Verity Audio Finn
Look at this thing. It’s a Verity Audio Finn in seductive Norwegian Birch. Don’t you want to just squeeze it? Don’t you want to just bring it home with you?
I first heard the adorable little Finn at Montreal’s Salon Son & Image. Paired up with an Audio Research VSi60 integrated amplifier and CD8 disc player, the Finns produced some of the most exciting, detailed, and musical sounds I heard in Montreal (other than that divine music of high heels tapping and tinkling against marble floors).
A few weeks back, during Verity Audio Night at In Living Stereo, I had a chance to hear the Finns again. This time, they were dressed up in Verity’s standard African Cherry with a satin polyester finish, which I greatly prefer over the high-gloss black. Or high-gloss anything, really. I guess I’m just a woodsy type of guy. Anyway, the speakers looked awesome, and, though Verity’s John Quick insisted that the drivers were dead cold, the sound was still very engaging. They may have lacked some of that reach-out-and-grab-you bass that I heard in Montreal, but I was nonetheless moved by the speaker’s fast and detailed high frequencies. I assume the bass would flesh out a bit more after some playing time.
The rear-ported Finn uses custom drivers, including a rear-firing woofer. Its modest height of 39.5" makes it relatively room-friendly, while its specified 91dB efficiency and 8 ohm nominal impedance means it should be relatively amp-friendly. In fact, the Finn may be all-around friendly.
The Verity Audio Finn costs $5995/pair in African Cherry, Sycamore, or white; high-gloss versions cost more. You can become a virtual fan of Verity Audio at Facebook, or, if you’re alive and in the New York City area, contact In Living Stereo and ask about an audition.