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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 engineering.
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.
After exhaustive listening tests, Power cables from the power inlet to the board are 10 AWG cryogenically treated, very high strand, soft annealed copper wires. The supplied Power Cord is a Triode Wire Labs Custom Design MA-10, developed for maximum performance of the Merrill Audio VERITAS Monoblocks with the lowest inductance, lowest capacitance and lowest resistance.
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● Power: 400 Watts at 8 ohms 700 Watts at 4 ohms- 1,200 Watts at 2 Ohms
● Input Impedance: 100 kOhms
● Output Impedance: 3 milli Ohms
● Damping factor: 2,000 4 ohms
● THD: 0.004% at 200 watts
● Current: 38 amps typical max
● Frequency Response: 0Hz - 50kHz 0/-3db
● Gain 26db
● S/N 128dB
● 1 Balanced Input - Cardas XLR with Silver pins, Rhodium plate, Gold plated body
● 1 Remote Trigger. 12V for remote turn on/off
● 2 pairs of speaker outputs - patented Cardas Rhodium over billet Copper posts
● 1 IEC Furutech gold plated
● 1 Custom designed power cord for VERITAS by Triode Wire Labs, 10AWG high stranded copper wire, Cyro treated with red copper receptacles.
● 5 year transferable warranty
● Cardas RCA to XLR converters (optional)
● Short Circuit protection
● Over temperature protection
● Auto shut off in case of fault
● Dimensions: 17” x 12” x 3” without footers
● Weight: 33 lbs.
Specifications subject to change without notice.