Thanks again for your detailed and continuing impressions. With the custom HP stand included in the package as part of the overall presentation my anticipation is certainly growing. I'm having the cable reterminated, however, before I even receive it from my dealer.
I have never experienced the Edition 9s but I did audition the stock 8s as well as TWag recabled 8s. I'm hoping that the 10s cable is of higher quality than the 8s, because recabling it would help the SQ, but possibly negatively affect resale value...although this may very well turn out to be a keeper on my part.