I did a complete system rebuild. The Veracity ST's and Modwright KWI-200 were purchased based on reviews, no first hand experience. After a year or so of ownership, I sold Sonus Faber Elipsa, ARC REF75, Bel Canto DAC/PRE 3.5 vb mk2 and replaced with the Veracity ST and a Modwright KWI-200 with Phono and DAC. So many firsts here: MTM transmission line, RAAL, SEAS W16, and integrated amp. Everything is burned in except the amp (180 hours only) but I really like what I hear form the Salks (and the Modwright). The RAAL tweeters were unfamiliar to me and I would have previously said that I'm a paper/natural fiber cone driver kinda guy. I generally shy away for the B&W type of sound as I think the metal and diamond tweeters are too bright and color the natural tones. I appreciate them and think they are very good speakers - just not my flavor. Happily, the RAAL is articulate and natural.
Long story short - I am very happy the choices. So far, I have found the Veracity ST's play a wider range of music very well than the Elipsas. The combo of REF75 and Elipsas deliver a midrange performance that few speakers can match (in any characteristic). As you can tell, I wanted a smaller footprint with high performance and fewer "boxes". I think the RAAL delivers a solid presentation and the Seas W16's really deliver more punch than the Elipsas could (in my space). The W16's are quite surprising actually and they hold together fairly well at higher SPL's. I have been told my amp and these W16's take a bit longer than some of their peers to "burn in". Based on what I hear, that continued goodness will exceed my expectations. I was warned that the RAAL is too fast for the woofers. I have learned this is not a concern and this may be an antiquated concern from several years ago. The RAAL is a really non-fatiguing and accurate high-frequency performance. I feel the PRAT and coherence is very good. I have always like narrow baffle speakers as they give a less invasive presence. I can recognize more of these speakers character as the narrow baffle allows them to be unobtrusive at distances further than I normally have speakers off the back wall. Letting these speakers "breathe" improves the image but they sounded good at 18" as well (14'x19.5' room). They seem to do well in a broad range of locations and are not "touchy" about placement. I haven't done the final laser level placement yet but they are 25in from the back wall, 6.5ft a part (at the tweeters) and 9.5ft to the listening position.
I did also have my Mac Mini upgraded by Mojo Audio and my Oppo BDP-95 by EVS while the Amp was being built. These changes also contribute to the narrow gap of this system and a much more costly predecessor. I am impressed with the Salk speakers and would encourage anyone to "make and effort" to hear the Veracity ST if they want a great performing, high value, high quality, small form factor floor standing speaker. I really can't remember the last time I hear a speaker this size perform this well. I am glad I did!