Verity Audio speaker manufacturer silent...

Verity Audio, the venerable Canadian speaker manufacturer in Quebec City that launched with the venerable Parsifal speaker in the 1990's seems to have gone silent.  Their website is up but their main phone number is out of service, and their CEO's LinkedIn profile shows he is looking for work.

Does anyone one know what has happened at Verity Audio?  When did this happen and why?  Are they restructuring or have they ceased operations? 


I sent an email to Verity Audio this afternoon enquiring about speaker availability. I received a prompt and helpful reply from Mr. Julien Pelchat - the co-founder and owner of Verity Audio. He wrote this:

"For your information, Verity Audio has ceased its operations on December 22, 2023."

That is not a rumour but a pronouncement from the proverbial horse’s mouth.

He mentioned that some distributors and dealers may still have some stock.

My first introduction was a Goodwin's in Boston.  I went up to listen to some speakers in 2003 or so and came home with a pair of Taminos. They were very dimensional, colored a bit, but I loved them. 

A bit later a local dealer began carrying Devore speakers. A bit of a different flavor but the Tamino's were replaced by the Super 8. Goodwin's listed a pair of Parsifal Encore rev3 a couple years later and I called and asked them to pair them with a ref 110 and I think ref3...those came home.

DEF 9's, Otellos, etc. A bunch of non keepers in between.

Goodwin's told me that they nobody could kill the Verity speaker, never a repair or issue after a decade of sales. Since than I've heard most of them. Lovely speaker

Sad to see them go. The Parsifal got them on the map and I've always thought that was one of their best offerings. 

@tomcy6 the cabinet quality is very high. To say this design is a monitor with a dedicated sub dumbs it down, but I think this design gives them the incredible dimensionality. 

Verity Audio always prided itself in making engaging speakers that were detailed, effortlessly musical, and easy to listen to for long periods of time without being fatiguing.

Back in 2009 I was researching speakers and auditioned many in my city with the same 3 CDs of music I knew well as test tracks. I even auditioned the out of reach B&W 801. They impressed me with their performance and brawn, but just did not draw me into the music. One day I visited a dealer that carried Verity Audio and I listened to the then entry level Finns. I was immediately impressed with how musically engaging they were - I was drawn into the music. I came back a few days later to have another listen and the dealer had just set up a new pair of Parsifal Ovations. They were several levels up from the Finns, and a whole different level of musicality and performance. I knew I had found something special, and I have been enjoying them almost daily since 2010. Thank you Verity Audio!