How would you compare these Veracity ST Monitors with the Silks? In broad terms they look similar; maybe taller but it's hard to tell. When they were described as being as smooth as a baby's bottom I thought about the Silks.
There are a couple of differences probably worth noting. First, the Silk Monitors are 83db sensitive while the Veracity ST Monitors are 85db sensitive. Each 3db difference is equivalent to halving or doubling the power requirements. So the Silk Monitors require a bit more power.
As for size, the Veracity ST Monitors are 1/2" taller and 1 1/4" deeper than the Silks. So they are slightly larger.
The Silks have a 5" driver tuned to an F3 of 43Hz (which is quite deep for a monitor of this size), while the ST's have a 6" driver tuned to an F3 of 37Hz (a larger woofer will move more air down low).
In terms of sound, the Veracity ST's will be more detailed and tend to lean slightly more toward the "analytical" side. You will hear slightly more detail in the midrange. The Silks have a slightly fuller mid-bass which results in a slightly warmer, slightly smoother sounding presentation.
Some people prefer the more detailed Seas Excel woofer in the ST's while others love the "smooth as silk" response of the Illuminator woofer in the Silk Monitors.
Both are excellent monitors with some of the best drivers being made today.
I hope this helps.