“About a year ago I bought a dose of Vertex items from you. I never did get back to you to tell you how pleased I was with them, but rest assured they transformed my system in a fantastically positive way. They work better than I ever expected and even ‘right from the off’ they didn’t seem to need any ‘burn in’ at all. I was amazed by what they were doing right from the first minute or two – no higher compliment is possible!
Anyway, at the time of my visit you said the next upgrade should be my speaker cables. I was very foolishly dismissive of this suggestion – I’m afraid speaker cables of the Nordost/Vertex price range just seemed too high to me – but having lived with what you sold me, even though I still can’t get my head around how it works, night after night my system tells me that it really, really, really does!
And so I must humbly bow to your expertise – you were right and I was wrong (but you knew that anyway!) and ask: when are you free for some more demo’s of speaker cable (and interconnects as well I guess)?” Martin M (who bought 2 Kinabalu platforms, a Silver mains cable, a HiRez digital interconnect and a Taga distribution block.)
From somebody who won the Vertex Silver Jaya mains filter in our draw at a show:
“I think that the best way I can describe the overall effect is ‘cleaner’. There seems to have been a lowering of the noise floor letting finer details come through. This is of special interest to me as I have to do a lot of my listening at low levels. I feel like I’m listening deeper into the mix & recording acoustic – and I have to say that when I used to read this kind of comment in reviews, I thought it was rubbish!!” Jason W
From a customer who borrowed a number of Vertex components to do some exhaustive testing:
“The effect of Vertex AQ components cannot be overstated. Their impact is of the same magnitude as going from mono to stereo.” Giles M. Consultant Clinical Scientist
From a customer who borrowed a Vertex AQ Super Kinabalu platform and a mains lead for his CD player:
“I was surprised at the results because I thought my system was pretty good. They are not cheap for the money you pay but they’re not expensive for the results you get. They’ve improved not just parts of the system but the whole spectrum. Now the bass is deeper and much cleaner.”
From a visitor to the Whittlebury Hall hifi show (25/26 Sept) referring to the jaw-dropping performance of the new VTL 450W monoblock valve power amplifiers: “Tell me the bad news, are they much more than £25k?” came a voice from the audience. “No, I’m pleased to say they are £17.5k.” “You mean each?” “No, that’s for the pair!”
From a customer auditioning the floorstanding Focal 1028Be speakers, “The most natural sound that I’ve heard from a loudspeaker.”