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Can anyone tell me about VERITY AUDIO PARSIFAL
bjesien,Yeah, a tuxedo for sure!    They sound suave and no listening fatigue. 
Can anyone tell me about VERITY AUDIO PARSIFAL
I listened to the Parsifals a fair number of times back in the day.My impression was pretty consistent:  Nice, refined sound, pretty boxless, smooth, soundstaged imaged quite well, and pretty evenly balanced from top to bottom.   So, high quality.... 
Joseph Audio Perspectives (originals) - Rendition of symphony orchestras
nightrunner,I own the Joseph Perspectives (original).   I also own Thiel 2.7 floor standing speakers (which replaced my larger Thiel 3.7 flagships).  When I had to replace my big Thiel 3.7s it was tough because I was looking for a smaller speaker ... 
Kef Blades (1), being auditioned...please share your experience.
I’ve never encountered speakers with side firing woofers that weren’t a bugger to get right in a room. Only exception perhaps were my small MBL 121 monitors.but every floorstander....not an easy set and forget 
Townsend springy platforms for my Sasha 2s, springs not ISOA GIAS, HRTs for electronics???
Nice review, thanks!   Especially nice to see someone transitioning from the Isoacoustics as a benchmark.Having experimented with some spring footers and heard similar improvements to the ones you describe, I'm looking forward to picking up some T... 
Thiel Owners
Fun reading, thanks Tom! 
Is It Time To Sell My Vinyl Rig?
I shudder when thinking of selling my vinyl, if only because it would become like a second job just to get rid of it.Fortunately, I love the collection and have no intention to sell it soon.(I also find I enjoy the sound at least as much as my dig... 
QUESTION about Installing "Matched" Tubes
Thanks atmosphere.I'm rolling the dice one more time taking it in to the local shop.  If things fail again I'll have to escalate my efforts. 
QUESTION about Installing "Matched" Tubes
Thanks for the input fellas!The idea of shipping the Premier 12 kills me.  First, I'm not sure I even have a shipping box and these are super heavy.  It would be damned expensive and likely a long time before I got them back.I'm taking them in to ... 
QUESTION about Installing "Matched" Tubes
Yeah, I'm going to have to take the amp in to the local shop now.BTW, the sudden loud ripping distortion then silence, amp no longer on, burning smell....does that sound like a fuse?Would a tube dying suddenly cause that and if so would the tube l... 
QUESTION about Installing "Matched" Tubes
Well.   My amp just blew.Sudden loud sound, distortion then silence.   Slight burning smell from amp.   Same amp as the one tube that went bad that I had replaced.That didn't last long.Sigh... 
QUESTION about Installing "Matched" Tubes
Hi oldhvymec.   (And others...thank you!)Yeah, I was wary of that one number being extra high.  That comes from a replacement tube.   I'd bought two matched quads, but one tube turned out to be bad, and I guess that's the best replacement the prop... 
QUESTION about Installing "Matched" Tubes
Thanks.  Well, after yogiboy's post I just slammed 'em in there and biased.Atmosphere, maybe after a listen, tomorrow I'll re-arrange them.So for each 4 tubes per amp, I just select the transconductance with the closest value number, correct? 
Joseph Audio Pearl 3 to 20/20 Graphene Upgrade
I'm thinkin' SEAS probably know what they are doing in driver design ;-) 
Joseph Audio Pearl 3 to 20/20 Graphene Upgrade
Yeah, I think the graphene coating thing itself is more of a convenient marketing thing, with likely very little sonic consequence.However, SEAS did re-design the driver in various other ways for better performance (which is why Jeff Joseph had to...