Thanks for sharing on the new N20. Without your thread, I'd of had no idea that there was a new player.
You may remember that you and I shared a number of conversations when I got my N10. The problem was that sometimes it sang, others it was nearly unlistenable. Long story short, it turned out that my 25mbs DSL connection was old and not always working well. Got that fixed, and sound was mostly the same - not a total fix. ATT has pulling fiber through the neighborhood and it finally became available. So I upgraded to 320 mbs fiber and the sound was not only a bit better, but stable all of the time. Finally, for whatever reason, ATT upgraded me to 1gbs at no charge. Sound get better again; even on my laptop running wirelessly in my office the music sounds better and the sound is now super stable.
FYI, do you have an upgraded internet switch? I purchased an Uptone Audio EtherREGEN the first of the year and it made a very considerable SQ difference. I also played around with a few Network cables and found that to be icing on the cake. I just added a Paul Hynes SR4T LPS and now it is just amazing what I'm hearing. Pretty magical for sure.
I have had the chance to interact with Harry? I believe his name is, a few times (2018-19). I remember telling him that customers would probably be willing to pay for a component that incorporated his 2X isolated lan port - I was thinking a second box that only did the isolation and maybe had a better power supply. It now looks like he has incorporated that into a few of his models. I'm not sure if what he is doing is similar to the switch/LPS I'm using, but they sure made a great difference for me.
I will be interested to hear what you are hearing N10 vs. N20 comparison. Hope you keep posting about it.
BTW, I've heard the A30 and it may be near to the old W20, but not even close to the W20SE from what I remember; SQ on the SE model is pretty amazing, but I guess it should be at $22k.