Originally Posted by dmcdayton
I almost waited on the M10 but went with a smaller Marantz unit. Any complaints? What did you upgrade from?
How's the BlueOS software integration? I've read Hypex NCore is the thing.
I previously had a Bluesound Powernode 2 (60w/ch) on my desktop to power my LS50's that were also sitting on my desk. The reason I upgraded was because I had been to my dealer many times and heard the LS50's powered by a wide range of amps and power levels. They almost always sound better with more power, even at the low levels I listen to.
The Bluesound Powernode 2 has a Burr-Brown PCM5122 DAC, and it's a little "softer" than the ESS Sabre 9028 that's in the M10. I notice a little more detail, slightly extended highs. The control of the BluOS on the M10 is terrific! I have perfect integration of my KEF Kube 10b sub, and everything got even better once I got the Dirac Live calibration done. That Dirac Live is another reason I wanted the M10, and I have not been disappointed in any way.
KEF R500, R200C, R100, R50, SVS SB2000 sub, NAD T758v3 AVR, Pro-Ject RPM1 TT w/ Ortofon 2M Red, Bluesound Vault2, LG UP875 4K BlueRay, Samsung UN55JU6500F 4K LED TV, KEF M500 headphones, Sony CDP-CE500 CD changer. Desktop: NAD M10, KEF LS50, KEF Kube 10b. Guest room: Hafler 200 L-R, KEF reference Model 100 center, KEF iQ10 surrounds, M&K V-90 sub.