I couldn’t decide what was more impressive, the larger-than-life personality of Bending Wave USA distributor Eliot Goldman or the massive products shown in his WADAX/Goebel room. Either way, I was grateful for the room’s bright light, which gave everything a fresh-scrubbed sheen and made it much...
TAS 2021 Product of the Year Awards: Overall Product of the Year
" ... The 10 Series checks all the audiophile boxes—realistic timbres, expansive sense of space and depth, great speed, wide dynamic contrasts—but these electronics have an extra dose of musical magic that defies audiophile descriptors. "
After DIY amp Classe Meridian Mark levinson krell Boulder i finally gave up on solid state .
I found the sound differences not worth the money .
I ll be hearing the latest on solid state ( hopefully) at the dutch show other wise the whole spectrum at munich incl CH .
I ve got $$ to spend but it needs to be an improvement not a side step
Ps i listen with my own ears , i don't really care what reviewers like or not like
I certainly can't nor won't try to tell you what you like. I do suggest however that if you are to listen to CH Precision that you try to listen to a M10/L10 set up with a great source whether that is analog or digital. I am receiving my L10 shortly to go with my M10 power amp and if the L10 does nearly what the M10 did in my room I am going top be a very happy person.
I don't believe this is a tube/SS thing and in fact if you actually listen to both in the same exact room and system you might find that your mind would change.
Audio shows, which we gladly do, to show our stuff and try to get some interest, in no way is the same thing as listening to a mature system in a well done room.
I personally have done direct comparisons with CH and ARC and VAC in clients homes that have mature well set up systems multiple times and they all purchased and traded in their old gear.
IMHO and as stated on the title of this thread, IMHO the L10 and M10 are the best newly launched SS amps for the past 5 years, till June 2021.
(I can't predict the future )
What really impressed me are their Naturalness & Realness.
They have more of everything than CH's previous amps and possibly ss amps of every other brands …. beauty, timbre, density, details/resolution, macro-dynamics and micro-dynamics, ambience and acoustic information ... etc.
The list goes on & on.
They are extremely immersive & involving.
I soon forgot my initial aim of evaluating them but simply enjoyed the music during all 3 visits.
They are quite like my MSB Select combo in characters.
Between L10 and M10, the former must be the invincible brother.
I guess there isn't any poweramp which is unsuitable to pair with L10.
For the M10, the speakers used and the listening room size are the two confounding factors.
I think one stereo M10 betters a pair of M1.1 monos easily.
If the room is large and the speaker very power-hungry, bi-amping (such as by a pair of A1.5 + a pair of M1.1) will have advantage over a stereo M10.
Of course CH Precision offers an upgrade path of Mono L10 and Mono M10.
But the price will then be astronomical! haha
2022 Golden Ear: CH Precision L10 Dual Monaural Linestage Preamplifier and M10 Two-Channel Reference Power Amplifier - These electronics let you hear every nuance of musical expression and interaction between musicians in a way that is simply thrilling. A tour de force in amplification and my...