I have been looking at the Veritas line myself at Vanns....very nice wood veneer, but actually similar to the RC and CR towers in terms of performance. The present Veritas line cannot be compared to the older Veritas line....the old ones weighed twice as much and were much higher end. I think the new Veritas is a good deal at present high discount only as long as you know that you are not getting the old quality which was similar to the higher end Paradigm models. The wood veneer alone makes them worth more than the lesser Energy models...Energy was purchased by Klipsch a few years back and now, Audiovox. Audiovox has a history of buying and bleeding companies for a few years, while putting no money into them. It appears Energy has abandoned the high end and Veritas is simply their average product in a nicer box....
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