Verity Audio

Verity Audio has been designing and building finely-crafted and musically involving loudspeakers for nearly 20 years. Located in Quebec, Canada, co-founders Julien Pelchat and Bruno Bouchand have combined their love of music with their expertise in design to bring the Verity Audio line of loudspeakers to music lovers around the globe. High Fidelity Services is proud to present these Canadian masterpieces to the ears and eyes of the United States.

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Main Line Speakers

Finn

Verity Audio’s most affordable speaker Finn is a compact, high-efficiency, 3-way loudspeaker that features exceptional quality drivers, crossover materials, cabinet construction, and cabinet finish that all belie its modest price point. The 1-inch soft-dome tweeter, 5-inch midrange, and 6-inch woofer are housed in a sleek, rigid cabinet that features the very same meticulous construction methods found in all Verity Audio models. Verity’s proprietary, rear-firing woofer alignment specifically is designed to work with native low frequency reinforcement characteristics of the room to produce extended and solid bass.

Finn incorporates the same overall attention to detail and exquisite cabinet finishes that has earned Verity an enviable reputation among the finest loudspeakers available. Cabinet construction methods feature proprietary asymmetrical internal bracing with special attention paid to internal diffusion of rear waves and smooth air flow throughout the internal structure. The cabinets are uniformly finished on all sides using exquisite Italian polyester lacquer, and there are no visible joints. Every finishing component is carefully selected to harmoniously balance the outward aesthetic.

Finn Specifications

  • Design:   3 Way
  • Bandwidth:  35 Hz – 25 kHz +/- 3.0 dB
  • Recommended Amplifier Power:   18 – 100 Watts
  • Impedance:    8 Ohms nominal (5 Ohms Minimum)
  • Sensitivity:   91 dB/1 Watt @ 1 Meter
  • Size (H x W x D):  39.5” x 10.0” x 13.5”
  • Weight:  55 lb. each; 150 lb. per pair packed
  • Standard Finishes: High Gloss Piano Black or White
  • Premium Finishes: High Gloss Wood Options

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Leonore

With Leonore the Verity design team set out to distill what makes their reference “cost no object” eXR-series so special and to offer their virtues in a far more compact and affordable Verity Audio Main Line loudspeaker. The end result of their effort is a compact, 3-way, 4-driver bass reflex loudspeaker system featuring two cabinets separated by a suspended mass. To be consistent with all Verity loudspeakers, Leonore’s bass system features Bessel tuning for maximum articulation as well as Verity’s proprietary, rear-firing woofer configuration that has been specifically designed to work with the native low frequency reinforcement characteristics of the room to produce extended, solid bass.

In the proud Verity Audio tradition, Leonore features the best attention to detail and level of execution in its class. Cabinet construction methods utilize a proprietary asymmetrical internal bracing array with special attention paid to internal diffusion of rear waves and smooth air flow throughout the internal structure. The neo-ring tweeter is the latest innovation in dome tweeter designs. This higher sensitivity tweeter exhibits excellent linearity and smooth decay characteristics throughout its entire operating bandwidth. The powerful midrange and woofer drivers allow wide dynamic range while maintaining accuracy at all levels. The midrange driver uses a special geometry, mineral-filled polypropylene cone optimized for maximum cone rigidity, low energy storage and smooth breakup. The two woofer drivers feature paper-pulp woofer cones that use randomized reed stiffening elements. The cabinets are uniformly finished on all sides using exquisite Italian polyester lacquers, and there are no visible joints.

