ST-10M

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RafaPolit

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ST-10M
« on: 21 Mar 2018, 06:38 am »
Looking forward to people's experiences with the new Mono block ST-10M.

According to reports, there are already a few out there.  What are your thoughts? How would you describe the sound vs the stereo ST-10? Pictures? Setup?

Thanks for sharing your experiences!

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Rafa.

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Re: ST-10M
« Reply #1 on: 24 Mar 2018, 08:31 am »
On March 26, we will have an internal audition to compare Ref Evolution, ST-10M and ST-10/Ref 20.

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Re: ST-10M
« Reply #2 on: 24 Mar 2018, 01:33 pm »
 Is the ST–10 M balanced ?

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Re: ST-10M
« Reply #3 on: 24 Mar 2018, 07:35 pm »
On March 26, we will have an internal audition to compare Ref Evolution, ST-10M and ST-10/Ref 20.
Looking forward to your findings! Being an in-house test this will be a great feedback for you.

I'd still love to hear from owners enjoying the product at a home environment.

Best regards,
Rafa.

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Re: ST-10M
« Reply #4 on: 24 Mar 2018, 08:41 pm »
That will be interesting but an independent review would probably be even better.  :D

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Re: ST-10M
« Reply #5 on: 27 Mar 2018, 01:57 am »
On March 26, we will have an internal audition to compare Ref Evolution, ST-10M and ST-10/Ref 20.
So? What are the impressions drawn from the audition? Eagerly awaiting the in-house veredict!

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Re: ST-10M
« Reply #6 on: 29 Mar 2018, 06:25 am »
For the Ref Evo, which has been renamed to Evolution One, I've posted the listening impression in the new thread started by Jason. The Evo 1 is just on another level that we will not draw any reference to the ST-10 or Ref 20.

Now the ST-10M. I've updated the website with more info so hopefully there's enough there to get a better picture. And here, I hope I can do the ST-10M more justice. The ST-10M IS NOT just a mono version of the ST-10 on steroids. People who are expecting the ST-10M to be just a more powerful ST-10 will be surprised!

Kudos to the engineering team for taking the effort to not just 'bridge' the ST-10 circuitry with the ST-10M. The whole power supply has been improved, which the ST-10M gains an effortlessness in the musical presentation with everything else up a notch. The layout of the circuitry has been revised for the ST-10M with additional slight tweaks. The overall presentation remains as neutral as the ST-10, while gaining a more full-bodied and richer sound. There's an added smoothness in the ST-10M that is the easiest to spot when comparing against the ST-10. This is not to be mistaken for the warmth of the STA-9 which is based on a different design.

Listeners who prefer a more forthright sound may still prefer the ST-10. My impression was that the ST-10M achieved the right balance between the STA-9 mono and ST-10 which makes it a great upgrade path from both.

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Re: ST-10M
« Reply #7 on: 17 May 2018, 12:41 am »
Do you know how the ST-10m would compare to a Bridged MCH-K38?

Jye

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Re: ST-10M
« Reply #8 on: 18 May 2018, 04:35 am »
Besides what I've described previously on the significant improvements in certain areas, the ST-10M has retained the sonic characteristics of the ST-10. If you refer to the amp comparison chart on the website, the ST-10 (and therefore the ST-10M) still have better resolution, wider and more defined soundstage, and high frequency extension compared to the K38.

The K38 still has the edge on power and bass extension when bridged.