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VERITAS Mono-Block Power Amplifier

DETAILED, MUSICAL, POWERFUL.

$12,000.00 per pair of mono-blocks, world-wide shipping included

The Veritas Monoblock Power Amplifiers will challenge any other Power amplifier with its implementation. Listen to it in comparison and you will sense the Speed, the details and accuracy unmatched, presentation most musical yet without harmonic distortion or smear. Accurate to the last detail.

Feel the power effortlessly drive your speakers, regardless of impedance and complexity.

Tap your toes uncontrollably to the splendour of music that seems live.

Start with a 66 pound of Aircraft grade 6061 solid aluminum block. Delicately machine the chassis from this solid block isolation chambers to limit any sonic interference and minimize vibrations. Keep the walls 1 inches thick, to limit and absorb vibration. The result is a solid chassis for the Veritas Monoblocks that is a work of art and exquisite engineering.

The Hypex SMPS1200A700 power supply is one of the best power supplies available to provide clean power with the best transient response and quiet background. A linear power supply equivalent would have to be at least 50 pounds along for the power supply transformer and filtering capacitors, with a minimum chassis size of being 12″ x 18 x 18, just for the power supply. This alone does not guarantee the linear power supply will match the sonic benefits of the SMPS1200A700. Along with the new level of Class D audio performance, the SMPS are taking the world by storm as well. As with all in the Veritas Monoblocks, the best are used, in this case for the power supply, the SMPS1200A700 is the one to beat.

The signal paths are designed to be the shortest possible, giving you the cleanest audio signal possible. Longer cables typically use shielding. Excessive shielding introduces capacitances that slow the dynamics of the system, especially power amps, bloating the bass, smoothing transients and reducing the high frequencies. Keeping wires short removes the requirement for heavy shielding, and lets the speed, control, and dynamics of the sound come through the power amp unhindered.

Solid core wires have the higher frequency currents run on the edge of the wire, called skin effect. This causes roll off in high frequencies since the skin is smaller than the core. This tends to give a tube like sound or warm sound. To be Truthful, Audio purity requires that the components do not impart any coloration of their own to the sound. Litz wires solve this problem by having multiple smaller strands of insulated wire. The amount of “skin” becomes the same amount of the solid core for the required frequency range, giving a much wider linear frequency bandwidth. Litz wire is far more expensive and harder to work as each strand has to be striped and combined at the wire terminations. All audio wiring in the Veritas is Litz Wire.

All wiring is done point to point and soldered for the best connections or screwed securely for the tightest connections. Audio wire for the inputs and the outputs is Cardas Litz Wire. The inputs have Cardas 19 AWG Litz wire. This wire is ultra-pure copper, with extra soft annealed, Oxygen free copper all done in house for the cleanest, softest copper wire. Each strand is coated with urethane enamel in an oxygen free atmosphere. The strands are then combined to form the Cardas Litz cable used in Veritas.

Bi-wiring is done from the board to provide true bi-wiring. Each bi-wire cable is Cardas 11 AWG Litz wire for the best connectivity and power transfer. This is directly connected to the Patented Cardas Speaker Binding posts with Rhodium over solid copper posts that are directly connected to the audio output wires. Typical speaker binding posts make their connections through screw threads of the fighting nut. The Cardas posts selected have solid copper posts with Rhodium plate to form full contact directly with the spades, increasing full contact and transfer of audio power.

The Mono blocks are a true fully balanced design with both input signals floating for a true balanced differential input, utilizing the Hypex Ncore NC1200. Enjoy the Power, Musical sound and speed! Typically balanced lines are used for long cables. However a Balanced Differential helps reduce the noise, regardless of cable length. Having a true balanced differential design is difficult and expensive. Other balanced amps and pre-amps have a balanced circuit by mirroring single ended circuits. However the reference to ground still creates noise. The Veritas is designed with a full differential input circuit, to give you true balanced circuitry. The result being Veritas mono blocks are dead quiet (see below). The fully differential balanced design is carefully maintained with a floating audio ground. Balanced inputs are Cardas XLR full metal jackets with gold plate over everything. The pins are Silver with Rhodium plate for maximum connectivity and life.

A synergistic fuse is used for the best power supply and excellent response. For the best flow through and contact, the fuse is soldered instead of a fuse holder.

Further stabilization is provided to the chassis with Isoacoustics GAIA III footers.

All this as stardard onthe Veritas Monoblock Power Amplifers that make it the best sonic implantation and value. Compare it for yourself and hear the difference.

That is pure music reproduction with every detail reproduced exactly as it is recorded, with the same transient speed of the instruments and sound stage it was intended to be by the recording engineer.

  • Isoacoustics GAIA III footers
  • Synergistic Research Tunnel fuse
  • Cardas XLR silver input pins with rhodium plate, gold-plated body
  • Cardas billet copper speaker posts with rhodium plate
  • Billet aluminum chassis
  • Engineered compartments for internal circuit isolation, limiting interference
  • Engineered with ribs to limit vibration and microphonics
  • 1″ thick walls with center support
  • Cardas Litz pure copper, soft annealed, oversized wire
  • Five year transferable warranty
  • Available in silver, black or red colors
  • Switchless AC power for IEC for cleanest power connections
  • Soldered or screwed connections
  • Minimal wire length for signal path connections
  • Engineered venting on the top and airflow system avoiding heat buildup inside the chassis
Power at 8Ω: 400W
Power at 4Ω: 700W
Power at 2Ω: 1200W
Input Impedance: 100 kilohms
Output Impedance: 3 milliohms
Damping factor: 2,000 at 4Ω
THD: 0.004% at 200W
Current: 38A typical max
Frequency Response: 0Hz to 50kHz 0/-3dB
Gain: 26dB
S/N: 128dB
Inputs: 1 Balanced Cardas XLR with silver pins, rhodium plate, gold-plated body
Remote Trigger: 1 12V for remote turn on/off
Outputs: 2 pairs of Cardas rhodium over billet copper speaker posts
Power Connector: 1 IEC Furutech gold-plated
Warranty: 5 year transferable
Dimensions: 17″ x 12″ x 3″ without footers
Weight: 33 lbs.
S/N: 128dB
Other: Short Circuit protection
Over temperature protection
Auto shut off in case of fault
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