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Verity Audio Parsifal Ovation
The Parsifal was Verity Audio's first speaker launched 30 years ago, and the rear firing bass has been a constant in most of their other designs.   With the Parsifal Ovation you can flip the bass around and have the woofer and bass port face forw... 
Verity Audio Parsifal Ovation
The comment is just "bass pouring out the rear".  
Verity Audio Parsifal Ovation
The Verity Audio Parsifal is one of the great speakers of the last 30 years - it was the first product that Verity Audio launched, and the Ovation is I believe the 4th of 5 iterations of that venerable design. I have owned the Parsifal Ovation si... 
what are the best sounding Accuphase or Luxman amps/preamps?
Thx for the good news about the sound of Accuphase amps.   I am in the process of purchasing Accuphase separates - a C-2450 preamp + A-48 amp.  
what are the best sounding Accuphase or Luxman amps/preamps?
I am hoping that Accuphase separates will be a little better than their integrated amps...  
The pull of separates - Luxman M-10x vs. Accuphase A-48 power amps
Thx.  The Arindals replaced Verity Audio Parsifal Ovations which I will use in a second system as I don't want to part with them.  With the closing of Verity Audio they have become that much more precious. I think that the A-48 is the way to go w... 
what are the best sounding Accuphase or Luxman amps/preamps?
Many thanks - the M-10x looks like an amazing unit but likely overkill for my 93 dB speakers.  I am leaning towards an Accuphase A-48 class A amp that is 45W into 8 ohms but doubles down all the way down to 1 ohm with a high damping factor 800.  
what are the best sounding Accuphase or Luxman amps/preamps?
I have an E-260 in a secondary system driving Harbeth speakers and it is a wonderful integrated amp.  It definitely punches above 'entry level'. I am leaning towards an A-48 amp for my main system to replace a Luxman L-595A class A integrated amp.  
what are the best sounding Accuphase or Luxman amps/preamps?
I prefer SS - class A.  I am considering the Accuphase A-48 amp which is rated at 45W at 8 ohms, 90 at 4 ohms, 180 at 2 ohms and 360W at 1 ohm.  It has a high damping factor of 800.  It is their smallest current production separate amp, but it is ... 
slide in phono stage for Accuphase C-2450 preamplifier - is it any good?
Thx @lewm - you make some very good points.   I have a MC cartridge and the Accuphase phono stage has MC load settings that are selectable from among 4 values “10Ω/30Ω/100Ω/300Ω” on the front panel of the pre-amp.  I am sure that the optional Ac... 
slide in phono stage for Accuphase C-2450 preamplifier - is it any good?
Fair enough - I think the two Accuphase phono stages are very similar, it is the general concept of a built-in phono stage that I am grappling with. I have owned two Luxman integrated amps (L-509u, L-595A) that have built-in phono stages - and th... 
slide in phono stage for Accuphase C-2450 preamplifier - is it any good?
But given how Accuphase is meticulous in their design, engineering, and production, I am still wondering how the AD-2850 or AD-2900 perform in an Accuphase preamp such as the C-2450.  
what are the best sounding Accuphase or Luxman amps/preamps?
For example C-2450 + A48, or C-10x + M-10x etc    
slide in phono stage for Accuphase C-2450 preamplifier - is it any good?
Good point - thx.  The slide in units are not inexpensive, and the choice of separates would be much greater.  
Looking for recommendations for integrated with a more “organic” sound.
If you buy used and can stretch a bit you can consider Accuphase or Luxman integrated amps.