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The H10 is one of my all time favorites. I only sold it because I upgraded to s Cavalli Audio Liquid Carbon. I didn't even update the OpAmps on my H10 and still found it to drive all my headphones wonderful. The HE-560 and LCD-2 sounded just fab with all this power on tap. The volume knob is nice and weighty, metal not plastic. HD650 and K7XX sounded amazing from it - I love it's sound. But make sure to give it plenty of burn in - I bought mine used and already burned in - but from what I heard there can be quite some changes in the beginning.
Agree on the burn-in. Mine took over 70 hours before it started to sound like it was supposed to. I didn't believe in the phenomenon before, but I do now.
I've not heard a change in solid state gear before but maybe this one will change my mind... tubes and dynamic drivers I've most certainly noticed a change (never night and day.. well those EH tubes really changed but that's about it.)
Depends on the gear. My m9XX didn't need it, the ICEpower amp I built took a dozen hours or so to settle down. The H10 actually got worse from initial turn-on, developing a scratchy sound like the peaks were distorted, then eventually turned around. Not sure what's changing, maybe capacitors? Even Burson recommends a burn-in for their modules, though I didn't notice the sound through them changing.
It does that. It settles nicely around 140 hrs burn-in. Some people say it continues until 300 hrs. Most noticeably for mine between 40 hrs to 100 hrs. It's a great stack for the price. All my HPs sound amazing on the H10&X12 LCD2 K7XX K553 TH-X00