Kharma Ceramique 1.1 or Verity Parsifal Encore?

Existing gear: Audio Aero Capitole MKII
KR8000 monoamps
Audio Note ANVx IC
Cardas Golden 5C speaker cables

I need a quality speaker to complete my system and have shortlisted Kharma Ceramique 1.1 and Verity Parsifal Encore. Pricewise, they are competitors. If I go for the Kharma, I'll wire the entire system with Kharma Grand Ref. cables.
I like a smooth, lush and seductive sound. The KRs are a bit aggressive. Due to geographical limitations, trying the speakers before purchase is not feasible. Room size: 15X26 ft. Music: classicals (mostly piano), jazz but also pop. Fellow audiogoners, your advice would be much appreciated. Thnks
This is a tough one! I have heard Parsifal, Ceramique, KR8000 -- but NOT together! The little I can contribute (pls excuse the haphazard vocabulary...)
*Parsifals with Lamm electronics (tube): The sound was "elegant", the piano particularly natural, spaceous & palpable (Brahms 1st concerto/ Curzon, as I remember). If the music were converted to clours, these would be soothing and dramatic at points. Microdynamics exceeded macrodynamics -- the latter impressed me anyway (this, from Mahler 5/Barbirolli). String instruments were beautiful.
*Ceramiques (don't remember if it was the big woofer version or not) with the s-tweeter: very liquid sound, completely seamless, the "colours" as above, would be much brighter here (I don't mean fatiguing in any way) and, thereby, more evidently contrasted. The sense of space was exquisite (the s-tweeter?). The sound, subjectively, may not have been as "delicate" as with the Parsifals... so, rock/blues MAY sound slightly better with the Ceramique, but I'm really splitting hairs here.
(I have completely revised my initial views on the Ceramique; I had thought the sound unimpressive, I was wrong.)

Overall, maybe a difference is that the music will present itself in a more dynamic manner with the Ceramique than the Parsifal. This said both are very capable of playing Wagner for you, so it's a matter of which does what EVEN better.

My 0,2 euro (hopefully not a total waste of server space!) Good luck!
without any hesitation,i would go to kharma
I have Ceramique 1.1s which I use with tenor amps and kharma grand cables and the sound is unbelievable for the cost of the speakers, I have only heard the parsifals at shows and they are very fine speakers but I would highly recommend the kharmas.
I also think you will find them very compatible with the
audio aero mkII
without any hesitation,i would go to pasifal encore
Whitout thinking twice i will go to Parsifal the most beatifull midrange i ever heard!Very real bass for the size.If you have a good synergy in the rest of your systeem it is very musical and organic.
The only thing which i like in Kharmas is the soundstage they put a real and big soundstage for you but the tonal balance is bright and agresive.The mids dont have body,ambieance and emotion!If you like power and show Kharma.If you like music rafinement organic feeling and tears in your eyes Parsifal!
"The mids don't have body, ambiance, and emotion!!" You've got to be kidding??!! I own the Ceramique 1.0' and this is exactly what the Kharma's do so well. I haven't heard the Parsifal's, but please do not insult our intelligence with statements like that.
I run AA Capitole into the Bat 150ses
to the Parsifals. These speakers are very smooth.
With my amps the 8 0hm taps work the best. You also
get to fire the woofer forward or to the rear,depending on room. These speakers are very fexible.