I heard the VSM Millennium at the New York Stereophile show and the Parsifals I heard about a year before. I don't have any experience with the Parsifal Encore, but I found the Parsifal to be a warm-sounding speaker whereas the Millennium is not. Although the bass is solid on the Millennium and is surprising for such a small speaker as the Millennium, the system is uptilted to spotlit the upper mids and highs. In my demo of the Millennium, I heard bass and I heard highs but the mids seemed to be missing. The Verity's were smooth but lacked sparkle and upper midrange liveliness in my audition. The Verity's didn't have much in the deep bass department and I wouldn't be surprised if the Millennium's also lack there, although subjectively with normal program material, the Millenniums didn't seem to lack bottom. Based on my audition experience, I can't think of two speakers which sound less alike than these two.
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