L10/M10 ready in june

Elliot G.

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Has anyone taken delivery of an L10 or M10 yet?
My first pair will be arriving in May was ordered a week or so ago. I don't believe there is a customer pair delivered in the US yet but I could be wrong.
 

ashandger

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Hi Ian, in case of interest, you will find Roy Gregory's first impressions of the L10/M10 on The Audio Best website. VERY positive.
 

Alex_nsl

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I was lucky to visit Sunil (Sunny Components) this weekend to listen to L10 \ M10 monoblocs with Vivid G1 Spirit. Thank you so much Sunil for your huge effort on switching so heavy Stenheim Ultime to similar to mine Vivids!

In short – that was the best High End system I ever heard (and I heard many of them). We (with my wife) spent over 5 hours switching different tracks from all possible genres and it was just impossible to stop!

The main features that place that system apart:
- Scale. Any wide scale classic sounds amazingly live and huge! The widest scene we heard before was by Gryphon Mephisto + Pandora. And it was big. CH Precision components render noticeably wider scene.
- Details and Clarity. Nothing to compare with.
- Forgiveness. In our collection we have several old \ over-compressed tracks from our college times which are good tests if the system can handle bad records. During the D’Agostino Momentum HD + M400 audition (which handled them pretty good when on many setups they were just unbearable) the dealer asked if any system where they sounded not bad. Now I know the answer to that question.

In comparison to M1.1 (that I auditioned for a long time) – better macro and micro dynamics and much better bass control when preserving overall very musical and pleasant CH presentation.
 

LL21

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Great stuff! Most curious that you have also heard the mighty Gryphon Pandora (which I have never heard) and the Gryphon Mephisto. A tricky question: any ability to make an high level comments about how you think they compare?
 

Alex_nsl

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The comparison is not too fair as I auditioned Gryphon and CH systems in very different rooms and with different speakers. My personal impressions:
1. Gryphons had amazing woofers control and speed. That is very showy \ spectacular setup. Again, huge scale, second only to CH M10 monos (which are in another price league). Probably Boulder 3060 is on the same level (again much more expensive).
2. CH much more fluid \ musical \ pleasant, even bigger scale. Though not that fast.

Gryphon setup had one bright show stopper for me. It is unforgiving. If the record is bad it sounds unbearable.
 

LL21

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The comparison is not too fair as I auditioned Gryphon and CH systems in very different rooms and with different speakers. My personal impressions:
1. Gryphons had amazing woofers control and speed. That is very showy \ spectacular setup. Again, huge scale, second only to CH M10 monos (which are in another price league). Probably Boulder 3060 is on the same level (again much more expensive).
2. CH much more fluid \ musical \ pleasant, even bigger scale. Though not that fast.

Gryphon setup had one bright show stopper for me. It is unforgiving. If the record is bad it sounds unbearable.
Great stuff! I have yet to hear CH and will definitely do so...particularly the L10/M10 series. Meanwhile, if you ever decide to consider Gryphon Mephisto...I would strongly recommend you consider the Robert Koda K15EX preamp...remarkably low noise floor (some 114db signal to noise I believe)...and designed by someone who trained with Kondo San but has his own clear vision of purity and extreme design quality which I am immensely impressed by.

With over 3,000 CDs...I really feel like this combination finds the best in that music and plays it for you. And I even have some blues albums from the 1930s and 1940s if that gives you any indication. YMMV.

Thanks again for the color/comparison.
 

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