Modwright KWH 225I

Anybody have any experience and/or opinions? Even used it's at the outer edges of my budget, but I'm intrigued.
Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103, Marantz SR5011, Lounge LCR MKIII, McCormack DNA-HT5, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk LSiM702, SVS SB16-Ultra

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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 16,743
    I would love to have one..
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,115
    Go for it!!
    I’ve owned both MW tube and solid stare pieces

    Always detailed, warm but musical
    I love the way Dan voices his gear
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
    Gone to new homes: (Matt Polk's)Threshold Stasis SA12e monoblocks, Pass XA30.5 amp, Usher MD2 speakers, Dynaudio C4 platinum speakers, Modwright LS100 (voltz), Simaudio 780D DAC

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  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,476
    I’m not positive, but I believe Dan was powering Revel floorstanders at Pacific Audio Fest with this. One of my favorite rooms.
  • dr1978
    dr1978 Posts: 424
    Thanks for the input, guys. I had him mod my cambridge cxn and was really happy with the results. I'm thinking I do want to go the ss/tube amp combo long term, and having it all in one box would be nice. Not sure I've heard anything bad about any of his work. I'd have to sell a few pieces before making the move, but I'm thinking about it.
    Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103, Marantz SR5011, Lounge LCR MKIII, McCormack DNA-HT5, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk LSiM702, SVS SB16-Ultra
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,166
    edited September 2022
    I don’t have the 225 but I do have Dan’s SWL9.0 tube pre and KWA-150SE solid state amp and the combo is magical. His stuff is awesome, highly recommended
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    2 Channel Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I VPI Prime Signature w/ Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC I Lumin U2 Mini I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius
  • dr1978
    dr1978 Posts: 424
    maxward wrote: »

    Thanks but no thanks. I don't need two of em.
    Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103, Marantz SR5011, Lounge LCR MKIII, McCormack DNA-HT5, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk LSiM702, SVS SB16-Ultra
  • dr1978
    dr1978 Posts: 424
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Oh dear.

    I'm prettty sure I'm going to stop after this one. For at least six months or so.
    Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103, Marantz SR5011, Lounge LCR MKIII, McCormack DNA-HT5, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk LSiM702, SVS SB16-Ultra
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,471
    Pretty sure it'll trounce the PM-14S1 but you never know.
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,471
    @dr1978 How's it sounding?
  • dr1978
    dr1978 Posts: 424
    edited December 2022
    It's good! Is good, good enough? I'm not sure.

    The Marantz gave me more of the low end I had been missing, but it came at a cost, having to run it pretty high and lose out on the midrange a bit.

    The slp-98 (with mccormack amp) was a little weak down low, but had that awesome tubey magic. I could listen for hours and the excitement didn't wane.

    The modwright doesn't really have any holes. It's got plenty of power, it's very quiet, and sounds pleasing. It's just... I don't really feel the tubes. At least I think that's what it is. There are times when i really think it sounds great, but I spend a higher percentage of my time just casually listening, rather that really enjoying it like I did with the Cary. I'm not giving up on it by any means, but I'm not sold yet either.




    Pro-ject 2 Experience SB, OPPO BDP-103, Marantz SR5011, Lounge LCR MKIII, McCormack DNA-HT5, Polk LSiM705, Polk LSiM706C, Polk LSiM702, SVS SB16-Ultra
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,471
    Interesting, is it fully broken in?