Decided to revive this thread then starting a new, hoping people would understand my very very low usage and comment accordingly.
After trying out the 10 combo for about 350 hours, still not used to the sound. Got myself a Mutant PM11 S3, the sound/music seems more relaxed and less fatiguing. Since I have only very limited time with the system, do not want to switch the system around and just sit down and relax. Having said that, I'm very fond of the details the 10 combo brings to the table. I'm aware that the st10 now has a mono block brother, the st10m, which is slightly warmer than the stereo unit but retains the details. This may work to my advantage, but I couldn't find any feedback or review of the monos.
Again I'm in no position to audition or listen to the new monos, wish someone here had the opportunity to a/b them and give some feedback. Cannot afford the Evo, so please leave that out of this discussion. I like the Nuprime layout simplicity and detail to music, just felt it's too clinical, hope I describe it correctly as compared to the Marantz, so I'm just hoping to see if I can swing it back to Nuprime.
Please no fuse, power cable or interconnect discussion here. Purely st10 vs st10m and all others being constant. Just for info, all my cables are in the 300 to 500 bracket, no high end stuff but no slouch either.
Remember people like JackD, jonbee, Rafa who always give ideas and genuine and honest feedback. Thanks guys.