Leonore Specifications

  • Design:   3 Way
  • Bandwidth:  35 Hz – 50 kHz +/- 3 dB
  • Recommended Amplifier Power:   8 – 100 watts
  • Impedance:    8 Ohms nominal (6 Ohms Minimum)
  • Sensitivity:   93 dB/1 Watt @ 1 Meter
  • Size (H x W x D):    42.0 x 9.8 x 17.4 inches
  • Weight:  75 ibs. Each; 190 lbs. per Pair Packed
  • Standard Finishes:  High Gloss Piano Black or White
  • Premium Finishes: High Gloss Wood Options

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Parsifal Anniversary

Verity Audio’s Parsifal loudspeaker was first introduced in 1995. After the success over the past 20 years of the original Parsifal, the Parsifal Encore and the Parsifal Ovation, Verity is proud bring music lovers the Parsifal Anniversary.

The Parsifal Anniversary benefits from 20 plus years of Verity Audio’s carefully studied cabinet construction topologies and advances therein. With the Anniversary edition of the Parisfal, Verity opted for a new cabinet design engineered to quickly dissipate and diffuse stray energy. This is achieved via a new proprietary design that combines inhomogeneous materials, precisely located inner bracings, and mechanical impedance matching. The unique cabinetry is uniformly lacquered on all sides as a single piece cabinet. There are no visible joints and like all Verity Audio loudspeaker cabinets it is finished with nothing less than the most exquisite Italian piano lacquer. The Parsifal Anniversary also comes with Verity’s recently introduced floor isolation platform, which allows the speaker to achieve ultimate performance in all conditions. In addition, the upper and lower cabinet isolation now inherits from the same technology.

The new Parsifal Anniversary is a 3-way full range loudspeaker. It houses a 1-inch double-ring tweeter, a proprietary 5-inch midrange and a proprietary 8-inch woofer. The woofer is rear firing and housed in a bass reflex cabinet. It inherits from the well-known and unique Verity’s bass tuning system proved to give exceptional bass performance and image definition. The tweeter is the closest thing to Verity’s ribbon tweeter, providing pure harmonic reproduction up to 50 kHz. Both the midrange and woofer are optimized for maximum cone rigidity without breakup resonance. They use the same mineral-filled cone found on most Verity loudspeakers. These unique drivers have been specially designed for low distortion, dynamics, and high power handling.

Parsifal Anniversary Specifications

  • Design:   3 Way
  • Bandwidth:  25 Hz – 50 kHz +/- 3 db
  • Recommended Amplifier Power:   18 – 100 watts
  • Impedance:    8 Ohms Nominal (3.3 Ohms Minimum @ 5.5kHz)
  • Sensitivity:   89 dB/1 Watt @ 1 Meter
  • Size (H x W x D):    43.3” x 10.3” x 19.0”
  • Weight:    75 lb. each; 190 lb. per pair packed
  • Standard Finishes: High Gloss Piano Black or White
  • Premium Finishes: High Gloss Silver or Wood Options

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Amadis S

The Amadis S is a full bandwidth 3-way bass-reflex loudspeaker. As the most capable loudspeaker in Verity Audio’s Main Line, the Amadis S is a high-quality and high-performance loudspeaker that wholly embodies Verity’s core values of quality, refinement and performance. The Amadis S is the latest iteration of the original Amadis. As Verity Audio’s team constantly strives to improve the capabilities of their musical masterpieces, every driver has been designed from scratch in order to reach the elevated performance goals required by its status at the top of the Verity Audio Main Line. The Amadis S is equipped with an ultra-high performance soft dome tweeter, itself being the fruit of the best soft dome design expertise in the world. This tweeter’s resonance free characteristics allow for its amazing ability to resolve complex harmonics, therefore revealing the richness found in even the most demanding sonic textures. The midrange and woofer drivers are of an equally exceptional quality and also play a critical role in the exceptional musical capabilities of the Amadis S. Both drivers employ a special-geometry mineral-filled polypropylene cone design which has been optimized for maximum cone rigidity, low energy storage, and smooth breakup. In addition, a generous ventilation system minimizes voice-coil dynamic compression and only the best quality materials are used in order to achieve a lifetime of reliability and accuracy, thus reflecting back to Verity Audio’s core values of quality, refinement, and performance. As with all Verity Main Line loudspeakers, Amadis S uses Verity’s unique rear-oriented bass reflex tuning in order to produce an accurate and well-defined bass performance for all living environments.

