Interesting your use of the phrase "tonal density" re: CH 10-series.......I use the word "saturated" to describe the Audionet sound and wonder if they are closely linked. I think this is different to "harmonic richness" which is the phrase often used to describe class-A and/or tube amplification, but there is probably a grey area between the two. I wouldn't describe the Audionet as class-A sounding per-se, but the saturation gets you close, and at that point, the benefits of a non-class-A set of amps takes over (if that makes sense).Hi Heihei,
I have a lot of respect for Paul's ear...he knows his trade very well. And he is utterly committed to super-elite level performance.
As for CH 10, yes from everything I have ever read, heard or been told directly, the 10 series excels at tonal density which is particularly intriguing to me. Interesting comment about Audionet dynamics relative to L1/X1/M1...adds some further insight into other comments I have heard from owners of the L1/X1/M1 series.
That "saturation" has allowed me to make other changes to the system, most notably going from GG2 to Pacific DAC, which is dryer sounding. With my previous Berning amps this didn't work, but with the Audionet has meant a big step forward. Likewise the use of Skogrand speaker cables.