Verity Audio Parsifal Ovation with Plinius Hautonga

Anybody heard this combination? Would also be interested in anyone just familiar with the performance of the amp too.


I have owned Verity Audio Parsifal Ovations for 14 years powered by a Luxman L-509u integrated amp - which is 120W into 8 ohms and doubling to 240W into 4 ohms with a damping factor of 370.  It is a wonderful amp/speaker  combination.

I am not familiar with the Plinius Hautonga, but it produces 200W into 8 ohms and 280W into 4 ohms.  The damping factor is not however mentioned on the manufacturer's specs.

The question is does this amp have enough oomph to power speakers with a sensitivity of 89 dB and a minimum impedance of 4 ohms?  Probably...


Thanks for your reply. I’m leaning heavily towards a McCormack DNA 0.5 with the GT 20 SMC mods including gravity base. I’m very familiar with McCormack amps having owned four of them in the past. I’m pretty sure the 0.5s 200 watts into four ohms should be enough, but happy to hear feedback.

I ran a Plinius Hautonga for a couple of years in a second room..very musical but with lots of detail..Really enjoyed that integrated.I think its discontinued? so a deal is probably found...held its resale value as well..Hope that helped

Way back around 2000 I had a pair of Verity Parsifal monitors (original and then the encore) and used multiple amps, including the Plinius SA-100 MK II. Of everything that came and went throughout the years, I think I miss those speakers the most. 

Thanks for all the replies so far. I am bringing in two amps. The aforementioned McCormack with SMc mods and a pair of Tsakiridis Apollon Ultra tube monoblocks.

Great! Love to hear your thoughts on the McCormack. I’ve got the same amp but frustratingly haven’t been able to listen to it since the mods due to equipment/personal issues but hope to soon.  Absolutely love your speakers BTW and really sad Verity went under. 

Well I can't resist suggesting that you try my new ArgentPur GaN-FET Monoblocs debuting next month, as they've been developed in use with my ref system which has my beloved Parsifals! For decades I used Pass Labs monos, but have become smitten by the improved top octave clarity and air...with even better soundstage clarity and dimension...with the original Orchard Audio ULTRA amps. This past year has been spent tweaking them with complete solid Ag wiring and better caps. See for details and a preliminary pic.  Performance with the Parsifals is well with Harveths et al used in their evolution. If your budget is lower note that the Orchard ULTRA DOES perform better than the baby Starkrimsons with the Parsifal's 4 ohm Dynaudio woofer. Don't skimp there....

Thanks for the suggestion. I think I have found joy with the SMc modded DNA 0.5. Seems to really gel with these speakers. Iron fist/velvet glove sort of scenario.