In keeping with Verity Audio’s core values, Amadis S inherits the same anti-resonance cabinet construction found in all their loudspeakers: a dedicated array of inner-reinforcements and complex-angled panels. With this design the inner-energy is properly dissipated by balancing the acoustical and mechanical impedance of each panel. Each component is then carefully selected to blend perfectly into a truly high-performance loudspeaker. This beautiful and unique cabinetry is then uniformly lacquered on all sides with no visible joints. The finishing is done with an exquisite Italian lacquer found only on the world’s finest furniture. To achieve the ultimate performance at all frequencies, the Amadis S is comprised of two separate cabinets that are isolated through a thick and damped aluminum platform.

Amadis S Specifications

  • Design:   3 Way
  • Bandwidth:  20 Hz – 50 kHz +/- 3 dB
  • Recommended Amplifier Power:   8 – 100 Watts
  • Impedance:    8 Ohms nominal
  • Sensitivity:   93 dB/1 Watt @ 1 Meter On Axis
  • Size (H x W x D):    44.5” x 12.8” x 17.9”
  • Weight:     75 lb. each; 190 lb. per pair packed
  • Standard Finishes: Satin White, Satin Black
  • Premium Finishes: High Gloss Wood Finishes

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Extended Range “eXR” Line Speakers

Sarastro IIS

The Sarastro IIS, like its big brother the Lohegrin IIS, belongs to the Verity’s eXR extended-range loudspeaker line. The Sarastro IIS features two separate cabinets: an upper and a lower loudspeaker module. The upper module houses a Verity pure aluminum ribbon tweeter and a wide-bandwidth midrange. The lower module holds a state-of-the-art 11-inch woofer tuned in a fourth-order Bessel enclosure. The two modules unite to form an extended-range reference loudspeaker.  The cabinets are constructed according to proprietary asymmetrical reinforced technology that enhances the sonic homogeneity and musical image stability. It’s the culmination of years of experience in acoustic engineering and in listening skills. The isolation system consists of a thick aluminum platform that has been specially treated and damped to assure a high degree of energy control and a rock solid mechanical reference. It leads to a precise and very well defined image and soundstage coherence.

Those who love the exquisite midrange of the Main Line loudspeakers will recognized the same qualities in the Sarastro IIS but with stronger dynamics and higher sense of effortless sonic performance. The ribbon tweeter integration with the midrange driver is extremely homogeneous and gives to the Sarastro IIS an incredible sense of unlimited bandwidth and coherence. The lower module has been designed to work as an in-room quasi-third-order smooth-slope bass generator. It allows an outstanding bass response down to the low 20 Hz.

The Sarastro IIS is finished with a long lasting high-gloss polyester lacquer specially imported from Italy and formulated to be associated with the finest luxury furniture standards. The entire loudspeaker finish process ensures that all Verity Audio products embody absolute quality and the most rigorous standards of workmanship.

Sarastro IIS Specifications

  • Design:   3 Way
  • Bandwidth:  20 Hz – 60 kHz +/- 3 dB
  • Recommended Amplifier Power:   8 – 100 watts
  • Impedance:    8 Ohms nominal (4 Ohms Minimum)
  • Sensitivity:   86 dB/1 Watt
  • Size (H x W x D):    47.5” x 14.0” x 20.0”
  • Weight:     150 lb. each; 470 lb. per pair packed
  • Standard Finishes: Satin White, Satin Black
  • Premium Finishes: High Gloss Silver, Makore, Quilted Big Leaf Maple

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Lohengrin IIS

From any perspective, the Verity Audio Lohengrin IIS is an exquisite loudspeaker that will offer a breathtaking sense of musical effortlessness and sonic realism. It is a luxurious piece of state-of-the-art audio engineering and furniture/speaker cabinet construction that represents for the music lover an investment that will yield years of enjoyment. The result of over twenty-five years of accumulated painstaking research and development, the Lohengrin IIS’s remarkable success as a loudspeaker is a tribute to the prowess of the Verity Audio engineers and acousticians. 

