Verus II, a New Way to Spin Vinyl
Prior to the ground-breaking Certus turntable
common audiophile wisdom held that the path to audio nirvana was by means of
a belt drive turntable. This advancement of the analog audio arts, the
Certus, proved that direct drive, when implemented properly, is capable of
so much more than previously realized. Now, Teres Audio brings the benefits
of the Certus motor technology to audio enthusiasts at an affordable price.
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Verus II Enhancements
In our quest for excellence we developed a group of enhancements to the
original Verus motor.
Drive Wheel - The Verus II motor uses a new, lighter, better
sounding drive wheel that utilizes a large square o-ring. This new o-ring is
more durable with a larger contact area.
Controller Isolation - The Verus motor controller is remarkably
sensitive to vibration. As with other high end audio components it needs to be
properly sited for the best sound. We had been selling Stillpoint and
Marigo Labs footers for use with the Verus controller. However, given the
high cost of these devices we made them optional. We recently developed our own
isolation feet that offer better performance at a reasonable price. The
performance of these footers easily justifed a modest price increase to make
the new footers a standard feature.
Controller Enhancements - Some minor Versus II improvements to the
controller include faster spin-up times and a new more rugged and effective
- Non-cogging multi-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor
- High resolution digital drive signal synthesis
- Speeds supported: 33-1/3, 45 and 78
- Motor torque adjustment: 16 steps.
- Motor height: 4.3" (to the O-ring center)
- Controller dimensions: 8.45"w x 9.75"d x 3.5"h
- Configurable sleep timer (shuts off after 42 minutes of uninterrupted
- Configurable for 120 or 240 volt, 50 or 60 HZ power
Verus introduces a simple and effective drive methodology we call Direct
Coupling. Direct Coupling utilizes a large diameter pulley, a large surface
area square o-ring and gravity to directly couple the motor to the platter
eliminating the degradations introduced by belts and idler wheels. This
simple and direct approach in combination with the micro precise speed from
the Certus inspired multiphase synchronous motor results in a quantum leap in
speed stability compared to traditional belt drive systems. Along with rock
solid speed stability the Verus motors micro-precise speed eliminates
smearing and distortions that are not typically attributed to motor or
drive issues. You must hear for yourself how articulate, delicate
and tuneful your records will sound with the Verus motor.
Available for a Wide Range of Turntables
The Verus motor is easily adapted to a large number of turntables.
The only requirement is the ability to position the Verus motor against the
turntable platter. The Verus motor simply leans against the platter and gravity
provides the proper pressure. No sensor or strobe disk is required to achieve
constant, consistent non-cogging platter speed. The Verus motor places the
center of the drive wheel o-ring at a height of 4.3 inches. Due to its superior
speed and stability, the Verus motor will bring extraordinary musical value to
any turntable to which it can be applied.
The Verus motor has been used with positive results on the following
turntables: VPI Scout, VPI Aries, VPI Scoutmmaster, Basis 2800, Nottingham
Hyperspace, Scheu Premier, Acoustic Solid, Platine Verdier, Micro Seki 5000,
LaLuce SPJ, RedPoint, Galibier, Brinkman and SME 30.
Switches in the Verus controller allow for precise control of both motor
speed and torque. This enables the user to customize motor parameters
according to individual tastes. The subtle differences from the torque
settings are quite interesting with lower settings sounding smoother and
higher settings sounding more controlled and articulate. The Verus controller
technology establishes spot on speed accuracy that will not drift over time
and never needs to be readjusted.
Micro-Precise Speed Technology Paper
This detailed paper describes the challenges of turntable motor design and
how those challenges are met with Teres technology.