NOTE: Asking price doesn't include Stillpoints Ultra SS footers. Please add $750 if you want them(6) included or add your own flavor!
Due to system change I have an extra pair of Merrill's award winning Veritas amps for sale. I'm the original owner. Other than the slight discoloration(see pics) on the exterior of the monoblocks they are like new. I recently had the upgraded($300) by Merrill at the factory with Synergistic Research Black Quantum fuses along with Stillpoints Ultra SS($1494) which made the Veritas incredible imaging ever better along with tighter defined low bass. The HARD hitting upper bass SLAM from Merrill's Veritas amps is the best I have ever felt/heard! No amp I have compared be it solid state or digital has been able to compete. The best part is they run very cool, take very little electricity & never run out of power. Power cords are the excellent Waveform Fidelity HE MK III that came stock with the amps. I have tried others($1,000+), but the WF HE MK III are the perfect match for the them. Merrill knows what he is doing!
Please see 'The Absolute Sound' July/Aug 2017 issue pg. 32 & 53 for 'Best of Show' mention along with any other countless magazine awards on the internet.
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Thank you, Paul
From Merrill Audio website:
Start with a 66 pound solid aluminum block. Delicately machine the chassis from this
solid block with isolation chambers and frames 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 that is a work of art and exquisite
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 and reducing the high frequencies. Keeping wires short removes the requirement for 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 depart 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 cabled 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.
of the Veritas monoblock
Power at 8Ω: 400W
Power at 4Ω: 700W
Power at 2Ω: 1,200W
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
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
Power Connector: 1 IEC Furutech gold-plated
Dimensions: 17" x 12" x 3" without
Weight: 33 lbs.
From Tone Audio:
At $12,000 per pair, the Merrill Audio Veritas Mono Block amps are certainly
not entry level components; they provide a sonic picture virtually without flaw
across the musical spectrum. Mind you, the Veritas for this review are
installed in a system normally built around tube amplification. The fact that
tubes have not been missed in the least during the review period speaks volumes
about the vision of Merrill Audio.The time spent with the Merrill Audio Veritas
Power Amp Mono Blocks was nothing less than enjoyable with long, satisfying
listening sessions. They have the ability to drive virtually any pair of
speakers without a hint of strain, and with a clarity and precision most often
seen at the very upper echelon – highly recommended for those seeking a
transparent amplifier with power to spare.
From Positive Feedback Online:
The Merrill Veritas monoblock rests at the vanguard of a new performance
paradigm in high power amplification—regardless of technology and class of
operation. Veritas performance transcends any stereotypical subset of
audiophiles, prefixed by competing technological qualifiers: be these lovers of
solid-state amplification, or the militant wing of tubed audiophiles. Hence,
let me restate for the record: the Merrill Veritas is a magnificent high power
monoblock amplifier for lovers of music… It will deliver an enchanting and
majestic sound for discerning audiophiles of every stylistic and technological
persuasion. Guido D. Corona
The Merrill Audio Veritas is a sonic delight that is not only engaging but
rises to the status of a guilty pleasure. A hearty congratulations to Merrill
Wettasinghe for an outstanding product execution. The Veritas is not only a
beautifully crafted amplifier to the eyes but also to the ears. Highly