The Verity Audio Lohengrin IIS proudly and genuinely ranks among the most eminent loudspeakers available today, while achieving levels of musicality that few can match. The Lohengrin IIS reproduces faithfully the full dynamic scale of voice or instrument while maintaining realistic dimensions. Top-to-bottom frequency information is effortlessly merged, thus producing an astonishing levels of sonic intelligibility. As a dynamic, wide-bandwidth and efficient loudspeaker, the Lohengrin IIS will bring true realism to the listening experience and delivers a tremendous amount of detail, regardless of the recording.

The Lohengrin IIS is comprised of two cabinets separated by a suspended platform. The upper cabinet houses proprietary drivers in the form of Verity ribbon tweeter, a wide-bandwidth Verituy midrange, and a dynamic Verity mid-bass woofer. The lower cabinet harbors a generous and a unique state-of-the-art woofer calculated for high-performance home reproduction. The two modules unite to form an extended-range reference loudspeaker system. A proprietary asymmetrical cabinet bracing technology allows each Verity’s high-quality drivers to fully merge in an exceptional level of continuity, musicality and image stability. This technology has been inherited through years of devoted research, craftsmanship and dedicated listening.

The Lohengrin IIS is finished with a long lasting high-gloss polyester lacquer specially imported from Italy and formulated to be associated with the finest luxury furniture standards. The entire loudspeaker finish process ensures that all Verity Audio products embody absolute quality and the most rigorous standards of workmanship.

Lohengrin IIS Specifications

  • Design:   4 Way
  • Bandwidth:  15 Hz – 60 kHz, +/- 3 dB
  • Recommended Amplifier Power:   5 – 999+ Watts
  • Impedance:    8 Ohms nominal (4 Ohm Minimum)
  • Sensitivity:   95 dB/2.83 Vms at 1 Meter on Axis
  • Size (H x W x D):    60.0” x 19.0” x 23.5”
  • Weight:     250 lb. each; 750 lb. per pair packed
  • Standard Finishes: High Gloss Black
  • Premium Finishes: High Gloss Silver, Makore, & Quilted Big Leaf Maple

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Monsalvat System

Monsalvat System

Based upon the widely acclaimed success of the Verity Audio reference loudspeaker the Lohengrin, which was originally introduced in 2001and to this day remains a popular ultra-high performance speaker for music lovers world wide, Verity Audio began taking note that some Lohengrin owners were expressing the desire for an even larger, and even yet higher performance Verity loudspeaker. The impetus behind many of these requests often is based upon very large listening rooms and/or a desire to listen to music at very high SPL levels. Particularly when listening to large symphonic recordings, the Verity Audio team agrees that a larger system would do an even better job reproducing the scale of an orchestra. Verity Audio’s founders, Julien and Bruno, state: “As audio enthusiasts ourselves we’ve found this challenge to be quite thrilling, and we began focused research on the best solution to fulfill these requirements in 2009. Verity Audio is extremely proud to introduce the culmination of this work and our greatest effort… the new Monsalvat Loudspeaker System. We believe that the Monsalvat represents the finest loudspeaker system on the market today.”

