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RMAF 2018: Verity Audio Montsalvat System

By | November 8th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I’ve been a fan of the Parsifal loudspeakers from Verity Audio for a while now, having heard several nice systems with them.  But I was unprepared for what High Fidelity Services showed in the huge Primrose room near CanJam.  They brought out a $1.1 million (!) flagship system called the Montsalvat with huge towers and a fully dedicated electronics line under the same brand.  Yet again, Andre Jennings was in attendance and offered up a wonderful jazz LP which we spun on the TW Acustic Raven Black Knight with Raven Phono stage.  … Read the full article

AXPONA 2018: High Fidelity Services, Verity Audio, and Trilogy Audio Systems prove that size doesn’t matter (again)

By | May 20th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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An emotional journey into political contemplation and social suffering wasn’t what I expected to leave the Verity Audio room with. The delivery medium however; compelling, infectious, and memorable. Stand out moments in my listening experiences are rare, but when they do happen, I commit fully.

Verity Audio’s Otello debuted in Munich last year, and sadly I wasn’t able to be there for it’s premier performance. Finally having the chance to audition them here at Axpona made up for my absence in spades.Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018: High Fidelity Services, Neat Acoustics prove that size doesn’t matter

By | May 19th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Paul Manos of High Fidelity Services in Hingham, Massachusetts is a perennial show favourite. Their exhibit at this year’s Axpona was no different. Paul was pulling double-duty between two rooms showcasing his curated stable of brands, along with his experience as a successful distributor.

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Diminutive looks, with room dominating space and dynamics. To sit before Neat Acoustics’ new half-sized four-driver boxes, The Iota XPLORER, is to unknowingly step in the ring with a welterweight boxer and get your own bits handed to you.Read the full article

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RMAF 2017: Neat’s new Xplorer has small footprint, big sound

By | November 1st, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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The Iota Xplorer, a new speaker from Neat Acoustics, is only 29-inches high. Still, it towers over its older brother, the Iota Alpha, which stands just 16-inches tall.

Both speakers, interestingly, are intended as floor-standers and are designed to fill a decent-size room with sound. Both also share the same unique styling: a ported, rectangular wooden enclosure with a top section that slopes back sharply and holds several drivers.

I’ve been impressed with the performance of the diminutive and affordable Alpha ($1,995/pair, all prices in USD) at a few recent shows, so I was excited to hear the brand-new Xplorer (price TBA, estimated to be $5,000 to $5,500/pair when released in the first quarter of 2018) at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2016: High Fidelity Services Pulls Neat Trick, Takes Flight

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , |

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When trudging down the hallways of a hotel packed with $200K+ systems, finding an exhibit making great sound at a more affordable level is almost as refreshing as encountering a room with an enabled air-conditioner.

A cool breeze and some engaging music greeted me as I entered the High Fidelity Services space at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest. The contemporary, very compact speakers sitting at center stage, illuminated by spotlights in the dim room, were Neat Acoustics’ Iota Alpha model ($1,995 a pair).… Read the full article

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