I've owned my Parsifal Encores a little over a year, and continue to be profoundly impressed. My 7' triangle nearfield setup in a 14x18x8 room required front-firing woofers, so an extensive audition with the rear-firing Fidelios was NOT successful. Be sure that if you're condidering them or the Taminos that you can set up using the front wall for reinforcement. If you can't, you're best off buying the top halves of the Encores (called "Monitors"), as they are even smoother than the whole Encore (!), and adding the woofer bases if affordable later, than trying to make the Fidelios or Taminos work without boundary reinforcement.
The widespread crossover points (150 and 5500Hz) result in incredible coherence in the nearfield, which is remarkable for a 3-way that's also flat in-room to 25Hz! The purity and speed of Verity's Dnaudio-sourced woofer and especially Skaaning-sourced midrange will astound you. Room placement
vis-a-vis sidewall glare-splatter is relatively forgiving, too, as the tweeter comes on late. I found the Encores as demos for $8k. A used pair of Monitors for $3500 or so would be a phenomenal option for the budget-conscious. Just be sure that if you're trying the Fidlio/Tamino that you work your room out carefully with an extensive home demo.
Note also that the Encores use a 4 ohm woofer, so will take much more power than the others (including the early 8 ohm Parsifal). Figure 150-200w/ch 4 ohms as a minimum for good
bass slam. Much less required for the others.
Note that Verity's drivers (at least for the Encores) are pair-matched VERY carefully, so be sure to buy consecutive serial numbers if getting used. Their imaging is thus unusually good, and if set up in the nearfield in a largish room will throw an incredibly deep soundstage. Their fit and finish and WAF-acceptable demure demeanor are pluses, too.
I couldn't be happier! The Encores will be lifelong buddies.
Sorry to rave...I've just returned from vacationing in Provence, and need to set up my just-arrived EMC-1 MkII once jetlag subsides. Hope my disjointed post is helpful. Ernie