Thanks for the prompt feedback. You may be right my associated equipment may not be up to the task (see below) but when my current BAT Vk500 is in the system it does not have the upper midrange glare the Rowland Model 10 currently has.
Are you fimilar with the breakin curve of the Model 10 Amp?
The rest of the system is
Sota turntable Circa 1990
SME V/Benz Ruby
Madrigal Transport, CD player and Digital cable
Rowland Coherence I (original model)
Amps as discussed
Mirage M-1's circa 1990
Transprarent Ultra or XL interconnect CD to PreAmp, Preamp to Amp
Transparent Ultra XL speaker cables
Dedicated lines with FIM Outlets
Tice Power Block and Capacitor Unit
P.S. In my system, the Bat took between 200-300 hrs to breakin
P.P.S. I wouldn't be making these amp changes if my Rowland Model 5 hadn't died three times 2 years ago.