First review of new ModWright PH150 reference tube phono stage
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    First review of new ModWright PH150 reference tube phono stage

    http://www.modwright.com/cms/resources/ph150-review.pdf

    From what I have heard, this unit was very well received at both the Munich show as well as CAF. It is planned to have two of them in systems at RMAF this fall.

    Dan has posted specs, pictures and more information at his AudioCircle sub forum if anyone is interested in learning more:

    NEW PHONO from ModWright! Look into the future at RMAF!
    McIntosh MC501s, XRT29s, XR27, WS350s
    ModWright LS 300 preamplifier
    Denon AVR-A100 HT Receiver
    JL Audio F113 subs with CR-1 Crossover
    Schiit Audio Yggdrasil DAC
    Sonore Ultrarendu with Uptone Audio LPS-1.2
    Oppo UDP-205 with ModWright Signature Truth Tube Modifications
    Clearaudio Performance SE TT with Hana SL MC cartridge
    ModWright PH 9.0 phono stage
    ASC & RealTraps Panels; APS PurePower 2000; Daedalus Audio DiDs
    LAT International, Wireworld, WyWires Cables

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    Re: First review of new ModWright PH150 reference tube phono stage

    Have heard this phono, very smooth indeed, great soundstage and separation, and ultra quiet on the 100dB+ speakers being played!

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    Re: First review of new ModWright PH150 reference tube phono stage

    I had the opportunity to listen to the PH 150 vs the Soulution 725 w built in phono stage courtesy of a local Chicago dealer. Was not expecting much from this outboard unit. Was pleasantly surprised. This tubed phono with separate power supply gave the onboard heralded 725 phono a real run for the money. With certain re-issues of Blue Note recordings it seemed to sound better. e.g. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers 180 gram re-issue of the 1958 recording of Moanin'. I thought i could hear deeper into the music. Like it was recorded yesterday. Astounding.
    Le Roy

    Austin, Tx : Soulution 520 preamp, 501 mono blocks, 541 SACD/560 DAC w/ Network Streaming, Raidho D3.1, Lumin U1, Uptone Audio Modded Mac Mini w/ MMK fanless kit & JS-2 LPS, Regen, Ansuz Diamond Loom, Oppo 105D, QNAP TS-451+

    Chicagoland : Soulution 725 preamp, 711 stereo amp, 541 SACD/560 DAC w/ Network Streaming, Raidho D5.1, Naim UnitiServe 2TB, Aurender W-20 Ansuz d-tc Loom (complete), Teac X1000 R2R, QNAP TS-451+

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    Re: First review of new ModWright PH150 reference tube phono stage

    I own one and it is perfect for what I need in a phono stage. It sounds great but at this price it better! I'm sure you might even find a phono stage that sounds just as good for a little less coin, but not one that sounds this good and is as versatile. I own four high end carts that each require different settings. Because I own the PH150, a VPI with on the fly VTA, and four VPI wands, accurately switching carts literally takes less than a minute!