Zesto Eros 300 Monoblocks, Merrill-Williams REAL 101.3 Turntable, Verity Amadis S Speakers, Purist Cables, Stillpoints Equipment Supports

The big news in this excellent-sounding system was the two new power cables from Purist Audio Design. First was the Purist Diamond Limited Edition AC Power Cable ($6300/1 meter, with an ultimate length of 1.8 tip to tip). Composed of 10-gauge Nano silver, the cable includes a five-stage filter box intended to counteract RMI and EF from outside forces and the internal workings of equipment. Beneath that baby lies Purist's all-new Diamond Revision Neptune AC Power Cable ($3800/meter), which contains 8-gauge copper wrapped with strands of Nano silver.

Also heard were Zesto Audio's Andros Deluxe vacuum tube phono stage, Allasso step-up transformer, Eros 300 class-A monoblocks, and Leto 1.5 vacuum tube preamp; Merrill-Williams REAL 101.3 turntable with Triplanar U2 Classic tonearm and Lyra Etna or Skala cartridge; Verity Audio Amadis S speakers; lots of other Purist Audio Design cables; and Stillpoints ESS42-26-4 rack and component stand with Ultra 6 feet. The system sounded delightfully warm, clear, and liquid on Gene Ammons' "Two Different Words." The tenor sax sounded mellow in its core, and the piano wonderfully warm. I don't want to overdo that "warm" descriptor because, IMHO, there's a big difference between the golden touch of tube warmth that allows timbres to flow through naturally and a surfeit of same, which leaves everything sounding like it spent much too much time in the sun. Zesto delivers sun without the burn.

ok's picture

..one brand that lives up to its name.

jporter's picture

Well it's nice that it's antibacterial. You will be able tell who owns them because they will all have argyria. Fashion!