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Verito MC Phono Cartridge
◈ PRINCIPAL FEATURES
⊙ WE REPRODUCE MUSIC JUST AS VINYL ENGRAVERS CUT
Every LP record has been produced through LP Cutting Lathe's Cutter Head which is the
mother of all vinyl grooves in mechanical sense.
ALLNIC believes that the vinyl should be replayed via Cutter Head Mechanism, only with
slippery diamond stylus, not with diamond shovel to cut.
⊙ STRUCTURE MAKES BIG DIFFERENCE
Many cartridge manufacturers boast of using special material, good tip and solid body,
etc, not of their superior conception, that is, excellent construction.
⊙ PLEASE REFER TWO TYPES OF MC CARTRIDGE TO THE CUTTER HEAD
◈ WHAT ARE DIFFERENT?
⊙ THERE IS NO IRON IN MAGNETIC FIELD.
Like the light refracts two times through a lens, Magnetic flux distorts two times when
it enters into iron and again when it gets out of it.
So when iron interferes between magnet and coil, there should be some distortion, that
is a coloration.
Conventional MC cartridges use iron core to compensate feeble movement of its coils,
and some manufactures boast of their iron's pureness.
The cutter head has no iron at all in movement section, neither ALLINC MC Cartridge does.
⊙ TWO SEPARATE AIR BOBIN VERSUS ONE IRON SQUARE OR CROSS BLOCK.
Iron is heavier than poly carbonate about 9 times, so conventional iron coils block reacts
far less agilely to musical grooves of vinyl.
When a cantilever moves to vinyl groove it need a pivot, conventional MC coils locate near
the pivot, because of their heavier moving mass, while ALLNIC coils go near the diamond
stylus, the result, bigger vibration and more detailed reproduction.
☞ Here is its diagram
◈ "COMPARISON CHART"
Description and Design Goals
On his web site, Mr. Park says he sets out to reproduce music in the same way it was cut into the vinyl. Just like all LPs are produced on a cutting lathe's cutter head; he believes that vinyl should be reproduced by a cartridge and stylus made as close as possible to the way the cutter head mechanism was made.
Mr. Park also points out that while many cartridge manufacturers boast of using special materials in their design, he had rather use a superior conception with excellent construction. So what is different about the Verito Z? Where conventional MC cartridges use iron core to compensate for the tiny movement of the coils, some manufactures boast of their iron's pureness; but oftentimes the cutter head has no iron at all in its movement section. So Mr. Park designed the Verito Z so that it doesn’t either. He points out that iron is about 9 times heavier than poly carbonate, so conventional iron coils block cannot react as fast or with the same agility to the grooves of a LP.
Also, because lighter mass of the Verito Z’s coils can be placed nearer the stylus, that results in more detail, decay, and a faster sound.
Setup and Break In
I used the Verito Z with both my Clearaudio Carbon Fiber Satisfy tonearm and in the VPI 12.7 I had in for review. Both tonearms were mounted on my Clearaudio Wood Anniversary CMB turntable. The Verito Z worked equally well in both arms, but with slightly different ways. Still, it was very straightforward to mount and fine-tune. The Verito Z has recommended tracking force of two grams. I started with that, but found 2.1 to be perfect in my system. I first tried plugging the Verito Z straight into the Shindo Masseto’s built-in step-up transformer, but as I had figured, this loaded the cartridge down too much. Then, I plugged it into the Auditorium 23 step up transformer (review to come) connected to the moving magnet input of the Masseto. This turned out to be a match made in heaven.
The rest of the reference system the Verito was played in consisted of a Wavac EC300B amp powering a pair of Teresonic Ingenium Silver speakers, using Lowther DX4 Silver drivers. I used the Teresonic Clarison 24-karat Gold interconnects and the Clarison copper speaker wire, and Audience’s new Au24 powerChords. For power conditioning I used the Audience aR6p-T.
The Verito sounded very good after a couple of albums, but after about 50 hour it really all came together. The bass came in and the very good soundstage began to reveal itself. They both continued to improve and became stabilized after about 100 hours.
Let’s start by talking about the top-end of the Verito, it is very well extended. It is also extremely airy and lacy with wonderful sparkle. There are several instruments I always listen for when evaluating the way equipment are reproducing the treble. If I’m listening to jazz, I listen for how the cymbals sound. The cymbals are very telling about the quality of the upper registries of a system. They should have plenty of sparkle and shimmer, as well as decay. When listening to classical music I find that violins, especially massed violins, and the little triangle can tell you much about the treble. It always has amazed me when at the Symphony you can hear a triangle over the whole orchestra. The Verito plays massed strings very well, and it nails the triangle.
As I write in most reviews, the midrange is where the heart of the music is and if a piece of audio gear doesn’t get the midrange right, it just can’t sound like music. The midrange of the Verito is capable of bringing music to life. The transients are very, very fast in fact, but at the same time allowing the timber and tone of the instruments to sound so correct. The midrange of the Verito is alive and big while revelatory of the vivid colors of live music. It also excels at letting the listener follow and unravel individual performers during complex musical passages.
Voices come across clear and very articulate. The cadence of voices is very convincing. Both male and female voices sound very alive. They sound is pure, simple, and lifelike. Listen to Ella, Louie, or Frank and you will be able to hear their unique phrasing within a very lifelike space.
Low frequency extension and impact were not missing from the Verito Z, but not quite in the same class as its midrange, top-end, and soundstage in my system. The bass is very articulate, taut, and quick though. In a lot of systems of high-end speakers, this will be a big benefit.
Soundstage and Space
Like all Allnic products, I have heard this is where the Verito excels. It has the ability to place instruments in its own space within the soundscape. If soundstaging is really important to you, then you need to hear an Allnic system with this phono cartridge in it.
I believe that the Allnic Verito Z moving coil cartridge more than holds its own with those in the upper echelon of cartridges that cost between $3,500 and $5,000. At its price, I think it is a good buy among the expensive moving coil cartridges. I’m not saying this is the best cartridge of the group, but if you like tight, quick bass, crystal clear treble, great piano sound and vocals that are truly amazing, and you have a compatible arm, the Verito Z should be on your short list.
I should mention that this was the latest version of the Verito Z moving coil phono cartridge. In fact, while I had the earlier version the company did something I have never heard of before. They offered all current owners the opportunity to return their earlier version for a brand new current one.