Merrill Audio Veritas Monoblocks – Award Winning. Excellent condition – Bordeaux

$5,750.00

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Serial Number: 0071-09-2012 and 0072-09-2012 Category: Tag:

Description

These were Traded in Towards our New Element monoblocks.

Veritas Monoblocks – Bordeaux Color – Award winning, performance well above its price point.
read all the reviews on the web Highly Acclaimed!

These DO NOT have the silk screening on the front! But they do have sculpted sides and come with IsoAcoustic Gaia III
footers! Original Box.

Excellent working order. Both amps have a few minor nicks mostly on the tops and NO Silk Screening on the front!.

Looks worse in the photos then that actually are. Photos are of the actually amps.
Serial No 0071-09-2012 and 0072-09-2012.

This pair comes with IsoAcoutic Gaia III footers.

This amp will drive any speaker down to 1 ohm. It has superb bass control, and is very fast with a clean sound.

Read all the Great Reviews:
http://www.enjoythemusic.com/superioraudio/equipment/1213/merrill_audio_veritas_monoblock.htm

http://www.stereomojo.com/Merrill%20Vertitas%20Monoblock%20Amplifier%20Review/MerrillVertitasMonoblockAmplifierReview.htm

Merrill Audio Veritas Monoblock Amplifier Review

Merrill Audio Veritas Monoblock Amplifiers: Are All Class-D Amplifiers the Same?

https://positive-feedback.com/Issue68/merrill_audio.htm

http://www.tonepublications.com/review/merrill-audio-veritas-power-amp-mono-blocks/

https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2014/01/12/merrill-audio-veritas-monoblock-amplifiers/

Specifications
Type: Solid-state power amplifier
Power: 400 Watts at 8 Ohms, 700 Watts at 4 Ohms and 1,200 Watts at 2 Ohms
Input Impedance: 100 kOhms
Output Impedance: 3 kOhms
Damping factor: 2,000 at 4 Ohms
THD: 0.004% at 200 watts
Current: 38 Amps typical max
Frequency Response: 0 Hz to 50kHz (+/- 3dB)
One Audio mute button
Gain: 26 dB
SNR: 128 dB
Input: Balanced via Cardas XLR with silver pins, rhodium plate and gold plated body
One Remote Trigger. 12V for remote turn on/off
Output: Two pairs of speaker outputs via patented Cardas rhodium over billet copper posts
Power Output: One IEC Furutech gold plated
Warranty: Five year transferable
Stillpoints Ultra Mini Risers Footers
Synergistic Research Tunnel Fuse
Accessories: Cardas RCA to XLR adaptors (optional)
Dimensions: 17″ x 12″ x 3″ (WxDxH without footers)
Weight: 35 lbs.

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.

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