System Description/Overview

Verity Audio’s comprehensive research and design process quickly resulted in the conclusion that their “no limits” Monsalvat system must be built with multiple, independent modules. The Monsalvat is therefore a complex system built around two main tower units, each tower itself comprised of a mid-treble module and a low-midrange module. The two main towers are then partnered with two separate low-bass towers, each low-bass tower itself being comprised of four individual woofer modules. To then allow these individual modules to all make music as one, a unique active crossover module completes the system. The active crossover is installed between the pre-amplifier and power amplifiers. With the Monsalvat system six independent channels of amplification are required to operate the system: yes, that’s three stereo or six mono amplifiers! “Why,” one may ask, “no powered subwoofer?” Verity Audio has found through many years of research that it’s been consistently demonstrated that the best results in multi-amplified systems are always reached when the same amplifier is used throughout the system. For this reason, the low-bass towers of Monsalvat are not amplified independently of the main loudspeakers.

The Main Towers:  The two modules of the main towers combine to form a tower that is about the same height as the Verity Audio eXR Line Lohengrin IIS. The cabinet design and construction is, however, quite different from Lohengrin IIS. The Monsalvat main tower modules are deeper than the Lohengrin II, and instead of widening at the back to accommodate a large woofer they taper and narrow at the rear. This shape contributes to the exceptional sound staging capabilities of the system. Furthermore, to make this slim, elegant tower properly stable it sits on a thick and heavy base of aluminum with massive, adjustable spiked feet.

Mid-Treble Module:  The mid-treble module contains two drivers: a ribbon tweeter and a midrange driver. The tweeter is Verity Audio’s own pure ribbon design that covers a frequency range of 6 kHz to 60 kHz. The midrange driver is also a Verity Audio proprietary design based upon the unit designed for the eXR Line Sarastro IIS. The Monsalvat midrange unit differs from the Sarastro IIS unit mostly in sensitivity, as the Sarastro IIS midrange offers a sensitivity of 93 dB @ 1w/1m, while the Monsalvat midrange has been reworked to offer an incredible 99 dB @ 1w/1m. This mid-treble module, in fact, has the only passive crossover elements in the entire system. Due to the proprietary driver and cabinet designs the team at Verity was able to keep these components to an absolute minimum and of the absolute highest quality; furthermore these crossover elements are located in an isolated compartment for ease of service should any component updates become available.

Low-Midrange Module:  The low-midrange module includes an array of four low-mid drivers similar those used in the eXR Line Lohengrin IIS. This array allows their combined sensitivity to match the ultra high 99dB sensitivity (especially for dynamic drivers) of the proprietary mid-treble module. These four drivers cover the range of about 60 Hz to 500 Hz in a sealed enclosure. Use of these very powerful drivers in such array allows for cone displacement (which often causes distortion levels to rise) to remain very small, even at extreme output levels.

Woofer Towers:  Each of the Monsalvat system woofer towers is comprised of four individual woofer modules. The individual woofer modules contain a fifteen inch driver based upon the proprietary design employed in the eXR Line Lohengrin IIS. The individual modules are stackable/connectible, which means they could be fully independent of each other. The modules and woofer towers are specifically designed for installation facing a corner of the room, thus using an acoustic approach known as an “infinite horn”. The stacked/connected modules can be installed vertically in room corners or horizontally along the floor/wall interface. Each module can be used as either a ported or a sealed enclosure depending on individual room acoustics, and towers of two modules per channel may be used in smaller rooms should this be necessary. As with Monsalvat’s low-mid modules, each of the drivers used in these towers are very powerful units on their own; using them in an array allows for extremely high sound pressure levels with minimum cone displacement, and thus, lower distortion. These towers cover a range of 15 Hz to 60 Hz.

Monsalvat Specifications

  • Design:   4 Way (2 Towers, 2 Bass Units, External Crossover)
  • Bandwidth:  15 Hz – 60kHz
  • Recommended Amplifier Power:   5 – 999+ watts
  • Impedance:    6 Ohms nominal
  • Sensitivity:   99 dB /2.83 Vms @ 1 Meter On Axis
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):   61.0” x 23.4” x 44.3” (Tower); 90.0” x 28.0” x 31.8” Inches (Base Unit)
  • Weight:  Plenty Heavy
  • Standard Finishes: High Gloss Black
  • Premium Finishes: By Request

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