We tried the Verus when it first came out and I reported our results in various posts, mostly on this thread
. That report reads like a pan but it was never intended as such. Before reading it please consider the following...
On topics like this it's difficult for me to convey in writing how damn persnickety we are, especially to those who've never heard our system. Yet that's vital for understanding our Verus report. Just because something didn't work for us doesn't make it wrong for you. Our ears and preferences almost certainly differ from yours.
Keep in mind that our Verus's competition was the most speed accurate/speed stable belt driven table we've heard anywhere. Ours is not a standard Teres belt drive. Our motor was customized. Our controller was modified. Our belt is custom made. There's no other Teres table anywhere (that I know of) which sounds like this one.
Also keep in mind that most people consider the music we listen to and our sensitivity to pitch and harmonic overtone structures a bit "out there", maybe more than a bit!
How nutty are we? At RMAF, out of dozens of turntables there were only three we would enjoy. The least expensive, a Galibier Gavia, goes for $6K+ and has a drive system which can be tweaked to *almost* match what we use. The other two were a three motor TW-Acustic Raven at $15K and Mosin's fabulous Saskia idler drive table at $35K. Every other table we heard had audible drive system anomalies that set off our radar.
An RM-10 is not a table we'd use without a drive system change. A Verus would, in my estimation, bring it much closer to the kind of speed stability that we enjoy, for a very attractive price.
Hope that helps clarify our take on the most challenging aspect of TT performance - maintaining "perfect" rotational platter speed. Since I'm recommending a Verus it should be clear that I'm not prejudiced against it, as some have thought in the past - no doubt due to my failure to communicate.