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Has anyone listened to or auditioned Verity's new Arindale speaker ?
Congrats - the Verity Audio Parsifal Ovation is a wonderful speaker.  It is the third of four versions of the Parsifal - the speaker that launched Verity Audio and cemented their reputation.  The Parsifal Ovation is Verity Audio at it's very best ... 
Power Cord for Accuphase Amplifier
Audio Sensibility in Toronto makes high quality cables with Ohno continuous casting copper and sells direct to consumers - making them very good value: https://audiosensibility.com/blog/ I use their Statement SE power cord in my Accuphase amps -... 
Has anyone listened to or auditioned Verity's new Arindale speaker ?
As you probably know by now, Verity Audio announced in April 2024 that they had closed down.  They in fact ceased operating in late Dec 2023.  This is very sad news after a 30+ year run of making many outstanding speakers that were musical, engagi... 
Looking for a CD / SACD player. Also, tell me about Esoteric
Luxman makes outstanding SACD players such as the D-10x and D-07x. What about Accuphase - they make several models that are comparable to Luxman's offerings.  Though Luxman and Accuphase compete at similar price points in the Japanese market, sad... 
Looking for phono preamp advice in the $1000 - $1600 range
What about Graham Slee phono step up?    
Transfiguration Phoenix S cartridge - impedance loading recommendation?
Many thanks!  
Power filtering – Furutech or Puritan Audio?
Sounds like a wonderful solution for a homeowner, but alas, I live in a condo townhouse...  
Transfiguration Phoenix S cartridge - impedance loading recommendation?
Many thanks to everyone for your feedback and expert advice - much appreciated! I will try 30 and 100 Ohms and not 10 ohms as the internal impedance of the cartridge is 2 ohms.  
Transfiguration Phoenix S cartridge - impedance loading recommendation?
Many thanks @rauliruegas  
Help with high end bookshelf speakers
Joseph Audio Pulsar are outstanding  
Non-fatiguing speakers in $10K range?
Harbeth Joseph Audio Pulsar Verity Audio - on the used market  
Power filtering – Furutech or Puritan Audio?
I finally had a chance to test out my new Puritan Audio PSM 156 in two of my systems.   The effect of the PSM 156 was very apparent - a silent black background with clearer ambient sounds from the room acoustics in the recording, improved clarity... 
Power filtering – Furutech or Puritan Audio?
What a hilariously brilliant analogy - thank you!    
Power filtering – Furutech or Puritan Audio?
Though the ASR review includes a myriad of measurements, it fails to mention how the PSM 156 impacted the sound of music in an audio system. Surely any assessment of audio equipment should include listening to complex musical passages - actually ... 
A Better Way to Buy Gear - Help Needed
Is it an amp or a box full of bricks?  If he has not opened the box how does he know what is in it and in what condition it is in? I would never buy without proper photos, and never buy from someone with less than 100% positive ratings. If you a...