For the past six years, I enjoyed the lively, big soundstage, you are there presentation of the Tekton Lores. Nevertheless, I had a growing list of speakers that for various reasons, I wanted to try, including; small Maggies, Ohm Walsh, Spatial Audio open baffle, Salk RAALs, Tekton’s new mid/tweeter array. And seemingly, the list kept growing which made it hard to make a change.
Fifty miles away, another Audio Circle member had purchased his 4th pair of Salks, the Songtower3 BeAT, which meant that his 3rd pair, the Veracity STs had to go in order to make space. I don’t know why, but when I saw his posting, I contacted him, went to his house to listen, persuaded him to bring them to my house, and before long, after my own posting on Audio Circle, the Lores were in boxes headed to a new home in Dayton .
I positioned STs about where the Lores had been; 3’ out from the rear wall, 10’ apart and with the listening position 11’ back. The room is big, 12,000 cubic feet, open concept, 10’ ceilings, drywall, glass, ceramic tile with throw rugs, furniture, wall hangings and window treatments. It’s slightly live, but having 20’ open behind the listening position helps to counteract reflections so I never felt the need to add special acoustic treatments.
Being only 8” wide and 42” tall the Veracity STs aren’t very imposing. Cue up the music and hit play, and you might be a little concerned that you will be underwhelmed. WRONG!
The RAAL tweeter imparts planar/electrostatic clarity and tonal accuracy while the Seas midwoofers provide the dynamics of a cone speaker. The low end is powerful and deep... so much so that you can’t believe that two 6” drivers can do what they are doing. Bass definition is excellent... bass guitar and standup bass notes are easily distinguishable.
The midrange is detailed without a hint of bite... pianos really sound like pianos... guitar strings, mandolins, violins are just sweet and the clarity is right on.
The top end is open, airy, clear and detailed...the tone/pitch of snares and cymbals are perfect, so are triangles, xylophones, and drum rim shots.
Voices are beautifully and clearly presented, no glare, in a word, ‘captivating’.
I’m “feeding” the STs with an Oppo 205 into a Power Modules Belles 22a tube/mosfet hybrid into a Parasound Halo 23. The sweet spot is a 2-3 feet wide and the vertical dispersion 11’ back is good... stand up and the top end doesn’t disappear. No HT duty…only music.
The soundstage is massive... extending 5’ beyond the speakers left and right with excellent depth and believable height and instrument size. Presentation is about 5 rows back. These are NOT boxy sounding speakers in any way, they completely disappear.
Needless to say, my enjoyment level has gone up significantly. Not only am I listening more because the STs just sound so darn good, but the visual pleasure is a huge and unexpected bonus. The Veracity STs ooze care and craftsmanship. It is like having a beautiful piece of art that makes you smile every time you walk by it.
Two thumbs up, much appreciated and definitely worth your consideration!