Not sure I agree with you on planar speaker disappearance. With wide planar, I had a hard time ignoring its presence. Their wide bodies always stop me forming believable imaging unless they project the sound forward rather than behind speakers. To me, omni or baffleless speakers are very easy...
In case anyone interested. CH M10 power amps do not have positive gain. They only allow user to lower the gain. And the max gain is 24dB. This is what my dealer sent to me after he asks Florian why there is no positive gain in M10.
It is omni in horizontal plane and not in vertical plane. Even markerting materials from MBL shows the sound wave is omni in horizontal plane.
Planar or line source speakers are relatively insensitive to listening heights. Definitely not MBL.
No. But I have Jriver and Roon open at the same time. So whatever disk and net activity should affect both servers. It is not even close. Roon is very muddy. Roon 1.7 does not sound like that. I think there is something serious wrong with 1.8.