Handbuilt High Fidelity Stereophonic Equipment
AXPONA 2013 with Lamm, and TAD as presented by Jonathan Horwich and International Phonograph inc.
Source was open reel master tape, and many considered it best in show..
Simon, Mike and Jurgen in front of the $128,000.00 system at CES 2013.
Marten Coltrane 2 loudspeakers ($100K) April Music AI 700 ($6500) and DP-1 ($3500) Utilizing 1.5M Verastarr Grand Illusion Signature power cords x 3 ($10,800) and 3M Grand Illusion bi wire ($3898) with 10M Silver Signature XLR ($2899)
12-21-12. Born today is the Verastarr Grand Master Loudspeaker. (prototype pictured below) Built to offer live natural dynamics, the listening tests went better than anticipated. 101dB sensitivity and utilizing a 15" woofer, 10" midrange and pleated diagfram tweeter offer an extremely wide soundstage that makes listening to music a true lifelike experience. You will actually live the music rather than listen to it. Extremely addicting, we expect the Grand Master to please audiophiles around the world.
12-14-12. Verastarrs newest concept is born and tested. Not even named yet, Verastarr will release first quarter 2013 a dual mono hybrid amplifier outperforming any of Verastarrs previous designs. Again, innovating the industry, Verastarr uses a transformer coupled, tube driven front end for the mighty ICE power 250ASX2 module. In
a test listen today at multiple Platinum and Gold album selling mastering studio SING MASTERING, (where we let EXTREMELY sensitive ears listen) the Verastarr was compared to the Pass Labs X150.
Bottom line, the Pass was excruciatingly analytical, revealing and comparatively sterile making it ideal as a mastering amp and the Verastarr was more musical and involving with rich harmonics and tone making listening more enjoyable. Kudos to Verastarr for another breakthrough, and thanks Colin for the test comparison.
Verastarr loves custom design requests, and the most recent was for an audio rack to hold an all new Verastarr audio system. 3/4" plate glass was utilized as well as custom made 1.5" diameter solid stainless steel legs. This is about as beautiful and strong as a rack can get.
11-2-12. Singapore audio show on schedule for Verastarr with Modwright and NOLA. Brought to you by Horizon Acoustics.
6-8-12 . SHIVA STEREO announced !! The Shiva monoblocks have had such great response that we will release a stereo version which will be 150W per channel, and use 4- KT120 per channel... look for it by the end of summer ! Target price $6K
5-20-2012 . The Verastarr SHIVA MONO amplifiers have gone through 48 hours of the first listening tests including 3 seperate sessions with demanding audiophiles. The results are stunning. The amplifiers outperformed the VTL MB 450's on hand for reference, and the first 2 pairs are sold already..
From Verastarr's founder Mike Powell...
Hello music lovers worldwide ! Verastarr is dedicated to the audio arts and the spiritual connection between music and self that is created in your listening environment. Our approach to audio design is purity and simplicity. This means we will not burden you with pages of scientific data, analyzer printouts, and verbose statements about how you will hear our products. Our professional as well as audiophile feedback speak for themselves, and honestly, no amount of numbers, graphs, images, or words will do anything toward your listening experience. I personally stand behind every design bearing the Verastarr name and every offering has had my personal attention, values, expertise, and spirit forged into its existence. Allow me to earn your trust and respect, and ask you to purchase and evaluate a Verastarr product for yourself. Then chose our brand for a lifetime.