Rocking high-volume coffee powerhouse. Overkill for home, but there's no kill like overkill.
Positive Product Points
Full commercial two group machine. 12 litre boiler. Thermal stability is great. Heats up quickly. Endless hot water. Good ergonomics. Parts a dead cheap.
Negative Product Points
A bit bloody ugly.
The S10 is a slightly older machine. Mine is a two group. It delivers deeeeeelicious espresso time after time and will froth massive jugs of moo-juice without even cycling the boiler. It is my espresso maniac machine of doom.
I'd buy it again at the price I paid. The insides are simple and spacious, an ideal learning environment for the would-be espresso machine technician. It rocks. It steams. It brews. It makes life easier.
The HXes are big, which means the whole cooling flush thing isn't too bad. Short flushes are the rule, none of this counting microseconds to get the temperature right and the design of the group is open to adding a TC if required.
Pump is external so pressure adjustment is easy. Siria pressurestat is easy to get at for any adjustments required. Boiler is a giant steel thing.
Bought second hand. Machine was a filthy mess but cleaned up easily. Replace filter baskets before using!