I recently received another vintage Ortho and was looking for a thread to discuss it but surprisingly there was none. So, here it goes. Most of you probably know of my love for Yamaha Orthos. I have tried a few fostex planars, T50 OEM NAD rp18 (both versions), T30, T20 and the T50rp. I have liked a couple of them - my own modded mylar rp18 and rhythmdevils modded T50rp, but I have never quite loved them. I had never tried the fostex T10 though probably because my own prejudices - why bother with cheaper model when I have already tried the expensive one? Anyways I was pleasantly surprised by the little fostex T10. These sound quite nice in the stock form. None of that rolled off treble and slow, tired pace characteristic of most vintage Orthos. This was fast, with good separation and details. There is a peak somewhere in lower to mid treble which causes a slightly etched sound and their isn't much lower bass to speak of but otherwise quite fine for a stock Ortho. It was obvious that these were a bit overdamped, so I took off some of the damping and these already have much better bass and the treble issues have been taken care of. I can already say that this is probably going to be my favorite Ortho outside of the big driver Yammie's.