupling required.
  • Wideband frequency response of below 14Hz to above 28kHz
  • Output of 4.3mV will provide a lifelike dynamic range with depth and precision.
  • Generator Type: Moving Magnet      
  • Output: 4.3mV (@ 1kHz, 5cm/sec.)    
  • Frequency Response: 14Hz - 28kHz  
  • Coil Impedance (per Channel): 1 kΩ, @ 1kHz
  • Recommended Tracking Weight: 2.0g (1.90g - 2.10g) 
  • Recommended Load: 47kQ  0pF - Max. 470pF
  • Cantilever: Aluminium - Telescopic
  • Magnet Type: Alnico
  • Mounting to Stylus: ≈ 9.0 mm
  • Headshell to Stylus: ≈ 18.5 mm
  • Diamond Profile: Nude Micro Elliptical. (7.5 x 15.5 µm)
  • Dynamic Compliance: 10 x 10-6 cm/dyne (@ 100Hz)
  • Channel Balance: Better than 1dB    
  • Channel Separation: >25dB
  • Generator Fixing: Special Quad-Point Contact. Four Stainless 'Spike' Screws    
  • Head-shell Mounting: Tri-Point Contact M2.5 Threaded Fixing Holes    
  • Weight: 11.5g    

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